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Watercolor Landscape

with Michael Vermette

Feb
1

February 1st to April 12th, 2023

$89 More Info

Please note this class meets on Wednesday. The printed brochure indicated Thursday.

Join Michael E. Vermette for a painting journey that explores different methods of painting the landscape on location and in a studio environment. Michael will demonstrate his method of oil painting in demonstrations and lessons that teach you how to paint from resources in the studio and culminating in an outdoor plein air painting class in the Spring. Learn how to paint in watercolor fearlessly and in a place where you can let yourself go, have fun, yet still be in control of the medium. From painting lost and found edges, to floating washes wildly to create interesting treatment, this watercolor class perfectly allows you yo approachable landscapes and get award winning results. Open to the beginner or the advanced painter alike, both will benefit with Michael’s friendly and open style of teaching. You will love how much this inspiring course will teach you about painting the beauty of the Maine Landscape with visually positive results. Supply List I recommend that you use what you have and add essentials as you can afford. I am more focused on working with you right where you are rather than imposing my personal material preferences on you. That is why the following is only what I would suggest you think about purchasing for the workshop. 1. Watercolor Paper, by 4 to 5 sheets of 22” x 30" or a block no larger than 18"x 24" (they hold 20- sheets or so). I have used Arches, Fabriano and Gemini watercolor brands. For mold made papers and Twinrocker, Indian Village and vintage Whattman for handmade watercolor papers all 140 lb to 300 lb press (cold press is preferred, but you can also use hot press or rough). 2. Watercolor paints in tubes or cakes/pans- a warm and cool statement of each primary color plus secondary, grays, blacks, white for a total of no more than 12-14 colors. I use Holbein, Grumbacher, Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and Old Holland watercolors because I love color. Only Holbin has no ox gall in the paint, just pure gum arabic as the binder. It is more affordable than most brands. I recommend the following colors: Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Yellow Deep Cadmium Orange Yellow Ochre Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Chinese White Burn Sienna Viridian Green Hue Cerulean Blue Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Deep Manganese Blue Prussian Blue Permanent Magenta Ivory Black Indigo 3. Studio Palette, with mixing areas separate from the paint wells. 4. Three watercolor brushes, I use the Balmoral Kolinsky brand, but cheaper Langnickel brushes will also do. Choose a small round no. 6 or 8, a no. 12 and a Large 1" Flat. 5. Cotton Rags or roll of paper towels. 6. Paint board or light weight plexi-glass or formica board that is non-absorbent at least 2" larger than your paper. 7. Portfolio, large enough to fit your paper and painting board. (You can make your own portfolio out of cardboard) 8. Graphite Pencils, 6B or HB or H depending on preference and how much you want the graphite line to be seen in your work. 9. Paint Box, to hold all of your paint tubes, brushes, and miscellaneous supplies. 10. Miscellaneous Supplies: Sketch book, a roll of 1" masking tape, a sponge (natural are the best), 2 collapsible cups for holding water or a cool whip container, kneaded eraser, ex-acto knife, and extra media to add to watercolor such as ink, liquid watercolor or watercolor pencils and pastels

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The Basics of Comic Creations

with Dane Kelly

Feb
2

February 2nd to March 23rd, 2023

$64 More Info

Visit any big bookstore and you’ll find tons of how-to-draw books on the shelves aimed at comic artists. Flip through them and you’ll see step-by-step instructions on drawing like your favorite artists. But that’s not really what comics is about. Here, you can finally learn how to tell your stories through the medium of comics. This class will go over everything you need to know about visual storytelling. Match words and pictures like a pro, master the powers of framing and moment to moment narrative, and create unique, unforgettable characters. With a focus on fundamentals, this class is built for artists of any skill level as well as traditional and digital artists. Dane Kelly is an award-winning artist, published comic artist, commercial artist, and a graphic artist major at Penn State University.

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Intermediate Painting and Drawing

with David Haskins

Feb
1

February 1st to March 15th, 2023

$64 More Info

This course is designed for individuals who have been painting and drawing for two years or more and want to learn more about composition, color mixing, new techniques, and other related art issues. This class will focus on specific art interests and expand knowledge about painting and drawing. Participants will work in the medium of their choice: watercolor, acrylic, pastel or charcoal/graphite. Instruction will be individualized to meet specific needs. A group critique of art work will follow at the end of each class.

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Impasto Oil Painting En Plein Air

with Michael Vermette

Feb
2

February 2nd to April 13th, 2023

$89 More Info

Please note this class meets on Thursday. The printed brochure indicated Wednesday.

