- WORKSHOPS -

 

Workshops are hands-on experiences where attendees have the opportunity to play with paints in a variety of techniques and take home their projects!  These can be set up through art stores, art associations or small groups and can be booked by anyone, anywhere nationally and internationally!  If you are interested in setting something up, please contact me at amyshawley@gmail.com.  I look forward to working with you!

Below is a list of my current workshops, please note that they are listed by state and workshop dates/details are subject to change at anytime.  I'm always adding new dates and topics, so if you don't see something you want to attend, keep checking back or join my mailing list to receive event announcements!  

 

 

Virginia:

 

Acrylic Texture Essentials

Friday January 18, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: Discover the range of acrylic mediums that are great for making stunning textures in your work!  All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment.  

 

 

 

Modern Watermedia

Friday February 1, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: Work with the new QoR watercolors on a variety of acrylic grounds and pastes that are fabulous for watermedia, then learn how you can prepare your own canvas and wood panels to receive watercolor and use spray varnish to protect your paintings! All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment

 

 

 

Intro to Acrylic Gels & Mediums 

Saturday February 16, 2019

Location: For Art's Sake Gallery, Henrico VA

Description: 

Acrylic mediums, gels, and pastes provide artists with countless creative options for how to alter and enhance their acrylic color!  Gels and mediums can be used to extend pigments, create varying thicknesses of texture, change surface sheen, achieve glazes (and more!), while pastes can provide both wonderful texture and act as a ground layer for both wet and dry media. Come explore these materials to broaden your understanding of how they can be incorporated into your work!  This workshop will focus on idea-building and each student will make a series of sample boards to take home and use as a reference in their own painting projects.
All workshop-use GOLDEN paints/mediums, brushes/tools, painting surfaces, and other misc supplies needed for class will be provided by the Instructor.  Students are asked to bring reference images that inspire them (ie florals, landscapes, animals, abstracts), an apron/smock or wear "paint clothes", supplies to take notes, and a large piece of
cardboard or a trash bag to lay down in your car (in case any of our surfaces are still tacky at the end of the day).  Workshop questions can be emailed to amyshawley@gmail.com 
Fee: $115

Time: 10am-4pm

Registration: http://www.forartssakegallery.com/workshops.html

 

 

Using Acrylics Like Oil

Friday February 22, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: Students will work with OPEN Acrylics, the amazing slow dry colors from GOLDEN, to create smooth blends, glazes and subtractive techniques that are known to oil painters!  Also learn some recipe tricks using acrylic color and mediums for simulating effects of oil mediums like Cold Wax, Stand Oil, Extender Medium and more!  All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment

 

 

 

Oil Painting Essentials

Sunday February 24, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: Are you a beginner at oil painting, curious to try it for the first time, or revisiting the medium after a long time away?  Come join me for an introduction to this gorgeous paint!  Students will learn about color properties, drying time, mediums, and which surfaces are best to paint on.  All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment

 

 

 

Transfer, Print, and Draw!

Saturday March 9, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: Explore a range of techniques for getting imagery into your acrylic paintings during this hands-on workshop!  Students will get to make image transfers, make monoprints, and learn some options for drawing on your acrylic paintings! All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment 

 

 

 

Abstract Landscapes

Friday March 22, 2019

Location: Paquette Studios, Troy VA

Description: As we gear up for Spring, come make a series of small abstract landscapes inspired by your favorite nature destinations!  All paints/mediums, painting surfaces, tools/brushes, and other workshop-use materials will be provided by the instructor!

Fee: $65

Time: 11am-4pm (with a short break in the middle for snack/lunch)

Registration: Email amyshawley@gmail.com to sign up and coordinate payment

 

 

 

Maryland:

 

Modern Watermedia 

Saturday & Sunday February 9/10, 2019

Location: Plaza Art Supply, Rockville MD

Description: 

Explore the possibilities of layering watercolor and acrylic paint in this hands-on workshop!  Students will create several small paintings over two days that feature QoR Watercolor, GOLDEN mediums, and GOLDEN High Flow and Fluid colors!  Discover the range of gritty and absorbent products that are great as grounds for stains and washes then learn about the essential color properties of QoR and GOLDEN, "draw" with paint using High Flow in markers, see ways to display watercolors safely without using glass, and more!  All materials needed for class will be provided and students will get to take home a palette of QoR colors! Registration is due in advance, email the instructor for details, questions, and to confirm availability: amyshawley@gmail.com
Fee: $160
  

Time: 12:00-5:00pm both days

Registration: Workshop registration and payment must be completed in advance, and is done directly with the instructor - email Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com to coordinate payment and for details on her cancellation policy.  Seating is limited so sign up early!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy:

 - Workshop cancellation policies vary by venue.  Please contact each venue to find out what their policies are regarding refunds and transferable registrations!