High School Students’ Advanced Art Studio
For Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
Six Weeks • Mondays & Thursdays • 6 – 8 pm
July 10, 13, 17, 24, 27, 31 August 3, 10, 14, 17, 21 and 24, 2017
(No class Thursday, July 20 or Monday, August 7.)
$300 per student
This twice a week, six-week course is designed to assist the advanced drawing/painting/2-D design student entering their sophomore through senior year. Instructor will mentor and critique pre-assigned projects (Advanced Placement portfolio, college admissions, scholarships, and student exhibitions) or can assign projects. There will be open studio time for students to work with the aid of the instructor to learn or enhance a specific skill or technique.
Classes will cover techniques and proper usage of various mediums including colored pencils, pastels, oils and acrylics, color theory and composition. Practical knowledge such as how to frame, mat and photograph work will be covered as well as how to name and format digital files. Guest speakers will stop by to demonstrate various techniques and skills.
Students will be asked to keep a sketchbook or journal, and create written artist statements that explore and defend their process and work.
Students should bring a sketchbook, a pad of 18” x 24” drawing paper (not newsprint), 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B pencils and a kneaded eraser, and 4 – 6 samples of their work to the first class.
Please fill out the form below and pay via Paypal or download the form and pay with a check.
Save The Date!
Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch, April 20-22, 2018
$350 Members • $380 Non-members
We are very excited that colored pencil artist Kristy Kutch will be visiting us in April of 2018! She is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil and her DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit are available at North Light Shop. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, and supportive classroom atmosphere.
In this workshop, Kristy will teach fascinating “painterly” techniques for both “traditional” (waxy) and watercolor pencils, as well as watercolor wax pastels (artist-grade watercolor crayons). Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies. You will be able to explore a wide variety of surfaces generously provided by Stonehenge, Strathmore, Ampersand and Armadillo Art companies and MANY samples of papers, pencils and more will be distributed. We’ll even provide a tote bag for all your goodies. (You will need it! We’re not exaggerating!)
Day One is devoted to basic waxy colored pencil on white surfaces such as Bristol board, Stonehenge paper, 4-ply museum board, etc. (samples provided).
Day Two involves colored pencil on toned surfaces, such as Art Spectrum Colourfix paper and Ampersand Pastelbord (samples provided). Techniques for heat-blending with a heat gun and brush-blending with a stencil brush or pastel blending brush will also be covered.
Day Three includes watersoluble techniques with watercolor pencils as well as watercolor wax pastels (samples provided for students).
Kristy Kutch is a graduate of Purdue University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, as well as a life license in teaching. She has taught colored pencil/watercolor pencil workshops nationwide, sometimes combining the two types of colored pencil for aqueous effects and intensely rich color. Having worked in colored pencil since 1986, she enjoys portraying flowers, fruit, and the Indiana Dunes and its Lake Michigan beaches. She is a Charter Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Artist statement: Growing up in a creative family, I always had the freedom to experiment, make a mess, and generally putter around and entertain myself. My father was a gifted sketcher and used to draw cartoons for our family as entertainment. From the time I was very young, I remember feeling that it was “the ultimate” to have blank paper and fresh crayons – or maybe a set of Prang watercolors.
I enjoy looking at a common scene or subject and probing more deeply to see it at an uncommon angle or from an arresting point of view. Dramatic contrasts of values also appeal to me, and I can get lost in the joy of carefully applying my colors and seeing something literally burst forth from the paper in startling three-dimensionality.
Teaching workshops throughout the country has added a new dimension to my art. The elementary school educator in me still enjoys seeing the enthusiasm when demonstrating or sharing a drawing concept. I learn from and with my students, delightful groups of people from all walks of life. Patience is well-rewarded with the satisfaction – and yes, fun – of beholding that developing art, both for them, and for me.
For more about Kristy, go to her website.
Make a deposit or pay in full with your credit card via PayPal below. You may also download the form here and mail with your check. All deposits will be refunded if the workshop does not run. You may cancel 8 weeks before the workshop for a full refund.
Painting the Floral Still Life with Gregg Kreutz
Saturday September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017
Gregg Kreutz returns to The Art Guild with a workshop that will focus on painting the floral still life. Flowers with paired with objects and fruit, turning them into compelling dramas of light and shadow. The focus will be on revealing the significant and obscuring the less meaningful.
This workshop will explore how to create effects with paint strokes and palette knife swipes. Students will strive to make the canvas not only a depiction of observed reality, but also a celebration of the beauty of the flower.
Painting the floral still life is not only a worthy subject in its own right, but it can also provide vital learning skills for all other genres – landscape, portrait, interior and figure. Each of these is made easier by a familiarity with the art of the still life.
Materials list will be provided.
Though other mediums are welcome, the workshop will only be taught with, and demonstrated in, oils.
Gregg Kreutz is an award winning painter and author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters. After graduating from NYU, he pursued his training as a painter at the Art Students League of New York, winning a merit scholarship. He studied with Frank Mason, Robert Beverly Hale and most significantly, David Leffel. Gregg teaches drawing and painting at the Art Students League as well as workshops throughout the US and around the world.
For more info on Gregg, please visit his website.
Pay with your credit card via paypal below or click here to download the form and mail with your check.
Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking
September 9-10, 2017, 10 am – 3 pm
A Two-Day Workshop
$150 Members/$180 Non-Members
Please register by August 30, to ensure that the workshop will run.
Relief printmaking is any technique where parts of the design are cut away (the negative), and the remaining part (the positive), is printed. Ink is applied by using an brayer or roller on the surface and printed by hand. We will work with a 4” x 6” size so that it can also be used for cards. Through demonstrations, we will explore one color, multiple colors and reduction as time permits. This workshop will use eco-friendly, water-based inks on linoleum, Soft-Kut, Mastercut or similar.
This seemingly naïve and childish medium can be very sophisticated. Picasso, Matisse, and many other famous artists experimented with relief techniques. Let your creative juices flow in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere.
Materials list provided at registration.
To register, you may pay securely with your credit card via PayPal or download the form and mail with your check.
About Stephanie Navon-Jacobson:
As an artist, I am always observing the world around me. Whether floral, landscape, animal, or figure, abstract or realistic, my images always go back to nature. I am first and foremost a printmaker, although I work in other mediums, too. I am a printmaker who paints, rather than a painter who prints.
I was originally attracted to printmaking in college. I loved the studio community aspect as well as the various techniques. I like to experiment with various techniques. The possibilities seem endless. I also like the element of surprise each time you pull a print.
It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or to teach experienced artists a new technique and watch their enthusiasm as they ‘get bit by the printmaking bug.’ Printmaking is such a versatile medium. It can stand alone or be incorporated with other mediums such as oil or watercolor. I encourage my students to add printmaking to their artistic arsenal and incorporate it with their other artistic endeavors.