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DIY Framing for Artists


with Joy Wolfe

Calendar Oct 7, 2023 at 10 am

This class includes a lecture and hands-on workshop. Joy’s lecture will discuss how to present your art professionally on an artist’s budget, designing an efficient workspace, and the basic tools of the trade needed to repurpose and craft beautiful one-of-a-kind frames. She will give a demonstration on constructing a frame, glass cutting, and assembling a framed piece of art with basic framing tools. You will walk away with a list of tools and knowledge to create your own winning combinations.

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Fall Color Day


with Bridget Ertelt

Calendar Oct 15, 2023 at 10 am

Autumn is one of the best times to be out on location studying the landscape as our state becomes saturated in color. This fall Bridget is offering a one-day opportunity for students to paint the landscape “en plein air.” There will be a lecture on value and color in the morning, and students will have the opportunity to paint with instruction in the afternoon. Bridget will work with students of all skill levels, though some experience with painting outdoors may be helpful for this class. Bridget wants to offer opportunities for students who are interested in landscape painting to continue their study. This class would count as a “continuing study” day for students who have taken Bridget’s 3-day summer landscape workshop previously.

$85 for continuing students / $110 for new students (select appropriate category during registration)

Basic Drawing Workshop


with Jairid Rossow

Calendar Oct 16, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Experience our full-time program in a week-long workshop.

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Life Drawing Workshop


with Laura Tundel

Calendar Oct 16, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Experience our full-time program in a week-long workshop. Choose from morning basic drawing, afternoon life drawing, or both.

Life drawing is at the core of any serious program of fine arts. In the class, students draw from the figure in pencil. Each drawing is created over a period of several sessions, developing the student's eye for accurate proportions, gesture and anatomy.

Artificial Lighting for Painting


with David Ginsberg

Calendar Oct 27, 2023 at 9 am

This two-day workshop includes a lecture and demonstration on the use of controlled lighting for a consistent light source resembling natural light. The hands-on portion of the workshop will be a day and a half of working together on still-life setups using various artificial lighting techniques. We will go through a series of steps that will demonstrate some of the various lighting options, as well as using light and shadow as part of the compositional element. Once a satisfactory setup has been established with both the still life and the lighting, participants will be given the option to paint a color sketch of the still life from their setup or continue by working with different light and or setups. If painting, this will enable you to work through the process of painting with and from artificial light.

Composition for Visual Impact


with Gregory Manchess

Calendar Nov 10, 2023 at 9 am

A 3-day workshop in which participants will have the opportunity to explore planning pictures that hold the viewer's attention.

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