Visiting Artist Workshop

VA Landscape Painting in Pastel or Oil (918)

Guest Artist, Clark Mitchell
Friday through Sunday, July 13- 15, 2018
9am - 5pm/3 days
$260/Members: $240

$50 cancellation fee. No refund after June 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
While experiencing the beauty of southwest Michigan landscape, Clark Mitchell will expand your pastels skills and provide an overview of outdoor painting followed by a plein-air painting demonstration in pastel. He will explain how to adjust for color, understand the elements of a landscape, and infuse your painting with style and emotion. Individualized attention will be provided while you work. Insights into finishing your painting in the studio, discussions and group critiques will inspire your work. Site maps and a supply list will be available online or at the registration of office May 2018. Clark's website;


The Creative Language of Watercolor

Learn to develop and express your creativity with watercolor techniques, including wet into wet, color mingling, and layered transparent washes. Composition, simplification of shape, color, and value will also be explored. Email questions to Susan at A supply list for the first class is online and in the school office.

Oil or Acrylic Painting

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Explore oil or acrylic painting from ala prima painting to layered techniques involving underpainting and overpainting. All styles, directions and content encouraged. Bring whatever painting materials you have. A detailed supply list available on instructor's website; and in the school office.

Encaustic Painting in the Print Studio (765)

Carol L. Myers, Print Studio
Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$175/Members: $155

Explore the ancient art of painting with pigmented beeswax. Learn the basics of encaustic painting, safety, studio set up and best practices, then explore the many techniques and approaches that will allow you to translate your own artistic vision into this exciting and versatile medium. Paint, equipment and some tools will be provided, as well as everything you need for the first class. Bring a sketchbook/notebook and a sense of adventure. Supply list available online and in the registration office.

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Pastel Painting (961)

Melody Allen, Studio 6
Thursdays, June 7 - July 26
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent
All levels are welcome to explore pastel techniques of design, color, value, and light in this colorful medium. A supply list for the first class is online and in the school office. Instructor's website:

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor (964)

Denise Lisiecki, Studio 2
Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24
10 am - 12:30 pm/8 weeks
$175/Members: $155

Prerequisite: Watercolor Experience
Experienced painters will explore the next level by concentrating on composition, color and subject matter. Painters will be individually guided. Please bring your materials and subject matter to class. Supply list available on instructor's website and in the school office.