2022 Art Workshops

 Open Studio

Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Work from a live model with short and long poses!

Tuition: $15 per person

Principles of Design and Color in Pastel

with Doug Dawson

October 27, 28, 29          9:00am to 4pm

$400 members, $425 non-members

In this workshop you will learn:
–  several different approaches to under-painting
–  how to create color harmony
–  how to create the illusion of depth 
–  the importance of massing shapes
–  using edges to suggest the texture of objects

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Exploring Indigo and Shibori

with Aaron Head

November 7     10 to 2:30

$125 Members, $135 Non-members

In this workshop you will learn:

–  how to dye natural fiber goods with indigo

–  how to maintain vats for longest lasting color

–  several resist and shibori techniques

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Natural Dyeing:

Indigo, Goldenrod and Marigolds

with Aaron Head

November 8     10 to 2:30

$135 Members, $145 Non-members

In this workshop you will learn:

–  how to harvest and prepare goldenrod and marigolds for dyeing

–  bundle dyeing techniques

–  resist techniques, with focus on folded, tied and clamped

Participants will leave with marigold/goldenrod and indigo dyed fabrics

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Watercolor Landscapes & Seascapes

with Robert Ruhmann

December 9 & 10           9 to 4

$125 Members, $135 Non Members

In this workshop you will learn about Watercolor Painting Techniques and how to apply these techniques to landscape and seascape painting.

This workshop is for beginners and intermediate level watercolor artists.

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Pocket Sketching and Watercolor

with Mary Kaye Sawyer-Morse

January 20 – 21     9 to 4

$300 Members, $315 Non-Members

This quick-draw technique anyone can learn is perfect for hiking, biking, sauntering, or just sitting in a café. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water-soluble pen, a 4 x 6-inch pad of paper and a small watercolor paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. Escape into meditation while sketching!

Learn and use:

  • Speed – to avoid multiple focal points, excessive detail, ruining freshness
  • Characteristics of the water-soluble pen which allows the range of value
  • Being invisible and undisturbed when working in the middle of public places
  • Visual editing, on location, to get the essential quality of what you think you see (not necessarily what is there)
  • Individual, encouraging critique sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on help

Supplies Included