Artist Workshops

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All Master Artist Workshops take place in the 2nd Floor Woodell Family Art Studio. The studio contains adjustable height tables, wood stools and folding chairs, and a class set of table easels that all students may use. The 2nd floor can be accessed via the main staircase or elevator, and contains wheelchair-accessible restrooms. For questions about accommodations, please contact Education Director Anissa Ford

Workshop Lodging

Out of town workshop attendees are invited to get a 10% discount at the Allison House Inn. The Allison House Inn is a Bed & Breakfast located just 2 short blocks away (within walking distance). Workshop attendees should call the Allison House Inn directly for discount, and mention that you are a workshop attendee.

Contact Allison House Inn at (850) 875-2511.

Midori Okasako, CZT: The Art of Zentangle

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Tuition: $35 members, $45 nonmembers

Registration Deadline: August 3 extended to August 17

The Zentangle® Method is for EVERYONE... Zentangle, a ‘no mistakes’ art form, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns inspired by the world around us. Immerse yourself to discover the unexpected with basic white Zentangle tiles, a black pen and a pencil. Midori will slowly guide you through the core 8-steps of Zentangle, allowing you to unwind, to focus on the process and perhaps, to rekindle your creative flow. Download the flyer here. 

Manon Sander: Fill Your Paintings with Light + Color

September 27-29, 2018

Tuition: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

Registration Deadline: August 17

Learn how to use value and color, the two most important components of making a painting sing. You will use value to describe a light situation and will learn everything about color mixing you need to know in order to use color with intent, including how to mix luminous colors, beautiful grays and how to avoid muddiness or chalkiness. There will be plenty of demos, step-by-step exercises and lots of easel time. Medium: Oils preferred. Acrylics acceptable. Skill level: Working knowledge of the medium beneficial. Download the flyer here. 

Kathleen Denis: Capturing Intriguing Light

October 23-25, 2018

Tuition: $350 members, $380 nonmembers

Registration Deadline: September 25

Kathleen Denis generously and thoroughly teaches the essential elements to help you create a great work of art that captures the light and intrigues the viewer. She will include applicable daily lectures, demos and personal hands on assistance.  Day one you will learn how to make creative compositions with focal points and depth, while developing and applying value studies.  Day two you will learn how to mix, choose and apply colors that captivate your viewer.  And day three you will learn how to add the finishing touches with edges and details needed to create your masterpiece! Kathleen works with various levels of students, but some painting experience is needed.  This class will be taught in oils.  Download the flyer here.

Kristy Kutch: Creating a Painting in Colored Pencil

February 7-9, 2019

Tuition: $350 members, $380 nonmembers

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2019

Take a February "cabin fever break"- come to Quincy, Florida! Kristy Kutch, an experienced, supportive workshop instructor, welcomes you for three fascinating days, exploring the remarkable range and potential of colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily and watercolor colored pencils, even some watercolor crayons (water soluble wax pastels), will be featured, combining them for "painterly" results. Giving frequent demonstrations, Kristy acquaints students with an abundance of related materials. Kristy is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. She is also the featured artist in four instructional colored pencil DVDs. Students receive a generous supply of sample products, including new items on the art scene. (No exaggeration: bring a spare tote bag!) Download the flyer here. 

Be first to hear about upcoming workshops

For more information or to be added to our newsletter and receive updates on upcoming workshops, contact Education Director, Anissa Ford at 850-627-5023.

Interested in offering a workshop?

Download our workshop proposal form and submit it to our Education Director, Anissa Ford. Please note, at this time we cannot offer oil painting workshops in our studio.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture



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