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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.

Berkshire South Winter Workshops 2023

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

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Please refer to the Calendar​ for upcoming events.
Painterly Collage with Alexandra Sheldon Workshop

Alexandra Sheldon's Workshop

Painterly Collage Exploration

April 13, 14, 15, 2023

West Stockbridge

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,

Non-members $450

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

Lori Bradley Plein Air Workshop

Lori Bradley Plein Air Workshop May 24, 25, 2023

Lori Bradley's workshop  

 

Skill Level: Beginner through Advanced

Materials used:  Any medium; Demonstrations will be in oil on canvas and panels.

Location: Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA

Fee: Guild of Berkshire Artists Member $200,

Non-members $250

The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional

Get comfortable with working fast outdoors, working fast in your chosen media. We will create preliminary sketches for value composition while becoming familiar with tools used to work comfortably outdoors. We will be working in layers-allaprima- (wet on wet).  There will be demonstrations, discussions and helpful advice of art work individually and as a group throughout the class. We will be outdoors and indoors as weather permits. There are inspiring painting locations in the immediate area. 

 

Lori has taught art at the college level for nearly 30 years and has taught charcoal, colored pencil, pastel and painting in oil, acrylic, cold was and mixed media, collage, digital and non-digital.

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

Click here to register

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