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August 2021

Watermedia Workshop—Commanding Color​

  • August 20-22, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $325
  • Non-Member $360

Workshop Description

My goal as an instructor is to present you with as much design and color theory information as time allows and encourage you to take advantage of the inherent wet into wet qualities of watercolor.

I believe in the power of planning and understanding the basics. The objective is not to change you, but to add to your core of knowledge. Then it is up to you to take this knowledge and apply it to the style and subject matter that suits you.


This workshop will deal with many aspects of color theory.

We will be working with a limited number of watercolors or acrylics (see supply list);

There will be lectures, projects, and assignments for afternoon painting and to get ready for the next day.
My objective is to make you more sensitive to all aspects of color and, subsequently, improve your use of color in your paintings.


  • The elements of Color: Hue,
  • Value and Intensity
  • Pigment quality
  • Pigment color codes
  • Mixing greens
  • Neutralized hues
  • Darks
  • Color groupings and harmony
  • Translating value into color
  • Use color for moving shapes forward and back.
  • Use color for form.
  • Simultaneous Contrast
  • Emotional effects of color

Handouts will be e-mailed to you.

September 2021

Palette knife Painting—The Sea

  • September 18 & 19, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $225
  • Non-Member $260

Workshop Description

Learn to paint the sea! Trish will cover composition and the anatomy of waves. Gain confidence and learn how to find your personal style in the process.

For intermediate to advanced painters. Trish uses oils but acrylics are welcome. Students will paint from photos.

Trish will demo her approach to painting a seascape Saturday morning.  Students will paint the second half of the day with Trish’s guidance. On Sunday, Trish will add a second layer to the demo painting and will go over techniques to add texture and manipulate value to achieve a final composition. Students will work on their paintings the second half of the day. Sunday will finish up with a group discussion.

October 2021


  • October 16 & 17, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

Landscape Painting begins with Composition, followed by Values, then Temperature, Color and Texture, (i.e. brushwork), complete the painting.  These are the essential elements that make for a dynamic picture.  The workshop will emphasize these basic components.  We will explore a variety of approaches to utilize in composing a picture.  We will start with a two color palette for a quick warm up and then proceed to a variety of color coordinated palettes. As usual, I will give a brief demo before each exercise painting.

November 2021

Painting with Oil and Cold Wax

  • November 13 & 14, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

This is an introductory workshop acquainting painters with the oil and cold wax method.

Day 1: Demo, definitions, and description of techniques, methods, and supplies. Students will practice several techniques and methods using different supplies.

Day 2: Demo and further student exploration. Students will continue to use their favorite techniques to create small art work(s).

Cold wax and oils use a hard surface as a base. Results are a matte finish using layers of paint/wax while creating a textured and translucent surface.

January 2022

How to Paint with Less Restraint

  • January 8 & 9, 2022
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

Jane Slivka Acrylic Workshops offer not only painting instruction; but also inspire, motivate, amuse and entertain you as Jane demonstrates her unique and energetic free-form technique combining fast, bold, loose strokes and a signature tropical­colored palette into valuable learning experience – “how to paint with less restraint.”

In a casual, charismatic, and easy-to-follow fashion, she challenges you to complete two different paintings daily – from a whole host of subjects – while teaching you how to capture that same freedom, energy, and spirit seen in her own lively and acclaimed unique painterly style!

February 2022

Mixed Media Workshop

  • February 5 & 6, 2022
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

Enjoy experimenting with several techniques that allow you to work in interesting ways to create a variety of unique works.

The workshop will include: Acrylic Pouring, Gelli Plate Printing, Collage, and a special pastel technique.