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Art Loft COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

THE Art Loft is open at reduced capacity and we have implemented new procedures, as advised by the CDC, to ensure a safe, fun, and creative environment for all visiting artists.

1. We are requiring guests to wear masks or face coverings in the studio and during any interactions in common areas of the house. We ask you bring your own face covering and spares but will have a limited number of extra masks to ensure all have a covering.

2. Upon arrival all participants, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked and hand sanitizer will always be available during the workshop.

3. All participants will be asked to practice social distancing throughout the house. The art loft will be providing adequate space between easels in the studio to do so.

During workshop events the studio and facilities will be sanitized on a regular basis. Any prepared food will be served in single use, self-contained receptacles.

If you or anyone in your home is feeling sick or displays any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

The Art Loft will be using all practices outline by the CDC to ensure a safe environment for the workshops. We ask all participants to do so also. For more information go to Centers For Disease Control And Prevention.

Up Coming Demonstrations…

If your busy schedule doesn’t allow a full class try one of our demonstrations.



David will be giving a painting demonstration on:

Nov 7th, 2021 from 10am to 1pm

Workshops for 2021…



Stand-by registration only. The demo still has openings available.


Landscape & Light: 3-Day Studio Landscape Workshop for Pastel & Oil

January 21 to 23, 2021 – $485

Spend three days in an intensive study on how to train your eyes to discern light in the landscape, focusing on how to capture genuine effects of various lighting scenarios in your studio work, rather than trying to duplicate a compromised photographic image. We’ll study several types of lighting situations in different types of landscapes. Reference photos will be provided for student use, or students may work from their own photos if they have similar lighting situations. (See additional info about reference photos in the supply information.) Each day will begin with an instructor demo, with student painting time in the afternoon.

More about Barbara Jaenicke at BARBARAJAENICKE.COM

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm       Min. 6, Max 10

Barbara Jaenicke Demonstration

Barbara will be conducting a painting demonstration on

JANUARY 24th from 10am to 1pm

Price $55          Register by clicking the button —>

AMANDA LOVETT – Simplifying Plein Air Painting – Oil or Open Acrylic

June 10 to 12, 2021 – $415

One major issue with plein air painting is its overwhelming nature. Well check your anxiety at the door! We are not only going to remove the pressure of trying to complete a finished painting on site, but also explore simplified techniques for capturing your composition, light envelope and color. Improve your color mixing skills by using a minimum palette and develop a better understanding of color harmonies.

This workshop will include painting demonstrations with easy to understand techniques, after which, artists will concentrate on their own paintings with plenty of personal instruction. At the end of each day, participants will gather for helpful critiques and discussion. Also, an optional demonstration of approaches to finish a plein-air start in a studio (all the while maintaining the freshness of the painting) will be available. No matter if your goal is to create finished paintings, or simply gather information for your studio work, there is no greater way to grow as an artist than to learn how to capture what is actually in front of you!

More about Amanda Lovett at AMANDALOVETT.COM

Thursday to Saturday9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

MARGARET DYER – The Figure in Pastels and Oils

AUG 20 to 22, 2021 – $425

In Margaret’s workshops students are taught traditional pastel and oil painting techniques. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel and/or oil application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method.
Bring your digital cameras (with small compact flash memory card), iphones or ipads for a short photo session at the end of day one. We will have a small portable printer with wifi capability and the ability to read your camera’s memory cards and will work from our printed photos on day two. Day three, back to the model.

For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take.


More about Margaret Dyer at MARGARETDYER.COM

Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm           Minimum 6, Maximum 12

DAVID SHEVLINO – Painting Alla Prima from Life and Photos

SEP 23 to 25 ,2021 – $425

Come paint the figure and portrait wet into wet. Focus will be on simplifying forms and using an economical paint application.

This workshop is ideal for those wishing to break away from a tighter/traditional style of painting.


More about David Shevlino at DAVIDSHEVLINO.COM

Thursday to Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

DAVID SHEVLINO Demonstration

David will be conducting a painting demonstration on

SEPTEMBER 26th, 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Price $55          Register by clicking the button —>

MARY GARRISH – Design Principles

NOV 5 to 7, 2021 – $475

Design will be the emphasis of this workshop. Through lectures and demonstrations concentrating on thoughtful lines and shapes, a greater understanding of what good design “is” will become apparent. Dividing the canvas into simple abstract shapes and lines will be explored in exercises designed to open our eyes to new possibilities. Linear and atmospheric perspective will be covered to enhance the depth of your paintings.

More about Mary Garrish at MARYGARRISHFINEART.COM

Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm           Minimum 6, Maximum 12

ANITA ELDER – Hand Painted Holiday Cards

NOV 13th, 2021 – $85

Bring your Christmas spirit and join us for a fun filled day of creating your one of a kind Christmas card. Bring your own medium, oil, watercolor, or acrylic. Instructions will be given to each individual student on there personal card. You may bring your own reference material for your design, or the Art Loft can supply reference material. We will also be covering the process of reproducing (printing) your card for The Christmas Holiday. The Art Loft will be supplying lunch and Christmas snacks for our special day.

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm