Please sign-up at least three (3) days before the scheduled dates of the workshop to allow teachers enough time for planing and preparation of any necessary materials.  Participants signing up after that point will be accommodated if space is available.​​

Winter Workshops


Watercolor: Spring Color Workshop- Beginners welcome! 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, March 10, 12:30-4:30pm
Cost: $128​​



Spring Workshops

​Spring Discount 
$10 discount on any class when you register by March 15, 2019. If you know you're going to be taking workshop with us this spring, take advantage of this special discount- it helps us plan and it helps you save money!  

Use code spring workshop in the space provided on the left-hand side of the check out page.


NEW! Portraits in Watercolor!
Instructor: Ken Call
We are excited to have Ken Call, AWS, NWS, TWSA - noted portrait watercolorist with us this spring! The workshop will begin with a portrait demonstration. Each student will be provided with a reference photo to paint from before the session begins. You will then need to come to class with a drawing already on paper - ready to paint. At the end of the session there will be discussion of our day’s work. All levels are welcome! As Ken says. “…whatever your present level, we will have fun – and you’ll go away learning a thing or two!”
When: Sunday, June 2, 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $193


Print on Clay – 5 Saturdays

Instructor: Paula Campbell
For printmakers, it is so interesting to print on all kinds of different papers. Imagine printing on a different surface

altogether …imagine printing on clay! In this workshop you will compose designs or use photographs as part of your design and transpose them into printmaking blocks. You will learn the process and materials needed when printing on clay… and leave with a permanent piece of original art!  Your tiles will be fired in a kiln for pick up at a later date. Beginners welcomed and encouraged to be introduced to the wonderful world of printmaking!  

When: Saturdays, 4/6- 5/11 (5 sessions)

No class: 4/19
Tine: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $244

At Ease at the Easel  All supplies included!
Instructor: Nancy Behles
Learn a “no fear” approach to creating a 9” x 12” acrylic still-life painting while enjoying delicious snacks! Taught by experienced art teacher Nancy Behles, in our incomparable, historic studio. All supplies are included. All levels welcome. Beginners and beginner wannabees – what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends!
When: Sunday, 5/5, 2-4:30pm 
Cost: $98

Delve into Gouache
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, 4/27, 10:00-4:00pm
Cost: $193


Watercolor: Spring Color Workshop- Beginners welcome!
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?" Limited supply list.
When: Sunday, 4/28, 12:30-4:30pm
Cost: $128
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Fall Workshops

Back this Fall-  Mark Daniel Nelson's popular Image to Abstract workshop, November 8, 9, & 10

Image to Abstract III - Three Day Workshop!

Mark Daniel Nelson

This workshop is for the painter ready to push his or her work beyond the point of recognizable subject matter into the realm of pure abstraction.  Students will start with traditional representational approaches and move through progressively more abstract techniques until arriving at purely non-objective paintings.  Special attention will be paid to the elements of composition as they apply to abstract painting. 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 during the workshop.  Printed photos and/or digital images on laptop/iPad may be used for reference. Photo editing software is also helpful but not required. Students will have the option to paint from a still life set up. A payment of $250 will hold your space in this workshop. Remainder of tuition due 9/1. Limited to 14 students!

When: November 8, 9, & 10, 2019

Time: 9am - 4pm

Cost: $500

Workshops


WORKSHOPS 
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.





Workshops/Lectures