Painting and Drawing

January Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Drawing Made Easy with Mike Rooney

Mike Rooney gives students a succinct four-session course in visual art’s most essential skill. Painters, sculptors, and problem-solvers are invited to start from scratch on a new skill, or to brush up their existing technique with a solid review of fundamentals.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Hand-Stamped and Stenciled Papers with Pamela Kostmayer

Create one-of-a-kind sheets to use for collage, or as singular works of art.

Palette Knife Painting with Kim McAninch

McAninch provides demonstration and in-depth theory, tailoring her instruction to each artist’s individual expertise.

February Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Hands & Faces with Donna Nadeau

Nadeau is known for her colorful stories and stunning watercolor renditions of the strip clubs in which she worked for decades. Before the bodies though, come the basics. Nadeau teaches techniques to make hands and faces, sometimes the scariest part of figure painting, less intimidating.

Urban Sketching with Mike Rooney

Ever wanted to walk around your favorite city, or neighborhood and quickly draw and/or paint the scene in front of you in about an hour? In this class, Mike Rooney will show you how to take a pen, a piece of paper, and a palm sized watercolor set and do just that.

Rooftop Figure Drawing with Lothar Speer

Following in the footsteps of the masters, Speer leads his students through the basics of anatomy, rendering muscle and skeletal structure and the importance of lighting and tone. Learn these classical techniques by working with a model on our new rooftop terrace.

Spontaneous Gardens with B. Lucy Stevens

Create a unique fabulously colorful flower garden painting in this fun and relaxing class. Play around with colors and shapes and mark-making and watch the magic happen! 

Broad Strokes with Mike Rooney

Every painter has a palette knife in their case, but most think of it only as a tool. Popular instructor Mike Rooney takes students through the ins and outs of turning an simple tool into the perfect instrument for creating dramatic paintings.

Figure Drawing in Watercolors with Lothar Speer

Take your figure work a few steps further by incorporating watercolor.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

March Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Open Studio with Mike Rooney

Move your artwork out of the realm of your dining room and treat yourself to four weeks of studio space. For three hours each week, Mike Rooney will court in the Studios’ classroom. Students will receive 45-minute mini-lessons each week and Rooney will also go easel-to-easel giving feedback and answering questions.

Light Up Your Mood with Priscilla Coote

Use the effects of light in your paintings to create atmosphere, interest and three-dimensionality. By unifying your compositions with light, your work will become more than a simple rendering of disconnected objects.

Intuitive Painting with B Lucy Stevens

We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? This workshop will help you reawaken the creative spirit you had as a child.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Drawing Self Portraits with Caro Dranow, AIR

Caro Dranow has a passion for self portraiture—”To me, no other artistic discipline is as personal as portraiture. The human act of drawing oneself provides a point of reflection and catharsis invaluable to the emotional development of anyone.” Join Artist in Residence Dranow to learn the basics of this important foundational exercise.

Gelli Plate Printing with Marlene Koenig

Gelli plates are a gelatinous slab used to create acrylic mono prints & magazine photo transfers, making beautiful images that stand on their own or can be incorporated into collage or mixed media work. Learn several different techniques including how to create print layers, how to use stencils, create transfers and use stamps with your Gelli Plate.

April Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Drawing & Memory with Lance L. Smith, AIR

This workshop guides participants through a practice that unites conversation and group sharing with classic observational 2-D drawing techniques. Participants focus on color, form, and the role of detail in portraiture.

May Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

June Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

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