2016-2017 Workshop Info

10/4/16 & 10/5/16 Jo Toye
1/17/17 - 1/20/17 Keiko Tanabe
3/28/17 - 3/31/17 Karlyn Holman
5/16/17 - 5/19/17 Iain Stewart

All multi-day workshops take place 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Sedona United Methodist Church. Participation is limited to 20 persons per workshop. Scroll down this page to view available workshops. 

Member and non-member sign-ups for September 2016 and October 2016 workshops are on-going. Member sign-ups for 2017 workshops begin at the September meeting. Non-member sign-ups begin the next day.


Workshop Signup Instructions
  • First, determine if there is space available. E-mail  Nancy Beckley via the "Contact" page or call  (928) 634-5863 

  • Once confirmed, return here to pay using PayPal -- scroll down to the "Pay Now" link for your workshop.
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Two One-Day Workshops
October 4, 2016  OR  October 5, 2016
9am - 4pm at Red Rock State Park

Jo Toye

Experimenting with "Tar Gel" 
to Create Exciting Design
What in the world is Tar Gel? In this one day workshop we will be exploring the use of Tar Gel on both a white and black surface. I will be working with Golden’s fluid acrylics but if you wish to work in watercolor that is possible. We will be exploring the use of “line” as an understructure that will help guide us to “Find” interesting shapes and design possibilities within our unstructured beginnings.

We will be working very small no larger than 10” x 10”. The idea is not to have, “finished paintings”, but small samples of each technique for future reference. I will provide Step - by - Step handouts for each technique that will correspond to each small sample you create. Because you won’t be tied up in knots worrying about the finished product, (remember these are just technique samples), you will have more freedom to enjoy the process and move away from your usual way of working.

Cost: Members $90; Non-members $90

Supply List
​Jo Toye Website
Register for 
Wednesday, October 5th 
Register for
Tuesday, October 4th 
Reflections of Glory
After the Fair
NAWS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy 

NAWS will collect a deposit fee of $50, specific for each multi-day workshop, to guarantee a student's reservation. Deposit fees are not transferable from one workshop to another workshop. One-day workshops require a deposit payment in full to reserve a place.

A student will be refunded 50% of the deposit if he/she has to cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop; otherwise, the full deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


NAWS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy 

NAWS will collect a deposit fee of $50, specific for each multi-day workshop, to guarantee a student's reservation. Deposit fees are not transferable from one workshop to another workshop. One-day workshops require a deposit payment in full to reserve a place.

A student will be refunded 50% of the deposit if he/she has to cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop; otherwise, the full deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


January 17, 2017 to January 20, 2017
Keiko Tanabe

Watercolor - Keep it Simple and Strong

Cost:
Members $375
Non-members $410

Supply List
https://ktanabefineart.com
This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong. through various exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko will show you how to take the initial inspiration, through the simplification process, to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere.
The introduction focuses on the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist's eye. The areas of topic covered in this workshop include: the importance of tonal value studies, how to do a preliminary drawing, how to edit complex visual information, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of tonal values and colors, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.
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Subject matters include landscape cityscape, waterscape and interior. These will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational and impressionistic rather than abstract. Keiko will do two demonstrations a day. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis.

Recommended Experience: Intermediate and advanced (basic knowledge & some previous experiences of drawing and watercolor painting strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop).
March 28, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Karlyn Holman

Watercolor Fun and Free
(mixed media workshop)

Karlyn Holman’s Watercolor Fun and Free Motivational watercolor painting workshop for the beginner through experienced painters. Karlyn encourages exploration and experimentation as well as a cultivation of a loose free style of painting. Through ample hands on lessons, individual help, demonstrations and critiques, Karlyn offers a broad-based experience aimed at assisting each student to discover their own skill level.

In this workshop you will be using watercolor, acrylic, landscape stamps and collage using home made Gelli plate. This needs to be made ahead of the workshop. You can make your own (see recipe in the Schedule & Mixed Media Supply List) or you can purchase an 8” by 10” gelli plate from Karlyn for $28.00. Please call Karlyn's online store at (715) 373-2922 if you want her to bring you a gelli plate.  

"I hope you can join me at one of my Watercolor Fun and Free Workshops. I am focusing on helping you cultivate a loose painting style. I love to give a lot of individual help and send you home with finished paintings. My workshops welcome beginners, but also offer the experienced watercolorists advanced skills and problem solving. This is the workshop students love to repeat. Lectures, demo's and critiques are a daily fare" - Karlyn Holman
Besides being fun, this comprehensive workshop provides a daily focus in techniques, value, color, design and developing a center of interest. A goal of this class is to explore the versatility and spontaneity of watercolor, ranging from realism to abstraction. Karlyn shares her ideas and teaches with tireless energy. She loves to give individual help and send artist home with lots of finished paintings. Her high-spirited humorous teaching style makes beginners feel comfortable and challenges the advanced student.​​
May 16, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Iain Stewart

Watercolor Workshop Sketchbook to Studio

Cost:
Members $425
Non-members $460

Supply List
http://stewartwatercolors.com
Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Iain Stewart's, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aid you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, costs of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.
"It is my absolute joy to watch students make those tiny breakthroughs that begin to build confidence and leave a lasting desire to continue their exploration. Far too often the background exploration of a painting is left undone leaving the 'Soul" of the image a mystery. It is my hope that by understanding and repeating my process you will find that your watercolors begin to follow a plan rather than a reaction to unanticipated results. Watercolor, if treated correctly, can be much easier than it's reputation might suggest. I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others."  -Iain Stewart
Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Iain will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through sketching, graphite value studies, and preliminary color studies Iain will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. This workshop is intended to provide you with an understanding of how to paint in watercolor while avoiding common mistakes by creating a step by step road map that you can use for painting any subject.

Students will follow Iain in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance. 

NAWS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy 

NAWS will collect a deposit fee of $50, specific for each multi-day workshop, to guarantee a student's reservation. Deposit fees are not transferable from one workshop to another workshop. One-day workshops require a deposit payment in full to reserve a place.

A student will be refunded 50% of the deposit if he/she has to cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop; otherwise, the full deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


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BEFORE YOU REGISTER CONTACT NANCY BECKLEY AT nldvbeckley@gmail.com TO VERIFY A SPACE IS AVAILABLE