Workshops are different than our ongoing classes. They are usually one time events.
- Landscape Painting Workshop Series
Join award winning master artist, John Whytock, in his Landscape
Painting Workshop Series and learn many of the techniques that allowed him, for the past 40 years, to excel in the real world of competitive art.
In five sessions, you will learn how to render realistic landscapes from the beginning glazes to the final brush stroke. You will learn the subtlest techniques in the application of color, the
consideration of tone, and use of textures. Throughout five courses, Mr. Whytock will demonstrate and impart his masterful approach in the how-to’s of painting clouds, atmosphere, trees, rocks, and water.
Session 1: Sky and Clouds – Focuses on the basics of sky color and how to paint convincing cumulous clouds.
Session 2: Atmosphere – Concentrates on the use of values and color to create believable atmosphere, distance and depth.
Session 3: Foliage – Focuses on mid-ground objects like trees and grass, their tonal design, hue and relationships to the overall composition.
Session 4: Rocks – Concentrates on the surface textures, the importance of under-light and the asymmetrical form of rocks and how to paint them accurately.
Session 5: Water – Concentrates on the refractive quality and the surface characteristics of water – one of the toughest elements to render in a convincing manner.
Each session is designed for the intermediate painter and will
demonstrate in practical, easy to understand methods the ways to
produce a work of art of which the dedicated painter can be proud.
- Watercolor Loose and Free
This workshop will be a study of loosey goosey intuitive techniques in watercolor. We will capture the beauty of
flowers and nature in the interesting ways and create in the freedom of all fears of this medium. Contact me to sign up for this one day workshop at my email address and I will send you a list of supplies. This class will be limited to a minimum of 6 . We will bring our bag lunches and have a break to relax and continue our class before we critique.
- Figures and Faces in Watercolor with Alicia Farris, NWS – WAIT LIST ONLY
During this 3-day workshop, you will be introduced to Alicia’s characteristic loose and colorful style of painting. You will learn techniques to portray not just a likeness, but more importantly, the personality and emotion of the human face or a subject. Students will benefit from demonstrations as well as discussion, individual and group critiques.
This class is intended for the painter who has at least a basic command of the watercolor medium. Portrait painting is not a pre-requisite, just love of color!
Sample photos for the first study will be sent to all registered students along with the supply list. Students will have the opportunity to work from their own photo if they wish, for the remainder of the workshop. Contact Alicia Farris through her website to register or e-mail at email@example.com. cost for 3 day workshop – 9:30-3pm $165. We will break for lunch. WAIT LIST ONLY. Please contact Alicia to be added to the wait list.
- Beginning Drawing Session l
Learn the basics of drawing with different mediums
We will learn about and explore shadow, shading, negative space, etc
We will work in pencil, charcoal, and ink
Classes starting in March
4 Week Sessions
- Beginning Watercolor
Learn the basics of watercolor.
We will cover technique, supplies, etc
Class starts in March
4 Week Sessions
- Introduction to Studio Art
We will explore different mediums for one to two weeks at a time.
Pencil, Charcoal, Ink, Chalk Pastels, Oil Pastels, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Clay and Building Your Portfolio.
Beginning in March
- Kids Art/Homeschool Art
Let your child discover art in different forms.
Projects taken home when completed.
Classes start Saturdays 10 am – Noon, first class begins March 17th
4 Week Sessions
- Lecture on the Renaissance Style of Painting and the Evolution of Pigments
Join award winning Louisiana artist Greg Chappell Thursday, March 1st from 6pm to 7:30 for a lecture followed by open discussion on the Renaissance Style of Painting and the Evolution of Pigments. This lecture is meant for oil painters of any experience level to learn and explore the techniques of renaissance painting attributed to the old masters’ system. Greg Chappell has spent decades dedicated to studying the application of pigments to the appropriate surfaces as well as the development and evolution of pigments from the caveman era to modern synthetics.
Cost is $10 and includes the $5 Studio Fee
- Renaissance Style Oil Painting Workshop
A workshop for oil painters of any experience level. Learn the techniques of renaissance painting attributed to the old master’s system. Greg Chappell has spent decades studying the application of pigments to the appropriate surfaces. What kind of brushes, what kind of canvas, and what kind of medium make all the difference in the world. This workshop will encourage creativity while playing with color and technique and building skills that will be invaluable for creating a quality piece of art. Each participant will walk away with a finished piece of art.
- New Adventures in Watercolor! With Alicia Farris NWS (Now taking wait list-contact Alicia if you’d like to be added to list)
Together we will explore the fabulous features of watercolor while we celebrate the transparency, spontaneity, and luminosity of the medium! We will experiment with unique techniques to appreciate the wonderful characteristics of VERY FORGIVING and spontaneous watercolor! One session will be devoted to painting on non-traditional paper! (supplied by Alicia) This workshop would be suitable for the serious beginner to the advanced watercolor artist. Students benefit from demonstrations, discussions and critiques. Supply list provided.
