Workshops

Skip Lawrence

February 18 – 22 And February 25 – March 9, 2019 Santa Barbara, CA

“Artistic Exploration”

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 .

Whistle Stop Art Studios

Presents a workshop by Ruth Ellen Hoag:

“Contemporary Composition and Color for the Acrylic Painter”

January 11-13, 2019: Friday 6-8, Saturday & Sunday 9-3:30

Ruth’s professional training was in music with a major in French horn from Manhattan School of Music. Approaching music from a lyrical point of view during her years as a musician was preparation for her second career as an artist. Ruth says: “In both art forms, I find I have to find an inner peace where I can clearly see a pathway to the creative task at hand. Performing music is quite the same as being in the moment of inspiration as the brush is put to painting. But it takes practice. I think a lot about finding a unique structure for each piece, to allow something different and unexpected to show up; to describe what I’ve not seen before, where individual voices come together to create the final composition.”

In this workshop, Ruth will present a look at what contemporary artists are doing to create unique works that captures the imagination. How do we build technical skills in the acrylic medium and then use these skills to our advantage?  Whether you work from an expressive mode, or see the world through a strong design perspective, ideas for creating contemporary realism, as well as, non-objective abstraction, will be the topic of the workshop through developing color sense and creative composition.

Where: Whistle Stop Art Studios

220 West Canon Perdido, Suite D (in back of the building off the parking lot.)

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Cost: $275 

 

Hold your place with $140 deposit by check made out to Ruth Ellen Hoag. Drop off or send to Whistle Stop address.

Balance due at start of workshop, Friday, January 11.

Materials: Bring your regular acrylic, or watercolor (a supply of opaques paints is recommended,)  gear, including brush size 18, or larger, filberts, or equivalent heft; sketchbook  and photo reference if you use them. Ruth will demonstrate on Arches wc paper, but you may work on any strata you want, such as panel or canvas. Black and while gesso will be provided as well as samplings of paint colors you may not already have. Questions? Email Ruth@ruthellenhoag.com, or call/text 805-689-0858.

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Figurative Workshop with Ruth Ellen Hoag

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Travel to Limoux, France

with Ruth Ellen Hoag

Two weeks painting in the south of France

October, 2020

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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