2019 Workshops

MAY 2019 in Italy Painting & Sketching Colorful Topographies  The Maremma: Southern Tuscany   Saturday May 25th - Saturday June 1st 2019 

Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.21.22 PM.png

Ancient Italian vistas including 13th Century Ruins, the 11th Century agriturismo Pieve di Caminino with her Olive Groves & Cork Forests, Rolling Fields, Vineyards & nearby Medieval Hill Towns will inspire our imagery. Instruction will focus on the expressive interpretation of the landscape of beautiful Southern Tuscany. On location, artists will travel light, experimenting on paper with portable media such as pen & ink, pencil, conte, watercolor & gouache. 

Emphasis will be on creating multiple, simplified studies organically integrating the fleeting light and evolving color of each location. In the studio, visual data collected outdoors will inspire further work in a choice of media.
Yoga & Meditation will deepen a connection to the beauty of the Maremma and liberate the artistic process. All levels of experience welcome.

Screen Shot 2019-04-13 at 9.58.47 AM.png

2019 ITALY WORKSHOP SOLD OUT Contact Amy for waitlist or to hold your spot for 2020. 2020 Tentative Dates: May 23rd-30th
****************************************************

JULY 2019 on Cape Cod Simplifying Landscape: Temporality & Color: The Quick Sketch   Monday July 29th - Friday August 2nd 9am-12pm Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Provinceland Dunes

Provinceland Dunes

                                                                                                                     Come spend mid-summer sketching and painting the fleeting light 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. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of value and color in portable water-based media. Accumulating quick sketches and visual data will allow us react to the ever changing colors and atmosphere of the Outer Cape. Journaling and simple meditation exercises on location will open us to the possibilities of deepening our ability to see and connect to nature. All level of experience welcome.  To register: www.castlehill.org

******************************************************

AUGUST 2019 on Cape Cod

Collage Into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form: The Exotic Still Life Monday August 19th-Friday August 23rd 1pm-4pm Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Model & Skull 12%22x18%22 $1400.jpeg

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: www.castlehill.org

****************************************************

SEPTEMBER 2019 on Cape Cod Plein Air Landscape Painting Retreat The Outer Cape Saturday & Sunday September 21st-22nd

dunes.jpg

                                                                                                                    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: $600)

******************************************************

NOVEMBER 2019 in lil’ Rhody Collage as Muse. Color. Simplification. Abstraction Saturday & Sunday November 2nd & 3rd 9am-4pm

34C8E4DD-4E41-4D03-B40D-B7FAC24AA706.jpeg

Moving beyond representational image making can be daunting. This workshop will provide liberating strategies to help evolve your work particularly if you have reached the point of “now what?”. Through a series of drawing and collage exercises we will experiment, pushing beyond habitual image making, exploring new fearless options for picture making in any medium. This exploratory workshop will deepen your artistic process and reveal new directions and inspirations. All levels of experience welcome. To register: amyelizabethwynne11@gmail.com (Fee: $500.     Includes some materials.) Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio

*****************************************************

DECEMBER in lil’ Rhody Sourcing Creative Power: Drawing & Meditation Saturday & Sunday December 7th & 8th 9am-4pm

IMG_3011.jpeg

Drawing can be a catalyst for discovering our authentic direction as artists. The speed of society can make it difficult to slow down and discover what our creative truth is. This course will teach basic meditation techniques and investigate of how artists use contemplative methods to deepen their practice. In response to contemporary themes relevant to our human condition, drawings will be generated through experimental mark making, drawing to sound, intuitive drawing, drawing from memory, poetry, sensory connection and kinesthetic image making. The integration of drawing and meditation will lead to a meaningful body of work and build a sustainable creative practice for a lifetime. Exploring with a wide range of materials, this course is suitable for all levels of experience. (Fee: $500)
****************************************************

WATCH My ON-LINE Courses

LINKEDIN LEARNING www.lynda.com 

Foundations of Figure Drawing

Drawing 2PT Perspective

Figure Drawing Tonal Rendering

Creativity for All

CREATIVELIVE:

www.creativelive.com/instructor/amy-wynne 

Intro to Drawing

Drawing Basics 1-4

Learn to Draw Still Life, Interiors & Landscape