Master Artist Workshops
at the Museum Art School
Master Artist Workshops offer individuals the opportunity for intensive study with national and regional artists. Workshops are 2-5 days and have a limited number of space.
Check back for information on the 2017 season - below are the featured workshops from 2016!
Oil Pastels into Abstraction Workshop
Registration deadline is January 8, 2016
Workshop meets Friday - Sunday, February 5-7, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
#WW66 $450 (Museum members $425)
This workshop is for realist painters wanting to incorporate more abstract expression in their work and for abstract painters seeking guidance in developing their expression. The focus will be on embracing abstraction while learning unique techniques developed by Marianne Mitchell to create luminous layers of transparent and opaque color with Holbein oil pastels. The relationship between emotional expression, compositional skill and technical facility will be emphasized in discussion and demonstration while each student is supported on their artistic journey throughout the workshop.
Marianne Mitchell is an internationally recognized abstract painter and nationally known educator and coach. Her work ahs been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Bergamot Station in Santa Monica as and various locations in Europe. She is the recipient of themed-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship in Painting and has work in public and private collections across the country and around the world. For more information visit www.mariannemitchell.com.
Floral/Still Life Oil Painting, Sound Principles to Build Upon
Registration deadline is February 5, 2016
Workshop meets Friday - Sunday, February 19-21, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
#WW67 $450 (Museum members $425)
A very popular workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting florals and still lives. Demonstration, lecture and actual class time working on painting helps students build upon the workshop principles.
Jack "Hagop" Keledjian
Registration deadline is February 12, 2016
Workshop meets Friday - Sunday, March 4-6, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
#WW68 $450 (Museum members $425)
Learning to paint still life, portrait, and landscapes with oil. Learning how to use hard edges, warm and cool colors, and creating three-dimensional space. Creating effective compositions and drawing with paint.
Hagop was born in Yerevan, Armenia where at the age of twelve he entered the School of Painting for Young Artists. Upon graduation from college, Hagop was accepted into the Aprahamian Art Studio where he learned his technique. His studies involved working exclusively from life, using the conceptual and technical methods of the Spanish and Russian traditions, and also included French Impressionism. Seeking his own artistic vision, Hagop emigrated to the U.S. in 1981 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he has thrived as an artist and teacher. Among his honors, a painting on permanent display at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Massachusetts, and earning first prize in the International Artists Magazine Competition for 2007. For more detailed information please visit www.hagopfineart.com.
Landscape/Seascape Oil Painting, Sound Principles to Build Upon
Registration deadline is March 4, 2016
Workshop meets Friday - Sunday, March 18-20, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
#WW69 $450 (Museum members $425)
This workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting landscape and seascape paintings. Painting out of doors "en plain air" will be a major focus of study after the basics are covered.