Seminars

Seminars provide educational opportunities to members of the Guild. These sessions are designed to improve the skills of an artist and/or present information on a wide range of art related topics.

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

 

Artist Guild in-person Monthly Meetings are back!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4-630 pm

and Second Wednesdays of the Month


Old Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge

To register for the Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Monthly Meeting and  Adria Arch Demo — Closed

Thurs. April 14, 2022 Adria Arch Workshop - Closed

We will socialize, make announcements about
upcoming Guild events and have a demonstration on printmaking with Golden acrylic paints by 
artist Adria Arch.  For those who are unable to
be with us in person, we will zoom live. 


There is no fee but on line registration is required for in person or zoom attendance.

Something for artist of any level. Even if you don’t think you are interested in printmaking, you come away with many new ideas and a better understanding of what GOLDEN products can do.


Join us with Adria Arch artist for an in-depth lecture and demonstration of Printmaking techniques using GOLDEN Acrylics. Using repeated images as a theme, we will show you many stress free printmaking techniques, no fancy press required. We provide an overview of the many surfaces available for printing, as well as the array of GOLDEN Acrylic Paints that are suitable for making multiple prints. OPEN, the new acrylic that stays wet for extended periods of time is the perfect match.

 

We also use QoR Watercolors for a unique monoprinting technique. This lecture doesn’t stop at the print. We also cover additive and subtractive processes, using High Flow and Fluorescent colors for printing and enhancing finished prints, and using GOLDEN Grounds and Gels for watercolor washes, relief prints, and collagraphs. Attendees leave with new creative possibilities and ideas for small prints, greeting cards, journaling, fabric applications, as well as techniques for larger professional applications.

 

Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

Click on this link to learn more about Adria Arch and printmaking with acrylics.

If attending on Zoom meeting starts at 4:30pm. See your registration invoice for Zoom link details. Please click on the Zoom link no more than five minutes before 4:30pm.

 
 

Artist Guild in-person Monthly Meetings are back!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 4-630 pm

and Second Wednesdays of the Month


Berkshire South Community Center, Meeting Room

15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Register for Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Monthly Meeting and  Bob Horvath Seminar

We will socialize, make announcements about
upcoming Guild events and have seminar by Bob Horvath about the History of Illustration at Berkshire South Community Center in the Meeting Room, talk starts at 5pm.  For those who are unable to be with us in person, we will zoom live. 


There is no fee but on line registration is required for in person or zoom attendance.

If attending on Zoom meeting starts at 4:30pm. See your registration invoice for Zoom link details. Please click on the Zoom link no more than five minutes before 4:30pm

Zoom link:
Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 873 1080 2954

Password: 436982

 

How to Propose a Seminar

Seminars are a great way to improve your skills and provide information to fellow Guild members. Please see the Event and Program Application to propose a program to the Board of the Guild of Berkshire Artists. 

Seminars can be proposed by any Guild member in good standing, either to lead their own self-created seminar or to organize a seminar with another artist, mentor artist or prominent figure in the art world.

 

Just organize the seminar basics and fill out the application and along with a budget and submit it to the Board for approval. Organize the details of the seminar being proposed, any volunteers to help with the seminar and confirm the details with the Board. Follow through with making the seminar happen and organize attendees. (It is important to figure out the structure of the workshop, who helps and how and what happens when.) Set-up and run the seminar smoothly. Consider an evaluation form for participants and for the presenter as we can get useful advice for future programs. When the seminar is completed present a brief summary to the Board with the results.