Adult Workshops

 

 

Where do I Start?

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

Learn how to find your artistic vision and to choose the painting style that’s most appropriate for your ideas/subjects. Fran, who has over 40 years of art teaching experience, will have you work through a series of exercises to determine possible areas of interest for your paintings. Then she will aid you in selecting the appropriate medium (pastels, acrylics, watercolors or water based oils) to achieve the best results. Fran will discuss unique qualities of each brush (or pastels) for each media and how to hold each tool. In addition, she will demonstrate how to create the best strokes for each of medium. In the afternoon, each student will practice the appropriate strokes with their medium of choice to create your composition.

A native New Yorker, Fran Sutherland is a painter, teacher, and restorer of historic homes. She moved to the Hudson Valley in 1958 and earned a B.S. and M.S. at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Sutherland’s creative work has been strongly influenced by Eastern aesthetics, as well as her enjoyment of the Hudson Valley landscape and her thirty-year career as an art teacher. The artist continues to teach privately and is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association.

Sutherland synthesizes both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques in her work . She continues a long exploration of using mixed media to emphasize the reflection of light, one of her major fascinations. Many of her works are illuminated by a love of Asian brushstroke. This aspect of her work is rooted in her graduate studies and was enhanced by a sojourn in China. Whether working with encaustics, oils, or watercolors, much of her art integrates geological coloration and the play of light displayed in places where she has traveled. View works by Fran at Fran Sutherland.Contact Fran at 845-464-8071 if you have any questions.

Dates: December 9, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $135, Early Bird Special $120 if paid in full by November 11, 2020.

Supplies: Students should bring art supplies that they own which could include pastels and/or paints (only water base oils), brushes, paper and/or canvas, paper towels, and a water container to understanding how to use them. Fran will bring extra materials for executing the idea determined in the morning in the medium chosen for that painting.

Registration Cut-off Date: December 2, 2020

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Left Overs

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

In this mini-workshop, the oil media resist acrylic technique will be used to recycle an old painting for fun. Fran utilized this acrylic texture atmospheric technique when she painted her award winning art piece, Canyon Cliff (right). Choose a canvas to repaint on or do it over emphasizing the original intent with texture and atmosphere. Enjoy this creative process.

A native New Yorker, Fran Sutherland is a painter, teacher, and restorer of historic homes. She moved to the Hudson Valley in 1958 and earned a B.S. and M.S. at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Sutherland’s creative work has been strongly influenced by Eastern aesthetics, as well as her enjoyment of the Hudson Valley landscape and her thirty-year career as an art teacher. The artist continues to teach privately and is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association.

Sutherland synthesizes both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques in her work. She continues a long exploration of using mixed media to emphasize the reflection of light, one of her major fascinations. Many of her works are illuminated by a love of Asian brushstroke. This aspect of her work is rooted in her graduate studies and was enhanced by a sojourn in China. Whether working with encaustics, oils, or watercolors, much of her art integrates geological coloration and the play of light displayed in places where she has traveled. View works by Fran at Fran Sutherland.Contact Fran at 845-464-8071 if you have any questions.

Dates: January 20, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $110, Early Bird Special $100 if paid in full by December 23, 2020.

Registration Cut-off Date: January 13, 2021

Supplies: Acrylic paints, water based oil paints, brushes, water container, and normal painting supplies.

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Creating an Art Journal Practice

Instructor: Betsy Kimbrough

 


Improve your creativity, warm up for your daily art work or just to have fun with a regular, art practice. This fast paced 2 day workshop is for you if you want to improve your creativity in 2021.

Using a mixed media sketchbook/journal, Betsy will share ideas and techniques to help you find your creative visual vibe. You will complete your personal reference for art making by collaging layers, making authentic marks, creating palette references, reviewing compositional forms, and more. You will leave this workshop with your completed Art Journal tool and a head full of ideas to begin or keep you art practice fresh and vibrant.

Learn how to assemble a sleek and simple mixed media kit that works in any space whether on the road or at your dining room table. If you adore art supplies then you be inspired with new creative ways to use what you have.

Betsy is an award winning artist and avid art journal creator who enjoys sharing that passion with others. As an experienced workshop leader she is eager to help you enhance or begin your art practice through creative art journaling. View works by Betsy at at Betsy Kimbrough Art and Betsy Kimbrough Art Journals.

Dates: January 21 and 22, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch). p>

Location: CPAC

Fee: $220, Early Bird Special $200 if paid in full by December 24, 2020.

Fee Includes: Sketchbook/ journal, ephemera, use of various types of pencils, pens and paints. See the provided supply list for complete listing.

Registration Cut-off Date: January 14, 2021

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