Oil and Acrylic Painting, with Elio Camacho
October 25-27 – 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345
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.
"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.
Watercolor Painting with Suzanne Binnie
Clay Monoprints with Mitch Lyons
January 19 & 20, 2018, 10AM - 4 PM, $225 for Members, $250 for non-members
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
January 26 & 27, 2018 and/or April 13 & 14, 2018
More information to follow...
Amelia Island Photography Workshops with Michael Spicer
Dates to be rescheduled due to Irma
Michael Spicer, an environmental fine art photographer and teacher, will be offering the following New Photography Workshops at the Island Art Association Education Center:
Four new photography workshops by local photographer Michael Spicer are scheduled on Amelia Island. Each workshop is $45 if you pre-register more than 7 days prior to class. Otherwise, registration is $50 per session. Space is limited to 8 people in each class. Classes are led by Michael in a fun and casual way and are designed to help you gain understanding and confidence as you develop your photographic skills.
How to Take Better Photos – A Mobile Workshop
These days, taking a photo is a snap. But making better photos is where understanding how light, composition, creativity, a little magic, and the 3 primary variables of your camera settings all come together. This workshop is divided between class time and an outdoor photo shoot with a professional photographer helping you improve your photographic skills. This class is for photographers who have completed the Fundamentals of Photography course or who feel comfortable using their camera.
Fundamentals of Photography
You have a digital camera. You know how to turn your camera on, have played with the basic functions and settings but aren’t really sure how to use it yet. This class includes an overview of your camera functions, photographic theory, an introduction to light and composition, a photo challenge, and a short guided shooting tour designed to help you to take better photos and apply what you’ve learned.
Composition and Light
What makes a great photograph? Is it the subject, the setting, the camera? Nope. It’s more subtle than any of that. Come find out how to take your photography skills and understanding to the next level, and along the way we’ll discover a few things about the secrets of your next great photograph. The class will include a short guided photo shoot.
Digital Darkroom - on the Cheap
You took that great digital photo but it just doesn’t look the way you remembered it. Wondering how you can possibly fix it with software? Some photos are beyond fixing, but most of the time you can do a lot to substantially turn a lemon into lemonade, or just tweak a few things to enhance what you already have. How? That’s what we will be doing in this class. And you won’t need to buy expensive software to help you. Remember, this course is all about the digital darkroom – on the cheap!
To register or for more information go to Amelia Island Photography Workshops on Facebook or to www.ameliaislandphotographyworkshops.com Please contact Michael by email if you have questions or if you’d like to register at ten.h1508252286tuosl1508252286leb@y1508252286rella1508252286gotoh1508252286p1508252286
Paper Painting Collage Workshop with Elizabeth St. Hilaire
SHE'S COMING BACK!
April 2019, 10 AM until 4 PM, $395
To Register, go to http://www.paperpaintings.com/workshops
COLLAGE WITH HAND PAINTED PAPERS
Students are taught a unique g urative collage style and will explore hand painting their own papers with a variety of techniques. Class participants will truly enjoy splattering, stamping, printing, dry brushing, crumpling and staining papers. Appropriate papers include old book pages, maps, personal ephemera, rice paper and store bought art papers. Hand painted papers will then be applied overtop an under-painting (done at home as class preparation) in a painterly manner. Collage application will be demonstrated through viewing slides of St. Hilaire’s work as well as a hands-on demonstration in class.The emphasis will be on developing form using light, shadow, and directional ripping, very similar to traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting would be helpful, but not imperative. Students start with the “Small Apple Exercise” in order to get a handle on creating volume and dimension with a simple sphere shape. After completion of the “Small Apple Exercise” students will advance to a second subject of their choosing (time permitting). Elizabeth brings along a suitcase full of tools to share! BE PREPARED TO HAVE SOME FUN!
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. Classes meet from 11 AM until 12:30 PM on the following Saturdays: October 21, November 25 and December 16, 2017.
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. Next Sessions: October 10, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28 and December 12. From 7 to 9pm in the Art Education Center, 18 N. 2nd St., Fernandina Beach.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.t1508252286sacmo1508252286c@11h1508252286tap1508252286 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.l1508252286iamg@15082522860505q1508252286cam1508252286.
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.t1508252286ta@wh1508252286cterg1508252286.
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.h1508252286tuosl1508252286leb@t1508252286sudra1508252286tsyel1508252286ir1508252286