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Beginning Oils: Still Life with Limited Palette

June 2, 2021 10:00 am - June 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Andrew Trosman
$400 (Members); $450 (Non-Members)

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Create paintings using three principles: line, tone and color.  We will begin with a simple still life drawing on canvas followed by demonstrations and discussions of tone (the lights and darks that build depth) and then introduce color.


Free the Art!

June 16, 2021 10:00 am - June 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Free the Art! Camp for Macon and Jackson County Residents

Join us for our annual summer kick-off to all things kid creative. This 3-day summer youth workshop allows our younger artistis (ages 7-12) to explore drawing, painting, mixed-media, and more!

Free the Art! runs from 10am - 1pm on June 16th, 17th, and 18th for young artists ages 7-12. And like the name says, it's FREE!


The Keys to Better Painting

June 23, 2021 10:00 am - June 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Armand Cabrera
$425 (Members); $475 (Non-Members)

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This workshop will focus on key solutions to issues many artists struggle with, mixing clean color, seeing light and dark values correctly, and designing interesting compositions.


Painting Smarter, Not Harder

July 13, 2021 9:00 am - July 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Bill Davidson
$650 (Members); $700 (Non-Members)

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In this workshop, we will explore techniques to paint smarter (not harder), to see better, and to eliminate confusing mental thoughts that might hamper your creative process.


Ease & Flow: Create Inspired & Free Paintings

July 21, 2021 9:00 am - July 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nancy Franke
$600 (Members); $650 (Non-Members)

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This three-day workshop will help you transform your art in a more modern and expressive way!


Abstraction in Acrylics & Gouache

July 27, 2021 9:00 am - July 30, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Larry Moore
$650 (Members); $700 (Non-Members)

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In this 4 day class we will cover the fundamentals of abstract art. It’s not specifically a non-objective (pure abstract) class, you get to decide the level of abstraction you wish to explore. It is more a learn-how-to-think kind of a class where you will receive a process that you can do on your own at home.


Realism vs Abstraction in Landscape Using Oil, Various Mediums & Mixed Media Studio Workshop

August 4, 2021 10:00 am - August 6, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Chris Groves
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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This workshop will cover two main topics: Pushing one’s landscape artwork with a variety of mediums and tools as a way of loosening up, as well as heavy discussion on changing design and composition to push outside the obvious.


Keys to Dynamic & Colorful Oil Paintings

August 11, 2021 10:00 am - August 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): John Guernsey
$400 (Members); $450 (Non-Members)

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Painting is about understanding what we see, and having the necessary skills to interpret that scene on canvas. It’s also about seeking out that unique style, or interpretive ’voice’, that we all have. In this workshop we’ll cover concepts, insights, and skills in many areas (like color mixing, light and shadow theory, and expressive brushwork, value training, and edges, etc.)


Painting Flowers in Oil

August 18, 2021 10:00 am - August 20, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Pat Fiorello
$400 (Members); $450 (Non-Members)

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Encaustics for the Bold and Restless

August 25, 2021 10:00 am - August 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Sue Fazio
$400 (Members); $450 (Non-Members)

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Beeswax and resin and pigment heated to 180 degrees and then painted on a board...fuse with a blow torch and the magic begins! Encaustics will let your creative soul come ALIVE whether you’ve had any painting experience before. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as advanced painters.

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