2018 Workshops

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 JUNE in The Berkshires…

Color Theory: A Crash Course in Watercolor & Gouache

Saturday & Sunday June 2nd-3rd

Color is magic...until it’s mud. Learn to navigate color with expressive discipline through guided exercises in tinting and shading, value relationships, neutralizing with complementary colors, palette development and refining of observational skills. Experiment with classic Color Aid paper to create optical illusions. Come away with color charts and strengthened ability to navigate color in the beautiful mediums of watercolor and gouache. More info at www.snowfarm.org 


JULY in Lil’ Rhody

Saturday & Sunday July 14th & 15th (8am-2pm)

Collage into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form: The Exotic Still Life

Simplifying a visual motif through collage is a perfect foundation for a painting. This concise interpretation helps the artist avoid being seduced by the details and paint with clear, clean color shapes. Painting with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean!  This workshop provides instruction in collage, proper knife use, a limited color palette and creating an exciting composition incorporating exotic textiles as backgrounds for colorful objects.  All levels of experience welcome. To register: amyelizabethwynne11@gmail.com

(Fee: $350) Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio


AUGUST in Lil’ Rhody

Saturday & Sunday August 25th & 26th (7am-1pm)

Sketching The Industrial Waterfront: Fresh, Fleeting & Fearless

In this two-day intensive, you will be challenged to create multiple fresh studies outdoors in your choice of media inspired by the fleeting light and evolving color of the beautiful vistas of our own Lil’ Rhody.  An organized approach to a limited palette and strong compositional preliminary sketches will support image making.  Our painting and drawing process will organically integrate expressive light and color. All levels of experience and media welcome. Location: Industrial Waterfront: Providence (Fee: $350) 


SEPTEMBER on Cape Cod…

Plein Air Landscape Painting Retreat: The Outer Cape

Friday-Sunday September 21st-23rd                                                                                                                      

Come spend the autumnal equinox sketching and painting the changing colors of Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Simple meditative hikes will take us to tidal marshes, ocean beaches and the Provinceland dunes to visually explore the landscape at various times of day. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of color. Accumulating sketches and visual data will allow us to build images from the ground up, respecting the anatomy of the painting and the varied topography of surface. Layering and process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place. All levels of experience and media welcome. (Fee: $500)