Sean Cheetham

Portrait Painting Workshop

4/27/19 - 4/28/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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In this workshop, we will focus on learning to paint a portrait from life in oil. The Instructor will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait. Sean uses a very distinct palette, called a “mud-Palette” when working. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop. The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control. Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece. He will teach you a simple step by step process to painting portraits.


Vadim Zanginian

Painting Workshop

5/4/19 - 5/5/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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The workshop is based on constructive approach. The instructor will start from a short lecture followed with a demo. Individual help will be given to students on composition, shapes, volume, colors and how to finish an Alla Prima painting.


Richard Morris

Portrait Drawing

6/15/19 - 6/16/19

10 AM - 5PM

$360

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In this 2 day workshop, structural concepts such as planes and construction will be emphasized, as well as the techniques of tonal drawing.  Analysis and breakdown of the individual features will be discussed with special emphasis being placed upon their relation to the whole.  Observation of shapes and the identification of the unique character of each model will be taught as a means of capturing a likeness.


Calvin Liang

Landscape Painting Workshop

8/10/19 - 8/11/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Calvin Liang will be teaching a 2 day workshop working on a single studio painting based on photos you take on location.  Calvin will begin with a demonstration then he will spend time with each student throughout the rest of the day. It is recommended to bring a laptop or tablet for the studio days.  Alternatively, you may have color prints of your reference photos printed locally.

The lessons will include:

  1. How to plan a composition that will be effective for the artist’s intentions and preferences;

  2. How to better see and use warm and cool color in landscape;

  3. How to command hardness and softness of the edges to create space in a painting;

  4. How to simplify the subject matter through the use of basic design, value, color and drawing skills;

  5. How to consider the reasons for different paint surface textures, and brushstroke direction over the forms; and

  6. How to get the best possible results in a short time.


Catherine Bobkoski

Flower Painting Workshop

8/17/19 - 8/18/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Flowers are an incredibly popular painting subject – but a very challenging one! This two-day workshop will introduce you to some basic concepts and procedures that will make flower painting a little less intimidating. Students will focus specifically on how to simplify complex forms, squinting, following a clear value pattern, and thinking in geometric forms. If you’ve ever wanted to paint flowers, this will be a fun and illuminating introduction. Students will work in an alla-prima or wet-into-wet style, which builds confidence and painting skills quickly. All students are welcome to this class but it is especially ideal for intermediate students or beginners who already have some experience with oil painting. 


Matt Smith

Head Drawing Workshop

8/24/19 - 8/25/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Students will explore drawing the portrait through the use of using different types of charcoals and tools.  Emphasis will be on analyzing shapes from biggest to smallest and getting structure into your drawing as well as a strong 2 value drawing to help better judge shape and proportion.  From there students will use a variety of charcoals to build up value, form, and edge to create impactful portraits.  A mix of Reilly and Loomis method will be used in this workshop.