Workshops for 2021
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
Workshops for 2022
PAUL BATCH – Creative Landscapes
JAN 20 to 22, 2022 – $485
Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
In this workshop, you will be given the power to move mountains and trees — on your canvas. We will paint working from reference photos, students can bring their own or use the photos provided by the instructor. Paul will demonstrate and discuss doing various kinds of studies, such as monochromatic, color and alla prima. Paul will show how he combines multiple studies and references to create a truly unique work of art.
Each morning will begin with a targeted demonstration such as design, paint application, creating happy accidents…followed by independent painting time with Paul providing personal help at the easel, and ending with a group discussion.
More about PAUL BATCH here https://www.paulbatchpainting.com/
CHRIS GROVES – Abstracting The Landscape
MAR 25 to 27, 2022 – $485
Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
This workshop will cover two main topics: Pushing one’s landscape artwork with a variety of mediums and tools as a way of loosening up, as well as heavy discussion on changing design and composition to push outside the obvious. Experimenting with cold wax medium and galkyd as an addition to oil paint will be covered as a way to add texture, layering and mark making. Using all the basics of classical landscape painting as a foundation will be heavily discussed. Adding a variety of tools and mediums in order to achieve beyond the basics while allowing exploring new directions in their own artwork.
More about CHRIS GROVES here https://www.cgroves.com/
QIANG HUANG – Still Life
JUN 10 to 13, 2022 – $585
Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Qiang’s approach to still life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on creating dramatic set ups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his or her current skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice with live settings
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