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Jan 27, 2017. FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Mixed Media Play Day with JANICE BERKEBILE. January 6, 27, 2018. 10am-11:30am

HANDS-ON!
MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
January 6 & 27, 2018

In these HANDS-ON demos, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media. Each session will focus on a different media in combination with Daniel Smith watercolor.

Join us in the adventure and see what's possible!
Materials will be provided.

Jan 28, Week 3 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Drawn to Color with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2-4pm. Jan 14 - Feb 18, 2018.


colored pencil study for Pierre's Garden
MARY SHEA

oil on canvas 24x24
"The Garden After Bonnard"
MARY SHEA
DRAWN to COLOR
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
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Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 14 - February 18, 2018
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Do you want to draw? Do you want to learn more about color? Here is an opportunity to do both! Brighten the dark months with this 6 week drawing class for adults. The focus will be on studying and practicing the basic elements of drawing – line, shape, value, space, form, texture – and color! We’ll work with pencil and charcoal, but students will also use colored pencils and chalks – and sometimes use a tinted paper as one of the simplest ways to introduce color into drawings.

Each class will focus on a particular drawing element, and each week will also include practical information and exercises focusing on color. Students will practice working monochromatically, working with warm and cool greys, and using color harmonies. By taking theory into practice, students will build confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing. This adult drawing class is appropriate for beginning artists as well as those who wish to improve their skills.
SUPPLY LIST
DRAWING PAPER:  I suggest a pad of drawing paper at least 11” x 14” (8” x 10” is small for our purposes, and 18” x 24” is a bit large for the time we have at our disposal Daniel Smith has a wide selection of drawing paper and pads. Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class:
  ** Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11” x 14”
COLOR WHEEL:  Daniel Smith has a large and small version
DRAWING BOARD:  (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad
PENCILS, CHARCOAL:
  ** General’s Essential Tools 098 070 007. It has graphite pencils, charcoal, charcoal pencils, eraser, a sharpener, etc.
  ** If you’d rather buy separately, please get:
    ** Charcoal sticks (they come in small bags of 5 or so) medium or soft
    ** Graphite pencils (at least 3) – get soft ones: 2B, 4B, 6B
    ** Eraser (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl
    ** A hand held pencil sharpener – there are endless choices.
  ** Color pencils:
    ** I recommend Prismacolor for the work we will be doing; they have a slight softness that allows for a density of color. (12 color set or 24)
    ** Faber Castell also makes good color pencils, but they are somewhat harder in general than Prismacolor; maybe do some testing before you buy either set
  ** Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8
 OTHER SUPPLIES:
  ** Later in the session I will ask you to bring a sheet or two of better drawing paper, ink, brushes, a couple of tubes of watercolor or gouache. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’ll discuss and show you what we will use.
  ** Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad

Jan 29, Week 4 of 8-WEEK CLASS: Mythical Creatures (acrylic) with SHELLEY IRISH. Jan 8-Feb 26, 2018. Mondays 5-6:30 pm

MYTHICAL CREATURES
with SHELLEY IRISH

8-WEEK CLASS: $200
Monday Evenings
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
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Learn how to paint mythical creatures from the inside out. In this no-pressure acrylic painting workshop, we start with bones and muscles to piece together anatomy from 2 or more creatures. We design our creature’s action and posturing, and natural habitat. Let your imagination run wild!

Shelley Irish teaches straightforward painting techniques complemented by creative self-care exercises to give you a unique learning experience. To learn more about the workshop and Shelley, please visit www.gallerysati.com.

MATERIALS LIST ~
Acrylic paint: black, white, terra rosa (earth red) and your 3 favorite colors
Acrylic painting brushes: 2 large (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 medium (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 small (one square tipped and one rounded)
Palette knife
Palette of your choosing, wooden, paper, glass
Canvas: your choice, but no smaller than 16” x 20”. if you like symmetry, a square canvas will give you the best results for this class.
2 cups for water
paper towels

FREE DEMO: The Magic of Watercolor with STELLA CANFIELD. Feb 3, 2018. 12pm-2pm

THE MAGIC OF WATERCOLOR
with STELLA CANFIELD
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FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP $125
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Friday, February 23, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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2-DAY WORKSHOP $250
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Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Stella Canfield watercolor workshops are all about YOU! YOU develop your own creative process and finishing a painting everyday (if not two!). From sketching to design, color, light and techniques until applying emotion, brush strokes, and final touched, Stella will be there for you through the entire day, making you feel comfortable and confident with your process.

