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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.

Abrams Advance Cold Wax

Advanced Cold Wax with Carolyn Abrams

Sharing our art experiences and honing our skills learned in Intro to Cold Wax and beyond.

Monday afternoons January - March  from 1pm to 4pm; 

January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 4 weeks @$150

February 5, 12, 26 - 3 weeks @ $105

March 4, 11, 18,25 - 4 weeks @ $150

Click here to sign up  if you are a member of the Guild of Berkshire Artists or a member of Berkshire South Community Center.  If you are not, sign up here to be  member of the Guild first

Drop in fee for experienced cold wax artists is $50/session (paid by check at the time)

 

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.

 

This class is an advanced group and attendees must have experience with oil painting or have attended the intro to Cold Wax.  No materials are provided with this class but a recommended materials list will be provided. 

 

Refund Policy for this ongoing local workshop: 

If weather or the instructor illness forces the cancellation of the workshop, GBA will reschedule the workshop at the earliest possible time with regard to instructor and facility availability.  No refunds will be given if the participant is unable to attend the rescheduled workshop.

 

Medical related refunds are to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and refunds granted solely at the discretion of GBA.

Paint Shiny Still Lifes In Watercolor Workshop with Tony Connor.

Four Fridays in March  from 1pm to 4pm;

March 1, 8, 15, 22 - 4 weeks @$200

 

Click here to sign up

In the workshop we will emphasize composition, color and light with transparent and reflective objects. There will be a focus on good watercolor technique. Participants are required to have some watercolor painting experience.

 

 

Medical related refunds are to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and refunds granted solely at the discretion of GBA.

Intro to Cold Wax with Carolyn Abrams.

Mondays in April from 1pm to 4pm;

April 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 4 weeks @$200

 

Click here to sign up

 

Cold wax medium, or CM, 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.

 

Cost is $200
Cold wax medium and squeegees are provided.  Balance of the Materials List is to be provided.