Workshops

Animal Art with Anne Corless
Artist: Anne Corless

Date(s): Friday, 28 February, 2020 to Monday, 2 March, 2020

Join Anne Corless in Derbyshire, UK as she teaches animal art.  

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Pastel for Beginners with Sandra Place
Artist: Sandra Place

Date(s): Friday, 20 March, 2020

Pastel is one of the most permanent and versatile of all painting mediums, allowing for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings. They are immediate, spontaneous and allow the use of both subtle and vibrant color and many different painting styles. We will discuss different types of papers and pastels as well as application of different kinds of strokes to achieve various painterly effects. There will be a short demonstration of a landscape painting. Then students will do a landscape painting from a photograph and will learn how to begin, proceed and finish a painting,...

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Pastel: Creative Painting From Photos with Sandra Place
Artist: Sandra Place

Date(s): Saturday, 21 March, 2020

Pastel is one of the most versatile of all painting mediums and allows for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings.  Students will learn how to overcome the color and compositional limitations of their photos.  One of the most important elements of a painting is its composition; also, all landscape painting requires a basic knowledge of perspective.  We will focus on these elements and how they are used to make landscape paintings, including street scenes and paintings with buildings, look believable and appealing.  Students will do a landscape painting from a...

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Painting Water With Pastels with Sandra Place
Artist: Sandra Place

Date(s): Friday, 27 March, 2020

Water is an important element, or the main element, in much of the landscape around the country. In this workshop, we will learn ways to approach painting this challenging subject matter with a dry medium – it is easier than it would seem!  There will be a couple of short demonstrations of how to paint different kinds of water, and then students will do a water painting of their choice, working from their own photographs.  There will be plenty of individual attention given to each student.  

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Pastel: Color, Values and Shapes with Sandra Place
Artist: Sandra Place

Date(s): Saturday, 28 March, 2020

Pastel is the perfect medium to learn more about the importance of getting your values, colors and big shapes correct in your paintings!  It is a very forgiving medium if one proceeds properly, and corrections can be made easily along the way, with no waiting for paint to dry.  We will discuss these elements and there will be a short demonstration.  Students will do a few preliminary sketches to illustrate the use of values and shapes, and then they will do a landscape painting from a photograph, focusing on working with these three elements from the very beginning to achieve a successful...

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Lighthouses, Seascapes & Skies, Cleveland, Ohio with David Rankin
Artist: David Rankin

Date(s): Friday, 29 May, 2020 to Sunday, 31 May, 2020

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Date(s): Friday, 12 June, 2020

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Date(s): Sunday, 14 June, 2020

This workshop is being offered twice, May 29, 30, and 31, 2020 and again June 12, 13 and 14, 2020   Painting lighthouses requires both drawing & painting skills. Additionally, lighthouses are usually found in distinctive, often remote or rugged landscapes along coastlines. Their often stark white shapes stand out against the sky right on the edges of the sea where the shoreline, beaches,  and sky all contribute to their uniqueness.   In this workshop David will help you create distinctive landscapes that include all the main features that are common to lighthouse subjects.  His approach...

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Lighthouses, Seascapes & Skies, Cleveland, Ohio with David Rankin
Artist: David Rankin

Date(s): Friday, 29 May, 2020 to Sunday, 31 May, 2020

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Date(s): Friday, 12 June, 2020

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Date(s): Sunday, 14 June, 2020

This workshop is being offered twice, May 29, 30, and 31, 2020 and again June 12, 13 and 14, 2020   Painting lighthouses requires both drawing & painting skills. Additionally, lighthouses are usually found in distinctive, often remote or rugged landscapes along coastlines. Their often stark white shapes stand out against the sky right on the edges of the sea where the shoreline, beaches,  and sky all contribute to their uniqueness.   In this workshop David will help you create distinctive landscapes that include all the main features that are common to lighthouse subjects.  His approach...

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Lighthouses, Seascapes & Skies, Cleveland, Ohio with David Rankin
Artist: David Rankin

Date(s): Friday, 29 May, 2020 to Sunday, 31 May, 2020

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Date(s): Friday, 12 June, 2020

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Date(s): Sunday, 14 June, 2020

This workshop is being offered twice, May 29, 30, and 31, 2020 and again June 12, 13 and 14, 2020   Painting lighthouses requires both drawing & painting skills. Additionally, lighthouses are usually found in distinctive, often remote or rugged landscapes along coastlines. Their often stark white shapes stand out against the sky right on the edges of the sea where the shoreline, beaches,  and sky all contribute to their uniqueness.   In this workshop David will help you create distinctive landscapes that include all the main features that are common to lighthouse subjects.  His approach...

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Beginning and Intermediate Pastel with Sandra Place
Artist: Sandra Place

Date(s): Sunday, 28 June, 2020 to Saturday, 4 July, 2020

If we engage in something as a beginner, experiencing an activity as if for the first time, then we are truly able to learn.  Come along on this journey as you explore the unique nature of pastel, one of the most versatile, spontaneous and permanent of all painting mediums.  Daily demonstrations will include how to begin, proceed with and finish a painting, how to achieve various painterly and drawing effects, and how to avoid and overcome common problems.  By working on specific exercises as well as complete paintings, you will improve fundamental drawing and painting skills, focusing on...

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Up North with David Rankin, Indian River, Michigan with David Rankin
Artist: David Rankin

Date(s): Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 to Thursday, 6 August, 2020

3-Day Workshop |   When you look at a painting, you either like it or you don’t. You have an emotional response. How do you create that positive reaction? The better your values and focal point are, the more positive response the viewer will have—whatever the subject.    Emotion in watercolor is all about the middle values and the placement of the dominant darks. In this workshop David will train artists in the numerous ways to create depth and emotional impact with any subject. Through innovative training procedures you will see dramatic results flow from your brush to your paper.    Bring 2...

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God Made Winter for Watercolor©, Shanika Studio, Woodland Park, Colorado with David Rankin
Artist: David Rankin

Date(s): Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 to Friday, 11 September, 2020

Watercolor's unique relationship with the white of the paper lends itself perfectly to subjects where snow is a major feature. The shadows that fall over snow, the reflected light, the abstracted design of the landscape, all of these elements make complex snow scenes both dramatic and challenging. During these 3-days, you will work with the many variations—the soft shadows, reflections, light flowing over forms, both warm and cool, complex values, and bright and muted colors.  Learn to observe Nature’s value structure the way the old Masters did, and how to employ that skill to create more...

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2020 African Art Safaris, South Africa with Alison Nicholls
Artist: Alison Nicholls

Date(s): Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 to Saturday, 26 September, 2020

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Date(s): Sunday, 27 September, 2020 to Thursday, 1 October, 2020

2020 African Art Safaris, South Africa with Alison Nicholls
Artist: Alison Nicholls

Date(s): Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 to Saturday, 26 September, 2020

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Date(s): Sunday, 27 September, 2020 to Thursday, 1 October, 2020