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


Procrastinators’ Challenge!

with Diane Firtell

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

Meeting August 30, 2021 instead of September 6, 2021

Zoom link:

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 876 1454 0015

Password: 110367

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. You must confirm attendance (by email) with or without an image to a half hour before the event with Procrastinator’s Challenge in the subject. Join on Zoom no more than 5 minutes before 10am by clicking the link above.


Workshop Details: 

  • Cost: $30 per session plus entrance fee of $15 or BBG or NARM level membership.

  • Open to members of Guild of Berkshire Artists. Non-members may try us out once before joining. To join, visit our website.

  • Each session is limited to 14 people.

  • Demonstration will be in watercolor but other media may be used by artists if they are familiar with that media.

  • You will be sent a recommended materials list. 

  • Workshop will move to porch or kitchen in the incidence of rain.

  • Please bring a chair, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellant, snack/drink, and all the materials you need to create your art. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy afterwards at 12:30pm if desired.

  • We will leave the BBG pristine and take everything with us including used watercolor water.



To sign up and pay for either or both sessions
@$30 plus $2 service charge via SignUp Genius:

Sign Up Here!


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.