Creative Classes and Workshops
Life Size Figure Drawing
July 9th - 11th
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Non Members $155
THINK BIG! In this workshop, draw a life-sized figure on six-foot lengths of paper. Mike will focus on proportion, observation of the standing figure, and modeling of form through tone and shading. Drawing in a large scale is challenging and rewarding. Nude models will be used.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER ARTIST: AN ARTIST’S PLAY DATE
July 14th 1pm - 4pm
Dive into a mystery box of a wide variety of art supplies and allow yourself to free play! Each participant will be give a box of assorted art and craft materials to explore and get your creative juices flowing. Feel free to hoard or share with others. Put aside your adult thinking, controlling brain and let your inner child have at it. Let the materials inspire you and take you wherever they want to go. You never know what fabulous, fascinating things will emerge from you. It’s not the product that’s important - it’s the play!
En plein air Garden Painting (in the open air)
Sundays August 11th, 18th & 25th
1pm - 4pm
Non Members $155
Embrace the outdoors and learn to paint outside. Painting en plein air (French for “in open air”) teaches painters to capture a landscape in the fleeting moment while out in the field. In this immersive workshop, students will learn to work quickly under changing lighting and weather conditions to capture what they’re seeing in paint. The workshop will review basic painting techniques, and explore how to capture the light and atmosphere of a landscape to create depth. Classes will be held on nearby trails and Horsepond Pond, with some work in the studio.
It’s too nice out to be painting inside. No previous experience is required. Collapsible French Easels will be provided. Class size limited.
August 14th 1pm - 4pm
Collage is an art form all itself, but it can become something even richer and more personal when elaborated and infused with the artist’s hand. In this workshop we will begin with creating collage images and adding to and/or extending the images with painting, drawing, stenciling, or other manipulations. See how far you can take an initial image, and watch what interesting art emerges
Aug 6th - 8th
9am - noon
Non Member $155
Explore a path to drawing that relies less on a skill-based sequence of steps and takes a sensory-exploratory approach, one that emphasizes our innate ability to make marks and pay attention. Through a series of exercises that incorporate movement, meditation, and sensory experiences, this workshop explores drawing as an intuitive process, one that knows you already have it all inside you. Whether new to drawing or an experienced pro, intuitive drawing will energize and enhance your drawing practice.
The Shape of Things
Drawing from the Inside
July 24th, 25th & 26th
Noon - 3pm
Non Members $155
Learn the basics of Drawing in 3 day! This course workshop is a condensed version of “Learn to see, learn to draw”. This workshop is a great way to build your confidence to move into painting in the Fall.
Two Day Sketchbook Adventure
9am - Noon
July 16th, 17th
9am - noon
August 6th, 7th
9am - Noon
$90 + material fee
A sketchbook is not what you think it is.
It’s not an informal place for undervalued doodles; instead it can be a land of discovery, a visual record of your travels wherever you may be. Wouldn’t you love to look back through a sketchbook filled with your impressions of a trip overseas, or a trip to a nearby lake, or even a trip to your own living room? Once you have your road map, your practice can become a daily activity, and you will be amazed at how your skill increases once you remove that pressure to create a masterpiece each time you pick up your pen. This is the beauty of a sketchbook, this is where your art learns to fly.
In this two-day class you will:
- learn what to look for in a variety of art papers, drawing tools, and watercolor sets
- begin with pencil and various pens, then finish using watercolor to bring your sketches to life
- see demos of each skill, then record them in your own sketchbook for later reference
- discover ways to explore seeing /drawing as meditation
explore the work of contemporary sketchbook masters from around the world
learn about online resources to continue your explorations at home
NOTE: This class has an additional one-time materials fee of $30, payable in cash or by check to the School at the beginning of class or online.
In order for the whole class to “be on the same page” literally, we will be using art kits supplied by the instructor. This kit includes a 30-page sketchbook, a quality watercolor palette with 12 colors, a water brush, four specialized pens, and a pencil. You will also receive printouts of the class lessons and reference materials to use later at home.
For questions about the class, call Bobbie Herron in Concord NH at 603-715-9152.
Sketchbook Adventures First Sundays Open Studio
The First Sunday of the month 1-3pm
All are welcome! No experience necessary.
Free of charge.
If you have taken any of my classes at Kimball Jenkins, or if you have a sketchbook that is getting a bit dusty, come join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon sketching together in the company of friends. All you need to bring is you sketchbook, a small kit of your favorite tools, and a bit of curiosity. We will meet in the back of the Yellow House, in the printmaking room where the Sketchbook Adventure classes have been held. Bring with you a photo or two that you would like to work from, or any small ‘still life’ objects to sketch, such as a pine cone, acorns, or fresh flowers. (Natural objects are far easier to sketch and explore than hard-edged man-made objects.) Feel free to also bring a thermos of tea and a snack for mid-afternoon. (Your snack might end up being your still life!)
There will be no formal instruction included so this class will be free of charge. Free supportive feedback and enthusiasm from me and your classmates is always available!