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Coming up this month:

Watercolor pencil and ink

Discover Watercolor Pencils (class #425W)

Sat/Sun, February 25 – 26, 9 am – 4 pm

$160 Members/$190 Non-members          Pencils and paper provided!

Watersoluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, the leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, supplies their best products for use in this class. Try them all in this class — plus you’ll receive pencils and paper to keep.

 

Also coming soon:

Sketching in Pen & Color, one-day workshop on Wednesday, April 5

Portraits in Colored Pencil, two-day workshop, Saturday/Sunday, May 20-21

All my regular classes are ongoing — Colored Pencil for Everyone, Basic Drawing, Open Painting (oil/acrylic). See the Dunedin Fine Art Center site for full details — look under Workshops and Adult Classes/Drawing and Painting

Three Dudes and Boards, First Place, Drawing MASF 2013 Exhibition

COMING SOON IN TWO LOCATIONS:

The Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil

An easy introduction to the possibilities of colored pencil, this class covers fun and fast techniques for any kind of subject or style. It includes technical exercises using provided tools and papers, followed by guided completion of a class project, and student selected projects. Instruction includes tips of color mixing, finishing, and presentation.
Art League of Daytona Beach, January 26-27, 2013

433 S. Palmetto Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32114 www.artleague.org
Marco Island Center for the Arts, February 18-19, 2013

1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island FL 34145 www.marcoislandart.org

 

TWO WORKSHOPS FEATURED THIS SESSION AT THE DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER:

Working Small: Miniature Painting & Drawing (482W), February 2 – 3, 9 am – 4 pm
$150 M/$180 NM
Any medium, all skill levels

The instructor is a frequent show prizewinner and past MASF show juror who will explain what qualifies as “miniature” and provide expert guidance in adapting your skills to the smaller scale. Work with your favorite mediums and surfaces; some special surfaces and tools will be for sale at the workshop. Your brushes don’t have to be tiny, just have good points. Magnifying glasses are optional! (All registered participants are invited to a special pre-workshop tour of the exhibit with the instructor at 2 pm on Friday, February 1. Museum admission included.)
Color Mixing Made Easy (484W), March 2 – 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Tuition: $140 M/$170 NM + Materials Fee: $10, paid to instructor
Any medium, all skill levels

The instructor is a Registered Teacher in the Michael Wilcox (author of Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green) School of Color. The Wilcox method is guaranteed to help you save money on paint and time in finding the color you need! Features introduction to color theory, video presentation and hands-on exercises. Discussion will also include lightfastness, color schemes, and literal/interpretive use of color.

For DFAC classes, register online here or call 727-298-3322

Starting on September 13, I am introducing a new class at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach, FL:

REALIST PAINTING AND DRAWING  

Thursdays, 1 – 4 PM, Ongoing, starting Sept 13

 4 classes, $70 members/$90 non-members (Membership $50/yr)

Join this award winning, nationally recognized artist for one on one instruction in drawing, colored pencil, acrylic, oil or mixed media. Open to any beginning or advanced artist that strives for realism in their work. Take it to the next level as you strengthen your drawing skills, develop techniques, design better compositions and simplify color mixing in the medium(s) of your choice. Bring your own materials; additional products will be available to try in class.

Beach Art Center

1515 Bay Palm Blvd,Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 www.beachartcenter.org

Call 727-596-4331 to register or for more information

 

The image above is a detail of a new piece, “Atlantic Storm,” on Terraskin, a new eco-friendly “stone” paper

Fall classes are starting at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

 

Fall Session I – Sept 11 – Oct 19
Fall Session II – Nov 6 – Dec 14
Tuition for six week classes: $128 DFAC members/$158 non-members

 

My weekly classes include
Colored Pencil for Everyone (404) Guided and independent work in colored pencil, for all levels
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Basic Drawing (401) Learn to see as an artist sees – so you can draw anything!
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Open Painting – Night (458) Individualized instruction in oils, acrylics, or other media, all levels
Thursdays, 7 pm – 10 pm
Open Painting – Day (459) Individualized instruction in oils, acrylics, or other media, all levels
Fridays, 9 am – Noon

"Let's Make Her Into a Mermaid!"

