Workshops

Workshops with Ruth Ellen Hoag

recording-historyThe Structure of Abstraction

Santa Barbara, CA: Monday – Wednesday, September 19-21, 2016

Three Full Days, 10-4, $295

Class description coming soon…

For more information email: Ruth@ruthellenhoag.com

 

Workshop with Ruth Ellen Hoag

Simplicity & Complexity: The Structure of Painting

February 5-7, 2018 – Oregon City, Oregon

Watercolor on Paper ©Ruth Ellen Hoag

This workshop relates to artists working with realism, abstraction, or a combination of both. We spend a lot of time learning about traditional forms of composition, but in today’s art, we look at the arrangement of the elements we use as thestructure of a painting.

We are, after all, contemporary artists. Whether we think of ourselves as having a more traditional approach or looking to push the boundaries of what has come before, what we most need is to find our own individual voice, the structure that best represents our ideas. Together we will put aside notions of playing it safe and reach for a satisfying sense of self-expression.

Class size limited -Click below to Register! – $325.00 for 3 full days.

Skip Lawrence

February 26 – March 2, 2018 And/Or

March 5 – 9, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA

“Skip’s Not-So-Basic-Basics”

When you have outgrown the basics and the old ‘should’ and should nots’ of painting, then you are ready for Skip’s Not-So-Basic-Basics. With fifty years experience in guiding artists to their most authentic, personal expression, Skip Lawrence knows exactly how to get you there, too.

Your range of choices in your paintings increase by quantum leaps, once you add these tools to your design vocabulary. These Not-So-Basic- Basics give you the creative confidence to break the old rules and make art decisions that truly express YOU. It IS all about you!

If you have never taken a workshop with Skip, this is the perfect way to become familiar with his fresh look at design language and art philosophy. If you have studied with Skip once or a dozen times, these lessons and exercises become an ongoing revelation, as your art process matures and evolves.

This is a structured class appropriate for all levels and media. Many students have found it rewarding to take both sessions of these Santa Barbara workshops.  I have observed that artist taking a five day workshop are just stepping into the world of great new ideas when they have to backup  go home, often times losing momentum and the best chance for real breakthroughs in their work. So, make plans to say the extra week and see what HAPPENS.

I am excited about this time together and sharing ideas and new approaches without using worn out design rules and techniques as simplistic answers to complicated questions. Many students have found it rewarding to take both sessions of these Santa Barbara workshops.  I have observed that artist taking a five day workshop are just stepping into the world of great new ideas when they have to backup  go home, often times losing momentum and the best chance for real breakthroughs in their work. So, make plans to say the extra week and see what HAPPENS.

Cost: $625 –

Registration is limited. To enroll send your check, made out to Ruth Ellen Hoag, or reserve your space with a $300 deposit. Balance Due January 8, 2018. Send to:

Ruth Ellen Hoag, Whistle Stop Art Studios

220 W. Canon Perdido, Suite D

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Cancellations before January 8th will receive a full refund. After that, a $100 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds after February 12th unless your space can be filled. Hotel information and venue location forthcoming. Questions? Please Contact me.

William B. (Skip) Lawrence received a B.F.A. degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and M.A. degree from Towson University.  His book, Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor, was published in 1994.  Skip is editor-and-chief of “The Palette Magazine”.  Website:  www.skiplawrence.com .

Travel to Limoux, France

with Ruth Ellen Hoag

Two weeks painting in the south of France

2018 Dates Announced Soon!

Hotel Le Monstére

Hotel Le Monstére

Reside in a charming B&B with all the modern amenities and enjoy excellent food and wine; all while painting in an unspoiled region of Southern France.

For a preview, visit lemonastereadventures.com

 

Three Whites for Watercolorists

with Ruth Armitage

April 12, 13 & 14, 2018

 Join Ruth to explore three (or more!) different ways to incorporate white into your watercolors. Look beyond saving whites with masking or negative painting and learn to use opaque media as more than an afterthought.

Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the NWS 95th Annual Open. She is s signature member of the NWS, RMNW, NWWS, CWA and WFWS. Ruth has served as President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and juried national, regional and local exhibits.

$325 for three full days