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Abstract Landscapes with David Nichols

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

Saturday, June 25, 2022 10AM-4PM $160, supplies needed In this workshop we will examine the necessary elements of abstract landscape design and translate that to a beautiful painting. We will create striking images of real or imagined places. David will demonstrate his process and guide you as you create artwork with renewed vision. Demonstrations will be in oil but students can paint in oil or acrylic. Level 1: Beginner This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced painters. Covers the basic techniques of the medium and offers individual assistance. No prior experience is required. UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 14Continue Reading ...

$160

Post-Impressionistic Interiors and Figures with Amy Peterson

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

In this workshop, you will paint an interior space from your memory, or your imagination, or your photographs, or some combination of those, adding figure(s) in the scene if you wish (human or animal), and using Post-Impressionist means of expression. So what does that mean? ... This meansWe won't be so literal or realistic with the paintings. We'll focus more on the emotional response we have to the image. Maybe include some symbolism through objects or colors. What you'll need:Sketchbook. Pencils.Canvas, paints, and brushes.I work in oil paint. I welcome you to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or drawing mediaContinue Reading ...

$175

Timeless Pet Portraits with Amy Peterson

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

Amy will demonstrate 2 approaches to painting your pet portrait : “alla prima” in oil as well as a glazing technique. Participants will work on a pet portrait of their choice during the class time with group and individual guidance from Amy throughout the process. 1-2 weeks before the workshop, participants will email Amy the photo(s) they intend to paint from. Amy will offer specific guidance on how your photo(s) may translate best as a painting, including cropping, handling of background, and canvas size. Level 2: Intermediate - Assumes the student has some experience in the medium. Reviews basic techniquesContinue Reading ...

$175

Gouache, The Easy Medium with Kay Lewis

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

Join me for this two-day workshop using the popular water-based medium called gouache. It is the easiest of mediums. Perfect for outdoors as well as studio work. With this opaque medium, you can layer quickly: light over dark, as well as dark over light. This workshop will include demos and follow-me exercises. Oil painters will love the familiar painting process. Watercolor painters will love the infinite correctability of gouache. We will paint on white for an impressionistic effect, as well as explore toned surfaces. The painting process is fast. Participants will complete practice exercises plus 3-4 small paintings during theContinue Reading ...

$265

Charcoal Drawing a Portrait with Terry Strickland

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

This is a back to basics class where all skill levels are welcome! Reference photos will be provided or bring your own. Working with a variety of charcoal techniques Terry will go over important drawing concepts for an accurate and realistic illusion. Terry will demonstrate each step for clarity and give individual instruction. YouTube link to speed through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sMSj7aBhFk UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the workshop will receive a refund equal to 50% of the cost of the class. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will not receive a refund. This willContinue Reading ...

$160


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