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.

January 2022

Beginner Photoshop Workshop

  • 3 hour workshop (D)
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022
  • 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Member $85
  • Non-Member $100

Workshop Description

This workshop is perfect for Photoshop beginners who want to learn skills to improve and enhance their photographs. Everyone will need to bring a laptop to the class. You need to have Photoshop 2021 or 2022 installed on your laptop. It is highly recommended to have a mouse to use with your laptop. You will work on sample photos provided by the teacher to learn how to retouch an image, create layers, use layer adjustments and layer effects. You will also learn different ways to affect the colors and exposure in your image as well as ways to create and use masks.

Materials: laptop, Photoshop 2022, charging cord and extension cord. A mouse is not required but is recommended.

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February 2022

Mixed Media Wall Hanging Workshop

  • February 5 & 6, 2022
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

This mixed media workshop uses roofing paper and raw canvas as substrates. The process is basically the same for both, as you will be using acrylic paint as your base. You will learn the techniques of glazing, mark making, collage and embellishment to complete at least two beautiful wall hangings for your home or to gift. The instructor will collect a supply fee of $10 on the first day of the workshop to cover the cost of the substrates and embellishments. Students should bring acrylic paints, brushes, paper towel, trash bag and bucket. Demonstrations about the different techniques will be given during the workshop.c

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Painting Luminous Birds

  • Reception February 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Classes February 18, 19 & 20, 2022
  • Class time will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch.
  • Member $400
  • Non-Member $435

Workshop Description

Join this exciting workshop with Michelle Held. Get ready to learn technique and form that you can apply into all your paintings.

Michelle will cover design, composition, values and edges to make a dramatic successful bird painting.

Students will have the option of choosing what bird they would like to focus on. You will learn fast and effective clay hand building! We will focus on accurate proportions and surface planes. Students can expect to have a finished clay model on day one.

Day Two and Three

We will study bird anatomy, gesture and proportions with drawing and paint, ultimately we will study the light effects on the bird that you have created.

Painting from your sculpture and photos, Michelle will guide you on your path by helping you infuse heart and passion into your final masterpiece!!

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Early Bird sale prices end December 31!

April 2022

Prismatic Pastel Painting

  • April 2 & 3, 2022 in Studio “B”

  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch

  • Member $250
  • Non-Member $285

Workshop Description

Artists will work from photos that Barbara provides on the first day. You will explore a variety of underpainting techniques. Layering pastels over top to create a sense of aerial perspective. Barbara will emphasize mark masking, value structure, and color harmony. Most of all, you will dive into that luscious box of colors and discover some of the potential therein. Day one will be two color studies. On day two, you will work from your own 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.”

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Early Bird sale prices end February 14!

Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media Collage

  • April 9 & 10, 2022 in Studio “B”

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

  • Member $250
  • Non-Member $285

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!