Master the medium of your choice in one of our workshops.
These workshops are taught by professional artists who are eager to share their knowledge and techniques. These workshops are designed for painters who want to “up their game” in a particular medium, or who want to experiment with a new medium. All levels are welcome.
COLOR WORKSHOP FOR OILS AND ACRYLICS. For those new to color mixing or to further what you know, this workshop will take you through the basics. We will make a basic color wheel and paint color mixture recipes together on canvas pad. Then we will paint a simple skyscape, paying attention to the subtle color and value shifts. You will have these samples to refer to for future painting. Oil or acrylic.
Saturday, September 16, 10am – 3pm
Fee: $90 ($80 for GA members)
JACQUELINE JONES earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art as well as a Associated Degree in Graphics from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is the recipient of numerous awards including “1st Prize for Outstanding Work” at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NYC. New Britain Hospital recently acquired a number of her works for their permanent collection. Her professional memberships include Allied Artists of America, American Artist Professional League, American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, The New Haven Paint and Clay Club as well as the Salmagundi Club in NYC. She is also a member of Glastonbury Arts, Essex Art Association, Lyme Art Association, and the Mystic Art Center.
THE WATERBASED MONOPRINT. This workshop will focus on the creation of monoprints using water based supplies (i.e., watercolors, gouache, water crayons, pastels, and watercolor pencils). This makes the plate/printmaking possibilities perfect for plein air and travel applications. Plates that can be used are plastic, metal, prepared paper, and board. The instructor will supply plates, printing papers and various mediums to facilitate printing.
Instructor: Melissa Meredith
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $115 ($105 for GA members)
MELISSA MEREDITH is a printmaker in the classic tradition. Her subject matter ranges from meticulous botanicals to the compelling portrayal of animals. The artist is affliated with galleries throughout the U.S and has exhibited extensively in both group and solo shows. Her work is in both private and corporate collections, including Aetna, Hartford, Duracell in Bethany, Kaiser Foundation in Farmington, Burroughs Paper Corporation, Shanghai. Her work is in the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, The Burpee Museum in Rockland, Il. and the UCONN Medical Center, in Farmington. She is a member of the CT Academy, New Haven Paint & Clay, Kent Elected Artists and LAPS, Los Angeles, CA. Meredith received a BFA from the College of New Rochelle, New York, and a MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Her studio is in 7B Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT.
FOG AND MOONLIGHT: TWO PASTEL LANDSCAPES. This is a one day workshop in which the instructor will review the process and techniques to create Fog and Moon scenes. He will start by reviewing the materials list followed by the procedure and processes of laying out the composition. Participants may do a pre-sketch or layou t( 9×12 or 11×14) prior to the workshop. The Instructor will demonstrate pastel techniques followed by individual trouble shooting.
Instructor: Steve Linde
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $115 ($105 for GA members)
STEVE LINDE is a Signature Member and former Vice President of the Connecticut Pastel Society. He has worked with pastel and watercolor for over thirty years and continues to explore a variety of surfaces and textures for his paintings. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and a Master Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State College. He has been teaching art in the Newington, Connecticut school system for 41 years. Steve has given pastel workshops and demos for various art leagues in Connecticut. Steve has also participated in the Glastonbury On the Green Fine Art & Craft Show as well as Waterville, Maine Festival of Arts Show where he has won several awards including Best in Pastel. Mr. Linde has held one man shows at different venues around the state of Connecticut. His works have also been exhibited in the Connecticut Pastel Society’s numerous shows including a number of Member’s, Renaissance and Signature Member shows where he has won numerous awards, He is a member of the Lyme Art Association.