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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 07/28/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 07/30/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 4
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    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with international watercolor realist, Dylan Scott Pierce in this 3-day workshop. Dylan will demonstrate the principles for creating depth and realism while capturing personality, mood, and expression in watercolor. He will cover essential techniques of watercolor including transparent glazing, timing of wetness, warm to cool color theory and negative painting. Using color studies, Dylan will guide students through his process, explaining how to make artistic choices based on the specific message of the painting. Dylan will also explore ideas involving creative design choices including gesture studies, lost and found edges and complementary grays. Students will have plenty of time to paint with one-on-one help as well.  https://www.dylanpierce.com 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 08/02/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08/06/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 3
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    There comes a time when you, as a painter, are ready to move beyond the basics and focus on pushing toward finding your own artistic voice. Join Jeff in an exploration of techniques of alla prima, multi-step painting, realism and impressionism. The principles of composition, color temperature, shadows, brush strokes, thickness of paint, edges, philosophies of painting and centers of interest will also be incorporated. Jeff will demonstrate and lecture while offering guidance and critique for all students as they work. Individual instruction will be constructive and positive while striving to reach a deeper level of knowledge as you progress as a seasoned painter. The goal is for students to produce works to be proud of while enjoying the process.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/09/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08/13/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 1
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    Learn to paint a finished portrait in oil in this intensive, 5 day course! Portrait painting is an exciting tradition that has been practiced by artists for centuries as a vehicle, not only for study and/or commissions, but also as one of the most effective modes of expression and communication. For 5 full days students will learn about the process involved in creating a successful portrait painting including: composition, technical drawing skills, oil paint materials and usage, and much discussion on the many facets of information specific to creating a portrait (e.g. Anatomy, painting/drawing different features, expression, color mixing, etc.). Each student will spend the entire course going through the process of creating 1 finished oil painting from a live model. Each morning Colt will demonstrate, break for lunch, then students will get the afternoon to work on their own piece, supplemented by one-on-one instruction. If you want to grow your skill and understanding as a portrait artist this course is for you! Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/12/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08/14/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 0
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    Come in from the garden and pick up your paint brush! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with award winning botanical illustrator and artist, Marjorie Leggitt. Joining you from her studio in Boulder, Marjorie will show you how to capture the gestural lines and transient color of summer flowers whether you're inside or outside! Starting with demos and drawing exercises, discover the simple lines, basic shapes and geometric forms that build the foundation for your sketches. Learn how to capture values and shadows before the light changes and apply simple watercolor layers to create that colorful spark. Have fun as you follow the twists and turns of a flower using expressive line work while developing solid techniques that will make future sketching and painting a breeze. Before you know it, you'll be out in the garden again filling your sketch book with nature's floral bounty.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/17/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08/20/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • On Location
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    Join VASILI KATAKIS in this unique outdoor workshop designed to give you a clearer understanding of how light and shadow interact, thereby bringing a greater sense of depth and dimension to your work. We will be using the largest and most powerful light source on the planet - our sun. Students will apply the methods and techniques to drawing structures and objects found en plein aire, both natural and manmade. The workshop will cover several topics: shadow theory, chiaroscuro, bedbug line, terminator, shadow perspective, notan and quality of light (soft/hard, warm/cool, reflected, diffused, dappled, etc.). Most classes will take place en plein air. All dry media welcome. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 08/24/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08/27/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Main and South studios
    • 0
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    Art reveals the evidence of our experiences and values. By observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to his or her character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experiences. Through art, subjects become significant to us in unique ways, aesthetically and conceptually. Through lecture and demonstration, this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and surprising ways. Working in oils, we will explore systems of dividing the space within the rectangle, distributing the lines and forms of the subject. Students will participate in discussions regarding the subtleties,variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven our senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes perceive things and how we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on his or her perceptions, experiences and values while also contemplating the important power of content, symbol and abstraction. Douglas demonstrates every day of the workshop. This class is meant for intermediate to advanced painters.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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