February 2021

Power of Planning/Think outside the Box

  • February 19, 20 & 21, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $325
  • Non-Member $360

Workshop Description

Adv. Beginners thru Advanced
(2 years painting experience needed watercolor)

A course designed to inspire your creativity by understanding the power of planning and learning to “see” and experience different design and composition concepts. Even if you are an “intuitive painter” you will benefit from gaining knowledge of the building blocks of painting. Designed to inspire adv. beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Ben Franklin

“My goal as an instructor is to present you with information about DESIGN AND COMPOSITION to add to your core of knowledge regardless of your medium. I believe in the power of planning and understanding the basics. The objective here is not to change you, but to take you to another level. Then it is up to you to internalize this knowledge and apply it to the medium, genre, style and subject matter that suits you. If you like to paint intuitively, the more you know the better your choices will be during your process.

In this workshop you will experience how Sue creates and designs her imagery and achieves a “strong” quality of light. You will be introduced to many topics and concepts dealing with design and composition. Your goal should be to decide how these ideas could apply to your painting, your subject matter, your intent and style. Elements and principles of design need to be understood; They are not rules, only guidelines. You, as the artist, need to learn how to use them successfully in your work! Learning about design takes a lifetime of study. Let’s get started!

March 2021

Abstract: Ways, Means, and Results

  • March 13 & 14, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $225
  • Non-Member $260

Workshop Description

Learn to be fearless! Judy will give you multiple ways to begin an abstract painting, focus on individual development, as well as general knowledge to help you succeed and develop your artwork to a resolution.

A group critique (critique, not criticism) will be invaluable at the end of each day to focus on your successes and to help resolve pieces that you do not feel are finished.

In addition, you may bring pieces that you have begun and have not resolved. While we will have some demonstrations, and class discussions, the focus will be on you working on your own art pieces.

Acrylic paint and collage are encouraged.