Please sign-up at least three (3) days before the scheduled dates of workshops to allow teachers enough time for planning and preparation of any necessary materials. Participants signing up after that point will be accommodated if space is available.
Explore Architecture in Watercolor - FULL
Instructor: Fran Vail
Don’t be afraid to include buildings in your paintings, paint a special home or meaningful structure in watercolor!
Fran will demo and show you how to create paintings of buildings, private residences and other architectural treasures. She’ll cover simple perspective. You’ll learn how to sketch first, then bring your painting to life. You'll experiment with textures like brick, stone, shingles and techniques that can be applied to painting all kinds of structures. Fran shares her tricks of the trade and offers numerous practical methods, as well as offering a really fun afternoon! Lots to learn – so please note that the painting demo will begin at noon! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
When: Sunday, 3/19
The Basics of Creating a Children’s Book
Instructors: Martina Faulkner and Fran Vail
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the basics behind creating a children’s book—from writing the story, to storyboarding, to illustration. Whether you want to write a legacy book for your family or share your creativity with a wider audience, children’s books can be a fun project for anyone to embrace. Both Fran Vail and Martina Faulkner have created children’s books across a variety of subjects and have combined their years of experience to develop this special workshop. The goal of this course is to simplify the process and help you understand the many different components involved in arriving at a final book. The workshop will include both lecture-style teaching and hands-on artistic exercises using specific tools Martina has developed for her publishing company. Bring a project you're currently working on, an idea you have, or a blank slate to create something from scratch. As a bonus during the workshop, both Fran and Martina will offer professional feedback and guidance on your specific project. You will also receive a printed guide to use during the class for your own notes that you can take home after the class to help keep you on track! If you’ve ever wanted to create a children’s book, but didn’t know where to start, this workshop is for you!
When: Saturday, 4/29
Instructor: Nancy Behles
Grab your pals and join instructor, Nancy Behles for a relaxing, “no fear” approach to acrylic painting. Students will complete a 9”x 12” still-life canvas during this very educational and fun session. All levels welcome. Beginners and beginner wannabees - this is your chance to take a chance! We provide all materials - you bring yourself!
When: Sunday, 4/30
Instructor: Fran Vail
We’ll study the many moods of skies, an essential aspect of landscapes. Using washes, dry-brush and other techniques, we’ll explore dramatic clouds, storms and sunsets. Through demonstrations and individual coaching, this class will elevate your watercolor paintings – no matter your skill level. Beginners welcome! Fran shares her tricks of the trade and offers numerous practical methods, as well as offering a really fun afternoon! Lots to learn – so please note that the painting demo will begin at noon!
ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED
When: Sunday, 5/7
Feathers and Fur in Colored Pencil
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree
Do you have a beloved pet? Or are you just an all-round animal lover? Capture their cuteness in this class. We will start with the basics of making an accurate drawing, then move into colored pencil techniques that will help you render fur or feather texture in a realistic way. Bring a photo of your pet, or work from the instructor's examples.
When: Saturday, 5/20
Monotype Printing using a Gelli Plate
Instructor: Janet Trierweiler
Experimenting with Gelli Plate monotypes can add a fun and exciting new dimension to your painting practice. Working in layers, students will learn to work with mark-making, stencils, masking and making creative tools out of common household items. Learn how to use the right paper to get the effects you desire. Water-based ink, Golden Open Acrylics or fluid acrylics can be used with the Gelli Plates. Short supply list.
When: Saturday, 6/10
Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
ANY DAY----Independent Study NSAL Faculty
Private, one-on-one instruction and critique for those wanting personalized attention. Time is flexible. Schedule one lesson or a series. Cost: $75 per hour
Join us this Spring!