Botanicals in Colored Pencils!!
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree
This class will introduce you to colored pencil techniques such as burnishing and blending as well as the basics of drawing botanical subjects. We will focus heavily on color mixing through layering in order to create realistic shadows and highlights. For beginners who want to try a new medium as well as more experienced artists who want to learn more about colored pencil, ages 14-adult.
When: Saturday, 2/25

Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $128

Instructor: Nina Weiss
Gouache is a water-based opaque paint with a bright saturated color and velvety matte texture.  In this class we will explore the technical possibilities of gouache such as linear and tonal technique; painterly and graphic application; color, and composition.  Gouache is a paint medium ideally suited to both beginner and advanced painters.  Because gouache is a water based medium, it requires a minimum of materials and dries quickly for reworking.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 3/3 & 3/4

Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $193

Watercolor: Spring Color Workshop All supplies included!
Instructor: Fran Vail

Spring revels in lush hues of green, pinks and blues. And painting is all about color: mixing the exact color you want, applying it in different ways to create the effect your painting needs, placing one hue next to another to enhance the mood you wish to convey. We'll cover everything you want to know about the particularities of transparent watercolor, and you'll never again ask, "How did you get that color?"
When: Sunday, 3/11

Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $118

​At Ease at the Easel   All supplies included!
Instructor: Nancy Behles
We provide the wine and cheese. You bring the fun. Grab your pals and join instructor, Nancy Behles for a relaxing, “no fear” approach to acrylic painting. Students will complete a 9”x 12” still-life canvas during this two and a half hour session. All supplies are included. All levels welcome. Beginners and beginner wannabees - this is your chance to take a chance!
When: Sunday, 1/28

Time: 2-4:30pm  
Cost: $98

Special Guest Artist this Spring!
Peggi Kroll Roberts: 3-day Figure & Still Life Workshop
In this workshop the figure and still life will be the subject matter but the focus will be towards improving the understanding of the power of the fundamentals of design, drawing, value, color and application.  Manipulation is where one is able to express their true inner voice.  Learn to establish the big shapes and their relationships to each other first. Students will experience many specific exercises which will help them get to the point more quickly with confidence. Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and to learn through earnest mileage.  Students will receive plenty of one-to-one instruction and there will be plenty of demonstrations.   Oil, acrylics, gouache and watercolors are welcome!
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 1, 2 & 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $500 
(Refunds more than 60 days prior to the workshop will be less $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.