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Suggestive Brushwork


with David Simons

Calendar Next session starts Jan 3, 2020 at 9 am

In this class we will be exploring and talking about the transition from copying to suggestive brushwork.

In the morning David will do a demo and the afternoon students will paint.

Individual instructions will be given at your easels.

TCA members receive $50 discount on all workshops.

Painting the Rural Landscape


with Vladimir Yeliseyev

Calendar Next session starts Jan 24, 2020 at 9 am

What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring and start painting like a pro? 

Students are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you the importance of one detail above the other and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys. On the technical side of things you will learn how to approach urban scenery and what are the major steps involved in achieving artistic results including composition, focal point and light distribution.

All reference materials will be provided by instructor. The workshop will start with lecture and demonstration and follow with one-on-one instructions. 

Intensive Intro to Encaustic-Painting


with Sherrie Pasternak

Calendar Next session starts Feb 14, 2020 at 10 am

Artist and teacher Sherrie Posternak will introduce students to the fascinating unbounded medium of encaustic-painting with heated, pigmented beeswax medium. This ancient medium is experiencing a truly extraordinary revival, after two full days of demonstrations and student experimentation, you will understand why. A full range of beginning and intermediate techniques will be taught: history and safety, studio set-up, substrates and grounds, surface techniques and fusing, recipes for encaustic medium and paint, more advanced texture and surface techniques, collage, mixed media, and 3-D applications.

Supplies provided by teacher: Use of all equipment, tools and supplies. Supplies/materials provided for reimbursement by students listed below.

Kit/supplies fee: $50 per student payable to instructor includes: Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, cradled and uncradled wooden panels, encaustic ground, some collage materials, soy solvent, razor blades, beeswax, damar resin, pigments, Gamsol, lint-free cloths, masking tape and stencil making materials, some mixed media materials. 

TCA Members receive a $50 discount on select classes and workshops.

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