Class and Workshop Archives

Spring 2013 : Workshop : Surface Texture and Layering for Painters: Leslie Banta

Make your artwork interesting from the first mark to the last!  What you put underneath “speaks” through all the layers of your art; let the layers “talk” to each other!  Explore both purposeful and experimental use of household items, standard art materials and ephemera to create a more interesting final surface.  From heavily textured canvas and board to delicate and transparent layers of collage on paper, explore messy approaches and more refined (clean) techniques to discover different effects.  See how your art story deepens with a new approach! www.lesliebanta.com


Spring 2013 : Class : Exploration and Process: Robert Stuart

Participants bring new work for group criticism led by the instructor.  The goal: growth as an artist through risk-taking and exploration – the creative process – and a deepening discernment of challenges, strengths and direction in one’s work.  Topics for discussion will also include: museum exhibitions; selective gallery shows; reviews; art now and in the past.  Attending certain exhibitions within our region will be strongly recommended. www.robertstuart.net


Spring 2013 : Class : Figure Drawing: Jeffery Stockberger

This class will focus on mastering the nuances and complexities of the body’s representation in art while working from a live model.  Through individual and group instruction, you will develop and improve composition, technique, and tonal development while concentrating on the human form as a means of expression.  Formal critiques will also be utilized to reinforce and establish good drawing habits.


Spring 2013 : Class : Still Life Painting: Jeffery Stockberger

Explore the concept of indirect painting.  Working from the still life, students will concentrate on developing a painting’s composition and color palette by responding to and building on marks made on the canvas.  Through group and individual critiques, you will work on establishing good painting habits and techniques.


Spring 2013 : Class : Printmaking: All about Monotypes: Dymphna de Wild

This class is suitable for both experienced printmakers as well as beginners.  Different monotype techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, including transfers, stencils, and contact drawing.  Participants may work around a theme exploring still life, abstract, and figurative imagery. www.dymphdewild.com


Spring 2013 : Class : Sizing Up: Exercises in Abstraction: Priscilla Long Whitlock

Sizing Up can mean “to make larger” as well as “to consider”.  Taking a cue from Wolf Kahn and his exhibit “Sizing Up”, we will consider the process of abstracting the landscape while keeping in touch with its source in nature.  Students will use guided field studies, painting outdoors as weather permits.  Later, students will continue field studies and use these to construct single large paintings.  During the course we will look at past and contemporary abstract artists for inspiration. www.priscillalongwhitlock.com


Spring 2013 : Class : Monday Mornings on Beverley Street: Mary T. Echols

Join a great group of fellow BSSS members in looking at and discussing art and how it works.  Whether or not you have a wealth of art knowledge, or think that you like art or not, through the sharing of ideas and discussions, you will find enjoyment and beauty in art more than you ever thought before.  Slides and discussion.


Spring 2013 : Workshop : Materials and Logistics: Solutions and Cost–Cutting Tips for Travel, Plein Air and Studio: Ron Boehmer: Ron Boehmer

Travel and outdoor painting tips, effective studio set-ups, and cost-effective strategies for materials and equipment will be the focus.  Some issues covered: transporting wet paintings and pastels; how to use, maintain, and repair your French easel; brush selection; cleaning, and salvaging old crusty brushes; secrets of gesso prep; stretching and priming canvas; custom priming on your painting surfaces, inexpensive custom sketchbooks.  Demonstrations and hands-on work.  Students with broken French easels are encouraged to bring them to class for repair.


Spring 2013 : Workshop : Travel Sketching Workshop:

Next time you’re on vacation and are struck by a sight you’d like to record, don’t grab your camera, reach for your sketchbook instead! This workshop is primarily for students enrolled in the BSSS Travel Study Sicily trip, but is open to all who are interested in improving their travel sketching skills.  Learn how to make a treasured record of your trip using just a fountain pen and a few colored pencils.  A minimum of time and equipment can work to your advantage in capturing vivid impressions: scenery, architecture, activity, faces and figures.


