Learning Opportunities with Acclaimed Artists

Creating art invariably taps into our hidden potential, thereby enhancing our ability to observe and express in new ways. If you are intrigued by the idea of enriching your life by creating art or are looking to take your artistic skills to the next level, check out these upcoming learning oppurtunities with our amazingly talented member artists.

Workshop with Nishita Jain – Landscapes: Working with Photographs

Learn the best practices for cutting through the clutter and distilling the scene when preparing the drawing for your composition.

The workshop will enable beginner and intermediate artists select the reference photograph with confidence and make adjustments in their thumbnail sketches to distill the essence of the scene. They will also learn to draw with more precision.

Methodology: Lecture, demos, and hands-on exercises.
Date: Mar 6, 2024
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Slayton House, Columbia, MD

Learn more and register: https://www.nishita.art/workshop-landscapes

Plein Air Class with Chris Rapa

For the artist and nature lover, there is nothing like painting out in the landscape. However, painting in “Plein Air” is challenging as well. In this course, accomplished plein air painter Chris Rapa will guide you through the selection of equipment and tools, setup, materials required, and strategies for successful outdoor painting. Whether working in oil, acrylic or gouache, a bit of planning and practice can make plein air painting a uniquely enjoyable experience.

Date: Mondays, March 11-April 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil, acrylic or gouache

Register here: https://winslowartcenter.com/product/chris-rapa-a-practical-guide-to-plein-air-online-mondays-march-11-april-1-2024/

Oregon Workshop Adventure 2024 with Jay Moore

Oregon is world-renowned for its amazing beauty and incredible diversity of natural wonders, ranging from gorgeous waterfalls, that will take your breath away, to some of the most dramatic mountain and lake scenes your eyes will ever witness. And don’t forget the rugged coastline that showcases nature’s purest beauty of sea, land and air, all coming together to make one magical moment after another.

Join Jay Moore on this incredible 9-day adventure (Nov 9-17th) that takes you from mountains, to waterfalls, to lakes and to the Pacific Ocean. You’ll enjoy some of the most photographic spots anywhere in the world.

The focus will always be on you and your artwork during our time in these beautiful Oregon locations. Jay’s expertise and knowledge of Oregon locations will get you to the most gorgeous spots at the most perfect times to experience and capture this amazing area of the world.

Check the link for all the details: https://www.sororaltwinstudios.com/oregonworkshopnovember2024

Email Jay and mention that you heard about the workshop adventure from Artists’ Gallery and you’ll receive 10% off the cost of the trip.

Greg Holmes at NCECA

Greg Holmes will be in a gallery at 2024 Coalescence, NCECA’s 58th Annual Conference, which is taking place in Richmond, VA. Greg has been a major member of Monocacy River Pottery since 2016, when the Japanese wood fire kilns were reestablished and refurbished.


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