Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Comic Books"
June 26-29, 2017
 

Do you love to create cartoons and comics? In this drawing class, you will explore the language of cartooning and develop your own characters and story. Expand your drawing skills as you learn how to depict a variety of expressions on your characters’ faces. Compose each frame of your comic strip and use text to help tell your story. Graphic novels, manga, and other illustration styles will be looked at and discussed to help you invent your own characters and style.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Thomas Wallestad
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Cartoons and Characters"
June 26-29, 2017
 

Bring your imagination and we’ll provide the materials for you to create your very own cartoon characters. Brainstorm, sketch, and finalize your characters as you explore the language of storytelling. Create multiple paintings and drawings throughout the week that describe your characters’ emotions, families, homes, and more. Drawing, painting, mixed-media, and sculptural techniques will be explored in this exciting class.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Christine Newman
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Sequential Art and Illustration"
June 26-29, 2017
 

Discover the process of illustrating and writing a sequential story from planning, layout, and sketching, to the final finished pages. Using personal experiences or your imagination, build your own narrative filled with invented characters and settings. A variety of drawing materials and styles, including graphic novels, cartooning, and manga, will be explored and provide you with a foundation in illustration techniques. Share your finished story and images in a final comic book.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Christine Newman
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Graphic Novels: Narrative and Illustration"
June 26-29, 2017
 

Sharpen your illustration and cartooning skills in this intensive experience for teens. Work both collaboratively and independently as you learn the process of illustrating a sequential story - from writing, layout, and sketching, to the final finished pages. A range of exercises focused on developing technique will introduce you to a variety of media that can be used to complete your illustrations and express your ideas. Open to beginning and advanced students, you will leave this intensive with confidence in your unique style and voice.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Thomas Wallestad
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Drawing for Teens (Ages 13-18)"
June 26-30, 2017
 

In this class students will learn to see as they make the critical shift from left to right brain, where drawing happens. We’ll explore contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective, while working with a variety of drawing mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. Using a grid, we’ll do a group project to learn how to scale small drawings to create larger pieces.
 
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Instructor: Karen Cornell
Cost: $250, materials included
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"High School Intensive: Sculpture"
June 26-30, 2017
 

Explore clay modeling and expand your portfolio with three-dimensional work. Work from a life model to learn methods of terra cotta clay sculpture, focusing on anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be kilnfired after the course ends. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Landscape Painting"
June 26-30, 2017
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! (Van transportation from PAFA available for outside locations.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Workshop - 4th of July Parade: Giant Puppets"
July 1-4, 2017
 

Puppetry has a distinct ability to captivate our imaginations through storytelling with human-like forms that are at once familiar and otherworldly. In this class, you will design and build your own large-scale, wearable puppet masks to examine how human characteristics can be altered or exaggerated to create a sense of wonderment and delight for both the maker and viewer. Class will be held the mornings of Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Johanna Winters
Cost: Members: $85, Non-Members: $95
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 1"
July 3-8, 2017
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude models. No class on Tuesday, July 4.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Ceramic Totem Poles"
July 5-8, 2017
 

The first totem poles were made from cedar trees and told the story of a family through carvings of animals, symbols, and designs. In this class, you will build a modern totem pole out of stacked clay forms to tell the story of your family! Use pinch, slab, and coil techniques to sculpt the individual pieces. Decorate the surface with texture tools and brightly colored underglazes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kari George
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Fantastic World of Ceramics: Hand and Wheel"
July 5-8, 2017
 

Learn the art of throwing clay on the wheel to form mugs, dishes, and vases. Combine these new skills with handbuilding techniques to create a series of fantasy-based functional forms. Pull inspiration from your favorite adventure books and movies, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and more, to add dimensional details, texture, and painted imagery to your work. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are food safe.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Crazy about Color!"
July 10-13, 2017
 

Color is one of the most powerful tools an artist can use. In this class, you will learn how nature creates color, how color affects the way we see and feel, and how artists have used color throughout art history. Create a body of work that reflects your unique personality, imagination, and inspiration through color. A range of painting styles, paint media, and subject matter will be explored, including portraiture, nature studies, perspective, and abstraction.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Explorations in Ink"
July 10-13, 2017
 

