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Portrait Painting in Oils with Abner A. Coper

This workshop is designed to help artists enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcomed. While painting from the live model, artists will employ various techniques for developing accurate proportions, and the proper placement of the model on the canvas. Participants will receive instruction on starting the portrait with a solid structural drawing done in monochromatic lines and tones on a stained canvas, and finishing the portrait in stages from darks, to  middle tones, to lights. Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques. Participants will work each day from a model in the morning, and a different model in the afternoon. The same morning and afternoon portrait will be worked on each day, for the duration of the workshop.

Tues – Fri

Feb 7 – Demo at 7 PM

Feb 8 – 10

9 AM – 4 PM                      




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Paint with Sergio Roffo, Alla Prima Approach

In the morning we will begin with Sergio discussing the aesthetic issues and techniques of art as he demonstrates and completes a field study, encouraging the fellow artists to observe. “Sometimes you learn more by observing and memorizing than actually painting. While I strongly encourage the students to observe my demonstration, they will have to option to paint alongside of me.” After the demonstration students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their painting “Alla Prima” (in one sitting). The objective of this three day course is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting, including:

* Learning how to see nature’s details
* Understanding the interplay of light and shadow
* Knowing how to mix the right colors
* Eliminating the fear of outdoor painting


Plein-Air Workshop 
April 13-15, 2017

Thursday – Saturday

8:30 AM – 3 PM daily

Cost: $470



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Fast, Loose & Bold Painting wiht Patti Mollica

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with simplified values. You will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner.  Join us for targeted instruction and training – this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. Supply list available online.

The workshop begins with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demo.

You will learn and practice:
– how to simplify and see values clearly
– how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
– how to translate values into colors
– how to simplify – knowing what detail is important – and what is not
– how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
– how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
– how to keep colors clean and bright
– how to get energetic, gestural brushwork

Three Day
Feb 26 – 28

Sunday – Tuesday
9:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $475


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Studio Workshop with Debra Nadelhoffer

This class is focused on how to use photographs to create studio paintings. Students bring photographs to paint from or use those provided by the instructor.  Students will choose 1 photograph for the entire workshop and the instructor will show students how to use 1 photo in creating several different paintings.  Instructor will emphasize the development of a painting from composition to finish including initial drawing, lay in, color and color mixing.  Underpainting techniques for both mediums will be discussed as well as materials and surfaces for both mediums.  Demo each day by instructor.

January 12 – 14, 2017
9 AM – 4 PM


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Plein Air Wrokshop with Celeste McCollough

Students will select a scene to paint each week and assistance will be provided regarding the plein air process, how to identify correct values, setting up the composition, color choices, and achieving 3-dimensional qualities in the painting. The instructor will provide optional quick demonstrations to illustrate particular points. We will explore strategies to make plein air painting simple and manageable, with a particular focus on creating atmosphere and perspective in the landscape. Strategies explored will include relative values and colors as they come forward and recede and linear perspective.

3 days: 10 AM – 4 PM

Thursday – Saturday

April 20 – 22 

Cost: $325



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The Elements of Landscape Painting w/Celeste McCollough

Every landscape includes at least some of certain elements – sky, clouds, ground, trees, mountains, and fabricated structures.  This class will focus on what to expect from each of these structures and how to “see” them accurately.  We will then translate that “seeing” to the canvas.

6 Tuesdays: 10 AM – 2 PM

Session 1: Jan 3- Feb 7

Session 2: Feb 21- Mar 28

$225 members – $250 non-members



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Still Life/Floral Painting-A Classical Approach w/Stephanie Amato

This class is for the oil painter or pastelist who is interested in developing their individual style and furthering their technical ability.  Working from still life/floral setups, the student will be guided with demonstrations focusing on composition, value, temperature and design. Group and individual critiques will help highlight the artist’s strength and progress. All levels welcome.

4 Tuesdays: 1-4 PM

Session 1: Jan 17 – Feb 7

Session 2: Mar 28 – Apr 18

Session 3: May 2 – 23

$125 members – $150 non-members



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Studio Painting for Intermediate and Advanced Artists with Chris Sherry

Looking to join a painting group that meets weekly and has FUN? Come join the comradery in the afternoons in our painting studios with Quinlan’s most popular instructor Christopher Sherry! Chris’s class will have regular, short demonstrations on various painting techniques and styles and you are free to choose the subject to paint, as well as your preferred medium: oil or acrylic. General feedback and critiques daily. Chris has been a part of the Quinlan family for over 10 + years and has quite a following! We will love to have you join us for this engaging class.  Supply list online.

6 Thursdays: 10 AM – 12:30 PM


 Session 1: Jan 12 – Feb 16

Session 2: March 2 – April 6

Session 3: April 27 – June 1

 $120 members – $145 non-members 



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Painting techniques for the Beginning Painter with Chris Sherry

Want to have a great time learning how to paint for the very first time? Look no further, this class is for you! This class is designed for the BEGINNER painter.  We will have a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, paint-alongs and Q & A on how to paint specific items. Chris will show you basic technique and discuss essential painting materials to show you how painting can be FUN! Students are encouraged to bring photographs or other reference materials.

*This one hour prerequisite seminar for those taking the course for the first time.  Chris will discuss his supply list, help with you current inventory of art supplies, and discuss other materials needed or helpful for the class, and how to get the most from your experience. Feel free to hang out or explore our art library after the intro and before your class starts.

6 Thursdays: 1:30 PM – 4 PM 

 Pre-requisite class for new students, first day 9 AM – 10 AM


 Session 1: Jan 12 – Feb 16

Session 2: March 2 – April 6

Session 3: April 27 – June 1

$120 members – $145 non-members




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