Expressive Pastels: Loosen Up! with Karen Margulis, October 26-28, 2018

Expressive Pastels: Loosen Up! with Karen Margulis, October 26-28, 2018

Expressive Pastels: Loosen Up and
Add Some Spice to Your Paintings

October 26-28, 2018

Three day studio pastel workshop with Karen Margulis PSA IAPS- MC

It has been said that as artists we are either moving toward or away from abstraction. No matter where we fall on this journey we can all benefit from ideas to help us create more expressive paintings. Karen is always striving to interpret her subject by including her personal touch rather than a copying the reference or painting exactly what she sees. 
On day one of the workshop she will share some of the ways she has discovered that helps her paint in a more expressive ‘loose’ manner. She will introduce a simple method for a successful pastel painting from the planning stage to the addition of those final important spices!
On the second day we will explore the use of underpaintings and how they contribute to more expressive pastel paintings. She will demonstrate two different underpainting techniques. Students will use an underpainting to develop their paintings.
On the third day we will continue to explore techniques that will lead to more expressive paintings with an exploration of new and exciting ways to start a pastel painting.
There will be demos, handouts and plenty of individual help at the easel during the workshop.

 

Biography
Karen Margulis was born in Connecticut and was raised in South Florida. Shecurrently lives in Marietta, Georgia. Karen received her BA in Education from the University of Florida. Karen’s primary medium is pastel, although she enjoys all mediums. She is a Master Circle recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her landscape and wildflower paintings have received recognition in many International exhibitions including PSA and IAPS where her Queen Anne’s Lace painting won the 2011 poster competition. Karen’s work has been featured in the June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal. Her painting, Summer Reprise, was chosen for the cover image.

Karen is a Daily Painter, blogger – Painting My World, and has a very popular YouTube channel. She teaches workshops and classes throughout the country and online. 


Pastel Workshop with Karen Margulis
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Silkscreen Monotype with Water-Based Media – Stephanie Navon-Jacobson

Silkscreen Monotype with Water-Based Media – Stephanie Navon-Jacobson

The Silkscreen Monotype with Water-Based Media
July 8 & 9, 2017, 10 am – 3 pm

A Two Day Workshop

$150 Members/$180 Non-Members

Please register by June 30, to ensure that workshop will run.

Come discover this unique process that combines screen printing with drawing and painting techniques using water-based materials.  Non-toxic, versatile and simple to master. Draw or paint directly on the silkscreen to create unique prints and explore the layering possibilities for overprinting on drawings, prints and other media. 

Students will work from their own images using materials such as pastels, watercolor, gouache, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, graphite and other materials. Students will need to purchase a reusable silkscreen and a squeegee. No prior experience or skill necessary.

Materials list provided at registration.

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Irises, silkscreen monoprint, Stephanie Navon-Jacobson

To register, you may pay securely with your credit card via PayPal or download this 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.


Silkscreen Monotype



Workshop : Watercolor with Joyce Hicks June 22-25, 2017

Workshop : Watercolor with Joyce Hicks June 22-25, 2017

 Watercolor with Joyce Hicks June 22-25, 2017, 9:30am – 4:30 pm

$550 Members • $580 Non-members • Just a few spots left!

We are DELIGHTED that Joyce Hicks will be visiting us in June of 2017! Joyce Hicks is from Texas and teaches workshops all over the country. She is the author of Painting Beautiful Watercolors Landscapes and was featured in the April 2011 issue of Watercolor Artist.

In this workshop the emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. She teaches simple, easy to learn methods that appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. You learn from clear explanations about the reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from step by step demonstrations. You learn to distill and process scenes from inspiration to finished work of art becoming more comfortable with the medium in the process. Once technical aspects of watercolor have been mastered you too will begin to paint from that sacred place that resides within each of us. Joyce brings her passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop.
Following are a few of the topics covered in the workshop…

  • atmospheric perspective in the landscape
  • simplifying and streamlining scenes
  • working toward personal style by developing a visual language
  • steps for building strong compositions
  • painting “relationships” instead of “things”
  • seven important design principles for creating exciting paintings
  • working with photographs, sketch books and color studies
  • planning strategies that will allow you to paint spontaneously and with confidence
  • daily lectures and demonstrations
  • lots of one-on-one instruction
  • Something for every level

Joyce Hicks HeadShotJoyce Hicks HeadShotJoyce Hicks’ artist statement: “I’ve always been able to see places and things in an idealistic way, but it wasn’t until I discovered painting that I was able to express and interpret this personal view. My art is not always a true rendition of what is actually there but how I wish it could be. If the old white homestead is a bit neglected, then I will just capture it in sunlight to discover its real beauty. If there is only one withered rose on the old trellis then why not one hundred in full bloom?

Frequent travel allows me to see and define what my heart is drawn to. Not in the grand or extraordinary but in simple unassuming beauty. Painting gives me the opportunity to unite visual images with a montage of personal memories stored over a life time. In an attempt to translate my feelings for a subject I use interesting brush strokes, strong contrasts, sunlight and shadow in colors both soft and bold. These elements combine in a personal way providing a visual invitation to tempt others into my world.

My purpose is to uplift the human spirit and my hope is that my paintings will inspire others to join me as I continue my artistic journey. I enjoy entering competitions, teaching workshops and presenting painting demonstrations. I’m a member of numerous societies including Signature Member Status in the American Watercolor Society and past President of the Central Texas Watercolor Society.

You may cancel 8 weeks before the workshop for a full refund.

WORKSHOP IS FULL! PLEASE CALL FOR WAITING LIST – 516-304-5797

Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch, April 20-22, 2018 – Make a Deposit!

Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch, April 20-22, 2018 – Make a Deposit!

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).

Joyce Hicks HeadShotkutch-pic-2-colorKristy 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.


Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch
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Painting the Floral Still Life with Gregg Kreutz – Sept. 16 & 17, 2017

Painting the Floral Still Life with Gregg Kreutz – Sept. 16 & 17, 2017

Painting the Floral Still Life with Gregg Kreutz
Saturday September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017
9:30am-4:30pm

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.


Kreutz_Book CoverGregg 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.

 

 

PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Register below with your credit card via PayPal. Please include your phone number.
(Note: You do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card on PayPal.
OR click here to download application and mail your check to The Art Guild.


The Floral Still Life – Gregg Kreutz
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Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking w/Stephanie Navon-Jacobson

Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking w/Stephanie Navon-Jacobson

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.


Relief Printmaking – September 2017