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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.

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

Lori Bradley Plein Air Workshop 

May 24, 25, 2023


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

Time: 9:30-4:00pm

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.

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Chris Morel Plein Air Workshop

Chris Morel Workshop 2023

June 13, 14, 15, 2023

West Stockbridge

Back by popular demand: Chris Morel Spring Workshop
Chris came to the Berkshires
for two workshops in June of 2022. Those of us who were fortunate to
attend one or both found him to be an excellent teacher. We worked him hard sometimes doing two
demos a day plus all the individual attention he showed the attendees.
Chris Morel, award winning Plein Air Painter is returning to the Berkshires for one three day workshop on
June 13-15, 2023.

Skill Level: Beginner through Advanced
Materials used: Oil, Acyrlic
Locations: Local Berkshires scenery and architecture

The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional. We will work outside on location,
weather permitting, starting, and completing both a morning and an afternoon session. In case of
inclement weather indoor studio space will be provided. A material list will be provided.

Chris will start the workshop with a quick demonstration highlighting processes and techniques of plein air painting and then students will get started on their pieces. The focus generally and individually is 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, composition, value, color mixing and application. Individual attention is given to each student as he circulates 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.

Chris Morel works out of Taos County New Mexico. Originally from Maryland, Chris graduated with a BFA from Towson University. He made his living using his art training as a graphic artist and illustrator until 1988 when he started his pursue his career as a full-time painter. In 1994 he moved to Taos and opened a gallery. Today he is represented by several western galleries and has many awards including an American Impressionist Society best in show and Plein Air Magazine covers amongst his achievements.
Space is limited to 12, so sign up early.

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