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Earth and Sky:
Painting Landscapes
with Melanie Stokes

Instructor: Melanie Stokes
Date: October 1st, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 pm

Ages: 16 and up

Cost: $175 lunch will be provided

Level: All levels of adult painters are welcome, but a prerequisite knowledge of paint mediums and drawing skills will be helpful.

A one day workshop to develop techniques for expressing mood, time and place in a landscape. Composition, atmospheric perspective, value and color will be discussed as students plan and produce a landscape painting. The instructor will be using oil paint, however, acrylic and watercolor are welcomed, if preferred. A list of recommended supplies will be provided.

For bio info see: 

 www.melaniestokesart.com

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Watercolor Techniques and Methods
2 Day Workshop
with Glenn Cernosek

Instructor: Glenn Cernosek
Date: Saturday and Sunday October 8 & 9

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 pm

Ages: 16 and up

Cost: $175  lunch will be provided

Level: All levels of adult painters are welcome

Register by October 1st

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn techniques and methods that will make your paintings better, easier and more fun to paint. You will learn how to use paint and make interesting textures and brush strokes. Watercolor painting for beginners can feel intimidating, but if you have never picked up a paintbrush, this class will get you started on creating beautiful works of art. Some of the techniques you will learn are: Flat Washes, Graded Washes, Glazes, Brush Work, Drybrush, Wet-Into-Wet and more. You will learn how to know which color to start with when trying to match a color in your reference photo or outdoor painting subject. After practicing these techniques, you will learn how to use them together to create beautiful paintings.

You will also learn some of the techniques of the old masters to draw subjects more accurately on your watercolor paper. There will be discussions about paints, brushes and paper brands, sizes, weights and textures. You will learn why certain papers are better suited for certain types of paintings.

 

SUPPLIES LIST:

Brushes:
-1 inch flat watercolor brush, similar to a Grumbacher Aquarelle synthetic.
- #8, #4 and #0 round watercolor brushes, they can be synthetic hair brushes.
Watercolors in tubes, small tubes are fine. The colors below are professional grade paints from Winsor & Newton or Grumbacher or Daniel Smith. You can use these or another quality brand but it is best not to buy student grade paints because they will fade over time and the colors are very weak.
- French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Winsor Blue (Green Shade) or Phthalo Blue
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Winsor Red or Cadmium Red or Pyrrole Red
- Winsor Yellow or Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow
- Yellow Ochre
-Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache Permanent White
Watercolor Paper
- Arches Watercolor Blocks – Cold Press. 10” x 14” or larger. Blocks are good to use
because the 140 pound paper is already stretched. Do not separate the pages,
- If you cannot find the watercolor blocks, purchase one sheet of 300 pound Arches
Watercolor Cold Press paper (20” x 30”) and cut it into 4 pieces (10”x15”).
- Also bring an inexpensive watercolor pad for practicing brush work. Size 10” x 15” or
larger. You will probably use 4 or 5 sheets.

-Kleenex Tissues
-Paper towels or dinner napkins
-Container for rinsing brushes
-Brush basin, it holds water and brushes or two non-spillable containers for water.
-Plastic white palette by Tom Lynch or John Pike or you can use one that you already have.
-Color wheel of any size.
-HB pencil
-Kneaded eraser
-12” ruler

 

I have a YouTube video called “Glenn Cernosek’s Art Studio Tour – How to setup an art studio”, which shows some of the supplies listed above.

 

 

Read more about Glenn at www.cernosek.com

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Encaustic Painting Level 2
with Carolyn Todd

Instructor: Carolyn Todd
Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 pm

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $175  includes all supplies and lunch will be provided

Level: All levels of adult painters are welcome, but a prerequisite knowledge of encaustic painting skills will be helpful.

A one day workshop to further explore encaustic painting techniques with Carolyn Todd.  If you have taken the prior session, feel free to bring any of your encaustic paints.  All supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Encaustic painting is created using heat guns and melted oil paint cakes that include bees wax and Damar resin.   This technique dates back to prehistoric paintings in many caves around the world, including North American sites. Artists such as Jasper Johns, Karl Zerbe, and Robert Rauschenberg modernized encaustic painting with pop themes and massive collages.

The class will include new opportunities to experience encaustic layering and collage. Small objects for collage will

be provided or students can bring a small object or two. Objects need to be small: less that 2" and preferably

flat or with a depth of 1" or less. Photographs, cards, small metal or glass objects can work.

 

Any questions - please email Lindsay

Please register by October 25th so that paint supplies may be ordered in time.

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