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.
Berkshire South Winter Workshops 2023
Berkshire South Community Center
15 Crissey Road (@ Rt 7) Great Barrington Tuesdays 1-4pm
Watercolor with Tony Conner:
February 7, 14, 21 and 28. 1-4pm
Intro to Cold Wax with Carolyn Abrams
March 7, 14, 21, and 28. 1-4pm
Workshops are full. For more information click here.
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Alexandra Sheldon's Workshop
Painterly Collage Exploration
April 13, 14, 15, 2023
Alexandra Sheldon’s workshop Painterly Collage Exploration will be held
April 13-15, 2023.
Skill Level: Beginner through Advanced
Materials used: Acrylic, gouache, found papers
Location: Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA
Fee: Guild of Berkshire Artists Member $400,
The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional
PAINTERLY COLLAGE EXPLORATION
Explore composition, color, texture, light, movement and narrative, while making collages from scratch. We will make our own materials by mixing colors and painting papers as well as utilizing printmaking techniques such as trace monotypes. In addition, the class will look at noted artists to understand their methodology, discuss their processes, and explore contrasting approaches to creating strong compositions.
Each session will begin with an artist’s talk and demonstration.
This class is for all levels of students intrigued by mixed media/collage and will be a supportive space for us to all relax, create, and have fun. With a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 10 there will be time for individual attention. Sign up early!
Class will be from 9-5 on Thursday and Friday and 9-noon on Saturday. This will leave time for exploring all that the Berkshires has to offer.
Alexandra Sheldon Brief Bio:
Alexandra Sheldon has a strong practice in collage/mixed media with early training in Paris, New York and Boston. She has had numerous solo and group shows and is currently represented by the Bromfield Gallery.
She thrives on teaching in her Cambridge studio, at Snow Farm and the Concord Art Association. She has also taught at the Massachusetts School of Art. Her work is in a number of private collections.
Her knowledge is deep and her positive spirit and sense of exploration and fun engages her students.
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