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June 2017

Alain J. Picard – The Painterly Portrait

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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“The Painterly Portrait” Alain J. Picard 2 Day Workshop June 15 - 16, 2017 9AM to 4PM Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 84 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, we will work from the live model, learning how to light, pose, and paint our subject using pastel to create lifelike painterly portraits. Alain will begin each day with a full demonstration of the painterly approach to pastel using the live model. These…

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October 2017

Deborah Quinn Munson – The Importance of Composition

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Southington Community Cultural Arts, 93 Main St
Southington, CT 06489 United States
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Deborah Quinn-Munson Three-Day Pastel Workshop “The Importance of Composition – The 80/20 Concept” LOCATION: Southington Community Cultural Arts Center 93 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 DATES:  Thursday, October 12, to Saturday, October 14th.  9 - 4 PM Workshop Description: Students will focus on composition as it applies to creating dynamic paintings but attention will also be paid to color concepts. Several stress-free exercises will be suggested to illustrate these concepts. Deborah’s approach to design and composition centers on the study…

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April 2018

Painterly Pastels: Three Day Color and Landscape Workshop

April 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Jerry’s Artarama of Connecticut, 1109 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, 06110 United States
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VIANNA SZABO "Painterly Pastels: Three Day Color and Landscape Workshop" April 13-15, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Jerry’s Artarama West Hartford CT Learn how pastels can create expressive paintings that are filled with atmosphere and light. The first two days will focus on color. While painting from still life, students will learn a simple method of identifying/mixing color as well as choosing a palette to discover your personal color sense. In the second half of the workshop students…

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June 2018

The Painterly Animal Portrait with Pan Pastel – One Day Workshop

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jerry’s Artarama of Connecticut, 1109 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, 06110 United States
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KAREN ISRAEL “The Painterly Animal Portrait with Pan Pastel – One Day Workshop” June 9th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Jerrys Artarama 1109 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT  06110 Learn how Panpastels can be used to create a painterly pet portrait or as an underpainting when used with traditional soft pastel.  The pastelist will learn how to mix colors to establish clear value and temperature relationships using sponges and applicators, much like paint.  The students will learn…

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September 2018

Make The Outdoors Yours – Three Day Plein Air Workshop

September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - September 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Wethersfield Academy of the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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September 27, 28 & 29th, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm LYN ASSELTA “Make The Outdoors Yours, Three Day Plein Air Workshop” September 27, 28 & 29th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Wethersfield Academy of the Arts 431 Hartford Avenue Wethersfield, CT 06109 Learn to create effective field studies and create plein air paintings that clearly say what we want them to say in our own unique voices. Plein air painting can be a daunting task. From what…

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October 2019

Autumn in New England. Pastel en Plein Air and Studio

October 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery 53, 53 Colony St
Meriden, 06451 United States
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“Autumn in New England. Pastel en Plein Air and Studio” Richard McKinley October 14th through 18, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Gallery 53 • 53 Colony Street Meriden, CT 06451 Master painter Richard McKinley will demonstrate the techniques and fundamentals necessary to structure a successful plein air painting and how to determine the necessary finishing touches that make a painting work. Working on location you will learn how to produce a concise field sketch, create a successful under-painting,…

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April 2020

Adventures in Abstraction II —Two Day Workshop with Polly Castor

April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Southington Community Cultural Arts, 93 Main St
Southington, CT 06489 United States
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POLLY CASTOR “Adventures in Abstraction II, Two Day Workshop” 9:00AM to 4:00PM Location: Southington Community Cultural Arts Center 93 Main Street Southington, CT 06489 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. We hope to reschedule the workshop for fall 2020.

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June 2020

3-Day Workshop with Nancie King Mertz – Painting Structures in your Landscape

June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020
Lyme Academy of Fine Art, 84 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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An en plein air painting workshop that is all about using rapid plein air pastel methods to help you “get the drawing right.” We will create dramatic, expressive paintings using an early brushwork technique in the darks, and learn to make correct decisions using one or two point perspective. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. We hope to reschedule the workshop for summer 2021.

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August 2021

Painting Structures in Your Landscape, with Nancie King Mertz

August 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme ST
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Nancie King Mertz PSA-MP, IAPS/EP This en plein air workshop is all about using rapid plein air pastel methods to help you “get the drawing right”. We will turn your favorite views into dramatic, expressive paintings using an early brushwork technique in the darks, and learn to make correct decisions painting structures using one and two point perspective. Short demos will be offered throughout the workshop to help clarify techniques. This class has limited enrollment. Registration for our 2021 Workshop…

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May 2022

Portrait Rediscovered, with Corey Pitkin

May 13 - May 15
Wethersfield Academy of the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Corey Pitkin, PSA, IAPS/MC It is likely that the first thing you ever drew was a portrait. When you first put crayon to paper you were compelled to recreate the people in your life. Yet as we grow and our visual standards become more discerning many of us give up creating portraits, feeling that it is too complicated. In this 3-day workshop, Corey Pitkin will guide students through his method for breaking a likeness down into manageable steps to recapture…

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