Max Ginsburg Painting Demo and Lecture, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6-9 pm

Max Ginsburg Painting Demo and Lecture, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6-9 pm

Max Ginsburg Painting Demo and Lecture
Thursday May 3, 2018 6-9 pm • $40

Max Ginsburg will kick-off his workshop weekend with a three-hour demo and lecture about his work and his process. 

In the first hour, Max will lecture with a slide show about his work and process. 
For the final two hours, Max will demonstrate and speak about his technique as he paints from a live model.
Limited to 25 people total.
If you are taking the workshop, this evening is included in your tuition. 

To register for the workshop, click here.

Bio: Since 1953, Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries, won various awards, and his paintings are a part of many museums and private collections. In the years 1980–2004, Max was a prominent illustrator for major publications. Long admired as a teacher, Max taught from 1960–1982 at H.S. Art & Design, 1984-2000 at the School of Visual Arts, 2008–present at the Art Students League and has conducted many workshops around the U.S. and abroad. In 2011 he published his book, Max Ginsburg – Retrospective.


Max Ginsburg DEMO & LECTURE Only, May 3, 2018
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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.


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. 

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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

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.



Pay with your credit card via paypal below or click here to download the form and mail with your check.

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

Postponed – New Date TBA, 10 am – 3 pm
A Two-Day Workshop

$150 Members/$180 Non-Members

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.

Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels with Lana Ballot – Nov 11-12, 2017

Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels with Lana Ballot – Nov 11-12, 2017

Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels
with Lana Ballot
Two Day Workshop: Nov 11-12, 2017, 10am – 4:30 pm
$270 M/$300 NM

Sayville Vines, Lana Ballot

During this workshop we’ll explore how to avoid muddy tired colors in a pastel painting and make confident color choices whether you want to capture a bright sunny day or subtle atmospheric effects. The introduction demo will illustrate the specifics of color layering and underpainting techniques to create beautifully nuanced color, depth and texture.
In a series of exercises we’ll explore how using different color characteristics we can improve the overall design, create more dynamic composition, make a stronger visual statement.
For a final work, students will have a choice of working from their own reference or using one of the provided photos.
All levels of experience are welcome.
List of materials will be provided. 

Lana Ballot painting wave.

Bio: Lana Ballot, PSA,  is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, living on Long Island, NY. Working primarily in pastels, she prefers this medium for its immediacy, spontaneity and unparalleled luminosity of color. Through years of experience painting outdoors Lana’s work is characterized by confident and expressive use of color and painterly mark-making.  Lana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been exhibited in National juried shows. 
• 2015, her work received an Honorable mention in the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 competition. 
• 2016, she was awarded The Yang Family Award in the Pastel Society of America’s annual show Enduring Brilliance
• 2017, she won 1st place awards in local and national pastel shows, and The Best of Show in For Pastels, Only On Cape Cod juried pastel exhibition.

Making Landscape Colors Sing – Ballot – Nov 11-12