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Summer Classes & Workshops

Scroll down to view all of our currently available workshops. If you would like to be notified when new workshops are available, please fill out the form below. We would also be interested in your specific current workshop interests. Fill out this survey to give us a better idea of what you would like to see! Check out our Facebook Page for photos from previous workshops. Please note: Workshop payments are non-refundable.


Summer 2018


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Munsell Color for Representational Painting with Graydon Parrish SOLD OUT

June 16, 17
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch)
Cost: $500
Instructor: Graydon Parrish
Attendance at June 15th Demo at 1:30 is required

The three-day work shop will cover the basic principles of how to use Munsell color notation and accurate color mixing for painting the visual world. By understanding how to mix the three components of color...hue, value, and chroma...efficiently and consistently, significant improvements in color rendering and paint handling are possible. In addition, the class will demonstrate how Munsell notation aids in color communication and obviates confusion for students and professional artists alike.

Day one of the workshop will cover color theory, the language of Munsell color and how to mix colors with a very high degree of fidelity. The second and third days will explore many of the ways one can apply Munsell to real-life painting problems, including color matching, transposing color, shading series and the various types of under-paintings.

NOTE: attendance at Parrish and Linberg's Munsell Color Mixing Demo on Friday, June 15 is a prerequisite for this workshop. By signing up for this workshop you will automatically be registered to attend the Friday demo.

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Summer Bargue/Cast Classes (8 classes each)

Instructor: Garrett Vitanza

For students who wish to participate in the Atelier Program, we offer weekend and evening classes in which students will work on the regular school curriculum. Students working outside the atelier program should also consider this class as it will improve your ability to see and think about value and rendering form. We do not no offer normal atelier programming over summer, however, if you are already currently enrolled, this is a good opportunity to keep your momentum going!

Saturday Morning session, July 14th to Sept 1st: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday Afternoon Session, July 14th to Sept 1st: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday Eve Option: July 11th to August 29th 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Floral painting with Carlo Russo - 4 Days 3 SPOTS LEFT

July 10 to July 13 (Limit 14 students)
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $595
Instructor: Carlo Russo

This one will fill up fast!! Sign up early!

In this 4 day class will focus on painting the floral still life in oils. Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries. Since flowers and plants tend to move from day to day and even hour to hour the students will draw and paint directly on the canvas with the brush only. The focus will be on capturing the essentials of the still life and finishing areas wet in to wet. I will give frequent demonstrations and critique as we explore the unique nature of flowers and plants in paint.

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In the Studio of Rembrandt

5 Day Option: August 13th to August 17th (Limit 12 students)
Cost: $775
10 Day Option: August 13th to August 24th (Limit 12 students)
Cost: $1425
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Instructor: Eric Johnson

Rembrandt is one of the greatest portrait painters of all time. You can step into the 17th century and explore the time specific paint colors and mediums he used to create magic. You will create a glowing Rembrandt master copy using the methods employed by Rembrandt himself. The course includes informative lectures, individualized critiques, demonstrations and hands on traditional materials exploration.

Please note! This is a 5 day workshop. You will have the option to sign up for 5 or 10 days for the workshop. All information about the painting process will be covered in the first 5 days of the workshop.  The 10 day option is open for students who want to continue their master copy with additional instruction on the completion of their painting.

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“A Painting a Day” and alla prima painting

Gain Mentoring and Valuable Insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan

August 18th to August 20th - Saturday Through Monday (Limit 12 students)
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $550
Instructors: Abbey Ryan

Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey shares how to strengthen your approach to painting and manage your internal painting dialogue so you’ll have a consistently positive painting experience. Abbey’s inspiring teaching approach balances all there is to love about painting with what she has identified as the most universally challenging aspects of painting.

Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting painting subjects, concepts and content in still life painting, poetic realism, and her strategies to begin and finish a painting in one sitting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master’s concept of light as a subject, alla prima painting, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the classical revival of still life painting in 2018.

Through handouts, lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. While working in the studio together, Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, palette choices, materials, blogging, galleries, showing, selling, relationships with collectors, social media, and marketing your work.

Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward in painting. For all levels, beginner through advanced.

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Crash Course in the ARA Drawing and Painting Method - 10 days - SOLD OUT

August 6th to August 17th - Monday through Friday (Limit 12 students)
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $1350
Instructor: Christina Mastrangelo

This workshop sells out every single year. Sign up early!

Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. This course teaches traditional atelier-style methods, from using a campiturra, to dead color, first painting, and second painting, all working from life and using the sight-size method.  Demonstrations will be given on the layout & methodical uses of the full-color palette, as well as lectures and handouts on mediums, steps of the process, hue/value/chroma, color mixing, palette care, composition, set-up, and varnishing. The goals of the course are to understand the observational painting process, come away with a realistic still-life painting, and be able to paint with confidence after the course is over.

This course is recommended for artists looking to create more realistic work. Prior experience with painting in oil is not necessary. This is a very logical, academic course; everything learned here will translate well into drawing or painting any subject from life.

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Figure Painting in Oils: Exploring the intensity of color with a limited palette - 3 Days - SOLD OUT

July 6 to July 8 (Limit 11 students)
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $550
Instructor: Jennifer Balkan

In this class, students will improve upon their overall approach to painting the figure with an emphasis on brush control, paint mixing, and color harmony. We will approach painting by learning to see our environment as composed of simple shapes and values, lay down shadow and light masses with confident brushwork, which will lead to stronger visual statements and weightier paintings. Students will work from a model, beginning with short poses in monochrome and gradually work up to longer sessions in full color enabling them to make quicker decisions leading to a more intuitive approach when handling the paint. This class is designed for all levels of painters who have life drawing experience. Jennifer Balkan will be doing demonstrations throughout the workshop and students will be working from a live model.

 Our goal is to see the figure as an abstract composite of dark and light shapes (values) in order to create a strong value statement and to get it proportionally accurate, both of which will contribute to a compelling composition and statement of light and shadow. We will begin our study doing simple three-value studies using a monochromatic palette in order to focus solely on values. We will later discuss color; specifically some color theory, color harmony and choosing a palette.  We will mix paint together.  And afterwards, we will do limited palette studies, beginning with very short poses and increasing time.

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Portrait Painting in the Sight Size Tradition - SOLD OUT

Accurately represent your subject as the eye sees it.

July 9 to July 20 (Mondays - Fridays, Limit 12 students) 
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $1350 plus $125 Model fee ($1475 total)
Instructor: Emanuela DeMusis

"It is also advisable to go some distance away, because then the work appears smaller, and more of it is taken in at a glance, and lack of harmony and proportion in the various parts and in the colours of the objects is more readily seen.” -Leonardo da Vinci

The goal of this 10 day workshop is to complete a realistic head and shoulders portrait with an emphasis on achieving volume and creating a dramatic light effect.

In the sight-size method, the canvas is placed next to the subject with the artist standing at a distance to the set-up. Rather than dwelling on detail, the artist takes in the whole to comprehend the larger visual effect, a critical element to producing a realistic piece that holds together from afar.

Students will begin with a simplified graphite drawing. Prior to transferring to the linen, a small color study will determine color mixtures and composition. Students will then proceed into an underpainting of raw umber with white and culminate with full color palette in oils.

The instructor will lecture and demo on subjects including: facial anatomy, planar modeling, the indirect painting method, color temperature, edge quality, glazing and scumbling. As is typical in a classical atelier setting, two students will paint from one model.

Emanuela is an award winning portrait artist who has won such awards as the Gold Medal at the Annual guild of Boston Artists, and both First and Second Place in the portrait category for the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon.

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By far the best workshop I have ever taken. Christina’s instruction was incredibly clear and the structure of the course was well thought out. The atmosphere was positive and helpful. I think each student was amazed by the work they created.
— Phyllis, 2014 Still Life Workshop with Christina Mastrangelo student
The class was amazing. Thank you very much. You are such a generous teacher, sharing a wealth of information with us. The class was an excellent introduction to many important things to think about — things that I wish I knew in my past attempts to work in oils.
— Dennis, 2016 Oil Painting for Newbies student