As seen in the step-by-step article in The Artist's Magazine, October 2012

This session, I also have two workshops at DFAC:

Mixing Media with Colored Pencil & Pastel (442W)
Two days: Sat – Sun, Sept 22 – 23, 9am – 3 pm
Tuition: $160 Members/$190 Non-members

As seen in The Artist’s Magazine, October 2012
Learn a fast and easy illustrator’s technique, adapted to new products: colored pencil and/or pastels over an oil underpainting over a textured ground over a graphite outline drawing on illustration board! Take advantage of the best qualities of each medium. Bring your own colored pencils and/or pastels (we’ll share what you don’t have in class) and a couple of brushes. All the special products — illustration board, clear gesso, oil paint, odorless mineral spirits, cotton swabs — will be provided

 

The Orange Towel Too

Watercolor pencil on canvas

Discover Watercolor Pencils (425W)
November 10 – 11, 9am – 3pm
$150 DFAC members/$180 non-members

Pencils and Paper Provided!
Watersoluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, the leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, will supply some of their newest products for use in this class.

Register online at www.dfac.org/classes or by phone (727) 298-3322
Register early and save!
Sign up at least two weeks before classes start and save $10 (see discount code on the online registration page or mention it by phone)

 

REGISTRATION IS ALSO OPEN NOW FOR THESE ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS

 

Mixing Media with Colored Pencil & Pastel

(See the DFAC workshop description)

October 6-7, 2012

Crealdé School of Art

600 St. Andrews Blvd, Winter Park FL 32792  www.crealde.org

Registration deadline, September 22, 2012

 

The Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil

An easy introduction to the possibilities of colored pencil, this class covers fun and fast techniques for any kind of subject or style. It includes technical exercises using provided tools and papers, followed by guided completion of a class project, and student selected projects. Instruction includes tips of color mixing, finishing, and presentation.

January 26-27, 2013

Art League of Daytona Beach

433 S. Palmetto Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32114 www.artleague.org

Registration deadline, January 10, 2013

February 18-19, 2013

Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island FL 34145 www.marcoislandart.org

 

 

If you are interested in taking one of my workshops or classes in October or November, there several opportunities around Florida:

Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin FL
www.dfac.org, 727-298-3322
6-week “Colored Pencil for Everyone” classes, Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30, starting Sept. 14 & Nov. 9
$98 DFAC members/$128 non-members – For all levels, group instruction and independent study
6-week Drawing and painting classes also scheduled, including a night class
1-Day Colored Pencil Plein Air workshop, $75 members/$105 non-members – Colored pencil is a great medium for travel journaling or studies on location.
2-Day “Better Painting by Design” workshop, $140 members/$170 non-members – Learn the principles of design to take your artwork from ordinary to extraordinary.
2-Day Discover Watercolor Pencil Workshop, $140 members/$170 non-members – All pencils and paper provided! A fast-paced and fun introduction to this very versatile medium which combines the precision of drawing with the expressiveness of paint.

Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach FL
Ongoing Colored Pencil class, Monday mornings. Call for details.
4 classes: $70 members/$90 non-members; 6 classes: $105 members/ $125, non-members
www.beachartcenter.org, 727-596-4331

North Port Art Center, North Port FL
www.northportartcenter.com, 941-423-6460
2-Day Discover Watercolor Pencil workshop, Oct. 13 – 14, $120
All pencils and paper provided! A fast-paced and fun introduction to this very versatile medium which combines the precision of drawing with the expressiveness of paint.

SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin FL
www.hcplc.org, 813-273-3652
Introduction to Colored Pencils (1½ hour evening class), Oct. 20, FREE, limited seating, RSVP required. All materials provided.

Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda FL
www.visualartcenter.org, 941-639-8810
2-Day Discover Watercolor Pencil workshop, Oct. 25 – 26, $140 members/$165 non-members
All pencils and paper provided! A fast-paced and fun introduction to this very versatile medium which combines the precision of drawing with the expressiveness of paint.

Gainesville Fine Art Association, Gainesville FL
www.gainesvillefinearts.com, 352-505-6968
2-Day Colored Pencil Workshop, Oct. 28 – 29, $100 members/$135 non-members
Learn “The Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil” — Whether you are new to colored pencil or more experienced, you will learn techniques that make it fast and easy to get the right effect. You too can produce work that makes others say, “I can’t believe that’s colored pencil.” Every workshop participant will receive a custom kit with handouts, special tools, paper samples and/or other useful products.

