Master Artist Workshops

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MASTER ARTIST WORKSHOPS

 

Expressive, Luminous Paintings with Impressionistic Brushwork’

with Betty Carr, AISM, APAP, KA

May 15-17, 9 am – 4 pm

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

For beginners with some experience to advanced levels

 

Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement and value/color relationships will be demonstrated in this workshop. As a Master in the American Impressionist Society (AISM), Carr will be emphasizing the "how to's" in achieving dynamic, impressionistic paintings using painterly brushwork in watercolor and oil. Massing, organizing and composing darks and lights, importance of value sketches, and atmospheric and linear perspective will be covered. 

 

Each morning starts with a demonstration and discussion on simple proven techniques for successful, beautiful paintings. We will "warm up" by painting a variety of brush techniques which will apply later to our future paintings. Painting rocks, foliage, water clouds, etc. in striking light will be introduced. Individual and group critiques will take place throughout the workshop.

 

Photos will be a source of inspiration for our work. We will learn how to combine photos to create that one of a kind painting incorporating light and shadow. Bring your favorite landscape and floral still life photos with great lighting for designing your compositions.

 

Through individual instruction, observing daily demonstrations/critiques and producing numerous studies and paintings, students will develop a personal style in their artistic directions as well as gaining inspiration and enthusiasm for future paintings.

 

Suggested reading:

Seeing the Light, an Artist's Guide, North Light pub. Author: Betty Carr

SCHEDULE: May 15-17, 9 am – 4 pm

COURSE FEE -

EARLY BIRD PRICE -

$275.00 (Members); $290.00 (Non-members) until end of day April 23, 2021

PRICE after April 23, 2021 - $300 (Members); $325.00 (Non-members)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (Seats are held upon payment)

  1. Come to Mountain Artists Guild and pay by check or credit card:

  2. Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.  

  3. Register and pay by credit card on the Guild’s web site: https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/mag-store

 

You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop

How to Paint a Better Landscape

with Robert Goldman

June 19 & 20, 9 am – 4 pm

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

Experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced painters are welcome in this class, and although the demos will be done in Robert Goldman’s preferred medium which is oil painting, artists working in other mediums such as watercolor, pastel, or acrylic are  welcome.

Bob will cover the basic concepts which are fundamental to creating successful landscape paintings. During the workshop, we will also look at ways to study photographic images so we don’t fall into common pitfalls when using them for reference. Above all, painting is about expressing YOUR idea, so Bob will help each student to achieve his/her artistic goals. Below, are some of the painting concepts to be covered.

 

  • Color palette

  • Values

  • Drawing

  • Dark and light – how to keep it simple

  • Understanding form and light source

  • Color

  • Mixing greys

  • Color Temperature

  • Design / composition

  • Edges

Instructor demos in oil will be followed by students painting. Individual help will be provided throughout class. Robert Goldman is an award-winning Southwest artist known for his plein air and studio oil paintings. Bob’s art and bio are available at: https://robertgoldmanfineart.com

SCHEDULE: June 19 & 20, 9 am – 4 pm

COURSE FEE

EARLY BIRD PRICE:

$185.00 (Members); $210.00 (Non-members) until end of day May 29, 2021

REGULAR PRICE:

after May 29, 2021 - $200.00 (Members); $225.00 (Non-members)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (Seats are held upon payment)

  1. Come to Mountain Artists Guild and pay by check or credit card: Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.  

  2. Register and pay by credit card on the Guild’s web site: https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/mag-store

 

You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop

Painting Expressively with Color

Russell Johnson, Instructor

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

Learn impressionistic oil and acrylic painting techniques with accomplished Arizona landscape artist Russell Johnson during a two-day workshop. The goal of this workshop is to portray a visual experience of nature focusing on how it felt to witness nature’s splendor. This will be done through simplification of a composition, seeing value of colors appropriately, using color expressively, and applying paint texturally. Russell paints almost primarily with a palette knife, enjoying the sculptural qualities it produces. The student is welcome to learn palette knife painting or use a large brush to energetically represent the natural landscape. The two day workshop will consist of sketching from photographs, color mixing, setting up the painting, and finally, completing the painting. Live demonstrations by Russell throughout the workshop!

Russell Johnson grew up in Prescott. He is an avid hiker. On his explorations, Russell paints “en plein aire,” sketches and photographs subjects for future studio paintings. Russell received a BFA from the University of Arizona and a MFA from Prescott College. He regularly participates in two annual Prescott art shows: The Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale, and the Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour. He is represented by the Raku Gallery in Jerome and The Frame & I in Prescott. Russell also has two paintings in the permanent collection at The Phippen Museum. Visit www.russelljohnsonart.net for portfolio viewing and further information.

SCHEDULE: Postponed until further notice

COURSE FEE -

EARLY BIRD PRICE - $175.00 (Members); $200.00 (Non-members) until end of day December 22, 2020

REGULAR PRICE after December 22, 2020 - $195 (Members); $225.00 (Non-members)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (Seats are held upon payment)

  1. Come to Mountain Artists Guild and pay by check or credit card: Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.  

  2. Register and pay by credit card on the Guild’s web site: https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/mag-store

You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop

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[The Guild will re-open to members and show participants on Tuesday 2/16 - open to the public beginning Wednesday 2/24]

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228 N Alarcon Street Prescott, AZ 86301

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It is the policy and commitment of the Guild that it does not discriminate against staff, employees, members, governing Board and service delivery on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion.