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Cost of workshops varies. Participants are expected to pay the fee in advance
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Workshops
are offered several times a year
with talented and well known artists

OCTOBER 9-10, 2021
2-Day Workshop with
MARILYN JOHANSEN

Steppig Out

Marilyn Johansen - "Stepping Out"

COMPOSITION, SURFACE AND ATTITUDE

Two days of learning to make new watercolor Surfaces with gesso and matte medium. I will help you to create art on the new surfaces.  Composition will be stressed with taking photos with your camera or phones. Basic composition principles will be reviewed. Attitude will be using filters to find new options to turn your photos into fabulous painting.  Painting ‘exercises’ to help you think in multiple dimensions. 

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunch

Location - Whispering Pines Park Recreation BldgPelican

$110 Members       $140 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com

Click here for Marilyn's SUPPLY LIST

Click here for Registration Form.

Mail to: Susan Strawbridge
1002 Russell Avenue

Inverness, FL 34453

The Supply List will be sent to you when your Registration is received.

  Ssters
Marilyn Johansen
above -"Pelican Warning"
left -"Sisters 1903"

 


DECEMBER 11, 2021
1-Day Workshop with
TOM JONES
Tom Jones

LEARNING TO PLAY WITH WATERCOLOR

This December workshops fun begins with learning the importance of laying in the fresh color on beautiful white watercolor paper and leaving it alone to do its magic. Along with this a step by step process to create a wonderful street scene with bold juicy colors. Oh those beautiful yellow greens and bright rose with oranges and siennas. 

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunch

Location - Whispering Pines Park Recreation BldgTom Jones

$90 Members       $120 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com

to notify Susan that you are sending your registration.

Click here for
Registration Form

 

The Supply List will be sent to you
when your Registration is received.


JANUARY 15, 2022
1-Day Workshop with
FRANK ZAMPARDI
Frank Zampardi

"Lighthouse View" by Frank Zampardi

   DESIGN AND COMPOSITION MADE EASY      

Are you frustrated with not knowing what to do next in your drawing or painting? Are you just making a literal translation of your reference material that lacks your expression and personality?  Do you know how to create focal points and use color. You know something’s not right but don’t what it is? If you want the answers and solutions to these questions and more, this class will show you the way.

The class focuses on the design elements and principles and their applications in creating original art. The elements are the “building blocks” used in successful compositions and the principles are how they are arranged.

Students will learn a “repeatable” process on how to arrange the elements using design principles in various compositional formats. Each discussed element, principle and format will be executed in small scale designs with a final larger piece to follow.

WORKSHOP INFORMATIONFrank Zampardi

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunch

Location - Whispering Pines Park Recreation Bldg

$ 90 Members      $ 120 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com
to notify Susan that you are sending your registration

Click here for
Registration Form

 

The Supply List will be sent to you
when your Registration is received.



FEBRUARY 12-13, 2022
2-Day Workshop with
KATHY DURDIN
Kathy Durdin

"Satisfied" by Kathy Durdin

LOOSENING UP AND SEEING COLOR EVERYWHERE

Do you find yourself picking up those small brushes too soon? Do you wish you could see more and different colors in your images? Do some colors scare you? Do you always intend to loose some edges but then find your finished paintings very tight?

Attendees will work on expanding their color palette and then applying what they learn to working from photographs.

A good drawing is the critical foundation to any painting. For example, in a portrait, a viewer has an expectation of facial structure; differences from that expectation impact how the viewer sees the work. In a landscape or still life, the viewer has expectations of perspective. With a good drawing, the artist can be creative with other techniques.

Attendees will work on creating focus, simplifying, and using the photograph as a starting point to explore color and lose edges. We will work on finding centers of interest and focusing our detail in the area of the center of interest.
We will also work on creating color unity, painting large areas of light and dark, creating backgrounds and losing edges and using color to create interest and emotion.

Color creates emotion and can focus the viewer. Deconstructed color and unexpected colors excite and engage the viewer. Attendees will explore color properties -- mixing colors to maintain clarity, using complementary colors to focus and create excitement, and exploring colors in highlights and shadows.
Attendees will apply what they have learned about drawing and color and work from their photograph. We will explore what makes a good photograph to work from and how to crop the photograph to create interest and emotion for the viewer. We will also work on composition and discuss improving our composition.

