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.
Landscape Felting-Come learn to paint with wool! Using needle felting techniques, you will learn to blend, fold, twist and layer wool to make a lovely landscape using this unusual and flexible medium. Suitable for all ability levels. As a bonus, the instructor has offered to teach students how to make wet felted flowers to add to their (dry) needle felted landscape. Open to adults & serious teens ages 13 and older. All materials provided by instructor. Cost is $65 ($60 for GA members) $10 materials fee. 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday April 29
KRISTEN WALSH has been earning attention for felting, winning prizes in Connecticut and beyond as well as having works published in Fiber Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Kristen enjoys teaching and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark that she believes lives in all of us.
Kristen’s website: www.scrapfelt.com
Mixed Media Flowers in a Vase Painting-Create a beautiful mixed media painting using paint, patterned papers, and collage techniques. Individual expression will be encouraged and there will be demos and instruction in composition, mixed media technique and acrylic painting tips. Layer, collage, paint and create.Cost is $85($75 for GA members) 10:00 am-4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch- bring a bag lunch and a drink). Saturday, May 13.
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MARCY LABELLA is a teaching artist in the mediums of mixed media painting, clay and metals. Her work has been included in regional and nationally juried shows. She is a key member of the Wesleyan Potters Crafts Guild and Co-operative in Middletown, CT and a member of The Connecticut Women Artists. She is on the faculty at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT where she teaches youth and adult classes and workshops, and at Wesleyan Potters where she teaches adult sculptural ceramics. She is represented by the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop and the Mill Gallery Shop at Guilford Art Center. She lives and works in central Connecticut.
Plein Air Painting Workshop – We will head down to Ferry Landing in South Glastonbury to learn the basics of painting in the open air. Starting with thumbnail sketches, zeroing in on a desirable composition we will create a small painting. In case of inclement weather, we will paint from a still life at Glastonbury Arts. Cost for Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th is $160($150 for GA members). Saturday, June 3 only cost is $100($90 for GA members) 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Bring a bag lunch and water each day.
Material list for workshop
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.