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2016-2017 Workshop Schedule

2016

 3-Day Portrait/Costume Painting Workshop with Meadow Gist

July 15-17th, 2016 $400

This three day workshop will involve the costumed figure. Students will have the option of working on the portrait or the figure.  The first day will begin with a three hour demo by the instructor.  Students will then begin laying in their paintings in the afternoon. The following two days will entail painting from the same pose.  This will allow consecutive hours on the same piece over the course of the three days

INCLUDES: 6 hours of instruction each day, small student to teacher ratio (15 to 1), frequent demos, one-on-one work on each student’s piece as well as critiques.

$200 deposit holds your spot in this workshop.  The balance of $200 will be automatically charged to your card on file on June 3rd.  Please note due to the small workshop size (15 max) payments are non-refundable.  CLICK HERE to visit our workshop policies page for hotel recommendations and to print a registration form. Students may also register by phone: (760) 753-5378. Click Here for convenient ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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8-Day Watts Atelier Boot Camp with Jeffrey Watts and Instructors of Watts Atelier

Sept 5th-12th, 2016 $1350

Join Jeff Watts and the instructors of Watts Atelier for this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in 8 days of drawing and painting with these truly gifted instructors. We will cover a wide range of concepts including setting up the 4 palettes students should master to avoid major pitfalls, how to break down and study the masters in both painting and drawing, the importance of gouache as a training tool for oil, anatomy, gesture painting and even touch on landscape and still life. Jeff will demonstrate daily as one of his instructors assists him to assure maximum assistance for each workshop participant. The emphasis will be on showing participants firsthand what designing and executing a training plan for the visual artist entails. This workshop will deliver practical exercises and advice that will communicate how working professionals got where they are and how you can as well. Come prepared for long days of intense learning, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

BONUS: The workshop fee includes optional evening sessions of uninstructed model time.

$100 deposit holds your spot in this workshop.  The next payment due of $575 will be automatically charged to your card on file on June 13th and the final payment of $675 will be charged to your card on file on July 25th.  Please note due to the small workshop size (15 max, if we get enough demand we may open a second section of 15 max) payments are non-refundable.  CLICK HERE to visit our workshop policies page for hotel recommendations and to print a registration form. Students may also register by phone: (760) 753-5378. Click Here for convenient ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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2017

6-Day Illustration Boot Camp Workshop
with Dave Palumbo, E.M. Gist, Lucas Graciano, Michael Hayes

January 9th-14th, 2017 $1450

Are you an aspiring illustrator, a professional artist looking to expand your skill base or improve your skills with traditional media, or an art hobbiest with a lot of imagination looking to take a step into the world of the fantastic? Come spend six days this January in intense study and camaraderie with established industry professionals Dave Palumbo, Lucas Graciano, Michael C. Hayes, and E. M. Gist. Immerse yourself in the world of illustration, and learn to make the images in your mind into a reality.

Each day of this six day workshop will run from 8am until 11pm (or later) and will include..
Daily lectures on storytelling, professionalism, career building, etc.
Daily demonstrations of painting from the model, idealization, creature design, etc.
1 on 1 instruction and assistance on your illustration from one of our award winning instructors.

When not working on your own illustration pull up a chair and watch one of the teachers work, and pick their brain with a round of “ask me anything”.

Further information on logistics, materials, and assignments will be released in the coming months. Reserve your spot now, as they are limited to JUST TWENTY, and are likely to go fast.

$100 deposit holds your spot in this workshop. CLICK HERE to visit our workshop policies page for hotel recommendations and to print a registration form. Students may also register by phone: (760) 753-5378. Click Here for convenient ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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