Art Classes and Workshops — Workshops

1 Day “Drama Queen” Workshop with Kate Carney

December 20th, 2014

9:30am  – 5:30pm

One Day Workshop with Award winning artist Kate Carney

Fast Drying Alkyd Oils, Mediums and GlazesDramatic color to create vivid but simple paintings

Kate Carney

No medium expresses the language of color like Oils.  Get away from your inhibitions about the challenges of oil painting, and get into pure color.  Learn how to effectively use chemicals to make oil paint behave in ways so far away from what you thought you could do with them.  Grow creatively with confidence as you master skills that may help you unlock your own artistic vision.  Messy, fun and not for the faint of heart – this workshop requires an open mind and a willing heart…and a lot of rags.

Kate is an award winning artist based in Central Florida.  She’s one of those people who worked and worked, and raised a family, and circled the fine art world as an art teacher, graphic artist, mommy, print shop operator, bartender etc for years before casting off and launching a successful career as a painter.   Educated in Europe at University of London’s Chelsea School of Art and Queen’s College, Kate brings a knowledge of the classics to her classes to help support the newer techniques with solid technical knowledge.
Instructor: Kate Carney
$95 members, $110 non-members


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2 Day “Wax On – Wax Off” Encaustic Workshop with Shelley Jean

January 16th and 17th, 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

2-Day Encaustic Workshop with  Shelley Jeanshelley jean wax on wax off

Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate Students will learn the basics of Encaustic, an ancient process using melted beeswax, pigments and damar resin to create richly colored paintings. We will explore the history, safety and versatility of this intense medium that invites you to experiment! Hands-on practice will follow demonstrations covering various processes including fusing, incising, image transfer, collage, pigment sticks, shellac and multiple mixed media possibilities.
Materials Fee: $30 payable to instructor
Instructor:  Shelley Jean
$190 members, $220 non-members
$100 deposit at time of registration (non-refundable)


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3-Day Painting Workshop with Yves Lanthier

February 12th – 14th, 2015
9:30 – 4:30 pm

This workshop is for all aspiring fine art professionals or beginners who want a sense of what it is like to create critical work.

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Join Yves Lanthier, artist and author of “The Art of Trompe L’oeil Murals“.
Students will work with acrylics on a foam board 18 in. x  24 in. and create one of Yves beautiful tile designs.Space is limited to ensure personal instruction time with the artist. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a master in your field!
Instructor: Yves Lanthier
Members and Non-Members: $470
$100 deposit at time of registration (non-refundable)


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4 Day “Watercolor Secrets Revealed” Workshop with Master Teacher Tom Lynch

February 24 – 27, 2015

9:30am to 4pm

Welcome to the watercolor world of Tom Lynch ~ Let him lead you on an exciting watercolor adventure in color, contrast, and light!
Tom Lynch

Don’t miss this opportunity to study with a master teacher with 30 years of experience and the author of 7 books and 5 televisions series. Tom’s workshops are very organized classes that include lesson exercises, and plenty of individual attention.  He demonstrates, works with each student, and critiques daily.  Each day he builds upon the previous day’s lessons in a positive, fun filled atmosphere.Tom Lynch

Some objectives you will be working on:

  • How to think like an artist
  • New watercolor techniques
  • Special effects in watercolor
  • Building a successful painting
  • Composition/design/prelims
  • Capturing mood
  • Putting the “Wow” factor in watercolor
  • Painting sunlight and shadow

Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch is a master watercolorist and educator, host of the popular television series “Fun with Watercolor”, and author of seven books. His artwork has been featured in galleries nationwide, and he has been honored with numerous awards. Tom has a passion for teaching and that same passion is evident in his work. He is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing the student’s own individual needs.
Instructor: Tom Lynch
$375 members and non-members
$100 deposit at time of registration (non-refundable)


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1 Day “Get Loose” Watercolor Workshop with Ken Austin

March 3, 2015

9:00am to 4:00pm

In this one day workshop you will get in touch with the quick, the loose and the good looking. A real kick in the pants! We will touch on concepts, devices, color, value and learning when not to paint.Ken Austin

From Ken: My classes are traditional in outline, I start with a lecture or demo and then assign related work to the students. I like to have different levels of experience in my class from experienced beginners to advanced, this give students an opportunity to hear how their work looks to others. I have been very fortunate to have had great teachers and role models in my art career. I would like the same for my students. If every student I teach finds as much joy as I do in the art we make in my class, I will feel successful!
Instructor:  Ken Austin
$95 members, $125 non-members


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3 Day “Loosen Up” Acrylic Painting Techniques Workshop with Susan Toby White

March 9th thru 11th, 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

“Loosening up” is a goal for many. This workshop presents students with many tools to free their painting styles.  It is taught in a manner appropriate for the beginner or those with experience. Susan will cover color theory in the simplest of terms, yet, with thorough results, understanding values, approaches to under-painting and glazing techniques.  She will encourage a loose approach of application of paint through use of brushes and palette knife.Loosen Up

Susan says “although I do demonstrate, the focus is a hands on experience. I never paint on a students work. I feel strongly that we are all unique. We see and create things in our own ways. My hope is that I will give tools to all that will help my students develop their individual creative process.”
Instructor: Susan Toby White
Fee: $375 members, $410 non-member
$100 deposit at time of registration (non-refundable)


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