Dates: January 23, 30, Feb. 6 and 13, 2018.
Contact Alicia to register through her website (www.afarris.com) or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $110 for 4 sessions (includes studio fee and non-traditional paper)
- Selling Art on Fine Art America and How to Photograph Your 2D Art
TWO workshops in ONE weekend!!!
Featuring Guest Artist & Photographer, Gary McMichael (more info)
- Watercolor on Yupo
Watercolor on Yupo We will experiment with the synthetic product Yupo that will surprise you with beautiful creations in Watercolor
as it moves and blends together with other media to form your finished paintings. We will use any and all tools to
create texture and line into your compositions. Please remember to keep your drawings simple and put them on before class if you can using a waterbased pencil. Come and have fun with learning more about Yupo.
Yupo sheets (National Art Shop) or Pad Watercolor Tubes Gesso(black & white) Gouache
Watercolor Pencils Q Tips Toilet Paper Paper Towels Kleenex Alcohol in a small spritz bottle
Water container, Spray Bottle , Masking Pen, Stencils, Stamps, Sponge Roller (Walmart) Sissors
Brushes Soft type(Hobby Lobby) package of 3 larger Hair Dryer
- LOOSEN UP WITH MIXED MEDIA
FUN, FUNKY FACES
We will be doing Gelli plate printing Thurs. If you do not have a Gelli, we have a product at Splatter that we think works better. We have a limited supply and they are only $4 each. We will be doing a background print, and then painting a face on our plate and printing it multiple times. It is lots of fun to see the results.
please email me if you are planning on coming
acrylic paints (craft paints work really well on the Gellis)
Brushes, water container, rags for clean up, paper towels
Baby wipes to clean your plate
Brayer (Use your coupons at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
Thick paper like cardstock or Mixed Media paper. 8.5×11 is perfect. We will do a lot of prints, so come well supplied.
Gelli plate if you have it. If not, we have a better alternative for $4 that you can purchase.
- Watercolor Painting: Trees and Plants and Rocks and Things -with Alicia Farris
Together, we will explore the fabulous features of watercolor while we celebrate the transparency, spontaneity, and luminosity of the medium. Our subject matter will be landscape and the components that make up a great landscape. Alicia will share her techniques for illustrating light, value, depth, shadow, and much more. This workshop would be suitable for the serious beginner to the advanced painting student. Students benefit from demonstrations, discussions and critiques.
Please e-mail Alicia to register. email@example.com
4 week session – June 20, 27, (skip July 4) July 11 and 18. Cost for 4 sessions: $100 – includes studio fee.
- Watercolor Painting with Alicia Farris
April 11 and 18, 6-8pm at Splatter will be available if you’ve had some instruction in watercolor and you’re ready to paint your own or supplied subject matter with more guidance from Alicia Farris! $25 per session – includes studio fee. Contact Alicia to register – firstname.lastname@example.org
- WONDERS OF WATERCOLOR AND BEYOND
Do you love watercolor, but wish you had more control over the medium? Do you try to paint a masterpiece and end up with something similar to mud? In this comprehensive watercolor workshop, students will work on achieving results with wet on wet, wet on dry, layering, glazing and blending techniques. Build the confidence to produce vibrant and beautiful watercolor paintings! There will be demonstrations, critique and plenty of one on one to benefit the learning process.
Tuesday evenings, March 21, 28, April 4, 2017 6-8pm.
- JUICY LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS
Through free expression, strong brush strokes and fresh color, learn to paint landscapes that are vibrant and exciting! This workshop will help any level of artist see elements that will help with creating a landscape that is full of life! Students will work from supplied photos. Demonstrations, plenty of one on one instruction, and class critique will help with the learning process.
Tuesday evenings, January 10, 17, and 24, 2017 – 6-8pm.
- Monkeying Around with Pastels!
Monkeying Around with Pastels Workshop!
Monday, August 29th
9:00 – 4:00
$60 plus $5 studio fee
Join instructor Audrey Bottrell Parks in this fun step by step pastel workshop! Open to anyone with or without experience. Learn how to capture the different textures of his glossy eyes and hair. If you love to do animals, this is a good one to start with. Register today by calling Audrey Bottrell Parks 417-848-0894 or emailing email@example.com. Supply list provided upon registration. Bring a friend and have some fun with this monkey business!!
