CLASSES

Watercolor by Chris Sommerfelt

Reference photo

 

Exploring Creative Color

Chris Sommerfelt, Instructor

Saturday, April 24, 2021 

Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

How do you go from“that’s nice” to “WOW” from your viewers?” Explore color theory and how it helps you achieve good design. Free yourself from your reference photo to get the emotional reaction you want from your viewer.

This process-oriented class is for painters with some experience in their chosen medium. Chris will be working in watercolor, but students can work in their chosen medium. If you are interested in expanding your thought process and understanding of color, you will find this class valuable. If you want to add a little drama to your art, sign up! Color wheel schemes, color intensity, value and temperature will be covered. Above all, this class will be a lot of fun.

 

ABOUT CHRIS SOMMERFELT: Chris is new to the Prescott area. She and her husband retired to Prescott Valley in 2019 from Wisconsin where she was a popular watercolor instructor for 20 years. Her working career before retirement was in graphic design.

 

From one of Chris’ students: “Chris tailored her class to beginners as well as advanced students. I took a class for one week at another workshop site - I learned more from Chris in one day than in the entire week of the other class.”

 

OPEN TO LEVELS: Beginners with basic knowledge and beyond

SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

COURSE FEE - $70 (Members); $85 (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/workshops

 

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

Improve your Paintings through Mentoring

Julie Gilbert Pollard, Instructor

Thursday, April 29, 2021 

ZOOM CLASS

We all need good mentors with a critical eye to help us through our challenges and nurture our strengths. From the painting of your choice, Julie will identify areas where improvement can be made and will digitally make visual design and color suggestions, before your eyes. All participants will benefit from each other this way. There will be many eye-opening 2ps you can use right away and include in future paintings. Julie Gilbert Pollard is the author of three North Light Books, Discover Oil Painting, Watercolor Unleashed and Brilliant Color, plus nine videos for North Light/ArtistsNetwork.com. Additional publications include various articles and book inclusions including most recently Watercolor Artist (April 2018), Splash 18 (2017) and AcrylicWorks 3 (2016).

Have you been creating and experimenting with ideas that have ended up in a confusing composition or lack of a strong focal point? This mentoring session may be exactly what you have been looking for.

• Each participant will send a good quality image – e.g. no background, minimal parallax, etc. – by email several days ahead of 2me.

• Along with your image, please give a positive comment about it, followed by any areas you feel you are having problems with.

• Additionally, please state your artistic goals. For example, if you admire a primitive style, or on the opposite end of that spectrum, photo realism, Julie wants to take those goals into consideration.

• Julie will make visual suggestions on your image using a stylus on the computer. To be fair, 15-30 minutes will be given to each participant during the ZOOM session.

• During the ZOOM session Julie will show a Screen Share of “before and after”, first giving positive comment, then constructive suggestions, pointing them out on the “after” image with stylus. The session will be followed by Q&A and a demo as 2me allows.

OPEN TO LEVELS: All levels, all mediums

SCHEDULE: Thursday, April 29, 1:00 to 4:00 PM

COURSE FEE - Early Bird Discount before April 20 - $55 Members; $65 Non-Members; $70 for all

To register and pay online by credit card, go to https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/workshops OR, come into Mountain Artists Guild and register and pay in person. Student submitted art with Julie’s digital suggestions Student submitted art for critique

 

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

Student submitted art with Julie's digital suggestions

 

How to Photograph Your Art

Dale O’dell, Instructor

Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 9 am to Noon

Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

It’s easy to shoot bad pictures of your artwork. It’s just as easy to shoot good ones!

Dale will show you how. The workshop is designed for all artists, including non-photographers. This is not a complex process and simplicity will be stressed.

Economy will be emphasized, using low-cost materials without specialized photographic equipment. Students should come prepared to take a few notes.

 

Dale will demonstrate how to make the best photographic images of your 2-D artworks (prints, drawings, paintings, etc.) for use on websites, email, social media or for submission to juried exhibitions or galleries, etc.  It is also useful to have digital photographic files for Giclee/Inkjet reproduction prints or as a record of artworks sold and no longer in the artist’s possession.  

 

Workshop includes:

  • Set up camera & tripod

  • Set up artworks

  • Light the artwork for consistent, repeatable results

  • Set proper color-balance, in-camera

  • Determine proper exposure

  • Discussion of preparation of digital files.

  • Advanced techniques for creating digital files for reproduction will also be discussed

 

OPEN TO LEVELS: All
SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Noon
COURSE FEE - $50 (Members); $55 (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/workshops

 

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

 

Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil

Diane Iverson, Instructor 

Thursday, July 8, 2021 

Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

Diane will be back at MAG this year to focus on drawing birds in colored pencil. With the “rock star” reviews she received last year, this will be a great class.

 

Diane Iverson will guide students in a colored pencil class focused on drawing birds, focusing on birds of the Prescott area. Several techniques especially important to drawing detailed birds in their habitat.

 

Diane Iverson is the author and/or illustrator of over 20 picture books. Her illustrations are in the permanent collections of the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (Fresno, California) and the Mazza Museum of International Art from Children’s Books (Findlay, Ohio). Her work has received many awards. She works primarily in colored pencil on Bristol board. She specializes in detailed renderings of North American birds and mammals. She was one of three North American artists to receive a scholarship to take a Master Class with Canadian wildlife artist, Robert Bateman. 

SCHEDULE: Thursday, July 9, 2021 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

COURSE FEE - $65 (Members); $80 (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/workshops

 

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

 

Feeling Alive – The Authentic Impressionist Method

Srishti Wilhelm, Instructor

Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 9 am to 4 pm

Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

To stand in front of nature, to respond to the visual sensations of line and color using a method that was passed down from the French Impressionists. This method was used by Monet, Sargent, Henri and Olinski and passed down through generations of teacher-students and now I am pleased to bring this to you. 

This class is not about making products but it’s about a process of feeling alive. It’s about developing a visual language so that we can organize our visual experience into distinct sensual pieces that we can respond to, play with, and ultimately reintegrate on the canvas. We stay in the state of enchantment and we work from life. 

We will work with still-life setups indoors and learn the process step-by-step with further tips on how to take it outdoors for doing plein air paintings. Artists at any level of experience are welcome. Oils are preferred, acrylics acceptable. We will use a full array of prismatic colors to  convey our impressions  in full color.

 

OPEN TO LEVELS: All
SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Noon
COURSE FEE - $50 members, $60 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/workshops

 

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

 
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