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: Janet Trierweiler
Experimenting with Gelli Plate monotypes has added a fun and exciting new dimension to my 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, 9/30
Instructor: Janet Trierweiler
Work with a variety of drawing materials and techniques while learning the keys to successful composition and eye-catching value patterns. Learn foundational skills and creative approaches to drawing the still life. You’ll explore the use of charcoal, graphite, and micro pens.
When: Saturday, 10/14
Don't miss working with noted plein air painter!
Instructor: Thomas Trausch
Instructor: Thomas Trausch
In this Fall Plein air workshop, you will push the boundaries of color saturation. A demonstration will be given to show how to capture the palette that nature presents us. Depending on time and size of paintings you will be able to produce 1 or 2 works during this all day Plein air outing. All levels and all media are welcome. A great day of painting and learning is guaranteed!!
When: Sunday, 10/15
Instructor: Maria Sundqvist
Maria is an accomplished artist who has been using cold wax added to her oil paint as a method of adding dimension and depth to her paintings. We are lucky that she is ready to share her knowledge with other painters to help them achieve the texture and translucency available through this medium. Using traditional and non-traditional tools (like brayers, sticks, cards, etc.) you will learn how to create other-wordly images as well as being able to add a fresh look to your paintings. This workshop is best for experienced students with a knowledge of oil painting and composition. Maria will make this a fun day dedicated to exploring your art, adding a skill, and expanding your ability to create your works. You will leave with a completed piece! Short supply list.
When: Saturday, 10/21
Back by popular demand!
Basic of Color Theory in Watercolor (All supplies included)
Instructor: Fran Vail
Lush hues, deep shades, vibrant affects. Painting is all about color: mixing the exact color you want, applying it in different ways to create the effect your painting needs, placing one hue next to another to enhance the mood you wish to convey. We'll cover everything you want to know about the particularities of transparent watercolor, and you'll never again ask, "How did you get that color?"
When: Sunday, 10/22
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree
Colored pencil is a highly versatile medium, capable of achieving results that look almost like a painting…AND, it’s so clean and easy to use! Learn the techniques of how to layer, blend and burnish colored pencils, as well as how to integrate other mediums such as watercolor or markers, in order to create high levels of realism in your art. No previous experience needed!
When: Saturday, 11/4
Join nationally recognized artist Brian Sindler for a special workshop!
Instructor: Brian Sindler
Discover your potential for artistic expression with international award-winning artist Brian Sindler in this one-day workshop.
This intensive four-hour workshop offers an opportunity to delve into the materials, mediums, and philosophy that underpins Brian's studio and Plein Air process.
· Gain insights into the philosophy that drives artistic creations. Explore the concept of interpreting nature rather than merely replicating it.
· Move beyond the confines of academic painting as you learn to harness the power of small sketches, dynamic color studies, and photography as tools for artistic expression.
· Brian will provide a comprehensive step-by-step process to help you create better-designed sketches, develop the skills for blocking in paintings, and simplify the complexity of color palettes.
Understanding the distinction between creating mere paintings and crafting genuine art is the first step towards having the practical knowledge and creative inspiration to embark on your own artistic journey with confidence.
This workshop will transform your creative process and elevate your art to new heights! Oil, acrylic or water-based mediums are welcome. A short supply list is available on our website.
When: Saturday, 10/28
Exciting Pastel Opportunity!
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky
Join award-winning, nationally known artist Susan Kuznitsky for a two-day workshop. The focus will be on capturing the light. No matter the season or the subject, it is the light that draws us in. Whether you are a landscape painter or figurative painter you will benefit from this highly popular workshop. We will be focusing on different aspects of color as well as different approaches to the underpainting. You will have the option to paint along from the same image or work from your own reference. There will be time for personal and constructive feedback during the course. Each day will begin with demo. This class is appropriate for all levels of skill. Short supply list.
Color and Relativity – how color is influenced by the color around it.
Painting ‘white’ – how to create colorful whites in your paintings.
High Chroma – how to use the power of strong color without overdoing it.
More things to be covered:
The power of the underpainting
Working from photos – what to leave in and what to leave out
Drawing tips – line, rhythm, negative shapes
Lost and found edges
Color and value
Organizing your pastels in studio and for plein air
When: April 13th and 14th, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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 fall!