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R & F Encaustic Comprehensive
RandF Instructor Aug 23, 24, 25, 26 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

R & F Handmade Paints, in collaboration with PenArt, presents a hands-on encaustic comprehensive workshop. Designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods, you will establish best practices in the medium. Artists from a variety of backgrounds will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax.

Experience

The instructor wil...


Color and Value in Pastel
Carol Strock Wasson Aug 29, 30, 31 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Color has the capacity to define the presence of a painting. Understanding color and value is essential to a successful work in any painting medium. This workshop will help you develop a new way to use value and to give your pastel paintings impact and expression.

Experience

Workshop activities will include demonstrations, a series of color and value exercises, completed works, ...


Painting Children
William (Bill) Schneider Sep 1, 2, 3 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

In this workshop, you will explore and overcome the challenges of painting children. As children age their physiology changes, including their proportions, skin, and hair. In addition, you can’t expect a six-year-old to sit for three hours, so you have to use photographic references. You will learn how to avoid the flat appearance, unrealistic color, and truncated values that often result when working fro...


Intuitive Approaches to Abstract Acrylics
Karen Ragus Sep 12, 13, 14 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Driven by risk-taking and chance this workshop provides an opportunity to open up your practice and push yourself to experiment. Use large brushes and non-traditional mark-making tools to paint loosely, yet intuitively.

Experience

The workshop will begin with several experimental challenges led by Karen to help you arrive at a new place in your work. Apply that spontaneity to mo...


Drawing for DummiesFull, Waitlist Available
Mynn Lanphier Sep 19, 20, 21, 22 • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Concept

Whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned artist, learn to draw realistically from sight. Tap into your intuitive right brain skills and experience an amazingly quick and dramatic learning curve, as you sharpen your perceptual abilities and technical prowess. The proven rapid development of drawing skills in this workshop is due to Mynn’s non-traditional, meditative method that employs the concepts of...


Metalsmithing: Sterling Silver EarringsFull, Waitlist Available
Joy Kruse Sep 21 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Discover a variety of techniques of jewelry metalsmithing in this three-day workshop series. Day one will focus on beginning and advanced techniques in earring fabrication, including soldering, wire wrapping, creating texture, setting stones, and hinged earring mechanisms.

Experience

Using a variety of tools, including the hydraulic press and rolling mill, co...


Photo Encaustic and Door County's Intimate Landscape
Clare O'Neill Sep 21, 22, 23, 24 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Combining photography with encaustic provides you with the opportunity to take your photographs to new dimensions and creative possibility. This workshop will focus on both capturing the landscape through photographs, as well as using the photo encaustic process to add depth and mystery to your compositions.

Experience

Clare will begin the week by sharing and discussing the work...


Metalsmithing: Sterling Silver PendantFull, Waitlist Available
Joy Kruse Sep 22 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Day two of this workshop series concentrates on sculptural pendants. Beginning students will learn to solder, set a stone, and cut out metal shapes. More advanced students will have the option to make multiple stone, prong, and bezel settings with a custom chain.

Experience

Pendants will be comprised of sterling silver with the focal point of the piece being the setting of irreg...


Enhance your Watercolors with Mixed Media
Gail Speckmann Sep 22, 23, 24 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Discover the limitless possibilities as you combine your watercolor paints with mixed media supplies. Learn strategies to harmoniously blend diverse materials with versatility and ease. The result will enliven and enhance your paintings.

Experience

Working from instructor suggested subject matter, learn how texture and variation can define edges and create smooth gradations. Gai...


Metalsmithing: Sterling Silver Ring with StoneFull, Waitlist Available
Joy Kruse Sep 23 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

The final day of this workshop series offers the opportunity to fabricate a ring from design through completion. Using metalsmithing techniques, you will learn to prong-set and bezel-set regular and irregular stones, and even found objects.

Experience

You will practice soldering, sawing, filing, and finishing methods in the completion of your one-of-a-kind, sterling silver ring....


Exploring Color with Jacque
Jacque France Sep 26, 27, 28 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Create a uniquely personal presence in your paintings using the power and significance of color. Whether painting representationally or abstractly, color is crucial for developing a visually expressive vocabulary. Explore a myriad of color schemes and treatments, including various temperatures, saturations, and tones.

Experience

Jacque will demonstrate how to lay a palette and s...


Working Between the Abstract and the Real
Gordon France Sep 26, 27, 28 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

In this workshop, students will be encouraged to explore the languages of both representation and abstraction. Using loose and spontaneous painting methods, you will concentrate on communication and suggestion to create dynamic works of what could be, rather than what is.

Experience

Each morning, Gordon will demonstrate watercolor painting techniques, followed by time to work in...


White-Line Block Printing Intensive
Linda Kelen Sep 29, 30
Oct 1 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Concept

Create prints of exceptional depth and color with a single block process that was developed in 1915 by the Provincetown Printmakers. Without the complicated process of registration, this method encourages experimentation and discovery.

Experience

Linda will provide step-by-step demonstrations of the carving, ink application, and printing processes. In addition, discussions will ...


Painting Fall Colors in WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Kari Anderson Oct 3, 4, 5, 6 • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Concept

Explore watercolor’s ability to capture the rich autumnal landscape, including the magnificent color of trees, clouds, and the ever-changing skies. Learn how to build layers, use glazes, and let the white of your paper add dimension to your compositions.

Experience

This morning workshop combines demonstrations, guided painting sessions, individual instruction, as well as t...


Art Journaling at the Speed of Life
Pam Carriker Oct 6, 7, 8 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Visual journals are a valuable tool and play an important role in an artist’s creative process. In this workshop, you will be immersed in the process of art journaling. Emphasis will be placed on identifying your own voice and vision while reacting to and working intuitively with your drawings and notes.

Experience

You will start your journal by creating a variety of backg...


Painting Portrait Studies in OIl
Dawn Whitelaw Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Concept

Expand your observational understanding in this workshop focused on painting the portrait. Portrait sketches are an effective way to improve skills in rendering any subject matter, through the practice of drawing, applying design principles, understanding paint quality, and use of color.

Experience

Each day you will paint a head study from a different vantage point with differen...