Encaustic Painting Workshop
Instructor: Robin Samiljan
This one-day workshop will cover everything you need to know about painting with beeswax, an ancient art form that has recently become more accessible to modern day artists. Students will learn about encaustic painting and its diversity, basic studio safety when painting with beeswax, and will explore mixed media wax painting ranging from image transfers, collage, embedding objects in wax, to impressionistic painting techniques. You will create a piece of artwork during this workshop. All supplies provided – includes a $30 supply fee.  All levels welcome, come learn in a comfortable studio setting.
When: Saturday, 9/16, 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $148 ($30 supply fee included)

Introduction to Pastels…all materials provided
Instructor: Fran Vail
Part drawing, part painting, and incredibly rich color: this is Pastel painting at its best!
We will provide everything you need to try this luscious medium. Then we’ll practice application strokes, blending, and under-painting through to a final painting.
Space is limited to a small number of students, so sign up early.
When: Saturday, 10/28
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $118

At Ease at the Easel                                                                                    
Instructor: Nancy Behles

Learn a “no fear” approach to creating a 9”x12” acrylic still life painting while enjoying delicious wine and cheese. Taught by experienced art teacher in our incomparable, historic studio. All supplies included. All levels welcome. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends!
When: Sunday, 10/29
Cost: $98

Special Fall feature:
“Image to Abstract 1” 3-day Workshop (FULL)
Instructor: Noted artist Mark Daniel Nelson
This workshop is specially designed for the realist painter interested in adding elements of abstraction to his or her work while remaining firmly rooted in traditional representational techniques. A series of progressive exercises will guide students through a process of eliminating unnecessary visual information to arrive at a clear and simplified final image. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos while in class (printed photos may be used and/or images from a laptop/iPad, especially if it has photo-editing software). There will be at least one session painting from a still life set up. This class is open-media but the instructor will demonstrate using acrylics.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11/10-11/12
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $475
  Refunds more than 60 days prior to the workshop will be less a $100 fee. No refunds will be made within 60 days of the workshop.


The North Shore Art League offers many opportunities to experiment with a variety of mediums and techniques through one, two and three day workshops scheduled on evenings and weekends throughout the year.