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Elizabeth Tokoly

Basic Bling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is intended to familiarize you with the necessary tools and techniques for jewelry and metalsmithing.

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FRANK EBER ‘Atmospheric Watercolors’

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Bring your painting skill to a higher level!

Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge.

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Illustration with Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Carol Zaloom

Using linoleum printmaking techniques and optional watercolor, this workshop will explore the ways in which you can bring to life your story, poem, favorite quote, or memory.

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Cynthia Fisher

Glass Mosaics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about color and the mosaic palette, how tile shape creates visual texture, how layout of patterns (opus) affect design and more.

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Erin Castellan

Machine Knitting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping.

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Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques

California Watercolor Association

Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques, July 21-22, 2 Days, Intermediate/Advanced 9:00AM-4:00PM

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Glenn Gilmore

Forging for the Home & Hearth

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover how to start blacksmithing, fire control, forging skills, tools, safety, and studio practices. Some of the techniques taught include hammer control, toolmaking, drawing out, riveting, upsetting, slitting and drifting.

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Linda Brooks Hirschman

Felt Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of felting, including why and how wool felts with only fleece, soap and water. Experiment with mixing colors of fleece and making various thicknesses of material.

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Drawing and Painting Summer Schools

LARA tutors will teach you the fundamentals of good draughtsmanship and paint handling as you work from a live model. This is the perfect taster for life on the Foundation or Diploma courses at LARA!

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Jane Brennan

Watercolor: Wet, Wild & Wonderful

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will work en plein air in the picturesque environment of Peters Valley, as well as indoors, learning to react to not only our subject matter but also to the ways the medium can be manipulated and controlled to achieve desired results.

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Kate Maury

Ornate Surfaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

Demonstrations and discussions will include commercial mold casting, press mold making, sprig application, damp storage, and forming techniques in throwing and hand building. Basic tableware as well as one of a kind pieces for celebratory moments will be our primary topic.

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Abstract Sculpture Fabrication: Working With Cardboard Workshop

Patty Mooney, Instructor

Cardboard is an incredibly versatile material that lends itself to creating dynamic sculptural forms. Students will learn a number of fabrication techniques that are designed to maintain the structural integrity of the material.

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Painting Roses Workshop

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

This workshop is designed for students who desire a two day span of time to devote to studying the exquisite form of roses. Radiant, luminous and alive, roses captivate a sensitive painter’s soul, and set off sparks of energy that excite the viewer’s imagination and senses.

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Barry Gross

Turning Fine Writing Instruments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Concentration on the fit & finish of a pen will be stressed daily along with thinking creatively to enhance your abilities.

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Watercolor with Nationally acclaimed, Barbara Nechis

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Barabara’s workshops are for all who want to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun, be intuitive and inventive.

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The Art & Craft of Metal Mesh Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using steel mesh to construct “flame-treated” biomorphic and geometric stainless steel mesh baskets 8 – 12 inches in size. Participants will learn how to design and cut out 2D patterns from the mesh to make 3D baskets.

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Forging FUNdamentals

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether sculptural or functional, the basics of steel shaping are the key to making a beautiful object. In this workshop you will learn the foundation of the forging process with a heavy focus on developing an eye for a clean line.

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William Depauw

Vessel Forms with the Help of Molds

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to use plaster molds to achieve interesting shapes and patterned surfaces. We will explore molds as a means to develop one-of-a-kind sculptural and utilitarian vessels.

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Patrick Diette

Spoon Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Patrick will discuss and demonstrate the basics of green wood spoon carving using traditional tools and methods.

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Linda Dulaney
Oil on Canvas

2017 Spectacular Summer Workshop Lineup

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier
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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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Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, burnishing(flush setting), channel setting and pave’.

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Introduction to Lampworking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making using ancient Venetian techniques.

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Bookmaking, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking on the Beautiful Island of Skopelos, Greece

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
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Skopelos Books with Beth Curren, Painting and Drawing Towards Abstraction with Carolee Jakes and The Changing Print and Monotype led by Cindy Tidler.

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Plein Air Woodcuts

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come work in different locations around Peters Valley to create woodcuts from the natural landscape. In the afternoon, we will return to campus and print your woodblocks.

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JAMES TENNISON Painting the Portrait

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

During this four-day workshop we will be painting a head-and-shoulders portrait from a live model.

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Giorgio Dante – Classical Figure Drawing and Painting Workshop

Flemish Classical Atelier

This workshop will be to focus on the classic drawing and academic painting techniques, in particular on the European Academism of the XIX century. The course will historically investigate the methodology of the old masters with the purpose to create a finished painting by the end of the two-week period.

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The Trade

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will work as a team with an experienced designer/blacksmith to produce a site-specific functional and decorative iron project (i.e. railing, small gate/grill) to be installed on the Peters Valley campus.

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Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a workshop for beginners looking to learn the art of chair caning and seat weaving.

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Brad Nichols

Caricatures in Steel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will investigate forging and fabrication processes while thinking beyond traditional blacksmithing forms such as architectural gates, railings, furniture, and other utilitarian objects.

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Renaissance Painting Techniques for Contemporary Artists

Atelier Neo Medici
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Gregory Pelizzari, Artist/Director of the Atelier Neo Medici, invites students and professional painters to the Aquitaine region of France, for a two month intensive painting workshop.

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DAN SCHULTZ The Figure in the Landscape

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This will be an in-depth oil painting workshop focusing on Dan’s technique for painting the figure outdoors.