Guarding Lives (High Hazard)
We’re excited to introduce a new four week colored pencil class at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. This shorter session is especially intended for people unable to commit to a six-week class or who cannot make a longer drive to Dunedin. We will cover the same material, introducing techniques to beginners and helping more experienced students to develop their ideas and personal styles.

Colored Pencil for Everyone at the Beach Art Center
Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Four weeks, beginning November 12 (no class on Thanksgiving),
and starting again January 14
$70 Beach Art Center members, $90 Non-members
Call 727-596-4331 to register (Ask for materials list at registration)

“Neat, portable and inexpensive, colored pencils can be used for any style work, from rough sketches to finely detailed realism. Students experiment with color and techniques for a full range of special effects. Emphasis on developing an individual style through personal guidance from instructor and class discussion. For all levels, but some background in drawing is strongly suggested.”

Sunset, Leaping Mullet & Fishermen

Sunset, Leaping Mullet & Fishermen

We have changed the date of the “plein air” colored pencil workshop to October 30. There is still time to join us for this casual, fun class at Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor. Drawing on location helps develop general drawing skills, and it’s a wonderful way to record travels. Although no special materials are needed for this class, just some pencils and a good sketchbook, you’ll also learn about the equipment that makes working outdoors easier. (Materials list available to help you choose which pencils to bring.) Class will meet 9 AM – 3 PM; fee: $75 DFAC members, $105 non-members Register through the Dunedin Fine Art Center

I’m offering an exciting new workshop this fall, along with my ever-popular class that shows how to take the guesswork out of color mixing.

Colored Pencils Go Outdoors
October 3, 2009
9 am – 3:30 pm
$75 DFAC members/ $105 non-members
On location; bring lunch

Learn a simplified approach to colored pencil so you can pack a few supplies and take advantage of beautiful weather and scenery. Great preparation for those who might want to start making travel journals too! After demonstrations of quick techniques that make this approach fun and easy, there will be plenty of time for guided work. We’ll meet at a north Pinellas County park, ready for casual walking and sketching (location details and materials list available at registration).

Register Here or by phone (727) 298-3322.

Color Mixing Made Easy
November 14 – 15, 2009
9am – 3pm
$140 DFAC members/$170 non-members
Materials Fee: $10, paid to instructor
Any medium, all skill levels

The instructor is a Registered Teacher in the Michael Wilcox (author of Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green) School of Color. This method is guaranteed to save you money on paint and time in finding the color you need! Features introduction to color theory, video presentation and hands-on exercises. Discussion will also include lightfastness, color schemes, and literal/interpretive use of color.

Register here or by phone (727) 298-3322.

Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
www.dfac.org

Registration is now open for my fall classes at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Fees have gone up slightly, but they’re still the best value in the area!

Fall Session I — Sept 14 – Oct 23, 2009
Fall Session II — Nov 9 – Dec 18, 2009

You can register online by following the links below, through www.dfac.org or by phone: (727) 298-3322.

The fee for all six-week classes is $108 DFAC members/$138 non-members.
Ask for materials list at registration.

Colored Pencil for Everyone (404)
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Neat, portable and inexpensive, colored pencils can be used for any style work, from rough sketches to finely detailed realism. Students experiment with color and techniques for a full range of special effects. Emphasis on developing an individual style through personal guidance from instructor and class discussion. Some background in drawing strongly suggested.

Register Fall 1 | Fall 2

Basic Drawing (401)
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Learn to draw anything by learning to see as an artist sees, with emphasis on the perception of contour, negative space, proportion and value. Excellent foundation for beginners, also sharpens experienced drawing skills.

Register Fall 1 | Fall 2

Open Painting – Night (458)
Thursdays, 7 pm – 10 pm

Individualized instruction to develop your own style of painting in acrylic or oil. (Colored pencil or other mediums accepted in Night class with instructor’s permission). Choose personal subject matter, explore composition and color theory, solve painting problems. Drawing experience recommended.

Register Fall 1 | Fall 2

Open Painting – Day (459)
Fridays, 9 am – Noon

Individualized instruction to develop your own style of painting in acrylic or oil. Choose personal subject matter, explore composition and color theory, solve painting problems. Drawing experience recommended.

Register Fall 1

All courses offered at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698.

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