2019 Spring Classes at the Gallery Pre-registration is required for all classes Montpelier high school students can attend one class per year at half price!
Textile Artist Kate Ruddle Leads a Discussion
Figure Drawing with the Masters with artist and educator Phillip Robertson Saturday, May 11 1:00-4:00 pm $50 includes materials Phillip will guide participants through a series of short and long drawing exercises with plaster and marble classical figures from the Gallery’s permanent collection. You will immersed in a classic approach to figure drawing. Basic drawing supplies will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own as well. For all experience levels, materials provided.
Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Medium with artist Robert O'Brien Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am-3:00 pm NOTE NEW START TIME 9:30 AM! $100, materials list provided This workshop will focus on the many moods and facets of painting water in the watercolor medium. Students will learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective pond to a swift moving mountain stream and everything in between. Foreshortening and the ability to suggest a flat plane will be taught when painting a meandering river or a lake. Water provides the artist with an endless variety of interpretations given its reflective qualities as well as its restlessness. The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique will be offered at the end of the session. Reference photos will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own as well. Bring a lunch!
Drawing the Portrait with artist August Burns Saturday June 22 10 am-4:00 pm $115 (includes model fee and materials) In this one-day class we will study such details as the proportion of the head, the placement of facial features, and how to render them in convincing ways. However, we will explore the idea that restraint in detail may say more in the pursuit of capturing personality or attitude than rendered exactness. Students will be using charcoal and chalk with toned and untoned papers, and work from sitting models. Bring a lunch.
Join the life drawing group that meets on 3 Thursdays a month at the TW Wood Gallery from 7 - 9 PM. This group is open to artists of all levels. The weeks alternate: one week the model has a variety of short poses; the following week, the model has one pose for the entire session. Cost ranges from $12 - $15 per artist and there is a reduced rate for high school students.
Fall of 2019 Three Day Studio and Plein Air Pastel Landscape Workshop With Pastel Artist & Teacher Doug Dawson September 27, 28 & 29, 2019 $475 for 3 days (registration form below) The first day begins with a painting demonstration by Doug. Students will spend the remainder of the day working on their own paintings. The second and third day each begins with short (45 min.) illustration of a painting principle. The remainder of the second and third day students works on their own work. Doug will go from student to student providing individual help.
Workshop topics include: Black and white and color thumbnail sketches. Three types of designs that characterize compelling paintings. Principles that are used to create the illusion of depth in a landscape and of common color; The underlying concept of color harmony; How to solve color problems as you paint; and different approaches to under-painting At the end of each day there is a critique of work done that day. Students are invited to bring in additional work for the critique if they wish Doug Dawson has taught art for Colorado Institute of Art, Colorado Christian University, and The Art Students League of Denver. Doug has exhibited with and/or received awards from a number of different art organizations, including: The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, the Pastel Society of the Southwest and the International Association of Pastel Societies. Doug teaches 8 to 10 workshops around the country each year and we are pleased to have him lead a pastel workshop at the T.W. Wood Gallery. Doug Dawson was awarded the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America in 1985 and awarded the title of Master Circle by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2005. Class Registration form below