Workshops

All classes and workshops are conducted at Workshop13 in Ware, Massachusetts.  Their policy for payment and registration is as follows:

NOTES ABOUT PAYMENT & REGISTRATION
Payment must be received by 7-days prior to the first class. There are three ways for payment:
  • Pay directly online via our website by clicking the Pay Now link
  • Pay by check – make check payable to Workshop13 and mail to Workshop13, 13 Church St., Ware, MA 01082
  • To pay by credit card directly call  413-277-6072
Deadline for class registration is one week prior to first class.


Fall 2015

Demonstration:  Watercolor Process

Wednesday, Oct. 7th / 6:30 - 9:00 pm
free for members / $15 for non-members

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Come spend a few hours chatting with me.  In this 2 1/2 hour demonstration I will share my work and speak about how I got my start in watercolor, what I've learned in my career thus far, and how I've stayed motivated and inspired.

Through viewing my work and seeing me paint in person, you will learn about my specific process to creating art, as well as my experiences blogging and selling my work online.  This will be a relaxed forum perfect for questions and dialog.  I'm sure the time will fly by!




Exploring Color: Basic Color Theory

5 weeks:  Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9
Mondays / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$155

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Understanding color theory is a must for any visual artist.  While this course will be using watercolor as its medium to explore the basics of primary, secondary and tertiary color mixing, it is designed for artists working in all media and for anyone who feels they may lack a clear understanding of basic color theory.  Definitions of various terms will be addressed through practical application, including but not limited to:  hue, saturation, value, tint, shades, neutrals, complementary & analogous colors, as well as the importance of understanding temperature, translucent, staining and opaque pigments.  

Materials:  included

*This is a beginner's course, prior experience not required.




Intermediate Watercolor I - Stoneware Pitcher on Aquabord

6 Hour Saturday Workshop
October 24th / 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$125

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Students will employ a variety of techniques in watercolor while rendering this stoneware pitcher on aquabord.  This is considered an intermediate level course as students should have some basic experience with color and watermedia.  Glazing, splattering, lifting, scratching are all techniques that will be taught, demonstrated and employed, while acute attention to detail will be honed and emphasized.

Aquabord will be provided, however students are required to bring heir own paints, palettes, and brushes.  Students should also bring a brown bag lunch (lunches can be refrigerated).

Materials:  not included - students should come prepared with:

1. Palette for mixing
2. Watercolor paint - Windsor Newton or any professional grade tube paint in the following colors:  new gamboge, french ultramarine, windsor red, burnt sienna
3. Medium sized round watercolor brush (I use a #8 or #10 silver black velvet)
4. Paper towels
5. One old bath towel
6. 2 water containers

*This is an intermediate level course, some art experience is required.




Graphite I - Learn to Render Cloth

4 weeks:  Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11 & 18
Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$125

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Visual acuity requires practice and concentration. Using draping cloth as our subject, students will begin to learn "how to see" in a new and exciting way.  Contour and value will be explored through short exercises in graphite and a longer study of cloth.  Some homework may be required.


Materials:  not included - students should come prepared with:

1. 11" x 14" sketchpad for drawing in pencil - larger is fine (can be purchased at Michael's)
2. Drawing Pencils:  4B, 2B, 2H, 4H
3. Kneaded eraser

*This is a beginner's course, prior experience not required.




Winter 2015-2016

Mastering the Theory of Perspective - Basic 1 & 2 Point Perspective

5 weeks:  Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1 & 8
Tuesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$150

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Learn how to create the illusion of 3-dimensional space in your 2-dimensional compositions.  In this class, students, will design their own street scenes using 2-point perspective.

Beginning with 1-point perspective, students will learn the definitions of specific terms; and through various exercises, they will become familiar with the theory of perspective so that they can apply it in their own artwork.  Homework will be required.

Materials:  not included - students should come prepared with:

1. 18"x 30" sketchpad (can be purchased at Michael's)
2. metal yardstick (the thin metal is better than the wood for tracing lines 0 can also be purchased at Michael's)


*This is a a beginner's course, prior experience not required.




Demonstration:  Watercolor Process

Saturday, Nov. 14 / 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
free for members / $15 for non-members

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Come spend a few hours chatting with me.  In this 2 1/2 hour demonstration I will share my work and speak about how I got my start in watercolor, what I've learned in my career thus far, and how I've stayed motivated and inspired.

Through viewing my work and seeing me paint in person, you will learn about my specific process to creating art, as well as my experiences blogging and selling my work online.  This will be a relaxed forum perfect for questions and dialog.  I'm sure the time will fly by!




Ordinary to Extraordinary - Exploring Dynamic Composition

3 weeks:  Jan. 6, 13, 20
Tuesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$90

Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

In this course students will explore the visual elements that can take an ordinary object and turn it into an exciting, extraordinary composition.  Employing a few simple "rules" can make hum-drum paintings/drawings, dynamic, eye-catching arrangements of space.  Students will be expected to draw through hands-on, practical application will be exposed to the visual language of art.

Materials:  not included - students should come prepared with:

1. 11" x 14" sketchpad - larger is fine (can be purchased at Michael's)
2. pencil and eraser


*This is a a beginner's course, but some drawing experience is required.  This course functions as a logical addendum to the course, "Mastering the Theory of Perspective."




drawing by high school student, Josh Gahagan

Scratchboard Self-Portraits - A Study in Value

3 weeks - twice a week:  Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17
Tuesdays and Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8:30
$185





Workshop13
13 Church Street
Ware, MA  01585
to register visit:  www.workshop13.org

Are you feeling bored?  . . . come learn a new medium!  In this fun and informative class, I will inspire and lead you in creating a dynamic self-portrait in scratchboard.  Students will learn how to render value through mark-making, working in white on black.  Trust me, you will amaze yourself!

Materials - included

*This is an intermediate level course, while experience with scratchboard is not required, prior experience with drawing and composition is necessary.



1 comment:

  1. the mason jar fascinates me. it looks so difficult to paint it "see through", not sure how to describe it. i absolutely love the print.

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