As important as painting, you will learn about Stella’s process (she calls it the ‘Muse') and how to fit art into the busy dynamic of the daily life. Stella is a working artist, mother of four, wife and friend, active member of society and a volunteer. She keeps up with life on two continents, North America and Europe. Her energy is contagious! Her passion for life and art is irresistible!

Each class starts with a fast demo after which you dedicate the rest of the day to YOU and YOUR process. Plan to work hard and have a lot of fun. Stella reports the biggest challenge artists face (in these workshops and generally) is to overcome and leave behind the worries and personal limits we carry around that prevent us from “getting into the Zone”. You will paint! You will free yourself from pressure and judgment. You will accept the pleasure of enjoying the creative process while creating for no one else but yourself. There are no limits to creation!

Feb 4, Week 4 of 4-WEEK CLASS: Oils-Seeing the Light with LIN LA MER. Jan 7,14,21 Feb 4, 2018. 10:30am-1:30pm

SEEING THE LIGHT
Oil Painting

with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK CLASS: $150
Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
January 7, 14, 21, 2018
and February 4, 2018

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Seeing the light is what the human eye does. If there is no light (total darkness), we are unable to "see" anything. In darkness, there is no light for our eyes to record, no impulse to send our brain, no image or picture in our awareness, nothing to interpret visually.

What do we do when we paint? The colors we choose aren't "what we do." We paint the light! We paint the directions the light comes from, we paint the warmth or coolness of the light (its color). We paint the intensity of the light: is it full strength or filtered?

Come "see the light" and paint with me. You will see color in a whole new light!

SUPPLY LIST
* OBJECTS from HOME: Please bring three objects from home you would like to paint. You'll bring the same objects to each class.
* OIL PAINTS: Please buy the best quality paints you can. I recommend professional grade oil colors.
  * Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hue
  * Permanent Orange
  * Napthol Red
  * Yellow Ochre
  * Burnt Sienna
  * Alizarin Crimson
  * Sap Green
  * Ultramarine Blue
  * Ivory Black
  * 150 ml tube Titanium White
* PAINTING MEDIUMS:
  * Galkyd painting medium by Gamblin
  * Gamsol by Gamblin (the only solvent allowed in class)
* PALETTE:
  * Grey Matters disposable palette paper to fit in
  * Masterson palette box
* OTHER:
  * Sketch pad
  * Pencil and sharpener or mechanical pencil
  * Eraser
  * Notebook for written notes
  * Rags or blue shop towels (like paper towels but stronger)

FREE DEMO, three WORKSHOPS: Watercolor From the Heart with CAROL CARTER. Feb 10, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

WATERCOLOR FROM the HEART
with CAROL CARTER
SUPPLY LIST is at the bottom of this post


FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $250
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Sunday-Monday
February 11-12, 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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2-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $250
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Tuesday-Wednesday
February 13-14, 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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2-DAY WORKSHOP #3: $250
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Friday-Saturday
February 16-17, 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Come and learn Carol Carter's fresh and new watercolor techniques for free expression and bold color. The FREE DEMO will introduce you to these techniques: you will watch color develop into sensitive and engaging paintings.

Workshops will include demonstrations by Carol that show-by-doing, some lecture, and individual instruction. Each day begins with a uniquely tailored demonstration to inspire the topics to be learned: color, pigment, design, and value, how to choose imagery that grabs your viewer, how to achieve color brilliance and dynamic color palettes will be discussed.

Both days guide you through a step-by-step tutorial where Carter first demonstrates for 20 minutes before you work on your painting. Because learning is a gradual process the tutorials are designed to build your experience and success.

Carol's classes are informal. Discussions are lively and entertaining. While you work, topics such as marketing, resources for supplies, documenting art, and developing personal imagery will be discussed.

MATERIALS LIST
WATERCOLORS (Daniel Smith)
  ** Shadow Violet
  ** Prussian Blue
  ** Phthalo Green YS
  ** Cadmium Orange Hue
  ** Opera Pink
  ** Prussian Green
  ** Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  ** Alizarin Crimson
  ** Cobalt Teal Blue
  ** French Ultramarine
  ** Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow)
  ** Cerulean Blue
WATERCOLORS (Holbein)
  ** Mineral Violet
  ** Horizon Blue
  ** Lavender
WATERCOLORS (Winsor & Newton)
  ** Burnt Sienna
PAPER
  ** Arches 140 lb CP four 11"x15" sheets (22x30 sheet torn into quarters)
BRUSHES
  ** any good 2" flat sable/synthetic
  ** any good round sizes 14, 8, and 1
OTHER
  ** palette
  ** two water buckets
  ** pencil
  ** kneaded eraser!
  ** masking tape
  ** paper towels (plenty)
  ** cloth towel(s)
  ** X-acto knife
  ** DANIEL SMITH masking fluid
  ** mild soap

FREE DEMO: Watercolor Whiteline Prints with ANN BRECKON. Feb 10, 2018. 1:30pm-3pm

WATERCOLOR WHITELINE PRINTS
with ANN BRECKON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, February 10, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A unique and intriguing way to transfer watercolor to paper, Provincetown whiteline prints were developed in the early 1900s. Small lines are carved to outline shapes on a wooden surface and then the watercolor is transferred one section at a time onto paper. The results are distinctive and lovely. Ann will share tips for making the process easy.

