Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Announcing two painting workshops this summer on Cape Ann


Last summer, I had the good fortune of teaching a week long workshop on Cape Ann with some truly wonderful students. I observed my students growing in confidence and expression by leaps and bounds, and it was extremely gratifying to me. I want to share this experience with more of you this summer and fall with two week long workshops.

Engage in transformative art making during this week-long retreat with me. Our spacious studio, the Lanesville Community Center,  is within walking distance of shady hiking trails and lovely New England beaches. Class sessions will be held in the mornings, with several shorter afternoon programs. Each artist has a full 8 foot table (more if necessary) on which to work. Class size is limited to optimize individualized attention.
The Lanesville Community Center, our lovely studio space for the week.
We use all of the space around the studio.

Gelli plate printing is on the list of the many intuitive techniques we engage in.
 
Spacious tables for each participant

Students share and support each other in growing and trying new ideas.

Group discussions in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere inspire and connect us. 
Participants will make their own arrangements for housing. There are many lovely B and B's as well as weekly rentals available within walking distance of the studio in Lanesville, MAIf you live nearby and want to commute, no problem!

When you are not at the studio, take off to enjoy the beauty of Gloucester, Rocky Neck and the surrounding areas. Come be inspired! 

An intuitive painting exercise in which we begin with exploring brushstrokes and contour line.

Gelli plate monoprints using acrylic paint and some of the foliage around the area.

We take a look at the work together, with the purpose of helping each other grow and try new things. There is no good or bad, only growth and a safe place to try new things in art.

This piece pulls together "shadow paintings" and collage.

A painting inspired by contour lines of leaves.


Session 1: The Infinite Well
(June 26-July 1)
Designed for those who want more time to explore their art making in depth. In a supportive and nurturing atmosphere, you'll find inspiration and instruction. More self-directed, individual mentoring.
 
What is the Infinite Well?
The Infinite Well suggests the inner wellspring of creativity that we access when we go further and explore our art making in depth. This workshop takes off from Adria's intuitive painting classes and gives you the time and support to go deeper.
 
Session 2: Intuitive Painting
(Sept. 11 - 16)
Learn to create your own meaningful expressive adventure, leave the judge behind and follow your intuition. Each class session features a guided exercise that will introduce you to a variety of painting and printing techniques using acrylics.
 
What is intuitive art?
It's all about the  process!  We'll begin the week with a few  guided exercises that encourage you to take risks and stop the inner critic. After that, you'll work independently and benefit from one on one feedback with Adria.

Delve into the expressive use of color, shape and texture while reviewing  ways to jump-start and sustain your  art practice.

All paints and most supplies are provided, thanks to GOLDEN Artist Colors. Students will provide paper, canvas, etc. and other basic equipment.

Tuition: $700, includes 6 mornings (3 hours) of instruction and three 2 hour afternoon programs, plus afternoon and evening access to studio space.


For more info, or to see a syllabus, contact Adria.

To enroll:PayPal link to the right of this entry, or contact Adria to send a check

The Infinite Well - Early bird, $625 if you enroll by Jan. 31.

Intuitive Painting - Early bird, $625 if you enroll by March 31.