While Kathy may demo a portrait or figurative work, the attendees may also paint subjects other than portraits.

Day 1 – Color / Composition
Day 2 –Figurative / portrait

WORKSHOP INFORMATIONKathy Durdin

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunch

Location - Whispering Pines Park Recreation Bldg

$ 110 Members    $ 140 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com
and to notify Susan that you are sending your registration.

Click here for
Registration Form

 

The Supply List will be sent to you
when your Registration is received.

 


MARCH 12-13, 2022
2-Day Workshop with
LIONEL SANCHEZ

Lionel Sanchez

"Golden Autum" by Lionel Sanchez

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Day 1: Discuss Handout provided. Lionel will do a thumbnail sketch of a reference photo and transfer the thumbnail sketch to watercolor paper. He will then apply washes and allow it to dry or mist as required by the painting. This painting will be a monochromatic application.

Day 2: Similar to first day but will be utilizing Color and discussing the color wheel and mixing color. The instructor will demo first with students following. This will go on throughout the day.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunchLionel Sanchez

Location - Whispering Pines Park Recreation Bldg

$ 110 Members    $ 140 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com

Click here for
Registration Form

 

The Supply List will be sent to you
when your Registration is received.



April 10, 2021
A Virtual Workshop, LIVE on ZOOM
JEROME CHESLEY


Bird Key Bay - Jerome Chesley
PAINTING SEASIDE BOATS, WATER AND SKY

Students will capture seaside scenes by painting boats and water with three different approaches. Bring your own pictures of boats or use one provided by the instructor. Reflections, textures of water, capturing style to paint sky.
Have fun painting, learning techniques and then conclude with a friendly critique.

Time - 9AM - 4 PM with break for lunch

$60 Members       $75 Non-members
Please make checks payable to CWS

For more information
Contact Susan Strawbridge
Email: susand319@aol.com

Click here for a fill-able Type-In Registration Form.

Mail to: Susan Strawbridge
1002 Russell Avenue

Inverness, FL 34453

The Supply List will be sent to you when your Registration is received.

New to ZOOM????

Click here for the QUICK STARTto ZOOM Instructions

JEROME CHESLEY
ARTIST INFORMATION

Jerome Chesley's collection of paintings, from his years of work, showcase a variety of subject matter including: still life, floral, architectural and land/seascapes. The watercolor paintings, giclees and mixed media set the stage for surrounding one's self in a rich indulgence with a range of subtle to bold color. Much of his subject matter is based on a collection of familiar objects or places he's visited which have a special meaning or significance. His style allows the white of the paper to sparkle throughout his works.
Jerome has art degrees from  SUNY College at Buffalo and studied at the University of Art in Siena, Italy, Scottsdale Art School and with distinguished teachers throughout the U.S. Jerome's background in education at both public school and college levels allows him to incorporate the elements of art including: form, pattern and color in his work. In addition, he has created multiple art projects benefitting community organizations. He is a signature member and 2018 President of the Florida Watercolor Society, Master Signature Member and past president of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and instructor at the renowned Chautauqua Institution summer program. He has won numerous awards for his paintings, many of which are in private collections.
He teaches painting throughout Florida. His work is represented in Galleries in the Chautauqua NY area.
He can be contacted at jchesley33@aol.com ,  or 716-903-8858
37 Sunset Dr. apt 71,   Sarasota FL 34236
6584 Serenity Acres Rd.,   Mayville NY 14757

Other stories about Jerome:

  • Jerome has lives in Mayville, part-time for over 20 years. He's lives in Florida over the winter since his retirement from Public Education.

  • He  exhibits his paintings at Chautauqua Institution's Art In The Park in Miller Park every summer.

  • His paintings are in private collections throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

  • He is a signature member of many watercolor organizations and has won numerous awards.

  • Jerome worked in the Gloria Plevin gallery and was later the Assistant Director of the Art gallery in the Chaut. Inst. He then was on the VACI Advisory Board and continues to volunteer in many capacities.

  • Jerome managed the Florida Watercolor Society's 2018 Convention as president. FWS is the largest state watercolor organization with over 1000 members. Along with the convention and trade show, the Annual Exhibition displays the top 100 watercolor paintings in the state. (www.FloridaWatercolorSociety.org)

  • Wife's name: Kathryn Chesley


 

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