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.
Instructor: Nina Weiss
How’s your palette looking these days? Need help mixing just the right color?
In our hands-on on-line color mixing class, we will review the color theory that
will enable you to mix the right color the FIRST time, reproduce colors, analyze
color components, and practice mixing techniques with a limited palette.
Students are encouraged to use the water-based painting medium of their choice.
(Material list, worksheets and handouts will be provided for downloading)
When: Four Tuesdays - 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28
Back by popular demand!
Instructor: Nancy Behles
We provide all materials! You bring yourself! 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!
When: Sunday, 2/5
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree
Choosing the right colored pencils for a drawing can be overwhelming, especially because there are so many options out there. We will work with a limited "palette" to gain a better understanding of how to mix and layer colored pencils, and begin to build a deeper understanding of color. Whether you are looking for realism, or want to be a little more creative, understanding color will help you achieve the results you want. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or intermediate students. All supplies included!
When: Saturday, 2/18
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, 3/4
Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Tom Nachreiner
Gain confidence in your ability to translate your subject to canvas, as you strengthen your observational skills, build a reliable process for planning, and develop your own unique voice. Whether you are somewhat of a beginner, with some drawing skills, or a more experienced painter, this workshop helps you to identify a focus in your painting practice through positive approaches to art making and a new pattern for success.
Each morning, Tom will demonstrate a variety of topics, including planning compositions, selecting and handling materials, paint mixing and application. Leave this workshop with focus and direction for future work, and a painting each day to take home to finish along with the photo reference. Oil, acrylic, and pastel painters are welcome. Students should have some experience and a basic understanding in one of these mediums. Beginners should have some drawing skills, and intermediate to advanced students can still learn tons in Tom’s workshop.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 3/11 and 3/12
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
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: 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
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
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!