A line is a dot that went for a walk. In this drawing class, you will explore the straight, curvy, zigzagged, and wiggly lines of calligraphy, zentangles, sumi painting, and more. Art history discussions will introduce the techniques of each drawing method, while skill building exercises will provide hands-on practice using ink as a drawing and writing tool. Complete successful drawings and writing samples in a fun and experimental atmosphere. A handbound book or portfolio will preserve your work of illuminated letters, calligraphy, sumi paintings, and zentangles.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Multi-Media Paintings"
July 10-13, 2017
 

Push the boundaries of traditional painting by adding printmaking, collage, and three-dimensional elements to your pieces. Learn basic painting methods, including color mixing and brush handling, as you experiment and explore subject matter. Create luminous paintings with interesting layers, visual rhythms, and varied textures. Let process be your guide!
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Scratchboard: Getting it Down in Black and White"
July 10-13, 2017
 

Discover a new way of drawing in black and white in this class focused on scratch media. See how light and shadow can create depth and volume in a drawing. Explore the variety of textures and marks that can be created on a scratchboard surface. Additional experiments will include adding watercolor washes for color and using collage to create a textured surface. Your final composition will be completed on coated scratchboard, where the drawing will be made entirely of white lines and shapes scratched from the surface.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Painting I: Still Life & Portrait"
July 10-14, 2017
 

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements and portrait models to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing for Comics"
July 10-14, 2017
 

Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Favorite Places: Collaged Landscapes"
July 14, 2017
 

Push the boundaries of traditional landscape painting as you create images that incorporate paint, collage, and textural elements. Gain inspiration from 20th Century artists Wayne Thiebaud, David Hockney, and Richard Diebenkorn. View and discuss their use of pattern, color, perspective, and composition in the landscape. Basic painting skills, color mixing, and collage techniques will be covered.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Printmaking Palooza"
July 17-20, 2017
 

Learn about the versatile medium of printmaking! This class will explore a variety of print methods, including painterly monoprints, collographs using found objects, rubbings from nature, and more. Combine and layer these processes to create one-of-a-kind pieces in both two- and three-dimensions. Develop your skills and ideas as you experiment with color, texture, shape, and pattern.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Going Graphic"
July 17-20, 2017
 

Discover how graphic design and printmaking are used in the worlds of art and advertising. Learn how powerful images can be as you study familiar logos and graphics. Experiment with printmaking techniques, including relief, monoprint, silk screen, and collage, as you develop your own ideas and images. Take your designs beyond your initial sketch by experimenting with processes and expanding your ideas to create finished works of art.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Penny Niesen
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Book Arts"
July 17-20, 2017
 

Learn the history and techniques of book arts in this fundamental bookmaking class. Familiarize yourself with the processes of preparing papers, designing covers and pages using printmaking techniques, and binding through a series of exercises and simple glue-bound books. Construct a final journal that features hand painted covers and uses a coptic stitch for binding. Fill your new journal with drawings, writing, and more.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Katie Baeten
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Personal Expression Through iPhoneography"
July 17-19, 2017
 

Technology has made photography fast, cheap, and easy, but with so many images out in the world, how do you create something memorable? Great images are well-composed, carefully lit, and have something to say. This class delves into the technical and compositional aspects of photography. Explore contemporary photographers, practice styling images for social media, and work with apps that offer more control. Expect to try a variety of photography techniques and work toward making a collection of beautiful images with an authentic tone. Bring a fully charged iPhone/iPad, charger, iTunes password to download apps, journal, and five favorite photos.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kasey Hembel
Cost: Members: $200, Non-Members: $210
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Painting II: Figure Painting"
July 17-21, 2017
 

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil/acrylic, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, paint handling, materials, and design. Prerequisite: Painting I: Still Life and Portrait or prior basic painting experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Printmaking Palooza"
July 17-20, 2017
 

Learn about the versatile medium of printmaking! This class will explore a variety of print methods, including painterly monoprints, collographs using found objects, rubbings from nature, and more. Combine and layer these processes to create one-of-a-kind pieces in both two- and three-dimensions. Develop your skills and ideas as you experiment with color, texture, shape, and pattern. Complete a portfolio of prints that reflect your knowledge of a wide range of processes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Stories: Pop-Up and Tunnel Books"
July 21, 2017
 

