2022 Workshops

Location: The Villages, Florida
Date:  Monday and Tuesday,  February 14 and 15, 2022
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  
Beverly Hennessy
352-572-5317
 
Contact:
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Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart!  We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible.  Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop.  Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.   One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up!  (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students.  We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils.   Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time!

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Location: The Villages, Florida
Date:  Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  
Beverly Hennessy
352-572-5317
 
Contact:
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This is a very popular workshop!  Students sign up again and again, because Karen always has new tricks up her sleeves to make these little abstracts such a fun endeavor.  This time, students will learn tricks using masking fluid.  These paintings are about 5” x 7” or 7 x 10”.  We will complete either 2 or 4, depending on how fast you are.  Students will learn to loosen up and how to apply watercolor and then add collage to enhance the textures.  Color lessons also benefit all of our paintings and for the crowning glory, we will add metallic accents to our paintings!  These are fun paintings but also can be used as studies for larger paintings.  

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Location: Palm Beach, Florida, (Palm Beach W/C Society)
Date:  March 9 and 10, 2022
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:  $225 for members, $275 for Non-members

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This workshop is usually done with acrylic, but Karen has devised a great, easy technique where you can paint figures with interesting shapes and colors, using watercolors,   We will get to doodle to our heart’s content.  The figures are easily drawn, since they are contemporary and simple.  Wire drawing (the process of using permanent marker to look like a wire sculpture ) will add exciting intricate designs to your paintings.  The process of learning Wire Drawing will make your drawing skills excel.  It actually helps to make wrong lines!  We will also be working with several different types of metallic special effects and will be learn how to make busy shapes, similar to the busy design in Gustav Klimt’s paintings. 

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Location: San Diego, CA (for SDWS)
Date:  May 10 - 12, 2022 (Tues. - Thurs.)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Pacific Time Zone
Cost:  $250 Members  , $275Non-members 
Contact:
Kathleen Scoggin:    kscogginart@gmail.com
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ZOOM demonstration for SDWS:  
April 10,  2:00 pm Pacific Time
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Great news!  This workshop is now ZOOM, and will emphasize using all the qualities of watercolor to our advantage to produce beautiful glowing textural abstracts.  Drips, glazes, back-spills (blossoms), spatters, and transparent washes are just a few of the qualities that watercolor has over other mediums. Adding collage will give us ideas for content into our abstracts.  Good design tips are the topper for this workshop.  Karen has many exercises that are fun and easy to develop good design for all your paintings.  Wire drawing (using a permanent marker to produce a drawing that looks like a wire sculpture) will be a bonus of this workshop.  Get ready to throw paint and have fun!

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Sponsored by: Leading Edge Workshops, Calgary, Canada
Date:  June 4 - 6, 2022
Hours: 10:00 - 4:00 Central Time Zone
Cost:  $315 Canadian (US rate would be approximately $277)
Contact:  Louise Hall
louise.hall@shaw.ca
www.greatartworkshops.com 
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This is a workshop for the experienced acrylic painter as well as the beginner!  Squirting fluid acrylics onto a surface and spreading it with a credit card produces beautiful streaks of color!  Students will learn color combinations that are no fail! Subjects are students choice, but Karen will be demonstrating contemporary figures and animals.  Students will get to doodle to our heart’s content in this workshop. Good design will be emphasized and lots of tricks to make the detail work easier. Students will have no trouble with the drawing, etc. because Karen has some easy painting tips, including the very popular “Wire Drawing”!  This is done using permanent markers and the finished drawing looks like a wire sculpture.  This is Karen’s most popular technique and will add the finishing touches on our paintings.  As a bonus, we will also be working with several different types of metallic special effects.

