Workshops

Intuitive Art with Candy Schultheis

candyschultheisMarch 24 & 25, 2017,   9:30 AM  to 4 PM,  $245

Abandon traditional methods of painting in this non traditional course. schultheismoon-child
Get in touch with your intuitive self and leave the outside world behind.
From absolute beginner to the seasoned artist, let this class take you to places you have never been.
We will be using a variety of tools (bristle brushes, foam brushes, credit cards, popsicle sticks, fingers, bubble wrap) and we’ll use a variety of techniques ( layering, stamping, spraying with water, rolling paint, etching). We’ll be going over color mixing, contrast, mark making and where to begin with demonstrations and plenty of individualized attention.
Experience the creative process as you never have before. There are no mistakes, no judgements, only journeys. Fun and freedom are just around the corner.  To register, contact Candy at http://www.candyschultheis.com/workshops.html

MATERIALS LIST

Canvas 
At least 2 canvases, minimum size is 24 x 24. Larger is better. 

Acrylic Paint 
A basic acrylic set, with at least a red, blue, yellow, white and black. If you have more colors, bring them. Golden and Liquitex are good brands. It’s good to have a mixture of heavy body and fluids. There are some techniques that can’t be done without fluid acrylics. 

Brushes 
We will need some small bristle brushes and some foam brushes that you get at the hardware store. Get the firm foam brushes, not the cheap ones. 

Acrylic Glazing Medium 
This is optional. It’s very nice to have. 

Other Tools 
Other tools we will be using for stamping and mark making are pens, pencils, bottle caps, jar caps, bubble wrap, sponges, popsicle sticks, small foam paint rollers, stencils and anything else you can think of that will make a mark. 

You will also need rags, paper towels, a large water spray bottle, freezer paper (for your palette) drop cloth or an old plastic table cloth and plastic gloves if you don’t want to get your fingers dirty,(we will be painting with them), or barrier cream. We will also need water jars and a blank journal for sketching ideas and taking notes. If you have a sketch book with some of your favorite images bring it. You can even bring photos of images you love, such as trees, flowers, figures etc.

Small Still Life Paintings with Allison Watson

March 31 & April 1, $275 AWatson1

Premier Florida artists Allison Watson is offering a two day workshops giving students of all expertise a chance to create 5 or more small works, no painting larger than 12” x 12”. Students will complete 4 or more original paintings. They will learn the basics of painting: color, composition, and glazing, painting techniques, use of materials and all skills necessary to create a successful painting. Painting small works gives the artist a chance to experience several styles, techniques and subjects. There will be many demonstrations and all will receive personal attention. Demonstrations will be in acrylic. Reference material will be provided. Allison Watson has taught painting for over 30 years and is on the teaching staff of the Cummer Museum of Art and has over 500 works in private, public and corporate collections nationally. Another two day workshop (Painting Small Landscapes) is scheduled for June 9 and 10. To reserve a place please send $50 with contact information to Allison Watson, 1275 Peachtree St, Jacksonville FL 32207. $225 due at class. Total cost $275.  For both Still life class in March and Landscape in June cost is $250, per class. Total for both $500. Send $75 deposit.  

For information and supply list please contact Allison : Studio: 904 398 7145     e-mail:  moc.l1490905295oa@tr1490905295anost1490905295awa1490905295

www.AllisonWatson

 

Watercolor "Skillet" Batik - "Slinging, Splattering, and Crackin" Workshop with Linda Hammons

April 6, 2017, 9M untAil 4 PM, $99

Hammons3BHammons1There are so many ways to make beautiful art using this technique with rice paper and hot wax and it is so much fun!  Even beginners love it! I've got all the materials including the oriental rice papers you will use. You just need your regular watercolor supplies – paint, brushes, and water container, a Micron or similar brand waterproof pen (not a Sharpie), an inexpensive canvas (8x10", 11x14", or 16x20"), acrylic medium or YES paste for glue. Come join me and learn several variations on this technique.  Once you start you won't be able to stop! Use your own drawings/ reference photos or use  mine. Register by Paypal at http://Lindahammonsart.com or by mail to 1916 Vista Cove Rd., St. Augustine, FL  32084.  For questions, e-mail  moc.l1490905295oa@sn1490905295ommah1490905295sb1490905295 or call 904-466-8817.