FREE DEMO: The Model Right in Front of You--Paint a Self Portrait (acrylic or watercolor) with ALICIA HARVEY. Feb 17, 2018. 1pm-3pm.

THE MODEL RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU - PAINT A SELF PORTRAIT (acrylic or watercolor)
with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You need a live person to work out how the nose looks in window light, how much of the shaded eye has detail outside in mid-day. Portraits offer endless challenges of how, how much, where.

Don't spend cash on a model--set up a mirror and make those faces yourself, tilt the head just right, put your nose in that shadow you've been working to solve. You are the PERFECT model and you are always around just at the right moment.

Alicia will start at the beginning of how to set yourself up as a model for portrait painting. All the masters painted themselves because they were always available--the model who never leaves. Lighting, tools, the process of posing and looking and painting--all these questions will be discussed and answered. Come with questions and lots of room in your notebook to write down the ideas that get you painting portraits, self-portraits, at home.

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Atmospheric Watercolor with FRANK EBER. Mar 8-9, 2018. 10am-4:30pm

ATMOSPHERIC WATERCOLOR
with FRANK EBER

#1: 2-DAY WORKSHOP $200
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Thursday-Friday, March 8-9, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

#2: 2-DAY WORKSHOP $200
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Sunday-Monday, March 11-12, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Painting ​should go deeper than copying nature as it is. It should be a personal response and a characterization of what is before us and in harmony with it. I try to understand a scene, but not intellectually. I can paint it how it is, that’s ea​sy.​ The interpretation of the thing that’s underneath–what gives it life–I’d like to find. The energy that makes it. In essence I am trying to paint what cannot be painted.

Atmosphere and light are just the first steps. As shapes dissolve in patterns of value and light, the painting becomes more a poetic statement than a literal representation.

​Painting is my meditation, my refuge. It exists in a timeless state–an ego-less zone in which I feel whole, as though life actually makes sense. One day I may be able to paint something of significance.

WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST
* I use ARTIST WATERCOLOR as follows (all pigments by Daniel Smith):
  ** cobalt blue, French ultramarine, ultramarine violet, cobalt violet, magenta, quinacridone rose, carmine, burnt sienna, neutral tint, indigo, German greenish raw umber, Verona gold ochre, Monte Amiata burnt sienna, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, cobalt turquoise, cobalt turquoise light, horizon blue (Holbein), zinc white (Chinese white) and titanium white
  ** Please note that you don't have to get the exact same colors, as long as you have a good range of blues, yellows, reds and a few earth tones, you are fine! Remember, there are only three colors in nature! If you already have watercolor paints by all means use them.
* PAPER:
  ** Arches blocks (12x16 or 14x20), 140 lbs or 300gsm, cold press or rough, please get artist grade paper, not student grade! If you get single sheets, please use ¼ (28by38cm, 11by15”) or ½ (38by57cm, 15by22”) and make sure you have enough for roughly two paintings per day. Also a few scrap pieces of paper would be good to have!
* BRUSHES:
  ** I use predominantly DaVinci mops (Casaneo 498) in three sizes (#2, 4 and 6). Squirrel Mops Petit Gris Pur Series 418 (#2 and 5) and synthetic rounds for details: Nova Series 1570 (#6 and 8). Maybe a rigger or a line brush for trees and line: mine is a DaVinci 5519 (#8). I also use cheap Chinese calligraphy brushes in a few different sizes.
* PAINTING PALETTE:
  ** Nice, deep mixing wells. I use a Holbein metal palette with porcelain coating
* OTHER STUFF:
  ** Easel with adjustable angle, painting surface (to tape the paper to), spray bottle (atomizer, mister), water container, tape (not blue tape!!!), paper towels, rags, pencils for drawing (2B-4B), sketch book, and note book for taking notes.

FREE DEMO/LECTURE: Golden Acrylics - Mixed Media with BARBARA DE PIRRO. Apr 14, 2018. 12pm-2pm.

GOLDEN ACRYLICS:
MIXED MEDIA

with BARBARA DE PIRRO

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seating is limited, please
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A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists . . . ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage.

We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.