- 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!  

 

 

Design Your Own Group Workshop!

Pick your own date - contact me for availability: amyshawley@gmail.com

Location: My Studio, Scottsville VA or students provide the venue.

Description: This workshop option is availabile so that you and your friends can custom design your own workshop experience!  Want to take a class but don't see it on the calendar?  See a workshop but it's not on a day that works for you?  Let me know what you want to learn and I will put project together to suit your creative needs!  If you need ideas, I am happy to send a list of techniques - experiment with a little bit of everything or keep it simple and focused!  From fine art to mixed media to a relaxed wine and art night, let's paint together!  I provide paint and materials for small or practice projects, students will need to provide materials for larger or finished works.

Fees: At my studio - $65/person/day with a minimum of 3 students, max 6-8 depending on the style of workshop.  Multi-day workshops can also be booked, fee is daily rate x amount of days.  If students are providing the venue, the workshop rate stays the same but the group will be responsible for my travel costs (including round-trip mileage, driving time @ $15/hr and overnight stays where applicable), contact me for more details!  

Time: 5hr* format with flexibility of Weekend/Weekday in either morning/afternoon/evening.  *If you want a longer or multi-day workshop, please contact amyshawley@gmail.com for pricing!

 

 

One-on-One Workshops: See my Private Lessons page for more info!

 

 

 

Virginia:

  

My first online workshop coming out in late March (launch pushed back due to illness), more info and an overview video here!

 


Drawing & Painting the Eastern Screech Owl 

Saturday April 15

Location: Wildlife Center of Virginia, 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 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 tour of the wildlife center.  The workshop is open to 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.   Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com 

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

Time: 12:00-4:30pm

Registration Info: Workshop registration 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!

 

 

 

Amazing Acrylic Layers - Two day workshop 

Saturday/Sunday May 20 & 21

Location: Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd VA

Description: Discover the wonders of layering acrylic color and mediums during this two-day workshop!  Students will work with a range of color applications including stains, glazes, and blends, as well as use gels and mediums that will produce stunning transparent and translucent effects.  See how both regular and iridescent pigments can be combined to create fabulous surfaces and learn how to push and pull color in your layers by altering their behavior and sheen.   Students will also learn how to make textures and use image transfers between layers to really make their paintings unique!

All supplies needed for this workshop, including Golden paints/mediums, tools, and surfaces, will be supplied by the instructor. After the workshop, students will receive a pdf version of the workshop as a resource for future projects. Please bring reference images to inspire you (ie: florals, figures, animals, abstracts, etc), supplies to take notes, and an apron.  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com

Fee: $185 for Members/$225 for Non-members

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Registration Info: Call 540-745-2784 or visit www.jacksonvillecenter.org

 

 

 

Maryland:

  

Luscious Layers with Acrylic Gels 

Saturday April 1

Location: Plaza Art Supply, Rockville MD

Description: Learn how to use acrylic gels to create rich layers in your work!  Work with a variety of gel thicknesses and sheens while we layer them with acrylic color and grounds!

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images, paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com

Fee: $65

Time: 1:00-6:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  To register, please mail a check made out to Amy Shawley to 1206 South Keswick Drive, Troy VA, 22974 or drop off in-store.  Registration is due by the Tuesday before the workshop date, no exceptions.

 

 

Abstract Acrylic Landscapes 

Saturday June 3

Location: Plaza Art Supply, Rockville MD

Description: Explore how to work with a range of acrylic color and mediums to paint a series of abstract landscapes!  We will work with watermedia effects, knife painting, printmaking, and texture techniques along with a fun selection of tools and develop several surfaces during class!

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images of landscapes, paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com

Fee: $65

Time: 1:00-6:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  To register, please mail a check made out to Amy Shawley to 1206 South Keswick Drive, Troy VA, 22974 or drop off in-store.  Registration is due by the Tuesday before the workshop date, no exceptions.

 

 

Collage Techniques with Acrylic Skins 

Saturday July 1

Location: Plaza Art Supply, Rockville MD

Description: Learn how to make sheets of acrylic called "skins" that can be use for fun collage elements in your work, then develop several collage surfaces by layering "skins", acrylic color and mediums!

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images, paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com

Fee: $65

Time: 1:00-6:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  To register, please mail a check made out to Amy Shawley to 1206 South Keswick Drive, Troy VA, 22974 or drop off in-store.  Registration is due by the Tuesday before the workshop date, no exceptions.

 

 

Acrylic Texture Techniques 

Saturday August 5

Location: Plaza Art Supply, Rockville MD

Description: Explore how to create unique surface textures with acrylic color and mediums!   Students will learn how to combine gels and pastes with color and imagery to enliven the topography of their paintings!  Be inspired by the possibilities as we work build both abstract surfaces and ones that simulate realistic textures.

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images, paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com

Fee: $65

Time: 1:00-6:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  To register, please mail a check made out to Amy Shawley to 1206 South Keswick Drive, Troy VA, 22974 or drop off in-store.  Registration is due by the Tuesday before the workshop date, no exceptions.

 

 

 

California:

 

Birds of a Feather

Saturday & Sunday March 25/26

Location: San Clemente Art Supply, San Clemente CA

Description: This two day course will guide students through fun and easy ways to draw and paint birds in a variety of media!  We will begin day one with a drawing lesson so that we can study the form and structure of our subject matter, then spend the rest of class time painting birds using acrylic paints in a range of techniques - watermedia, knife painting, printmaking, and more!  

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images of birds (if you have them, otherwise I will provide), paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  If you have a favorite set of brushes that you want to bring and use, especially tiny brushes, feel free to do so!  Email the instructor if you have any questions: amyshawley@gmail.com  
To see some of Amy's birds come to life, visit her website and YouTube channel: www.amyshawley.com and youtube.com/c/amyshawley

Fee: $160

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm both days

Registration Info: Call the store at (949) 369-6603 to register!

 

 

 

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!