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Monotype Workshop

Newtown artist Roberta Shea will conduct a monotype printmaking workshop that is open to painters and artists of all levels of art and those who wish to try something new. This workshop is designed to free you from artistic blocks and demystify the printmaking process of monotype. She will explore the magic of monotype, this one-of-a kind printing process.  Inks, paper, and brayers will be provided but students are encouraged to bring found materials and other visual stimuli to work from.  

The fee for the one-day workshop is $65 and is limited to 10 students.

Roberta Shea is a former art teacher and painter/printmaker who exhibits locally and in New Hampshire.  She received her degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and taught art at Masuk High School in Monroe. She also attended the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and studied printmaking with the late Anna Audette, Washington Arts Association with Anthony Kirk, Woodstock College of Art, and at Yale University.  She is currently a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Her residencies include Cill Rialaig Arts Center in County Kerry, Ireland and artist-in-residence at the Durham Public Library in New Hampshire.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class or you may email a copy of your card prior to the class by sending it to: info@artsescape.org. Masks are optional.

Beginner Drawing

Are you interested in learning how to draw? Has it been years since you practiced and you feel rusty? In this class you will familiarize yourself with the core fundamental aspects of drawing; contour, shape, and value. Through fun and practical drawing assignments you will learn a set of foundational skills that will allow you to explore art on your own.

The fee for the 3-week course is $125 which includes pencils and erasers.

Students are required to bring a 11 X14 spiral bound sketchbook – not high quality.

Jesse Smolover graduated from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in 2004 with a BFA in Illustration. Since then he has worked as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and as an on-site illustrator for an archeological dig. For the past fifteen years he has taught traditional and digital art to students of all ages in subjects ranging from beginner drawing, to figure drawing, comic book art, to sculpture.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Oil and Cold Wax – Collage & Mark Making in Small Places

Course Objectives:To learn the Oil & Cold Wax process and to experience some of its possibilities.

Artists/Students will learn about the oil & cold wax experience from mixing to applying it, using unconventional tools to create different mark-making textures. Cold wax is buttery soft and when mixed with oil paint adds body, transparency and depth to the painting. This class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax Medium on 140 lb paper. The technique of mixing oil paint and cold wax, the use of various tools will be demonstrated, how to incorporate collage paper, the use of charcoal, graphite and other mark making tools will be used in a series of small paintings done on 22”x30” paper divided into 6 small paintings..  

Student Supply List

1 roll of paper towels

Tissue paper

Cheese cloth

Plastic bag for garbage

Items to Collage

Lunch, drink and apron

Large sheet of cardboard or shirt boxes, used to transport wet work home.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $165 and limited to 10 students.

There is an additional $10 fee paid to the instructor at the time of class. ( Fee covers the cold wax, oil paints, 140lb watercolor paper, and all mark making tools).  

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Diane Brown is an award-winning mixed media artist, specializing in Oil & Cold Wax. She exhibits in the New England area, Oregon and in NYC.

She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, an Artist Member of The Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, a member of Maple and Main Gallery, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Newport Museum of Art and the Art League of New Britain, South County Art Association, The Allied Artists of America, an Associate Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center, Essex Art Association, The Salmagundi Club and Lyme Art Association.

She has been commissioned by The Rose Project in Bethesda, Maryland as well as at Eastern Connecticut State University.

She has produced commissions for individual residences in Georgia, Florida and Connecticut.

Floral Design Workshop – Postponed

Michelle Stuart of Stuart Florist in Woodbury will lead a three-hour workshop focusing on the difference between fresh and older flowers, how to care for your flowers and get longevity from your beautiful arrangement, and how to arrange flowers in a glass cube. Each participant will take home a beautiful arrangement designed by their own hand and creativity. There will be a variety of flowers including hydrangea, roses and sunflowers – as well as stock and filler flowers.

The fee for the workshop is $65 and limited to 15 students.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Abstract Collage and Painting

This is a 3-hour abstract collage workshop, in which we will be using vintage and handmade papers, and applying paints in varying ways using different mark-making tools. We will focus on composition and contrast, and how color can be used to bring all the elements together.  This class is geared toward all levels of art experience.  All supplies are included, but students are welcome to bring their own papers and paints if they prefer.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $75. Class is limited to 10 students.

Jessica Tell
Fiber Arts, Fine Art & Photography
 
A native New Yorker and 25-year Connecticut resident, Jessica studied art at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT.  She has
worked most often in oil, watercolor, and ink. Although her past works were primarily done in sharp-focus, Jessica has recently taken a “deep dive” into abstract art, especially collage. She is also an avid art quilter, and has exhibited her works locally as part of a fiber arts group. A combined interest in art and photography led her to become a judge for local photography competitions, and she frequently uses her own photography in her art works; she particularly enjoys using Photoshop and other computer programs to manipulate images for use in both fiber art and collage.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.