Spring 2013 : Class : Beginning & Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Janly Jaggard

In this class, each student is taught individually, whether just beginning, recommencing or still finding their path on the road to creative process.  Depending on the starting point, each will practice, initially based on observation, how to use the tools of visual process with a strong concentration on learning visual language such as proportion, perspective and tonal value.  Color is introduced to those who wish to start painting.  Students with more experience and a specific interest are given insight for working towards abstraction with reference to the Principles of Design.  www.janlyjaggard.com


Winter 2013 : Workshop : Beginning & Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Intensive Workshop: Janly Jaggard

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Winter 2013 : Workshop : Enameling: Three Days of Electric Color: Janly Jaggard

This workshop will provide time and head-space to be uninterrupted as creative process gets your full attention.  Various ways of creating image from sources of inspiration that have been gathered prior to the workshop, will develop into rich and vibrant surfaces of transparency and opacity, as abstract or literal as you choose.  Enameling is an infectious medium that uses extreme heat, fast firing and risk-taking; most practitioners never stop once they begin.


Winter 2013 : Workshop : Abstraction by Design: Karen Rosasco

Join Karen for a three-day watermedia workshop for all levels of participants.  Karen will emphasize the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design with daily demos and individual critiques using a variety of media including Golden Fluid Acrylics, powdered charcoal and collage.  Students will work on four paintings at a time using multiple layers of media by first employing the common design schemes, but eventually creating their own abstract compositions from sketches and photos.


Winter 2013 : Class : Beginning & Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Janly Jaggard

In this class, each student is taught individually, whether just beginning, recommencing or still finding their path on the road to creative process.  Depending on the starting point, each will practice, initially based on observation, how to use the tools of visual process with a strong concentration on learning visual language such as proportion, perspective and tonal value.  Color is introduced to those who wish to start painting.  Students with more experience and a specific interest are given insight for working towards abstraction with reference to the Principles of Design.


Winter 2013 : Workshop : Still Life Painting Workshop:

The class will be working from one still life for two days.  Instructor Rick Weaver will help students compose their own still life and will work with them on ideas about arranging a still life so that it “works” from multiple points of view.  We will then cover some foundation ideas about composition and will work through the still life with periodic individual and group critiques. 


Winter 2013 : Class : Figure Drawing: Jeffery Stockberger

This class will focus on mastering the nuances and complexities of the body’s representation in art while working from a live model.  Through individual and group instruction, you will develop and improve composition, technique, and tonal development while concentrating on the human form as a means of expression.  Formal critiques will also be utilized to reinforce and establish good drawing habits.


Winter 2013 : Class : Printmaking: All about Monotypes: Dymphna de Wild

This class is suitable for both experienced printmakers as well as beginners.  Different monotype techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, including transfers, stencils, and contact drawing.  Participants may work around a theme exploring still life, abstract, and figurative imagery.


Winter 2013 : Class : Exploration and Process: Robert Stuart

Participants bring new work for group criticism led by the instructor.  The goal: growth as an artist through risk-taking and exploration – the creative process – and a deepening discernment of challenges, strengths and direction in one’s work.  Topics for discussion will also include: museum exhibitions; selective gallery shows; reviews; art now and in the past.  Attending certain exhibitions within our region will be strongly recommended.


Winter 2013 : Class : Intermediate & Advanced Painting & Drawing: Studio: Ron Boehmer

Instruction focuses on developing stronger understanding of composition, color, and painting techniques related to accomplishing greater command of personal statement.  Subject matter includes but is not limited to landscape, still life, figure, and abstract painting genres.  Class involves personal and group critiques and discussions, demonstrations, and individual and group work project.


Winter 2013 : Class : Monday Mornings on Beverley Street: Mary T. Echols

Join a great group of fellow BSSS members in looking at and discussing art and how it works.  Whether or not you have a wealth of art knowledge, or think that you like art or not, through the sharing of ideas and discussions, you will find enjoyment and beauty in art more than you ever thought before.  Slides and discussion. 


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