Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"The Portrait in Pastel"
July 22-24, 2019
 

Discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. Join Cuong Nguyen and learn to create life-like skin tone color by starting with green pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. Suitable for all skill levels.
 
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Cuong Nguyen
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Artensity
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"Sky in the Landscape/Seascape with Lana Ballot"
July 29-31, 2019
 

In this 3-day workshop we will explore the role of sky in a landscape/seascape - from providing us with compositional elements to setting the mood to taking center stage in a painting. We will focus on how to use underpainting and color layering to create luminous skies and textures of the landscape/seascape. For studio work, students can choose to paint from their own photos or from provided photo reference. All levels of experience are welcome.
 
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Lana Ballot
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops
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"'Captured' - Your References Reimagined with Bethany Fields"
October 23-25, 2019
 

Learn how to take your "boring" photos and create new compositions that pop with light, color and feeling. You will layer, crop and combine reference to create new source imagery. Pastel techniques such as underpainting, embroidering color and methods to bring light into your landscape will be taught and practiced. Demos and one-on-one help at your easel are included each day. All levels are welcome.
 
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Bethany Fields
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops
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"Layering the Light with Rita Kirkman"
November 6-8, 2019
 

Infuse your pastel paintings with the life and warmth of sunlight with Kirkman's creative under-painting technique. By completing several small paintings you will quickly grasp the concepts of value and temperature that create a believable and beautiful impression of light! Related principles such as design and color will inspire discussion, as well as how to creatively interpret your photos and stay productive in your busy lifestyle.
 
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Rita Kirkman
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops
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