- 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!  

*Please note I will not be booking any workshops between early Fall 2017 and end of Winter 2018

 

 

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 different workshop format (longer, shorter, multi-day), please contact amyshawley@gmail.com for pricing!

 

 

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

 

 

 

Virginia:

 

Mixed Media Monoprints

Rescheduled - July date TBA

Location: My Studio, Scottsville VA

Description: Students will make a series of printed images using acrylic colors on gelli plates, then enhance and layer the images with acrylic color and mediums, dry media (pencils/pastels), and watercolor!

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images (landscapes, wildlife, florals, figures, etc), paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  

Fee: $55

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  Registration is due in advance, please contact Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com for details 

 

 

 

Luscious Layers with Gels & Pastes

Saturday July 15

Location: My Studio, Scottsville VA

Description: Discover the excitement of building rich layers with acrylic color, gels, and pastes!!  Students will develop a small series of images using a variety of acrylic mediums, colors, and a few dry media elements.   

All workshop-use paints, tools, and surfaces will be provided by the instructor.  Students must bring: reference images (landscapes, florals, figures, etc), paint clothes, a large box or trash bag to lay in your car/carry your projects, and supplies to take notes.  

Fee: $55

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Registration Info: Workshop is open to adults of all levels.  Registration is due in advance, please contact Amy at amyshawley@gmail.com for details 

 

 

 

Drawing & Painting Athena the Barred Owl

Saturday Aug 19

Location: Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro VA

Description: Come join us for a special painting workshop featuring Athena the Barred Owl as our model!   The workshop will begin with a short presentation from Wildlife Center staff on Athena 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 Maggie 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: Payment is due in advance to secure your spot, please email amyshawley@gmail.com for further registration details 

 

 

Maryland:

 

 

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.

 

 

  

 

 

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!