- 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:

 

 

Birds of a Feather

Sunday Sept 15, 2019

Location: Amy's Studio* in Troy, VA

Description: Let's gear up for Fall migration by learning how to paint birds!  Along with general tips and techniques on drawing and painting birds, we will also discuss "birdwatching 101" for those that want to know more about how and when to find birds in your area!  This workshop is open to painters in acrylic, watercolor, and/or oil!  All paints and workshop-use materials/tools/surfaces will be provided.  Students are encouraged to bring photos of your favorite birds, but I'm happy to provide a selection from my own photographs.

Fee: $65

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Registration:  Workshop registration and payment must be completed in advance, and is done directly with Amy... email amyshawley@gmail.com for details!  *Studio address given upon registration.

 

 

 

Drawing and Painting Alex the Eastern Screech Owl

Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Location: Wildlife Center of VA, Waynesboro VA

Description: Come join us for a special painting workshop featuring Alex the Eastern Screech Owl as our model!   The workshop will begin with a short presentation from Wildlife Center staff on Alex and her role as an education animal, then students will work with artist Amy Shawley Paquette to discover the basics of watercolor and illustration as well as learn fun and easy ideas for painting birds.  We will have three 20 minute sessions with Alex present to draw and paint her from life and we will also provide photographs of her to use during the remainder of our painting time.   

After a short snack/lunch break, workshop attendees will be given a brief tour of the wildlife center.

The workshop is open only to adults 18 and over (no children) with all levels of art experience and all workshop-use materials including paints, pencils, palettes, brushes, and surfaces will be provided!   Please bring a sack lunch/snacks (if desired), a camera if you wish to take photos, and note-taking supplies.  Please wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on or bring an apron.

Fee: $68 (with 50% of profits going straight to the Wildlife Center!)

Time: 12:00-4:30pm

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.  Seating is limited so sign up early! 

 

 

Maryland:

 

Intro to Acrylic Gels & Mediums

Sunday Oct 20, 2019

Location: Plaza Artist Materials, Rockville MD

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 hands-on 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).

Fee: $80

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Registration:  Contact Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com for registration instructions! 

 

 

 

Transfer, Print & Paint

 Saturday Nov 9, 2019

Location: Plaza Artist Materials, Towson MD

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, monoprints, and learn about some options for drawing on acrylic surfaces.  As our projects develop, discover a variety of paint applications like glazing, stains, and blends, that will further enhance your work!  We will work with GOLDEN acrylic color, grounds, and mediums along with graphite, soft pastels, stencils, masks and more!

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).

Fee: $80

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Registration:  Contact Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com for registration instructions!

 

 

 

Transfer, Print & Draw!

Sunday Nov 10, 2019

Location: Plaza Artist Materials, Rockville MD

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, monoprints, and learn some options for drawing on acrylic surfaces. We will work with GOLDEN acrylic color, grounds, and mediums along with graphite, soft pastels, stencils, masks and more!

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).

Fee: $80

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Registration:  Contact Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com for registration instructions!

 

 

 

  

 

 

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!