Have you ever wanted to paint a thick oil painting that revealed textural expressive strokes that lays down like frosting on a cake? This fun-filled oil painting class takes you beyond the guilty pleasure of painting thick to a place where you will get quality results technically and compositionally. Using the oil painting methods of the Venetian and Italian painters, Michael will show you how to use mediums to make the paint brighter, adding a luster appearance. To the paint; and how to improve its viscosity to spread on the substrate like butter. For the beginner or experienced artist, alike, participants will learn how to use different size and types of palette knives and brushes and how to load them with paint. Michael will demonstrate and put you at ease with his approachable teaching style as he reveals the painters in history who painted using the impasto oil painting method. This course inspires students to participate through in-class painting assignments that are meant to innovate, demystify and clarify the impasto oil process. Artists will also be encouraged to participate in out-of-class assignments as well, to give opportunities to reinterpret what was learned in class and apply those skills to personal painting ideas at home. Group critiques will be featured to offer constructive suggestions each week. This will provide the artist with a supportive opportunity to develop their powers to represent their work. Participants may choose instructor resources or their own subjects from drawings, experiences from memory, photographs or from direct observation to develop their own painting themes. The course gives technical insight through visual aid presentations of oil painting movements and artist trends that define modern impasto oil painting today. This course will give the artist a solid base from which to build plein air impasto oil painting experiences upon and will include at least one plein air (paint outside) field trip near the end of the course in the Spring. Come and experience a new course that develops in you a new appreciation for this amazing and versatile medium, while participating in the largest movement of plein painting SUGESTED ART MATERIALS FOR OIL PAINTERS 1. Stretched canvas, boards, Masonite or wood panels, or stretched canvases. Recommended maximum size 8 in. x 10 in. or 11 in. x 14 in., [not much larger for inclass studies] and bring a minimum of 1 substrate surfaces per class and one for out-ofclass assignments, mere size is depending on personal preference and goals. 2. Paint Box and/or Pack; preferably large enough to contain your palette as well as paints, brushes etc. 3. Bottle or small pint can of liquin or Black Oil Wax Medium (That you can buy from the instructor) and a bottle of sun thickened linseed oil. If you mostly use Black Oil Wax medium as the Venetian and Italian Masters did, you will essentially be painting solvent free. 4. Oil Paint; at least a warm and cool of each primary color and black and white. You may want to bring small 35ml tubes for compactness  Depending on how much paint you use. I use quality paints packed with pigment with only linseed oil as a binder. The brands I use are Willamsburg, Blockx, Old Holand, and Sennelier oils in 35 ml tubes. I recommend the following colors:    Cadmium Yellow Light or Aureolin   Cadmium Yellow Deep   Yellow Ochre or Italian Yellow Ochre     Cadmium Orange Cadmium Red Deep or Mars Red   Permanent Crimson or Quinacridon Magenta   Burnt Sienna   Cobalt Violet Deep or manganese Violet   Manganese Blue   Ultramarine Blue   Prussian or Phthalo Blue   Viridian Green   Indigo   Lamp Black or Ivory Black Large tube of Titanium /Zinc White 5. Brushes; round, flat or filbert oil painting brushes from sizes no.6 to a no.12. Choose at least three (one small, medium, and large). You   might also be able to use a small brush for detail or your signature. 6. Palette Knives. I like to use a very small 1 inch, a medium and large palette knife for small studies and a larger one for bigger sized paintings. 7. Palette (It can be a folding palette or a wooden studio palette, even ¼ inch glass). 8. Rags (one per painting); preferably cotton rags because they soak up paint and cleaner better than polyester. You can also use paper towels. 9. Charcoal, graphite pencils or sticks, or vine charcoal. 10.Wet canvas carrier, clips or foamboard strips. (They can be made of foamboard strips and made into a frame taped around the panel or canvas and then duck taped on SUGESTED ART MATERIALS FOR OIL PAINTERS Contunued… to the back of the painting and stacked upon each other with a foamboard divider, stored in a small cardboard mailer box for multiple studies or even larger. 11. Miscellaneous Supplies, including: a roll of 2" duck tape, a foamboard strips 1 inch by 16  ½ inches long, (natural are the best), Sketch book and Camera. 2 cups for holding solvents or Black Oil, ex-acto knife.

Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat The Willows York Beach

with Mary Laury

Apr
17

April 17th to 20th, 2023

$495 More Info
Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! Retreat to The Willows, a beautiful Victorian home with architecture that echoes the rich tradition and elegance of the 1800s. For the painters, York Beach is just a short stroll to breathtaking views of the sand, surf, and rocks.There is a spacious dining room and gracious living room with comfortable seating for all participants to relax, socialize and make new friends. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Day students are welcome. For special accommodations call Chris at 207-653-3163 or email him at christoy.net@gmail.com. Lodging is not included.
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Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat Harbor View House Prospect Harbor

with Mary Laury

May
26

May 26th to 29th, 2023

$495 More Info
Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! Watercolor All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward. Day students are welcome. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/ Lodging is not included.