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Florals with Barbara Davis

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

Friday, August 5, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm $150, supplies needed. Level 2: Intermediate - Assumes the student has some experience in the medium. Reviews basic techniques and offers individual assistance but moves at a faster pace. 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 will help ensure that the instructor will be paid for their time and effort of teaching the workshop. COVID CONCERNS We want toContinue Reading ...

$150.00

Florals with Barbara Davis

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

Friday, August 5, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm $150, supplies needed. Level 2: Intermediate - Assumes the student has some experience in the medium. Reviews basic techniques and offers individual assistance but moves at a faster pace. 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 will help ensure that the instructor will be paid for their time and effort of teaching the workshop. COVID CONCERNS We want toContinue Reading ...

$150.00

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

The Natural World in Drawing, Books, and Paper with Doug Baulos

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

Forstall - 3 hours each Saturday July 23, August 27, Sept 17, October 8 Class times from - 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM $175, which includes a $25 supplies fee This series of short workshop intensives will explore natural and upcycled sustainable art processes. Each session will embrace multiple processes that will gradually build towards a finished book or portfolio. Participants will experiment widely with a selection of natural media and other historical and innovative approaches to developing works on paper & other grounds. Students will first be guided in creating innovative papers by learning to combine familiar techniques withContinue Reading ...

$175.00

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

Forstall Art Spring Fling

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

There will be demos, raffles, food and drink. Masks are preferred. This event is free and open to the public. We will demo: Jacquard Tie Dye, Qor Watercolor, Printmaking & Calligraphy, Gel Printing, Book Arts, Origami, Angelus and POSCA markers.

Painting the Portrait from a Photo 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. On day one, learn a rub-out underpainting technique and how to pre-mix the flesh tones of Terry's organized and useful palette. Day two will be spent implementing that palette. You'll explore color, value, and temperature as you finish your portrait. Terry will demonstrate each step for clarity and give individual instruction. The class will end with a "wine" down critique as we review our work from each day. UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 14 days or more inContinue Reading ...

$350

Encaustics with Julie Snidle

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

Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm $350, supplies needed. Encaustic is an ancient beeswax-based paint that is both versatile and extremely forgiving. This workshop offers students a thorough foundation for painting with this fascinating medium along with studio time for exploring a wide range of mixed media that is compatible with wax. We'll cover safety, tools and materials, painting and fusing, and focus on encaustic's unique characteristics such as temperature, adhesion and malleability. Image transfers, collage, Pan Pastels, and mark making are just some of the techniques that will be covered. Encaustic paintings "dry" quickly soContinue Reading ...

$350.00

Foundational Oil Painting: Form, Light, and Color Spots with David Baird

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

Saturday, April 2, 2022 10AM-4PM $125, supplies needed This class will focus on developing and strengthening a basic foundation for painters working in oil. Emphasis will be placed on mixing color and working wet-into-wet as students are introduced to a range of technical processes. Through the introduction of concepts like hue, value, and chroma, as well as basic color theory, students will analyze their perceptions and recreate them with mixtures of paint, learning to guide themselves toward more meaningful, sophisticated color and tonal relationships Classes will consist of demonstrations and lectures followed by individual one-on-one critiques of students while theyContinue Reading ...

$125.00

Pigment Stick Demo with Julie Snidle

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

R&F Handmade Paints has manufactured linseed oil-based Pigment Sticks since 1990. Their luscious, lipstick-soft consistency and the wide range of complex colors inspire artists worldwide - bringing color, texture, translucency, gesture, depth and immediacy to their art. Julie will demonstrate how Pigment Sticks can be manipulated with a paint knife, a brush, or pushed along a surface. And since they are indeed oil paints, they can be mixed with tube oils and used with other oil painting mediums to increase transparency and add body. She will share some of her favorite techniques and get you thinking about oil paint inContinue Reading ...

$10

Encaustic Paint Demo with Julie Snidle

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

Humans have been painting with wax for over 2000 years. The Greek word Encaustic means "to heat" or "to burn in" which refers to the process of fusing the molten wax paint with heat after each applied layer. When Julie Snidle was introduced to encaustic in 2004, she felt an immediate connection with the medium. She still believes it to be the most forgiving and versatile paint she has ever worked with. The process of layering, heating, incising, scraping, drawing, and mark-making on a wax surface is truly captivating and the surface quality of a finished encaustic painting is unlikeContinue Reading ...

$10

Foundational Oil Painting: Form, Light, and Color Spots with David Baird

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

This class will focus on developing and strengthening a basic foundation for painters working in oil. Emphasis will be placed on mixing color and working wet-into-wet as students are introduced to a range of technical processes. Through the introduction of concepts like hue, value, and chroma, as well as basic color theory, students will analyze their perceptions and recreate them with mixtures of paint, learning to guide themselves toward more meaningful, sophisticated color and tonal relationships Classes will consist of demonstrations and lectures followed by individual one-on-one critiques of students while they work. Level 1: Beginner This class is appropriateContinue Reading ...

$125

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Painting the Urban Landscape with Iain Stewart

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

Friday - Sunday February 25-27, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm $395 Supplies needed. Beginner to Intermediate Together we will cover all aspects of how I work to keep my paintings lively and gestural. It’s quite easy to get bogged down in detail and for me the perfect tool is the sketchbook. We will work both in our books and on traditional watercolor paper covering a range of subject matter and scenes. I believe that a workshop without the worry of success typically leads just there. Learn how to let go of the fear of ruining a painting and take true joyContinue Reading ...

$395.00

Beautiful Landscapes with Barbara Davis

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

Back by popular demand!! Bring more interest to your landscape paintings by learning to paint a variety of skies! With extra attention on edges, value, and color temperature, Barbara will cover techniques that will enhance your skyscapes. Students are asked to bring photos of skies they would like to paint or use photos provided. Barbara will demonstrate and then guide each student individually. Barbara will be using oil paint, but oil AND acrylic painters are welcome. Level 2: Intermediate - Assumes the student has some experience in the medium. Reviews basic techniques and offers individual assistance but moves at aContinue Reading ...

$150.00

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Water Soluble Mixed Media Art with William Canty

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

Saturday, January 29, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm $25, some supplies included. Do you love working with a variety of media? This class allows you to experiment with all the supplies you have and more! Learn how to add texture with gels and mediums, how to incorporate paint, inks, pastels, graphite, collage and much more to create layers and interest in your piece. This class includes basic information about supplies and what they do, as well as demonstrations and instructions that will encourage you to experiment in new ways. This class is perfect for adults who have an interest in mixedContinue Reading ...

$25.00


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