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!
Mosaic Necklace by Dayna Sabatino Cindy Griffith, in her studio
How to Take Great Photos of your Artwork with artist Cindy Griffith Saturday, March 23, 10:00am-12:00 pm $40 (Bring a camera!) If you are an artist and struggle with photographing your artwork, this workshop is for you. Learn the basics about lighting, camera settings, setting up to photograph, sizing your art images per specs of art competitions, etc. Come away from this workshop with tips which will help you improve the quality of your photographs.
Felting Class Saturday with Neysa Russo, author of Felted Fiber Menagerie April 6, 2019 10:00-3:00 $100 plus an $8 materials fee Create felted tapestry using barbed needles to decorate a felt surface. Create a felted tapestry! Tapestry needle felting is a technique that uses barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design. In this class, students may begin with the instructors stencils or create a design of their choosing. We will combine simple design shapes and lots of color choices, to create a beautifully unique and personal tapestry. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned felter, this class offers lots of fun, guidance, tips and inspiration for you to continue your journey with wool felt. A wet felting demonstration is also included. $100 (plus $8 materials fee) Bring a lunch!
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.
Making Mosaic Art pendants with artist Dayna Sabatino Saturday, May 18 1:00-4:00 pm $40 plus $10 materials fee Create unique and beautiful necklaces while learning the basic process of Mosaic Art. Using ceramics and glass on metal bezels, you will make your own handmade wearable works of art. This class is for beginners or experienced artists. No experience necessary.
Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Medium with artist Robert O'Brien Saturday, June 1, 10 am-3:30 pm $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 Pastel Landscape Workshop With Pastel Artist & Teacher Doug Dawson September 27, 28 & 29, 2019 More info soon! 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.
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.