Five Week Classes

Color Magic with Watercolor – Linda James
Thursday | 5/17-6/14 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Using color theory principles and specific exercises, we will learn methods for color mixing and layering.

Weekend Workshops

Gauguin Figures and Post Impressionist Color -Terry Furchgott
Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 6/1-6/3 | 6:30-9:30 P.M., 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore the innovative, highly-colored paintings of French Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin, while increasing your skill with acrylics.

Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Aaron Coberly
Saturday, Sunday | 6/9-6/10 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by painting broadly but accurately.

Indirect Still Life Painting – Eric Wert
Friday-Sunday | 6/22-6/24 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to paint a still life in stages with Portland-based instructor extraordinaire Eric Wert

Weeklong Workshops

In The Studios Of The Old Masters – Ewan McNaughton & Lea Vaughn
Monday-Friday | 6/18-6/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting – Colt Prehm
Monday-Friday | 6/18-6/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore materials and usage; technical drawing skills; color theory; and the interaction of light and form.

Portrait in Pastel – Ellen Eagle
Monday-Thursday | 6/18-6/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Observe the model’s form, color, and value relationships with a clear eye and to distill this complex information into a simply expressed, harmonious construction.

Shaping Content: Material Into Meaning – Chester Arnold
Monday-Friday | 6/25-6/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Focus on developing meaningful content while exploring historical methods and materials in painting.

Summer’18

Morning

Abstract Mark Making- Jeffrey Simmons
Tuesday | 6/26-7/24 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Examines different non-traditional approaches to mark making — such as staining, stenciling, and dragging paint — while finding inspiration from the history of abstraction.

Portrait Painting in Oil – Jim Phalen
Friday | 6/29-7/27 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation, acquire strategies for organizing visual information, and study historic precedents.

Afternoon

Landscape in Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 6/25-7/23 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn the application of light and dark; warm and cool; and transparent and opaque colors to achieve beautiful results in watercolor.

Figure Painting in Oils – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Monday | 6/25-7/23 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Exploring the richness of oil paint, you will create a long pose figure painting from direct observation.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting with a Limited Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Explore Alla Prima, a painting method where layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.

Introduction to Plein Air Painting – Jim Phalen
Thursday | 6/28-7/26 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature.

Alla Prima Landscapes With Chalk Pastels – Jonathan Happ
Friday | 6/29-7/27 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Using chalk pastels, venture outdoors to create a series of Alla Prima landscape drawings.

Evening

Portrait Painting in Oils – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Monday | 6/25-7/23 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Learn the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition.

Basics of Oil Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Thursday | 6/28-7/26 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Develop a foundational knowledge of material and technique through hands-on exercises aimed at helping you understand the mechanics of oil painting.

Late Summer (July 30 – August 31)

Morning

Oil Painting for Beginners- Ryan Weatherly
Tuesday | 7/31-8/28 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.

Abstraction in Series- Jeffrey Simmons
Tuesday | 7/31-8/28 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn the positive and negative aspects of the signature image in abstraction.

Oil Painting for Beginners – Aron Hart
7/31-8/27 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.

Intro to Still Life Painting in Oils – Jim Phalen
Thursday | 8/2-8/30 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn light and shadow, color mixing, color design, brushwork techniques, the painting process, and setting up a compelling still-life.

Portrait Painting in Oil – Jim Phalen
Friday | 8/3-8/31 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation, acquire strategies for organizing visual information, and study historic precedents.

Afternon

Figure Painting in Oil – Aron Hart
Monday | 7/30-8/27 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil figure painting.

Intro to Plein Air Painting – Dominique Medici
Monday | 7/30-8/27 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting with a Limited Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 7/31-8/28 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Explore Alla Prima, a painting method where layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.

Landscape Painting: Summer Plein-Air – Kathleen Moore
Wednesday | 8/1-8/29 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Working en plein air, you will learn the basic skills of interpreting light and shadow to render volumes in space.

Introduction to Plein Air Painting – Jim Phalen
Thursday | 8/2-8/30 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature.

Alla Prima Landscapes With Chalk Pastels – Jonathan Happ
Friday | 8/3-8/31 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Using chalk pastels, venture outdoors to create a series of Alla Prima landscape drawings.

Weekend Workshops

June

Painting Lavender On Whidbey Island – Kathleen Moore
Saturday | 6/30 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Head out on a plein-air painting expedition to paint the lavender fields of Lavender Wind Farm on Whidbey Island!

Animals in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Saturday-Sunday | 6/30-7/1 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

During this workshop you will learn how to draw animals and bring them to life with watercolor.
July

Demystifying Watercolor – Linda James
Saturday, Sunday | 7/7-7/8 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Applying color theory principles and using specific exercises, you will learn methods for color mixing and layering.

Portraits In Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday, Sunday | 7/14-7/15 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Experimenting with traditional watercolor techniques you’ll stretch the boundaries and experiment with looser approaches and different color palettes for flesh tones.

Imaginative Realism – Tenaya Sims
Friday-Sunday | 7/20-7/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this three-day workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of how to build upon observation and extend into the imaginative.

Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil – John Zadrozny
Saturday, Sunday | 7/21-7/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Create lively and realistic flesh tones in oil by copying masterworks from the classical tradition.

Observing Abstractly – Eric Elliott
Friday-Sunday | 7/27-7/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

You will examine the natural world and interpret the colors, shapes, and edges that surround us.

Color Theory & Color Mixing- Larine Chung
Saturday, Sunday | 7/28-7/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working with the Munsell color system, you will learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma.

August
Nature in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Saturday-Sunday | 8/11-8/12 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to capture the details of nature in watercolor.

Color Harmony- Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 8/11-8/12 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together.

Color Magic with Watercolor – Linda James
Saturday, Sunday | 8/25-8/26 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Applying color theory principles and using specific exercises, you will learn how to make the most dynamic use of color in abstract painting.

Creating Image Through Collage and Transfers – Barbara Noah
Saturday, Sunday | 8/25-8/26 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

You will explore multiple approaches to visual communication through collage and image transfer techniques, including but not limited to mixed media, 2-D planes, relief and 3-D surface work.

September

Why Watercolor? – Suze Woolf
Saturday-Sunday | 9/15-9/16 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Under the guidance of expert watercolorist Suze Woolf, you will start with studio exercises to develop our powers of observation and facility with the medium.

Weeklong Workshops

August

Figure Painting – Steven Assael
Monday-Thursday | 8/6-8/9 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Steven Assael guides you to experiment with techniques for dealing with the flux of changes that occur as a model poses.

Portrait Painting in Zorn Palette – Patrick Byrnes
Monday-Friday | 8/27-8/31 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this five day workshop, artists will employ a limited palette inspired by the great Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create a portrait painting from the live model.
 

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