Workshops

Want to attend our Workshops and need a place to stay?

We are happy to suggest Anchor Inn. Conveniently located within a mile of our studios, they offer the Artists’ Workshop NSB guests a discounted price when you mention AWI.

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January 2023

Pastel Painting: Expressive Color and Harmony

  • Jan 21 & 22, 2023

  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Member $250
  • Non-Member $300

Workshop Description

Artists will work from photos that Barbara provides. You will explore a variety of pastel surfaces and underpainting techniques. Barbara will emphasize mark making, value structure and color harmony.  We will push ourselves to paint loosely by doing a series of the same scene on day one. We will work to be more expressive on each consecutive painting.  On day two you will choose from a couple of photos to create a finished painting, incorporating the techniques and becoming comfortable with the process. “I am hoping you leave the workshop excited to experiment on your own.”

February 2023

Taking your art to the next Level

  • February 4 & 5, 2023

  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350

Workshop Description

The fine art of painting is more of a journey than a destination. Some days we feel good about our work and some days we feel frustrated. Sometimes it’s hard to know if what we’re doing is any good or not. One thing’s for sure, we all want to get better. We want to get to that next level.

Taking your paintings to the next level is a matter of having a principled approach, knowing the best ways to practice, taking time to experiment, facing our fears, turning weaknesses into strengths, and getting some fair and honest feedback.

This workshop will focus on how to foster your own growth and have fun doing it. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a principled painterly process that works every time for every subject.

About the Instructor

Robert J. Simone has 14+ years experience teaching painting classes and workshops throughout Florida and the eastern United States. He is an award-winning veteran of many national exhibitions and plein air competitions. He is a Signature Member of both the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and Outdoor Painters Society (OPS). His paintings are held in numerous private collections.

robertjsimone.com

Social media: @robertjsimone on Instagram, @robertjsimonefineart on FB

Phone: 813-476-1504

Beyond the Zorn Palette: A fresh approach to painting the modern portrait with high key colors in oil

2-day Workshop with Ruth Squitieri

  • February 18 & 19, 2023

  • 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    with a half-hour lunch break

  • Studio “B”
  • Member $250
  • Non-Member $300

Workshop Description

This intensive workshop is for the intermediate oil painter.

We will review the popular Zorn palette for painting portraits and apply a modern twist to it by using fresher, high-key colors and lively reference photos. We will do some color exercises that you can apply to any other subject on your own, then paint individual features of the face, and culminate in creating one portrait together.  There will be plenty of demos and small exercises.

We will learn how to select suitable reference photos, explore the pitfalls of selfies, and find out how the knowledge and proper application of values can enhance your artwork of any subject.

You can bring your own reference photos (prints or on tablet) if you wish, but please email Ruth at krautgraphics@gmail.com for review. Not everything is suitable!

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March 2023

Painting Trees with Confidence

  • March 25 & 26

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    with a lunch break

  • Studio “B”
  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350

All Materials will be provided.

Workshop Description

This class is for any artist struggling with making trees look realistic, mixing those greens, or anyone who wants to sharpen their observation skills. Robin will be sharing her tried and true tricks for making trees and other vegetation come to life in an oil painting. Whether you paint plein air, or from photos this class will help you improve your landscape paintings.

Robin will demonstrate her approach to tree painting within a landscape. Students will paint several different varieties of trees and learn what details describe realistic trees to the viewer. Color, patterns, leaf shapes and directional growth will all be discussed and practiced. Then, students will take their knowledge and paint a final landscape painting of their choice.

Many artists are frustrated when painting trees in a landscape or around architecture. Robin’s easy teaching style makes learning how to conquer painting them fun and less intimidating. Beginners welcome. Depending on the weather, we can go out and paint on location and put it all into practice!

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April 2023

Exploring Color

  • April 1 & 2, 2023

  • 10 am to 4 pm, with a lunch break.

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350

Workshop Description

This class will help you unlock the exciting mystery of color in ways that enrich your paintings and cause emotional excitement. Kathleen will walk you through various exercises to help you explore options and choices. These exercises will help you learn to mix colors, choose colors, and use colors in ways that harmonize your scene. To view Kathleen’s art, awards and credentials go to www.kathleendenis.com.

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet

This class will be taught in oils and/or acrylics.

All levels may attend, but a some working knowledge of your paint is necessary.

SUPPLIES

The following is a link takes students to my latest supplies list. I’m always adding or subtracting something, so it’s important to check my online list as it gets closer to your class at: http://kathleendenis.fineartstudioonline.com/page/27960/supply-list

What I liked most about Kathleen’s class was her incredible prep, outstanding. Not easy. As an educator, I was so impressed. I have created entire Master degree programs for universities, with both in person and on-line components, SO I THINK I CAN SAFELY SAY You are CRUSHING THIS! Sharon R.

I so much enjoyed Kathleen’s approach to teaching the workshop “Capturing Radiant Light” as she had good structure to her presentations each morning with handouts. Also, her demo instructions easily carried us through the process showing the focus on the important parts of the painting and how to highlight them. Her individual encouraging help was so welcomed. She is a delight as an artist and instructor. Sue M.

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Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media Collage - Part 2

Part 1 is not a requirement for the Workshop. Beginners are welcome!

  • April 22 & 23, 2023

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    with a one-hour lunch break

  • Studio “B”
  • Member $250
  • Non-Member $300

Workshop Description

Learn the joys of mixed media collage. In the workshop, I teach the fundamentals of collage, drawing and painting while challenging artists to unlock and find their inner voice. The process requires at least 2 days. My teaching technique caters to the individual artist and their level of expertise, so I have techniques for both beginners and advanced artists who want to enhance their skill sets. I will address working with papers, fabrics, found objects, past artwork, pencil and charcoal drawing, and acrylic painting. Students have the option to play with gelli plates, stamps and monoprinting on papers in addition the collage. The materials used will be the choice of each student, but students are encouraged to incorporate some of their own prior artwork into new pieces. The objective of the workshop is to explore new mixed media techniques and excavate each student’s authentic voice in their art.

I teach two drawing methods using the student’s own photos. I teach how to graph a photo for any size free hand drawing and a tracing method that works well for small pieces and individuals who are intimidated or new to drawing. We learn the fundamentals of collage on the first day and then spend the second day drawing and painting over those collages. I do drawing demonstrations on the first day so that you know what to expect and what kind of photo reference to bring. I work individually with each person trying to get their projects to a place that they love.

I encourage everyone to incorporate mixed media collage into what they already do! I will work with each of you on whatever style project you would like to work on whether it is faces, figures, landscapes, still lives or abstracts. There are no set rules in my workshops. I try to create a fun time that introduces new techniques and a comfortable learning environment to enhance where you already are. All levels are welcomed!

May 2023

Doing More with a Limited Palette

  • May 6 & 7, 2023

  • 9 am to 3 pm, with half hour lunch. (Please bring your lunch)

  • Member $270
  • Non-Member $320

Workshop Description

In this workshop we will explore using a variety of palettes from two color palette exploring warm and cool temperatures, to secondary or complementary palette and split complementary colors, earth palette, and ending with the prismatic color palette. In addition, the workshop will emphasize the basic components of composition, values, temperature, and texture. These are the essential elements that make for a dynamic picture.

A brief demo will be given before each exercise.