Jill Snyder: Mosaics - Start to Finish Two Consecutive Weekends Saturday 3/23 & Sunday 3/24 and Saturday 3/30 & Sunday 3/31 Course fee $160 includes all materials

This class will teach the fundamentals of mosaic arts. Learn how to create mosaics from a variety of media including ceramic, pottery, colored glass tiles, and stained glass sheets. Explore basic design principles, color theory, materials and techniques. Discover how to cut and shape tesserae using a variety of tools. This is a great class for beginners and intermediate students who want to further their skills in creating mosaics. This class is suitable for any experience or wellness level. All supplies are included in the cost of the class; however students may provide their own substrates and glass tile, if desired.

Learn how to create a mosaic art work from start to finish in this two weekend course. Class on the first Saturday will run from 9 am - 11 am and you will plan and design your mosaic on the materials provided. On Sunday you will work from 9 am until 1 pm learning to use the tools of the trade as well as bonding methods, types of tesserae and cutting techniques. The following Saturday you will continue form 9 am to 1 pm completing the application of materials to your artwork. On Sunday you will put the “icing “ on the cake so to speak as you finish your piece by applying grout and cleaning the completed project. All your questions will be answered and you’ll have the skills to feel confident on your mosaic journey.


Francis Verba, Master Yogi : “To Be” - Live with no beliefs that prevent from Being. May 14-16, 2019 Course fee $300 for 3 days, $120 single day.

Francis Verba, Master Yogi, founder of “Sifranver International” that has existed for 25 years focusing on training, personal development and Yoga. Many seekers have followed his guidance in more than 20 countries ( Europe, USA, China…) HIs teaching enables one to be free from the beliefs that distance from “Being”.

This course will focus on “non-duality” the Advaïta Vendânta path user Francis’ guidance. You will have the opportunity to reconnect the Outer Silence ( Letting outer sounds flow without disturbing or annoying us) with your Inner Silence ( letting thoughts release themselves; liberating the mind and body from physical constraints by living perceptions freeing oneself from concepts). He teaches worldwide in silence, with no publicity nor wishes to be either this or that…The Yoga’s postures will lead the attendant to experience a body released from tension, a mind released from the desire to escape from what it is… Join his no-teaching approach that leans to no-ego. Question: “Who has the desire to be this or that?”

Each session conducted as follows:

7:30am - 8:00am Morning meditation

8:30am - 9:00am Vegetarian breakfast

10:30am - 12:30 pm Physical Approach, Yoga and Pranayama

1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch

3:00pm Satsang session

Clothing recommendations - loose white or plain cotton yoga outfit.

PS. Information about M.A. Verba is not found online because he doesn't seek to be known or “well-known”.


Alain Picard : Painterly Techniques in Landscape and Portrait 9/4- 9/6/2019 Course fee $350

Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren’t sure how to accomplish this style in your own work?? Hold tight, because help is on the way!

This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Exploring two unique subjects - landscape and portrait- we’ll learn how to simplify diverse and often complex scenes into clear shapes, values and edges. Then we’ll organize those shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret our environment for that lush painterly look. We’ll also explore innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.

Each morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the subject from start to finish. Two mornings will be devoted to landscape demonstrations, and one morning to the portrait. Students will work from their own reference materials, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up your work and learn techniques to simplify the subject. Students will progress to loosely finished paintings by the end of the day.A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up our workshop together.

What will the Students learn?

  • How to work in a painterly style whether approaching landscape or portrait.

  • How to clarify your vision for each painting

  • How to breakthrough creative barriers and paint more confidently

  • How to design dynamic compositions

  • How to simplify complex scenes into a pattern of clear shapes

  • How to loosen up your strokes and make bold marks of color

  • How to simplify and see value and interpret color choices

  • How to use underpainting techniques that will activate your scene

  • How to take risks that will lead to new discoveries in your work

  • And lots more!

Class size limited

Medium: Pastel & Oil

supply list: http://picardstudio.com/supplies

Day 1 Wednesday 9/4 The Painterly Landscape 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Day 2 Thursday 9/5 The Painterly Portrait 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Day 3 Friday 9/6 The Plein Air Landscape ( weather permitting) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


David Lee: Watercolor Wizardry, Thursday 10/3 & Friday 10/4/2019 Course Fee $200

Join award winning watercolor master David Lee for two days of watercolor immersion. David will share his methods of seeing and interpreting this vision onto paper. He will share tips to help you paint faster. Learn how to keep your paintings fresh and how to manage figures. Plan for some plein air painting if the weather permits. Class runs from 9 am to 4 pm both days . There will be one hour demonstrations each morning and afternoon followed by plenty of time for students to work on their paintings. David will visit each of you at your station for ample one on one time to have your problems and questions answered.

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