Bring your images into three dimensions using pop-up and tunnel book construction. Tunnel books contain a three-dimensional “stage-like” window with layers that, together, create a complete image. Using imagery of your choosing, you will separate information into foreground, mid-ground, and background layers, and construct the final book. Basic drawing and bookmaking techniques will be demonstrated and explored.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Fantastic Beasts and Imaginary Creatures"
July 24-27, 2017
 

Discover a world of mythical creatures in this ceramics class. Learn about mermaids, dragons, griffins, and more as you read fantasy books and discuss imaginary beings. Sketch your own versions of these creatures and bring them to life in clay using handbuilding techniques. Add dimensional details, texture, and color using a variety of tools and colorful underglazes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Paula Wendland
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Ceramic Musical Instruments"
July 24-27, 2017
 

Music, geography, and history come together in this ceramics class. Learn about cultures, both near and far, from throughout history and discover how they made and decorated musical instruments out of clay. Create your own instruments, including rattles, whistles, and horns, using air-dry clay. Use mark-making tools to create texture, and tempera paint to add color and pattern to your pieces.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Knee High Pots"
July 24-27, 2017
 

Create large-scale works of art in this ceramic intensive. Basic throwing techniques, including centering, opening, and pulling up walls, will be practiced as you create a series of bowls, plates, and cups. Using these pieces for inspiration, design even larger sculptures. Cut, reassemble, and attach your thrown pieces to make at least one substantial sculpture by the end of the week. Colorful underglazes will be used to add pattern and color to your work. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for handling. Your fired pieces will be ready for pickup five weeks after the last day of class, or they can be shipped to you for a fee.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Watercolor"
July 24-28, 2017
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, photographs, portraits and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking for Teens (Ages 13-18)"
July 24-28, 2017
 

Learn the elements of printmaking and explore basic printmaking techniques, including monotype, linocut and transfer printing. We’ll explore each technique separately and then combine them to create varied, textured artwork.
 
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Instructor: Karen Cornell
Cost: $250, materials included
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Graffiti Arts"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Unravel the complex world of graffiti art in this teen intensive. Discuss and examine the history and evolution of the medium, from the early days in New York City to current happenings in the graffiti movement. Learn about the different styles of graffiti art through video, discussion, and live demonstrations. Use this information as inspiration to develop your own style of painting and hand-drawn lettering. Create a collection of drawings and spray painted works by the end of the week. Tuition includes all materials and safety equipment.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Beau Thomas
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $235
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Painted Selfies"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Develop your skills in drawing and painting as you create a series of self-portraits. Lessons regarding how to accurately depict facial features and proportions will be covered, as well as color mixing and brush handling in watercolor. After viewing the master self-portrait works of Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and other artists, create images that tell the story of your unique personality, interests, and history. Please bring at least one printed photo of your face with you to class.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. Required: DSLR camera or compact camera with manual functions. Note: A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a camera rental must let the Continuing Education Office know upon registration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 2"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Painting Landscapes and Dreamscapes"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

This class will bring together images from your surroundings and imagination to create dynamic paintings of hybrid spaces. For inspiration, you will take a group hike around the grounds of PenArt, looking at the plants, animals, and sculptures, as well as sketch ideas and images from your dreams. Using expressive watercolor techniques, including flowing washes and painted textures, you will create a series of imaginative paintings that depict your ideal place. Create several watercolor paintings that you will be proud to take home.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Influential Artists"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Discover famous artists and movements from throughout history and present day! Travel through time and study select art movements, artistic styles, and the artists that made them famous - from the Renaissance to Post-Modern times, including Leonardo da Vinci, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kara Walker. Experiment with a variety of materials and create pieces in response to each artist and movement.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Environment: Eco-Friendly Art"
August 4, 2017
 