Zentangles for Beginners with Suzanne Binnie

Saturday, April 8  from 9 am to 12 noon,  $30 (includes materials)Binnie2

 

This class will be an introduction to the new art-form that is Zentangle, what it is and how it has evolved, and what materials are used.  You will learn how to start and how to use patterns and you will finish at least two pieces by the end of the workshop.

Anyone can do it – no artistic talent is required.   Escape from our technology oriented world and have fun learning how to relieve stress and create beautiful pieces of art. binnie1

If you’d like to attend please contact Suzanne by phone at 603-340-4775 or email details to moc.l1490905295iamg@1490905295einni1490905295byzus1490905295

Suzanne was brought up in Pennsylvania in a family where art was very important – her mother and two sisters are accomplished artists in watercolors or pastels. She  was educated at Penn State University and Tyler School of Art where she studied Art, Design and Art History, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. Suzanne also studied with prominent artists such as Janet Walsh (floral painting), Tom Lynch and Stephen Quiller (landscapes), Margaret Huddy (color theory), and Susan Abbott (design theory). Watercolor, acrylics, and mixed media are her mediumBinnie3s and her style ranges from realistic to contemporary with subjects mainly drawn from nature. Suzanne combines her realism with elements of design for she believes “a painting is only as good as its design”. Subject matter is secondary to the medium for Suzanne, as she loves painting any subject. For her, the act of creating a painting may have surprising and interesting results as the picture evolves under her brushes. Her understanding of color theory is acute and she uses it to produce subtle variations in mood and with a limited palette she can produce harmonious results. Although many of Suzanne’s works are classical watercolor pieces since moving to the Amelia Island area her acrylic works are reflecting the closeness to the beach. She bases her paintings on reality but her excellent design theory allows her to produce attractive, but ambiguous pictorial arrangements that tease and please the eye. Her technique of using only triadic primary palettes always results in harmonious watercolor pictures that have Suzanne’s characteristic pristine appearance.  Suzanne began her teaching career in Sterling, Virginia with Art Smart, teaching children in after school programs from 1991 to 1992. Suzanne also taught in summer programs at the Herndon Art Gallery with Lassie Corbett from 1991 thru 1995. From 1994 she taught beginner and intermediate adult classes in her studio in Virginia. From 2006 to 2015 while living in New Hampshire Suzanne painted and taught in her home studio in Hollis. Suzanne’s paintings have been shown in numerous galleries in New Hampshire and Virginia and recently at a juried show with the Amelia Island Art Association.  In 2013 Suzanne was introduced to the then new art-form Zentangle and was immediately attracted to it and loves the way it combines art and meditation. She is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher, registered to practice in New Hampshire, Virginia and Florida.

 

GO BIG, GO BOLD!  Abstract Painting Workshop with Filomena Booth

April 13 - 15, 2017,  $375.

Booth1 Booth2Conquer the fear of that dreaded white canvas as you explore howto use composition and color to create masterfully powerful paintings.  Experiment with a variety of new painting techniques as you learn to trust your intuition and discover your own artistic voice!  I will demonstrate and discuss my own thought process as I paint.  You will learn how to texture your canvases and create your own big, bold paintings.  I like to offer plenty of individual guidance and instruction as you develop your work.  You will also learn how to finish each canvas for a professonal looking appearance as well as how to dispose ofrinse water in an ecologically safe manner.  To register, go to http://filomenabooth.com/workshop/13360/go-big-go-bold-abstract-painting-workshop

Every Day Painting: Embrace the Practice with Lisa Daria Kennedy

lkennedy1April 21 & 22, 2017,  9AM until 4PM,  $275

To register, go to http://lisadaria.blogspot.com/p/workshops-and-classes.html

This two day intensive workshop will embrace the painting process and the importance of daily practice as a path to improving creativity and image making skills. Over the course of the workshop students will paint at least 10 panels, guided by an artist who has made over 2700 daily, consecutive, paintings - so far! Lisa will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. Using acrylic or oil paint students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated.  All levels of painters are welcome.

 Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts. Since 2009, she has committed to an on-going daily painting project. As a young adult cancer survivor, she discovered living is not just surviving. Each painting seeks to give a voice to the fiber of the everyday.   Kennedy received a BA from Roger Williams University, a BFA and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Currently she is the Design Editor for the literary publication, Mount Hope and an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.

Jane Slivka Workshop

May 12 & 13, 2017, 9AM until 4PM, $150

 Students can reserve place in class by emailing her at:  moc.l1490905295iamg@1490905295akvil1490905295senaj1490905295  She will take payment first day of class.

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Paper Painting Collage with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

May 29, 30, 31, 2017 - 10 AM until 4 PM, $395.

stHilaire1PAPER PAINTINGS IS AN INTENSE WORKSHOP IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT A UNIQUE FIGURATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUE. STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL PALETTE OF COLORS WITH VARIOUS 
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PAPERS AND CREATE AN UNDER-PAINTING AND COLLAGE WITH PAPER FOR A FINAL FINISH. WORKING WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE, STUDENTS WILL EXPLORE DRAWING, COMPOSITION, PROPORTION, VALUE, COLOR AND COLLAGE APPLICATION. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON  DEVELOPING FORM USING LIGHT AND SHADOW, JUST LIKE IN TRADITIONAL PAINTING TECHNIQUES. NO PRIOR COLLAGE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. SOME PAINTING WOULD BE HELPFUL, BUT NOT IMPERATIVE. SOME PREPARATION WILL NEED TO BE DONE PRIOR TO CLASS, THIS INFORMATION WILL BE ON THE SUPPLY LIST.  VISIT ELIZABETH'S WEBSITE OR TO REGISTER, GO TO  http://www.paperpaintings.com

ELIZABETH ST. HILAIRE IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COLLAGE SOCIETY AND ATLANTA COLLAGE SOCIETY. HER PIECE "OUT TO PASTURE" WON FIRST PLACE IN THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE ALL MEDIA CONTEST CATEGORY OF COLLAGE, 2010. HER WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN: SOUTHERN LIVING, ORLANDO ARTS, WINTER PARK, ORLANDO, AND CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS MAGAZINES AND COLLAGE IN ALL DIMENSIONS(BOOK) BY GRETCHEN BIERBAUM.

 

Lorraine Potocki Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Painting

June 2 and 3,  10AM - 4 PM, $245

Explore a wide range of creative and abstract painting techniques using movement, texture, and emotion. You’ll learn how to find sources of inspiration for your painting that will d4c48ae7c52e1309a9823e79cadc0f35develop your composition. We’ll work with large bold strokes using brushes, palette knives, and colour shapers to create a variety of effects. And, all throughout the painting process, we’ll talk about focal points, values, temperature and many other essentials that will unite all elements of your work. Demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. Constructive critiques both days. This class will enable you to loosen up and experiment like never before. Join the fun and express yourself. A materials list will be provided upon registration on my website (under workshops) www.lorrainepotocki.com
Student Testimonials “I have taken Lorraine’s class two times -- when the first was over, I just had to have another go ‘round. Art is a new avocation for me and while I had taken other classes in other mediums, I never tried acrylics, abstract or big format. Lorraine gets you to dig in right away while learning the techniques of color, layout, design and creativity. Her class is hands on and inclusive. Because of Lorraine’s inspiration and teaching skills, I am painting on my own every day and I can see my work evolving. This medium has become my favorite.” --Marny, Safety Harbor, FL

“Lorraine is an excellent instructor with a relaxed, easy style. She taught abstract expressionism through examples of her own and other's works, and provided practical how-to tips. She helped me understand and see what makes good composition, and how to "pop" color in an abstract work. I used a palette knife for the first time to apply color and medium to the canvas to create textural interest. I've taken f3e17ab3af6fd5598351f43a52334d5bdozens of painting classes and workshops and this has been the best yet. The "critiques" at the end of each class helped us appreciate our own and other's work by discussion of what worked and what could make our paintings stronger.” --Abby,  Northern Michigan

