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Color, Form & Composition Through Still Life Workshop

Instructor, Hongnian Zhang

Using still life as a discipline to present Zhang’s unique “yin-yang” approach to color and composition, the student will develop skills in expressing form, space and texture.

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Scaling Up: Concepts & Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course, taught by one of the country’s premiere throwers, will focus on processes beginning with conceptualization on through to making large-scale work.

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Firing the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Potters of all ranges in abilities are welcome to bring work made from stoneware and or porcelain clay bodies and bisque fired to participate fully in this amazing firing. Everyone will participate in the kiln loading and firing process.

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The Black & White Linocut: Exploring Texture, Value, Contrast Workshop

Instructor, Karen Whitman

This linocut workshop, for beginners to advanced students, explores the many ways drama and impact can be accomplished through effective combinations of blacks, whites and tones and the skillful use of a variety of tools.

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Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands

Wilson Street Studio

5 days in the Kawartha Highlands Backcountry with Keith Thirgood
Keith is an experienced outdoorsman and artist. He will lead us by canoe into the backcountry of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Ontario, where the views are spectacular.

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Watercolor Workshop with George Politis AWS, RI in Thassos, Greece

George Politis AWS, RI

Painting holidays in Greece! Watercolor and mixed watermedia in the beautiful island of Thassos!
Combining studio and plein air painting and exploring pure watercolor and contemporary mixed watermedia!
Discover the beauty of Greece and local gastronomy! Fees include accommodation, all meals, field trips and local transport.
12 student max.

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The Quilted Monoprint

Peters Valley School of Craft

Inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, this workshop explores monoprinting through the processes of woodcut, dry point, collagraphs, direct trace drawing and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces.

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Musical Instruments from Found Objects

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore the vast and surprising sound making possibilities hidden in common materials, and develop that exploration into finished instruments.

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Beginning Wood Turning

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn tool selection & sharpening, wood selection, lathe setup, basic safety, sanding & finishing and will see how to find the bowl with the tree.

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Explorations in Felt & Lighting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This felting workshop lead by Icelandic artist Anna Gunnarsdottir will explore both sculpture possibilities and lighting.

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Bracelets: Bangle, Cuff, Chain & More!

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a perfect introduction to jewelry making! Participants will become familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working with fine metals. Guaranteed to finish a bracelet each day!

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Encaustic on Paper

Peters Valley School of Craft

While encaustic wax and paint is most often worked on a solid surface such as wood, it also lends itself to working on a paper substrate in thin layers. It can be translucent or more transparent allowing underneath layers of color or imagery to be visible.

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Arrowheads & Spears

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will begin by making a few types of arrow heads using assorted forging techniques and then take it to the next level and move up to larger material to forge the spear!

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Holiday Escape in France 2017

Holiday Escape France

Experience French village life, with an art tutor, play golf, visit local medieval villages and enjoy wonderful French food and wine – a holiday at a leisurely pace.

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Keep Your Pants On: The Art of the Belt Buckle

Peters Valley School of Craft

Experiment with found objects and pre-fabricated components to knock out a custom buckle quickly, or make every detail from scratch for the ultimate one-of-a-kind creation.

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Pattern Welded Steel for Blades & Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Cordwainer Craft: Making Classic Handmade Leather Shoes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using original tin patterns from the 1920s, learn about basic pattern-making and in this steady-paced class will move forward from there. From start to finish, this process is 100% hands-on shoe work.

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Step by Step Rib-Style Willow Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on the basic rib-style techniques used in willow basketry from the making of handles and rims to lashings, scalloming, slyping, shaping with ribs, and finishing techniques.

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Art Unraveled 2017 Art Retreat

Phoenix Rising Productions

Caroline Jasper 6hr or 3hr workshop topics for fine art acrylic painting and mixed media projects with acrylics. Materials included. On-site store. Extra Art Events included.

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MIKE HERNANDEZ Painting the Bluffs of Whidbey in gouache or oil

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Mike will cover the important fundamentals of composition, color relationships, lighting, atmospheric perspective, simplification and shape design through the use of gouache.