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Beth Ireland

Boxes: From Bandsaw to Lathe

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of box making techniques utilizing the bandsaw and the lathe.

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Bifei Cao

Jewelry Fabrication: Building from a Ring

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore different styles of ring designs based on the shape of a circle, square or rectangle in order to build personal narrative and design criteria. Then work on foundation fabrication techniques that will enable you to create your own special and narrative ring with stone setting.

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Traditional Intaglio Printmaking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we’ll have five days to explore this centuries old printmaking process from start to finish.

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Kelly Jean Conroy

Imagery in Enamel

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics to be explored will include; decals, sgraffito, sandblasting with contact paper resists, working with liquid enamels, and alternative cloisonné techniques.

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Elizabeth Morisette

Tapestry Loom Workshop: Make and Weave

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to build your very own wooden frame loom and weave on it using recycled and repurposed materials.

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Le Mistral- Painting Adventures

Plein Air Painting Adventure wth Perry Haddock SFCA

LeMistral Painting Adventures-Pender Island BC, Canada
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Hosts:
Kathleen Theriault AFCA, ASA, OPA and Robert Theriault pEng and internationally certified skipper.
Kathleen and Robert are excited to begin sharing the magic of the Southern Gulf Islands with artists, students and instructors by offering one of a kind all inclusive LeMistral Painting Adventures on Pender Island, BC, Canada.

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"Headstrong"

Vermont Art Event

HK Holbein

Art Workshops and Materials Expo offering a range of 2-D painting media workshops.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 3

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Welcome to the revolutionary genre of our time that has captivated artists the world over and gained a significant worldwide audience.

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2017 Provence for Painters Summer Workshops in France

Provence for Painters
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The beautiful landscape of Provence will be the inspiration for these intensive oil painting workshops with artist/teacher, Judy Ryan. Paint the lavender and sunflower fields and quaint hill towns “en plein air.” Learn the fundamentals of painting light and color out-of-doors. All levels of ability are welcome.

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Jerry Bennett

Hand Building Functional Forms using Paper Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.

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Painting with a Master

R. Bruce Brennan Fine Art
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Come study the essence of fine oil-painting in this in-depth three-day, five night, class of painting with a master. Your tuition will include your accommodations in your own private suite in my home, breakfasts, and use of easel. Come away with an enriched knowledge of technique and desired focus.

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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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Intensive Watercolor Workshop

Instructor, Richard Segalman

The focus of this class is on the intensity of the encounter between artist and subject, and on expression rather than details of techniques.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 2

Instructor, Polly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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Beyond the Basics of Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come further develop your technical repertoire of skill and blacksmithing techniques. This course will cover tool-making techniques and basic heat-treating of tool steels, as well as some traditional joinery techniques.

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In and around the Painting School of Montmiral

Two week courses in painting and drawing

The Painting School of Montmiral
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Drawing and Painting Workshops in “un des plus beaux villages de France”

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Marbling for Book Makers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric, including how to select materials and prepare a marbling vat.

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Sculptural Stringed Instrument Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking to make your instrument, a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of string instrument or someone just looking for a fun week, this is the class for you.

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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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Hand Building Earthenware Pottery

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we will explore various hand built pottery forms using red earthenware clay. Included will be plates and platters, covered forms including teapots and more.

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Lauren Raine

Mask Arts: Myth, Portrait & More

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn to sculpt from their own faces, creating durable theatrical masks and artwork. The mask or sculpture is created from different grades of vegetable tanned leather.

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Making Monotypes With Water Based Media: A Non Toxic Approach To Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Anthony Kirk

Participants will be shown how to prepare and use mat board printing plates that have the texture of mild sandpaper and are therefore conducive to drawing with water soluble crayons and painting with water based printing ink.

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Tea Bowls: Form, Function and Beauty

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics covered will include: aesthetics, proportions, preparing clay bodies, nuances and components of summer and winter shaped tea bowls, forming methods on the potter’s wheel, working with tea bowl blanks for carving and throwing off the mound to achieve fluidity.

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Mixed Media/Stitch Art : Nafpolio, Greece

Artist: Natalya Aikens

Our Muse:
Natalya travels to Greece to share with us her exceptional passion and talent for stitched art. Her art has been accepted into the Quilt National 2017, featured in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA; Quilt National 2013

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Simplifying the July Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Each Wednesday during the summer in Woodstock, NY, a group of artists meet at a bucolic, private location to capture the essence of place creating meaningful sketch book entries .

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Etruscan Places – Open Air Fundamentals Buonconvento, TUSCANY

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
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We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demos that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session.

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Brooching Titanium

Peters Valley School of Craft

Although titanium has a reputation as a hard and difficult material you will learn that you can create attractive surfaces and forms using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Water Based Woodcut Workshop

Instructor, Florence Neal

Printmakers know the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints. Contemporary artists are enjoying this technique that develops their deep concentration, keen observation and hand skills using natural and non-toxic materials.

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INTO THE SOUL OF FLORENCE – Plein Air Painting in Tuscany

Artist, Andrew Lattimore/Lattimore Studio of Fine Art

Join artist Andrew Lattimore for another Italy Plein Air Workshop in the culturally rich and visually sumptuous Tuscany. We’ll be staying in the foothills of Florence in a former monastery that offers panoramic views of Florence with seven acres of private gardens and silver leaved olive groves. All levels welcome.

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