Combining Camaraderie with Creativity
Painting Snakes in Watercolor
Saturday May 5
Location: Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro VA
Fee: $68 (with 50% of all profits going straight to the Wildlife Center of Virginia!)
Come join us for a special painting workshop featuring snakes as our models! The workshop will begin with a short presentation from Wildlife Center staff on the role of snakes as education animals and the story behind each of our models, then students will work with artist Amy Shawley Paquette to discover the basics of watercolor and spend class time painting two snakes. We will have several painting sessions with the snakes during class to paint them from life and we will also provide photographs of the snakes to use during the remainder of our painting time. Our snake models will be revealed closer to the workshop when we know who isn’t shedding!
After a short snack/lunch break, workshop attendees will be given a tour of the wildlife center. The workshop is open to only to adults 18 and over (no children) with all levels of art experience and all workshop-use materials including paints, pencils, palettes, brushes, and surfaces will be provided! Please bring a sack lunch/snacks (if desired), a camera if you wish to take photos, and note-taking supplies. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on or bring an apron. Email the instructor if you have any questions: email@example.com.
Registration Info: Please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Media Monoprints
Friday May 18
Location: My Studio, Scottsville VA
Description: Come join me for a fun day of printing! Students will make a series of monoprints on paper using a Gel Press plate then layer and enhance them with dry media, watercolor, acrylic color and mediums! Discover how fun this process is for making collage elements, backgrounds for paintings, and finished work!
All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor. Students must bring: reference images to inspire you (ie landscapes, florals, animals, etc), paint clothes/apron, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car (in case any surfaces are damp when you leave), and supplies to take notes.
Registration Info: Please email Amy at email@example.com for details!
April 6 in Verona,“Abstract Acrylic Painting”,
April 24 in Waynesboro “Crash Course in Color for Watercolor Painters”,
May 5 in Woodstock “Animal Portraits”,
June 5-7 evenings at Beverley Street Studio School, “Charismatic Animals in Watercolor”,
June 27 in Waynesboro “Fog and Mist in Watercolor”,
June 30 in Verona “Beginning Watercolors: Summer Landscapes”,
July 11-August 18 (Mondays) at Beverley Street Studio School and other locations, “Plein Air Painting in Watercolor”.
See Peg’s website (www.pegsheridan.com) for more information. Links to all organizations are on her website.
BSSS in Staunton offers a wide range of classes and workshops throughout the year. See: www.bssschool.org
In 2018 Peg Sheridan is co-leading a trip to Maine, through Beverley Street Studio School. The trip, titled “Coastal Maine – Painting Dramatic Landscapes and Sketching Nature’s Details, is Sept. 6-14, 2018.
September 17-21 and September 24-28
Click ROCKPORT 2018 to download a Word file with the details.
If you’re looking for a workshop to take, it can be helpful to hear about other people’s experiences. Using the form here as a guide, send your reviews to webmaster for publication.
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Anne Abgott 3 day workshop Cost: $375 (reviewed by Juliette Swenson)
Barbara Nechis Abstract watercolor Cost: $375 3 days (reviewed by Juliette Swenson)
Sue Archer Cost $400 4 days (Reviewed by Juliette Swenson)