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.​​​


Spring Discount

$10 discount on any spring workshop when you register by March 29, 2020. 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.

Bauhaus Methods of Design and Form – 2 consecutive Sundays
Instructor: Janet Trierweiller  
A Bauhaus teacher of the 20’s and 30’s would direct the students to study the fundamentals of color and form, and encourage experimentation across a whole range of materials and disciplines. Using this model, Janet’s workshop will help you expand the depth of your knowledge and works! Come ready to experiment and learn!  We will do practice exercises in Chiaroscuro, Color, Materials and Textures, Rhythm, Mark Making and Expressive Forms.
We’ll work on mixed media paper with charcoal, ink, acrylic paints and mixed media collage.  All levels welcome.
When: Sundays, 4/19 & 4/26                
Time:  Noon-4:00pm
Cost: $213

Innovative Approaches to Pen & Ink with Watercolor Washes
Instructor: Thomas Trausch, TWSA, Master Status
Elevate your watercolors in this enlightening workshop by one of our area’s award-winning watercolor artists! In this 2 day workshop, various sketching techniques will be taught as well as loose applications of color washes. Techniques such as swirling, stippling, cross hatching, weight of line and “bleeding“ of the line will be taught. The skills learned in this course can be put to great use in all of your works, especially in travel sketchbooks to record your impressions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 5/2 & 5/3
Time: 12:30-5:00pm
Cost:   $298

Botanical Sketching in Pastel
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree

Loosen up and enjoy the beauty of spring! In this workshop, you will learn how to abstract botanical forms for quick sketching by paying close attention to colors, shadows and shapes. No previous experience in pastel OR drawing is required, just be ready to get messy and have fun.
When: Saturday, 5/9, 1:00-5:00
Cost: $133

2-day Watercolor Workshop: Sky and Trees! All supplies included!
Instructor: Fran Vail

Join us for this special 2-day workshop – or just come to paint for one day.
Saturday Skies- 6/6, we’ll study the many moods of skies, an essential aspect of landscapes. Using washes, dry-brush and other techniques, we’ll explore dramatic clouds, storms and sunsets.
Sunday Trees - 6/7, we’ll delve into the many species and seasons of trees. Mixing natural greens, exploring light, shadow and texture will enhance your painting in all areas. Through demonstrations and individual coaching, these classes will elevate your watercolor paintings – no matter your skill level. Beginners welcome!
When: Saturday & Sunday, 6/6 & 6/7, Noon-5:00pm

2-days: $223
1-day: $133

Looking ahead to the Fall –

“Image to Abstract 1” 3-day Workshop

November 13, 14 & 15, 2020
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: Thursday – Sunday, 11/13-11/15
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $500

NOTE: A payment of $250 will hold your space in this workshop. Remainder of tuition due 9/1.

Limited to 14 students!​


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.