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Location:  Trinity High School, 810 Empire Rd., Dickinson, ND 58601

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dates:  June 23- 25, 2022

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Contact:  Jan Stromsborg 

Email:jan.stromsborg@gmail.com

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This workshop shows students how to make a charcoal pour, and then add any simple subject as the center of interest after the beginning process has dried.  This process is so fun!  We actually will be throwing a bucket of water on the charcoal powdered surface.  (Outside, of course!)  Then we will paint the subject, using watercolor, and adding collage, creating a textural masterpiece!  Students may pick whatever subject they prefer (White birds or White flowers don’t work well for this). Karen will demonstrate a crow or a cardinal, but Florals also work well, using the charcoal underpainting as our start. Day 3 will be Painting Landscapes with a charcoal pour beginning.  The charcoal makes great markings on the trees. The first day, we will learn how to do wire drawings while the charcoal pours are drying. These are drawings that look like wire sculptures, and are done using permanent markers.  Karen says,“It is truly the best thing that I’ve ever learned and will take your paintings to the next level!”  If you struggle with drawing, you actually will do better than other accomplished artists, because wrong lines are good!  Karen believes that painting should be fun, and gives lots of individual help.  

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Location: Lawrenceberg, IN ,
Sandy Maudlin's Studio
Date:  August 19 - 22 , 2022
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  
Contact:
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Wire Drawing is the rage right now.  This workshop combines wire drawing and painting in acrylics to create dynamic abstracts.  Wire drawing is a process of drawing that makes it look like a Wire Sculpture, using a permanent marker.  This workshop is a new process of producing abstracts, starting with wire drawings.  They then will learn a process where the background will be enlarged to an abstract painting, either with representational objects OR completely abstract.  Other benefits include great color combinations and easy ways to achieve great design. Students will learn how to simplify subjects and many other design tips.  On the last day, students will learn how to really let loose and do a Funky Lady painting.  

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Location:  Lubbock, TX
Date:  Sept 19 - 22, 2022
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $350
Contact:  Gale Webb , 806-790-9091
galewebb@aol.com
Demonstration: Sept. 18
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Charcoal Pour process is such fun and very easy! We’ll actually be pouring a big bucket of water over the charcoal papers (Outside, of course). Wear old clothes and shoes on the first day. Contour drawings make these paintings easy and a great adventure! There will be exciting new ways to establish texture, using collage papers, and different surface treatments for special effects. Subjects will include animals or birds for the first days, and then landscapes for the last few days. A bonus is learning how to draw funky people, while the charcoal beginnings are drying. No reference necessary. :) Karen believes that painting should be fun, and gives lots of individual help. She is known for her

enthusiastic demonstrations and lessons in good design.

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Location:  LaCross, WI

Dates:  October 17 - 19, 2022

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact:  Penny Stroening

Email: penelopestroening@gmail.com

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This workshop shows students how to make a charcoal pour, and then add any simple subject as the center of interest after the beginning process has dried.  This process is so fun!  We actually will be throwing a bucket of water on the charcoal powdered surface.  (Outside, of course!)  Then we will paint the subject, using watercolor, and adding collage, creating a textural masterpiece!  Students may pick whatever subject they prefer (White birds or White flowers don’t work well for this). Karen will demonstrate a crow or a cardinal, but Florals also work well, using the charcoal underpainting as our start. If time permits on Day 3, students will learn how to paint birches with a charcoal pour beginning.  The charcoal makes great markings on the trees. The first day, we will learn how to do wire drawings while the charcoal pours are drying. These are drawings that look like wire sculptures, and are done using permanent markers.  Karen says,“It is truly the best thing that I’ve ever learned and will take your paintings to the next level!”  If you struggle with drawing, you actually will do better than other accomplished artists, because wrong lines are good!  Karen believes that painting should be fun, and gives lots of individual help.  

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ZOOM workshop sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society

Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time Zone

Dates:  November 7 - 9, 2022

Contact:  Susan Jochheim

Email:  sgjochheim@gmail.com

Demonstration for Santa Clara WC Society meeting:  November 6, 2022 

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Get ready to paint juicy, wet beginnings and then add detail with a process called Wire Drawing.  I named it “wire drawing” because the drawing resembles a wire sculpture.  These are done with permanent markers.  Subjects can vary widely according to the artists’ preferences.  Good examples are birds, fish, people with long hair, abstracts, still life settings, machinery, gears that remind you of steampunk art, etc. Color lessons and lots of design tips make this a win/win workshop!  Limited collage will add texture to the painting.  All in all, this workshop will improve your design skills and imagination. Karen believes that art should be fun and easy. 

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