Workshops

Jane Slivka Workshop

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

 Students can reserve place in class by emailing her at:  moc.l1493165289iamg@1493165289akvil1493165289senaj1493165289  She will take payment first day of class.

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Painting Basics with Paula Foster

 

Tuesday, May 23rd – 10:30 – 12:30 and/ or Friday , May 26th – 2:00 – 4:00, $45 each session

This will be an open studio type class designed for beginner or intermediate acrylic or oil painters where each student is to bring a picture of something they would like to execute.  Please bring a picture of something you love as opposed something you think will be easy.  If you love the subject – you’ll work harder on it.

Paula has been a professional artist for almost 30 years.  She enjoys modern impressionistic painting and collages that often focus around ethereal themes.  She is also very interested in teaching portraiture and has studied with numerous well- known artists here in Jacksonville and taught an art class for employees of Nemours Children’s Clinic for two years.  She also taught students at the North Florida School for mentally and physically challenged children for two years.She is presently teaching classes at Reddi Arts  where she has been an instructor for the last two years.  She also taught two continuing education classes for  UNF in 2012 and 2013. Her works have been exhibited at numerous galleries such as Avondale Artworks , Reddi Arts Gallery and The Ward Room in San Marco.  Her painting “Mary, Ark of the New Covenant” is part of the Marial Museum of Art’s permanent religious art collection that travels throughout the world . She has been published in both Skirt Magazine and ABYSS Arts and Entertainment Magazine. For registration information, please contact the artist at 904-463-1325.

Supplies Include:  Titanium White, Ultra Marine Blue, Cad Red, Hookers Green, A bright yellow of your choice, Canvas 8 x 10” or 12 x 14” or another size if you like. If you already have supplies, please bring those to use.

 

 

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.

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For information and supply list please contact Allison:   Studio: 904 398 7145     e-mail: moc.l1493165289oa@tr1493165289anost1493165289awa1493165289

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

 

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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

Watercolor Workshops with Cedar Kindy

2018

 

 

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 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,  April 11 & 25, May 9 from 7 to 9 PM. 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.t1493165289sacmo1493165289c@11h1493165289tap1493165289 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.l1493165289iamg@14931652890505q1493165289cam1493165289.

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.t1493165289ta@wh1493165289cterg1493165289.

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.h1493165289tuosl1493165289leb@t1493165289sudra1493165289tsyel1493165289ir1493165289