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, April 29, 2:00-4:30
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, 5/6, 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: $128

​IPhone Photography – what you need to know!
Instructor: David Roth, Fine Art Photographer, Teacher, Lecturer
Have you ever said “I wish I had my camera with me”? Well now a days you probably do. It is your Cell Phone. You ask yourself if that is good enough to communicate an emotion or vision of what you are looking at and wonder how you can make that image FANTASTIC to yourself, your friends and family. You can! Come join David for a three week session on elevating your iPhone photography!
When: April 7, 14 & 21 (3 consecutive Saturdays)
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $123

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, March 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $148

​​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.)​​

​Coming this Fall!
Mark Daniel Nelson will be teaching his popular workshop here on November 9, 10 & 11th, 2018 – Image to Abstract II

Approaching Abstract Painting
Instructor: Julia Katz

Explore ideas and methods that will kick-start your abstract painting.  This workshop will warm up your abstract thinking and strengthen your awareness of compositional techniques.  During the first hour we will create quick, small paper collages.  The next three hours we will create one or more abstract paintings emphasizing core principles of composition - helping you to develop your own visual vocabulary.
When: Saturday, May 5, 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: $133


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.