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ROBERT LIBERACE Studies in Light: Exploring Sorolla

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This workshop explores the great Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla and his unique and dynamic approach to painting.

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Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye

Peters Valley School of Craft

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures.

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Pronto Plate Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Susan Newbold

The use of Pronto Plates is an easy, and non-toxic lithographic method of printing.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 4

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

The vivid exploration of Comic Abstraction is sure to embolden you to the thrill of creating graphic dynamism through color, form and panel rhythm.

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Metal & Wood Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will combine basic metalsmithing and woodworking techniques to create unique jewelry. It will teach a variety of skills for blending the materials of metal and wood to create one of a kind rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches.

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Seeing Color and Light Workshop

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

This workshop is specific to the study of light, and its effect on color. Natural and artificial light sources, how they differ, and why this is relevant to a painter are demonstrated and discussed during this two day workshop.

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Fantastic Forms and How to Forge Them

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore how to carve, fuller and split steel. Working hot exploits the malleability of steel and its ability to take deep impressions.

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Carving Wooden Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will have multiple pieces at the completion of the course and a new perspective on the potential of wood as a material and it’s beauty in small scale works.

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Lithography Workshop 2

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Students will draw black-and-white images with lithographic crayons and pencils, and learn the fascinating process of etching the stones and printing editions from them.

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Classical Figure Drawing Workshop

Instructor, Emilie Houssart

This two-day figure drawing workshop is focused on understanding the way that we really see, and will give you core skills for creating a powerful image from life.

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WSA Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Peter Clapper

Paint directly from the Woodstock landscape in this plein-air workshop. See and paint the unique color and light that is Woodstock in the late summer.

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Making work for the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on combing the elements of line, volume and form to create functional pottery that is appropriate for a wood kiln.

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Making Color Work Wonders Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten
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Color is emotion in a painting. Join master pastelist Robert in exploring varied ways to express our feelings in our paintings by using fresh color combinations through “pushed” color, saturation contrasts, disassociated color, color proportioning and more.

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Color Studies on Silk: Moths & Butterflies

Peters Valley School of Craft

Moth and butterfly wings, beautiful and balanced, give us free rein to explore color in challenging ways. Templates give a quick start for good composition.

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ZHAOMING WU Figure and Portrait with Zhaoming Wu

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

In this workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting. It will be applied to figure painting in an “alla prima” approach

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The Oil Portrait Sketch Workshop

Instructor, Lois Woolley

Learn how to catch a likeness in a spirited, sketchy approach to portraiture. Combining alla-prima, large brushwork with sensitive line, one can complete this kind of oil portrait in just a few hours. Woolley will demonstrate how on Saturday morning.

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2017 Spectacular Summer Workshop Lineup

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The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier was founded to further the practice and education of artists working in the Old Masters methods in the Classical Realist tradition. BACAA is committed to upholding the highest standards of art instruction by providing opportunities for all artists and students.

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Little Boxes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The design and construction of a container enables careful thought in planning the design concept as well as meticulous attention to measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use: perfume bottle, pill box, etc.

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Forging Hollow Forms

Peters Valley School of Craft

All components of the process will be demonstrated including sculpture design and template making, pattern layout, fit up and construction. MIG and oxy acetylene welding will be utilized along with slip roller forming and brake work.

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Intuitive Painting classes

It is primarily a course about painting techniques. The subjects of tools, color theory, mixing paint, composition, value and layering will be covered, the intention is to present a holistic approach to life and painting, one that empowers, inspires and encourages you to paint like you.

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The Abstract Landscape Workshop 2

Instructor, Donald Elder

Workshop will encourage self-expression through use of color.

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The Art of Upholstery

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is a great introduction to upholstery techniques and tools used for furniture, auto and marine applications.

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Tina Garrett – 3 Ways to Paint Portraits … Because There are Many Ways to Create Great Art!

DebKArt Home Studios

Would you like to paint beautiful portraits with the method that best suits you?

– Private Instruction, limited to 12 students
– Tina will teach three starting methods, from the live model
– Organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values and temperatures for different skin types.

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Paint Santorini with Artist Susan Nichter

Arts + Cultural Travel

Paint Santorini with Susan Nichter

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