2021 - 2022

October 1 - 2, 2021
Beyond Alla Prima - Moving Towards Abstraction

Warehouse Studio

700 Lancaster Ave
Reading, PA


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Techniques and exercises will open the door to intuitive objective and nonobjective abstract painting. Exploring line, shape, color and composition challenges and expands your thoughts and ideas to produce work that is uniquely yours. Spontaneity, exploration, and discovery are part of the painting process. Surprises and new ideas are realized as the imagery emerges.

December 1 - 3, 2021  |  9am - 4pm
A Personal Response - Realism to Abstraction

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs

26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL         

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This workshop is designed to strengthen your voice by taking your thoughts, ideas, interests, or feelings and guide them from realism to abstracted visual statements.  We begin the process by focusing on composition and exaggerate shapes and movement visually and abstractly for clarity and drama. As the painting develops, line, color, shape, texture, value, and balance are explored and developed as the creative imagery develops. Spontaneity, intuition, and discovery are part of the process.

$470 / $420 members
January 25 - 26, 2022
Designing in Color

Marco Island Center for the Arts 

1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL 

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An in-depth study of color that will take you and your painting to new levels of understanding. We will begin with a series of exercises designed to explore pigments, color mixing, and use of various color palettes. The mixing and use of neutrals, the art of creating deep luminous color through glazing, color relationships, creating space and depth and how to make colors pop will be explored.

February 17 - 18, 2022
Beyond Alla Prima for New Artists

Naples Art Center

585 Park Street
Naples, FL

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This class is for those who have never painted or who have just started and want to have FUN layering collage papers and acrylic. We will explore some basic design and painting techniques and play with materials creatively using our intuition and improvisation. You will have enough experience to begin your own practice of painting.

March 21 - 23, 2022
Reinventing the Still Life

Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL         

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The still life will be our starting point for the journey into creating a personal, inventive, and powerful abstract visual statement. We will work in large sketchbooks for knowledge of the subject and exaggeration of form. Ideas will be isolated and cropped to develop dynamic abstract compositions which will be transferred to canvas for further exploration.


April 11 - 13, 2022
Creative and Imaginative Painting Collage & Acrylic

Bonita Springs Art Center

Bonita Springs, FL

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The highlights of the workshop come from the transformation and integration of collage and acrylic materials as well as a journey into discovery, intuition, and invention.  The language of art, line, color, shape, texture, and value are explored and exaggerated as you respond moment to moment and the creative imagery develops.  You are asked to step out of your comfort zone and journey into the unknown and build a powerful visual image.