“With Lorraine's encouragement, support, and effective instruction, I have finally moved to a more skilled level as an artist. As a result, I had the confidence to enter one of my paintings, that I completed in her class, in my first art show.” --Gwen, Pennsylvania

Small Landscape Painting with Allison Watson

June 9 & 10, 2017, $275 

 Premier Florida artists Allison Watson is offering a two day workshops giving students of all expertise a chance to create 5 or more small works, no painting larger than 12” x 12”. Students will complete 4 or more AWatson2paintings. ThWatson0917ey will learn the basics of painting: color, composition, and glazing, painting techniques, use of materials and all skills necessary to create a successful painting. Painting small works gives the artist a chance to experience several styles, techniques and subjects. There will be many demonstrations and all will receive personal attention. Demonstrations will be in acrylic. Oil paint may be used if student has had experience in this medium. Reference material will be provided.  Allison Watson has taught painting for over 30 years and is on the teaching staff of the Cummer Museum of Art and has over 500 works in private, public and corporate collections nationally.   To reserve a place please send $50 with contact information to Allison Watson, 1275 Peachtree St, Jacksonville FL 32207. $225 due at class. Total cost: $275. Space is limited. Both classes for $500.

www.AllisonWatson.com

For information and supply list please contact Allison:   Studio: 904 398 7145     e-mail: moc.l1490905295oa@tr1490905295anost1490905295awa1490905295

Free Drawing Workshop with Nofa Dixon

June 16 & 17,  9AM until 4:30 PM, lunch 12 -1,

Free to IAA Membersnofadixon, To register, sign up at the gallery desk.  Limit of 15 participants.

In order to maximize on the exercises in the drawing workshop, it is preferable that participants have some drawing skills. That way, the group could really benefit and develop both an experimental and a more creative attitude toward drawing. This drawing workshop is about the experience of drawing and understanding what it is that our eyes see. Creative thinking and learning to evaluate our success in a drawing, composing and  completing each work of art will be covered. Also included will be many drawing skills: contour line, use of positive/negative space, and maybe even perspective drawing. The instructor will stress good composition and use of good design elements as well as good use of space. We will have numerous opportunities to critique our work and the work of others. This is how we learn. Have an open mind, a creative spirit and be ambitious. 

Materials list:

Drawing pad of paper (not smaller than 18"x24") preferably 90 or 110 lbs. in weight

Drawing pencils: 4B, 6B, and 8B

Kneaded eraser

Drawing board

NuPastels, (Prismacolor) you may purchase a set or purchase each color separately : white, gray, black, flesh, terra cotta, a dark blue and yellow ochre

Optional: 

Rives BFK or Arches drawing paper

Prismacolor color pencils

oil pastels

masking tape

metal ruler,(24")

Pastel Painting Techniques Workshop with Lorraine Potocki

September 8 & 9, 2017,  10 AM-4 PM, $245

See what the buzz about pastels is all about and how much fun they can be. Learn pastel painting techniques using hard and soft pastels. This is a workshop for beginners to intermediate pastelists with a lot of individualized attention. You’ll learn the basics and how to take your pastel painting to its next level. We’ll work on composition, values, the use of cool and warm colors, under painting and much more. You’ll learn how to do representational painting as well as abstract. Bring a photo reference of what you’d like to paint. I will also have many you can choose from. Demonstrations and constructive critiques both days. It will really help you change the way you see the world. A materials list will be provided upon registration via PayPal on my website (under workshops) www.lorrainepotocki.com

d76dd838f0793b4f472500c2c5cd85f9c14a9c69cfaaff41a99f71bed4ab3ca7 Student Testimonials: “I attended Lorraine’s introductory class as a “newbie”, with no background in pastels and only the barest understanding of painting. Her class went well beyond pastels, helping me understand basics around composition, drawing and color in a very relaxed and fun environment. Her knowledge applied to all levels in the class, and although everybody had different experiences, her approach allowed us to also learn from each other. Lorraine’s love of art inspired me to release my creative side and her instruction gave me a glimpse of the tips and tricks of the trade. I can’t wait to continue exploring the medium and will be sitting in her class again soon.” --Caroline, Jacksonville Beach, FL“This was one of the best two-day workshops I’ve ever done. The exercises in abstracting were so valuable for someone who has trouble “loosening up”. --Linda, Fernandina Beach, FL

