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.



Monoprint with Gel Plates and OPEN Acrylics.

April 14, 10am-2pm


West Stockbridge Old Town Hall

9 Main Street, 2nd Floor

(handicap access on the second level rear entry)


To register for the Printmaking Workshop - Closed


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

Learn how to make uniquely beautiful, layered prints on paper using GOLDEN's OPEN acrylics, the paints that stay wet 5 x longer than regular acrylic paints. We'll learn the basics of this easy and addictive method of printing while exploring transparent colors and striking imagery. Paints provided. Students will need to purchase an 8" x 10" Gelli Arts plate or Gel Press plate, as well as provide their own paper, brushes, and paper towels.

Fee for Workshop $125

We will have some extra gel plates and brayers for those unable to get them prior to the workshop.


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

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


Plein Air with Chris Morel

3-Day: June 14, 15 & 16, 2022 9am-5pm


2-Day: June 20 & 21, 2022 9am-5pm

Location: West Stockbridge, MA 01266




Registration is still open - Subject to Availability

Chris's Workshop Details:

We will work outside on location, weather permitting, starting, and completing both a morning and an afternoon session. In case of inclement weather, covered space will be provided.

The workshop starts with a quick demonstration highlighting processes and techniques of Plein air painting and then students will get started on their pieces. "I'll focus generally and individually on helping students improve from their current skill level, to the next. We will touch on all aspects of painting outside:from choosing subject matter, position, value, color mixing, and application. Individual attention is given to each student as I get around to everyone at their easel throughout the day."

All you will need to bring is a great attitude, a desire to learn to paint from nature, and your supplies.

Skill Level: Beginner through Advanced

Materials used: Oil, Acrylic

3-day workshop:

Members Fee: $450, Non-Members: $500

2-day workshop:

Members Fee: $300, Non-Members Fee: $350

If you have questions, contact us at: or text between 8am and 6pm to 617-868-7082

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


Procrastinators’ Challenge!

Resuming Late October 2022

Every First and Third Monday of the Month  10-11am

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

Zoom link:

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 836 7225 3439

Password: 217150

Share something you want to do but have been putting off. Perhaps you need to learn something to do it, or encouragement to continue. Bring a piece of your unfinished work to share.  Join on Zoom no more than 5 minutes before 10am by clicking the link above. Founded by Diane Firtell.


How to Propose a Workshop

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

Workshops can be proposed by any Guild member in good standing, either to lead their own self-created workshop or to organize a workshop with another artist, mentor artist or prominent figure in the art world.
Organize the workshop basics and fill out the application along with a budget and submit it to the Board for approval. Organize the details of the workshop being proposed, any volunteers helping with the workshop and confirm the details with the Board. Follow through with making the workshop 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 workshop smoothly. Consider an evaluation form for participants and for the presenter as we can get useful advice for future programs.  When the workshop is completed present a brief summary to the Board with the results.