Use environmentally friendly materials to create stunning works of two- and three-dimensional art. Looking at the land work of Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, and Maya Lin, assemble site-specific pieces around the PenArt campus using natural materials, such as branches, leaves, rocks, and more. Back inside, you will create mosaics using a variety of found objects, as well as items you can find in your kitchen pantry.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Clay Creatures"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Create your own herd of sculptural creatures in this ceramics class. Will your pieces have fur, scales, sharp teeth, or wings? Gather inspiration for your creatures’ character traits from books, poems, and music. Use pinch, slab, and coil techniques to form each piece. Add texture, pattern, and color to your creatures using a variety of texture tools and tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Ceramic Sculpture"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Explore both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating unique works of art. Learn how to construct sculptures out of slabs, coils, and pinched forms as you create abstract sculptures, wall-hung clay pieces, and functional pots. The surfaces of your work will be decorated using mark-making tools and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for handling.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Figure Drawing for Teens (Ages 13-18)"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Drawing the model, students will hone their drawing skills and explore contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective, along with value and composition. Each class will begin with quick gestural drawings, then progress to longer poses. Students will investigate the formal issues of drawing while working with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. We’ll end the week with a large, life-size drawing of the model.
 
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Instructor: Karen Cornell
Cost: $260, materials & model fee included
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"High School Intensive: Printmaking"
August 7-11, 2017
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Loving Clay: Handbuilding and Surface Design"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Whether you are new to clay construction or looking to perfect your skills, this class will explore techniques in handbuilding and surface decoration. From bowls, to birds, to tile self-portraits, each day will feature a unique form. Using your imagination and designs inspired by your surroundings, decorate your pieces with stencils, sgraffito, colored slip and knife techniques, and a variety of textures. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Backyard: Garden Sculptures"
August 11, 2017
 

Fill your garden with a variety of functional and decorative ceramic objects. Explore coil, slab, and pinch construction techniques as you create flower pots, plant markers, lanterns, and small creatures. Relief and carving methods will add texture and interest to your work, while brightly colored underglazes allow you to create patterns and emphasize details.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Mesmerizing with Metallic & Interference Paints"
Begin any time
 

Add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings with interference paints and metallics. Be dramatic or subtle. The choice is yours…limited only by your imagination. You’ll learn easily with close-up on demand video and clear explanations. The camera is 3 feet from my brush. You see each brushstroke. Watch as often as you like. You’ll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. Connect with your creative spirit & have fun. The best art comes from creative play. I designed this class for all levels of experience. I’ve included some basic painting instruction so beginners can benefit. Experienced painters will enjoy learning how to master these versatile paints.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85
Website, email, 281-330-3827


"Mentoring Program with Cary Jurriaans"
Ongoing
 

This coaching & mentoring program is for beginners and advanced youth to adult. This is not general instruction but rather a personal approach addressing the needs and goals of the individual at their level. In painting, we begin with a clear understanding of values using a limited palette. Drawing, composition and shading are essential for all observational art. Drawing will start with the basics, master copies and cast drawing.
 
Location: Langley, Washington
Instructor: Cary Jurriaans, caryjurriaans.com
Cost: $50 whole day; $25 half day
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Website, email, 360.637.4690


"Visual Journaling Online Workshop"
Begin any time
 

Visual Journaling offers an easy intuitive way to connect with your creative spirit, capture emotions & ideas, access inner knowledge, record life's special moments, and envision your future. This powerful tool is available to everyone, even non-artists, although many artists use it as a rich resource to develop new work & to access intuition. Carl Jung said "The soul speaks in images." You'll learn simple ways to create interesting color & texture on your pages, how to add images, personal photos & text. This powerful tool is yours forever after this introductory class. Watch online as many times as you like. Receive bonus journal if you register early. 6 weekly video lessons. Or receive all right away.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. Free journal
Website, email, 281-330-3827


"Creative Collage Online Workshop"
Begin any time
 

Learn Creative Collage at home, any time. Connect with your creative spirit as you express your personal ideas. My camera is only 3 feet from my hands as I clearly show you my perfect-every-time collage technique and my easy ways of painting texture with acrylic paint. I share my thoughts & choices. I explain what I'm doing & why, in detail. Over 4 hours of instruction. You'll learn to make real paintings (not just things glued on a surface), even if you are a new painter. Watch videos as many times as you like for at least 6 months. You'll have fun making your own original collage paintings. The best art comes from creative play. Free vintage papers.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost:
Website, email, 281-330-3827


 

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