Workshops are different than our ongoing classes. They are usually one time events.
- 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: email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- Color Themes and Schemes Workshop
Instructor: Paula Moore
This fun introduction workshop includes a unique tool designed by my mentor, Artist Jane Jones. This Color Scheme Wheel will aid you in developing pleasing color choices which in turn, will strengthen your paintings and drawings. I’ll share this formula to help you dramatically change your art from “so-so” to WOW!
These techniques can be implemented for ANY painting medium, fiber art and home decor.
Note: must prepay and register for the workshop and pick up your Color Scheme Wheel Kit before workshop as there is some homework to do ahead of time.
When: Wednesday, May 18 from 6 – 8 pm
Where: Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804
Fee: $40 (includes your studio fee)
Call Paula at 417-830-6802
- Beginning Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: John Fitzgibbon
This workshop will be a continuation of a six week beginning watercolor class recently taught. If you have had some exposure to watercolors and want to learn more, this class is for you. We will build on the basic techniques learned in the class and move into intermediate level compositions.
If interested please contact John Fitzgibbon or 417-766-1252 for more details.
Watercolor Workshop Supply List
Note: If you already have supplies you are using, please bring them. They will probably work fine.
1 inch Flat soft bristle
2 inch Hake
#6 round soft bristle
1 inch Rigger. (another name for this brush is a liner)
Paint- Tube colors(Grumbacher, Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith are all good brands)
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Hookers Green Light
MIXING PALETTE (white plastic plate or plexiglass will work)
16×20 masonite board
1 inch or 3/4 inch Masking Tape
H-B Drawing pencil
3 sheets of 140 lb. Arches Cold Press watercolor paper
(these supplies can be found at Hobby Lobby or online at Jerry’s Artorama or Cheap Joe’s)
- Blue Hydrangeas
Instructor: Paula Moore
Paula’s unique teaching style of watercolor is fun, relaxed & informative. By the end of this 2 session workshop, you will have created a finished, successful watercolor painting! We will explore different texture techniques to create the illusions of lacy flowers to the blue bird’s soft feathers. Even more textures suggest a rusted metal watering can and rough terra-cotta pot.
$70.00 (includes instructions, prepared paper, use of texture supplies & venue fee)
- Elements & Principles of Design Language Series
Instructor, Paula Moore
Your drawing can be exact. The painting strokes and composition pleasing. However, have you ever thought to yourself, “There is just something missing! My work is flat and dull!”
I felt the very same until I literally experienced an “Aha Moment”! I’ll share that discovery with you!
This fun workshop includes value tools when uniquely paired together, can strengthen your paintings and drawings. I’ll share the formula how best to dramatically change your art from “so-so” to WOW!
These techniques can be implemented for ANY painting medium, fiber art, and home décor. View Paula’s Schedule
- Beautiful Basics in Acrylic Painting
Instructor, Alicia Farris
Ready to have some fun with beautiful acrylic colors to create your own original piece of art? Join in this three session workshop to learn great techniques, color theory, and design principles to create luminous paintings! Alicia will guide you through the process of painting from real life subject matter to creates dramatic and beautiful paintings. With plenty of in-class demonstration, critique, and one on one instruction, this workshop would be perfect for any level of artist, even the bare beginner! View Alicia’s schedule
- Whooo Wants to Learn Pastels???
Instructor, Audrey Bottrell, Fine Art & Instruction, LLC
n this one day workshop you will learn how to use soft pastels on sanded paper with a modest set of pastels. It is a great beginner workshop but more advanced students will enjoy it as well. Students will be provided with the sanded paper and the owl already drawn on so they can focus their attention on using the pastels.
Audrey will demonstrate step by step as students follow along. Most finish the painting by the end of the session. Check the calendar and reserve your seat now!
- Fun with Yupo
Watercolor on Yupo
Instructor: Sharon Warren
Watercolor painting on yupo is a challenging and exciting way to express freedom and movement in your creations.
This workshop will help you to learn the basics of using watercolor and other mediums on the synthetic material Yupo. You will learn how to control or free your technique and help to free your fears of any new methods in the wonderful world of watercolor.