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!  





Amazing Acrylic Layers 

Saturday & Sunday September 22/23, 2018

Location: Vienna Art Society, Vienna VA


Discover the excitement of layering acrylic color and mediums during this two-day workshop!  Students will combine a range of color applications like watermedia, printmaking, and traditional blends/glazes, with layers of gels, mediums, and pastes to create several small mixed media paintings.  Learn about options for getting imagery into your work by using image transfers, stencils, gelli plates, and other drawing tools.  See how both regular and iridescent pigments can be used to create fabulous color recipes and learn how to push and pull color in your layers by altering their behavior and sheen. This workshop is designed for painters of all experience levels! 
All supplies needed for this workshop, including GOLDEN paints/mediums, tools, and painting surfaces, will be supplied by the instructor.  Students should bring an apron or wear "paint clothes" in case things get messy!  Also bring a large bin or trash bag to lay in your car for taking your projects home - we will have about 6-8 surfaces sized 8x8 or 8x10 inches.


Fee: $230 

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm (each day)

Registration: Call the VAS Art Center to reserve your spot (703) 319-3971









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!