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Workshops

The Guild offers workshops on a variety of art processes, topics and strategies. We have had workshops on oil painting portraits, encaustics, elements of drawing, how to take professional photos of your work, understanding color interactions, etc.  Any member may propose a workshop by a well-known artist or a member by using the Event and Program application and sending it to the Board. We have also offered programs on our zoom link. The goal of our workshops could be for improving the skills of our members or the understanding of art by the public. — Event and Program Application

Please refer to the Calendar​ for details about specific upcoming events.

Abstract Watercolor Winter Workshop

Abstract Watercolor Winter Workshop Online with YoAhn Han

Get back in the groove with your friends at the Guild from wherever you are.
We are offering a mid January workshop.

YoAhn Han, an accomplished watercolorist, who teaches at Mass Art and RISD, both online and in person, will teach a class on via Zoom on Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14 from 10am - 4pm with a break for lunch.
YoAhn, from the Republic of Korea, is currently represented by Chase Young Gallery in Boston and has shown in New York with solo shows.  He holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from MassArt.

Check out his beautiful website at www.YoAhnHan.com

To sign up click on this link to go to SignUpGenius

The Content:

Day 1
Lecture on the History of Watercolor
Color Theory
Technique Demonstrations
Individual Work with Check-ins
Discussion


Day 2
Lecture on Abstract Watercolor
Individual Work with Check-Ins
Final Discussion

Materials List to Follow one week prior to the workshop
The Zoom link will be provided by the YoAhn

Open to all Levels of Experience

Minimum of 5 students
Maximum of 10 students

 Cost:  $325.00
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Two months prior, full refund
One month prior, 50% refund


Less than one month, no refund (under certain circumstances a raincheck may be permitted.)

Intro to Cold Wax with Carolyn Abrams

Mondays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;

October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2023

 

Materials used:  A detailed list of materials will be provided.

Location: Berkshire South Community Center

15 Crissey Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230

Fee: $200

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Cold wax medium, or CWM, is an oil painting medium. It is composed mainly of beeswax with a small amount of solvent to soften it and other ingredients to aid in drying time. It has a soft, paste like consistency at room temperature and dries to a matte surface. Unlike encaustic processes, it requires no heat to use it. Many luminous and unique effects are possible using CM.  In this class we will explore the materials substrates and the cold wax medium as it applies to oil paints. As well as the intuitive process of using the medium to express yourself. “Experiment" and “play" are the key words to this workshop as I share the many techniques I use with this medium. We will build on our vocabulary from one week to the next and will end with a clear knowledge of what the medium is and how it works. How you use it will depend on you and your own style of working.

 

Cold wax medium and squeegees are provided.  Bring Arches Oil paper and oil paints.  A detailed list of materials needed will be provided.

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Figure Drawing in Pen and Ink and Watercolor with Adrian Holmes

Friday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;

October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2023

 

Materials used:  A detailed list of materials will be provided.

Location: Berkshire South Community Center

15 Crissey Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230

Fee: $275

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

In this workshop we will explore creating an image from a live model using simple pen and ink line with a watercolor wash. The concept is that we record the light as it flows over the body.
First we will start the session with a series of 2 sets of short two minute poses.

For the first set we will use an ind pend to draw a simple outline of gestured figures. We are looking for contours and the shapes in calligraphy.

In the second series we will paint similar poses using a paint brush in a single color. Here we are looking to follow the shapes created by the light as it flows across the contours of our model.

 

The remainder of the workshop we will explore creating images of our model using both a pen and ink drawing then adding a single color 2 tone wash over the contours of the figure. As we will discover the ink sometimes blends into the watercolor. We learn how to see and work with both positive and negative shapes.

REQUIREMENT

To enjoy this workshop, experience in figure drawing is recommended.

 

Materials:  Bring Ink and watercolor paints.  Watercolor brushes; #10 round body for blending and a flat 1/2” watercolor brush.

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Create an account to register as a non member. You are invited to apply to be a member.