D. Shevlino, Polina, oil on panel 15 x 14 

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The Art of Encaustic Painting  All supplies included
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. All levels welcome, come learn in a comfortable studio setting.
When: Saturday, 4/29, 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $148


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: Thursday, 5/11, 7:00-9:30pm 
Cost: $98


Watercolor Workshop: Water & Skies All supplies included
Instructor: Fran Vail 

Fran will demonstrate and guide you through painting a cloud-laden sky over ocean waves.
You’ll explore light on water and clouds, and discuss forms of clouds and waves, composition, color and painting techniques to capture the drama.
Fran will provide personal direction, as well as group discussions and tips on watercolor painting.
When: Sunday, 6/4, 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $113


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.


$10 discount for early registration. To receive this discount for Spring 2017, registration must be complete and paid by March 15th. This allows teachers enough time for planning and preparation of any necessary materials. Participants signing up after that point will be accommodated if space is available.



Workshops/Lectures


Back by popular demand: 4-day workshop
Alla prima Figure Painting Workshop
Instructor: David Shevlino
This workshop is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model. Students will learn to look at the nude figure and see it in terms of large, overall basic shapes.  Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas.  Then we block in three simple values: light, dark and mid tone.  By learning to simplify form, values and color, we begin to interpret and break down the figure into more understandable tones and shapes instead of becoming distracted by details.  This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy. A continental breakfast is included each morning; feel free to bring lunch or order from many great local spots. davidshevlino.com

A $250 deposit will hold a spot in the Alla Prima Figure Painting workshop on 4/20-4/23/17. Payment in full is due on 3/23/2017. 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. Limited to 15 students.


When: April 20 – 23, 2017 (Thursday - Sunday)
Times: 9:30-4:30
Cost: $525 (all model fees included)

​(Special Workshop - No Discounts)



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: Thursday, 2/23, 7:00-9:30pm 
Cost: $98
(Part of Winter Term - Early Registration Discount Expired)


Special AIC Tour!
The Self-Portrait in Print Prepare for our newest show – Self-Portraiture - in April!
This special workshop will cover the fascinating history of self-portraits … a great chance to see master works! Come and see how artists from the age of Rembrandt to the 21st Century have portrayed themselves in prints. Led by NSAL faculty member and printmaker Paula Campbell, this will take place in the exclusive Print Study Room at the Art Institute of Chicago.
When: Tuesday, 2/28, 10:30-11:45am
Cost: FREE for NSAL Members, $20 for non NSAL Members
(No Discounts)
(Note: If not an AIC member or member’s guest, general AIC museum admission for Illinois residents: $22; for seniors and students: $16) 
Please Register by 2/14 to reserve your spot.


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, 3/5, 1:00-4:00pm (Part of Winter Term - Early Registration Discount Expired)
Cost: $113