Oil and Acrylic Painting, with Elio Camacho

October 25-27 – 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345

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October 28 and 29– 9 to 4 PM – Plein Air Workshop - $275   (Or take both workshops for $550.) 

November 1 -3 – 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345

Learn to express yourself in a bold and colorful way with California expressionist Elio Camacho.

elioc"As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way. My workshops are very hands-on with an emphasis on easel-side critiques. I believe that giving instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their individual work is crucial. Based on the student’s level and goals, I develop and program based on each individual’s ability as a painter.” To register, go to Elio's website, ColorRelations.com and pay the $100 required deposit.Final Payment due at workshop.

Clay Monoprints with Mitch Lyon

January  19 & 20, 2018,  10AM - 4 PM,  $225 for Members,   $250 for non-members

 

CLAYPRINTING PROCESSmlyons_red and green checkers on yellow_21x26_monoprint on canvas

The matrix I use is a wet slab of clay. Wet colored clay slips and wet colored clays are used as my “inks”. They are applied to the wet slab, one color over another until the clay is leather-hard. A dampened substrate is placed over the slab and rolled with a wooden rolling pin [my press]. The pressure from the rolling pin pulls a thin layer of clay from the slab. Many monoprints can be pulled without recharging the slab. Get ready to use clay in a very different way.  Students can pay their fee to Mitch directly by calling his cell, (302-545-4839), to give him their credit card info, or send a check to Mitch Lyons, PO Box 40, New London, PA 19360.  To learn more, visit www.mitchlyons.com

Other Offerings

Free Children’s Art: Free guided activities provided by local artists for school age children. You must register for each session individually by calling the IAA gallery at 904-261-7020 or signing up in person at the gallery desk. The next sessions are  March 18, April 29, May 27.  There are 2 groups, one for children ages 6-10 from 10 to 11 AM  and a group for youngsters 10 and above from 11:15 until 12:30.

Portrait Group: Come join other artists in creating art with the benefit of a live model. Just $5 to participate. No advanced registration required. There is no instruction but plenty of positive support from fellow artists.  Tuesdays,  March 7, 14, 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 from 7 to 9 PM and Saturday, March 18 from 9:30 AM to noon.  Saturday, May 20 from 5 until 8 PM is their annual OFF THE WALL show. For more information, call Paul Massing at 904- 321-0738.

Photography Interest Group: Free to the public. Come see demonstrations, technical presentations and a monthly critique (show and tell)of photographers’ work. The group usually meets at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Art Education Center.  For more information, Contact Pat Hooks at ten.t1490905295sacmo1490905295c@11h1490905295tap1490905295 or 904-277-2595.

Tuesday Afternoon Open Studio: This is a chance to to participate in a drop-in studio group. Bring your own supplies and work with other artists. There is no formal instruction, just artist friends supporting and mentoring each other. Tuesdays 1 pm until 5 pm. $5 fee. Contact Mary Quinlan at 904-321-0112 or moc.l1490905295iamg@14909052950505q1490905295cam1490905295.

Thursday Morning Open Studio: Bring your own supplies and work in a supportive atmosphere with other artists. Thursdays 9 am until noon. Fee is $5. For more information, contact Gretchen Williams at 904-491-3171 or at ten.t1490905295ta@wh1490905295cterg1490905295.

Thursday Afternoon Open Studio: This is another opportunity to bring your own supplies and paint with a group. Thursdays from 1 pm until 5 pm, $10 a month. Contact Jean Riley at 904-261-5471 or at ten.h1490905295tuosl1490905295leb@t1490905295sudra1490905295tsyel1490905295ir1490905295