Adult Workshops

WATER/COLOR WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 18, 2021 10am-1pm

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Enjoy a day focused on nature, discovery, mixing colors, and watercolor painting. This is for artists and non-artists alike, as we will explore painting on location in a wooded area along a stream to use as inspiration while learning color mixing techniques appropriate for all levels of ability. This is the perfect way to be creative at the same time as staying socially distant!

Take time for yourself to recharge, be creative, and take in the natural beauty of Four Mile Run. We will take advantage of being streamside while we work in watercolor media. It’s all about the water!

We promise that you don’t have to start out as an experienced artist to be able to discover what colors to mix together to create a natural color palette to complete paintings from observation “en plein air” – on location, out of doors. Develop your own artistic style while doing so with the assistance of two teaching artists.

You will come away from this class with several finished pieces matted and ready for display. No previous experience is necessary to achieve lovely results.

Hosted by:
Rita Haldeman – plein air painter
Amy Roadman – visual arts educator

$45

Materials will be provided and light refreshments are included. IF you have your own set of watercolors please bring them along so that we can advise you on colors that work well in order to be able to utilize that instruction at home on your own.
*Please advise us of any dietary restrictions upon registration.

Please dress appropriately as we will be outside during this entire workshop. Water shoes are encouraged if you would like to take advantage of the natural surroundings and walk along the edge of the stream.

*The rain date is set for Sunday, September 19th from 10am-1pm if it becomes necessary.

Other Upcoming Workshops

Supply Sampler 

Held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier on October 30th, 2021 from 1-4pm.

Don’t be afraid to start an artistic hobby just because you don’t know what to buy or how to use the materials. These classes will provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions on how to invest in the right supplies.

I know, starting a new hobby can be intimidating and expensive if you don’t know what supplies you should really invest in or how they all work.

Join us for a discussion and demonstrations about a variety of art media to help you decide what you are most interested in and what you should actually purchase to get started. We will cover paints and wet medium in the first session from 1-2:30pm and drawing and dry medium in the second session from 2:30-4pm. Come to just one or both!*

We will walk you through how to use each medium along with providing you with printable resource sheets and buying guides for everything covered.

The presentation will last approximately an hour with Q & A time to follow. If you have specific questions you really want to be answered, please ask ahead of time and we’ll be sure to address them.

Topics being covered:
Painting & Wet Medium 1:00-2:30pm $18
Oil Paints
Acrylic Paints
Watercolor Paint and Ink
Gouache
Alcohol Inks
Painting Surfaces
Types of Brushes

Drawing & Dry Medium 2:30-4:00pm $18
Drawing Pencils
Colored Pencils
Soft Pastels
Oil Pastels
Charcoal and Conte Crayons
Markers
Paper Type and Quality

*Attend both sessions for $30

Pick Your Palette All Day Workshop  

Located at the Loyalhanna Watershed Association Nimick Family Education Center on November 6th, 2021 from 10am-4pm.

Enjoy a day focused on nature, discovery, shapes, and colors.  This is for artists and non-artists alike, as we will explore a variety of art media and create finished, matted works of art ready for display by the end of the day based on various techniques appropriate for all levels of ability.

Take time for yourself to recharge, be creative, and take in the natural beauty of the Loyalhanna Watershed’s view of the Valley.

Itinerary

10am-Noon “Watercolor Impressions”

Noon-2pm Lunch and Photo Challenge

2pm-4:00pm “Inspired by Nature”

Hosted by:
Rita Haldeman – plein air painter
Amy Roadman – visual arts educator

$75

Materials will be provided and light refreshments are included. IF you have your own set of watercolors please bring them along so that we can advise you on colors that work well in order to be able to utilize that instruction at home on your own.
*Please advise us of any dietary restrictions upon registration.

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