- Fun With Acrylics and More Mondays
FUN WITH ACRYLICS AND MORE
Mondays just got brighter with our new Fun With Acrylics classes by Ursula. “Where Flowers Bloom so does Hope”
Our first class will be a lovely floral still life created with joint compound, lace, retarder and heavy body acrylics. We will use brushes and palette knife to achieve the texture and depth of the painting. Drips, stenciling, washes, joint compound and doilies.
This is a two day workshop. Monday August 8 and 15. 1-4:00 and $30 a session.
All levels welcome. Step by step instructions and exploring mediums used with acrylic painting.
12 x 12 wrapped canvas or any size you desire.
A Variety of Good brushes, palette knife, water basin, paper towels, palette knife and palette. I will supply paints if you do not have your own. Joint compound and doilies will be provided to all.
For more information: contact: Ursula Wollenberg@ 417-861-0317
- Color Theory Part 2!
Color Theory Part 2
Have you ever wondered how some artists get those rich vibrant colors that seem to sing? Color Theory Part 1 takes you through value and intensity, how to see and mix the colors you see and more! Part 2 is an extension of Color Theory Part 1 putting into practice the theories learned in Part 1 and adding a few new theories! Express yourself with color without losing form and space. Color Theory Part 2 takes you there easily. If you missed Color Theory Part 1, another workshop will be offered after the first of the year. Artist/Instructor Audrey Bottrell Parks makes learning color theory easy to understand.
Color Theory Part 2
Monday, Tuesday September 19 – 20 & Monday September 26th
9:00 – 4:00
$200 ( $180 Early bird registration by August 10th)
Contact: Audrey Bottrell 417-848-0894
- Pastel Florals & Botanicals
Instructor Audrey Bottrell- Parks https://splatterartstudio.com/instructors/audrey-bottrell/
Monday, July 25 9:00 – 4:00
$60 class fee plus $5 studio fee
Use one of your own photos or one of Audrey’s. Consider zooming in to get a closer look like Georgia O’Kieffe did with her paintings. You will learn some easy techniques to get rich beautiful colors with pastel. Audrey will also show you how to use water and alcohol to get an underpainting. To register contact Audrey 417-848-0894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Color Theory 1 Three Day Intensive Course with Audrey Bottrell-Parks
Local Artist/Instructor, Audrey Bottrell Parks will take the guess work out of understanding color in this 3 day intensive color theory workshop. This will lay the ground work for Color Theory Part 2 when you will put all this wonderful study to use! Anyone wanting to work in any color medium will benefit from this course. Sponsored by Visual Arts Alliance of Springfield. $215 VAAS members and $240 for non members. Includes a resource book.
Monday – Wednesday July 11th – 13th
9:00 – 4:00
Register online www.visartalliance.org or contact Suzi Agee email@example.com or call 417-581-7477.
- 5 Finishing Touches to Enhance your Art
Doing great art is only part of the equation! How you present it within a mat or frame will either make or break it! In the upcoming Mat & Frame Workshop, we will address these 5 finishing touches to enhance your art, creative matting options and more!
Mat & Frame Workshop
Monday, June 27th
9:00 – 12:00
Workshop fee $30 Studio fee $5
REGISTER and receive a free consult on your art!
Audrey Bottrell 417-848-0894
- Placement and size of your signature. Where and how you place your signature can steal the focus off your art. You want the viewer to know who the artist is without taking away from your work.
- Mat selection. A mat that is too small will crowd and one that is too large can overpower your art. Color is also important. The color and size should draw your eye into the art.
- Frame selection. Select a frame that looks best with your art, not one that goes with your home decor. The width of the frame is also important. A narrow width on a large piece will not feel substantial enough to support, while too wide a frame can overpower your art.
- Glass. There are so many choices! Does it matter? YES!! Reflections on the glass can make it difficult to see your art! Museum, non-glare, UV glass are options to consider depending on your art.
- Backing. Why should I be concerned with what is on the back of the frame? First, it’s all part of the package! Dust and small bugs can work their way into the frame and show up in view. Plus, you want to present your art paying close attention to details with the whole package.
- The Power of the Right Mat and Frame!
Nothing is more disheartening than to see a beautiful piece of art adorned with the wrong mat and frame! You spend hours creating a beautiful piece of art and then comes the time to mat and frame it. What color mat? How big of a mat do I need? What kind of frame? How you finish your art with the mat and frame can either enhance or take away from it.
Learn how your mat and frame can make your art shine!
Join Audrey Bottrell on June 27th to learn more! During the 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to determine the size of your art before you begin so it will fit in a standard size frame. You’ll also learn how to size and cut your own mat! This workshop is for everyone who has their art matted and framed. Even if you don’t do your own matting and framing, you will have a better idea of how to use it to enhance your art.
Check the calendar for the event and get signed up today!