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Workshops

2019 – 2020


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Fall 2019 – Oil Painting classes with Tim Neill

High School – Adult workshop
Tuesday evenings (ongoing), 6:00pm - 8:00pm, $160

Session 1 – Oct. 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th
(no class Oct. 8th)– Full

Session 2 – Nov. 5th, 19th, 26th and Dec. 3rd (no class Nov. 12th) – 7 spots open

Learn the techniques of painting in oil with artist Tim Neill. This workshop is suitable for all levels high school - adult. Materials list will be supplied at registration. Check out Tim's work here: http://www.timneill.com/


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Pattern Painting with Kirsten Fischler

Adult Workshop – Fridays 9:30am – 12pm
Oct. 25th, Nov. 1st, 8th and 15th, $160

Using wood grain as a design motif, this painting and constructing class will let you explore the interplay of natural patterns with geometric shapes in dazzling contrasts of color, form, texture, and pattern. Materials fee: $20(pay instructor at 1st class)

Supplies: Bring your choice of acrylics, oils, prismacolor pencils, scrap wood.
Instructor will provide some paint and colored pencils, scrap wood, backboards with frames, glue, clamps, saws, sand paper, and fixative. Check out Kirsten’s work here: https://www.kirstenfischler.com/


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Saturday Series

TheArtRoom offers a one-day workshop for kids ages 8 – 13 every month. Current workshops are listed below. Please visit our workshops page for more information and offerings. 

Saturdays 9:30 – 12:00 $90

Nov. 16th – Delicious Painting - Wayne Thiebaud Desserts
Dec. 14th – Holiday Gift Making
Jan. 18th – Pop Art Drawing
Feb. 29th – Sculpture -Wire and Wood Animals
Mar. 21st – Sculpture - Tree House
Apr. 25th – Fashion Design Workshop
May 16th – Painting - Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers

Register on our kids page for Saturday Series workshops


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Fall 2019 – Watercolor with artist Marion Hall

Adult Workshop – Oct.31, Nov. 7th, 14th and 21st – Full
Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:00, $160

This workshop will focus on how to infuse your paintings with vibrant color and contrast. We will learn techniques to paint the components of a simple landscape. Determined by the interest of the group, we will explore water, sky, rocks, foliage and more, You are welcome to bring in prior work for critique. Please bring favorite photos to work from. This class is for intermediate artists wishing to explore and improve watercolor painting techniques. A materials list will be provided with registration. Please register early, 8 students maximum. Check out Marion's work here: http://www.marionhallwatercolorist.com


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“Letting Go, Freeing Up, and Moving Towards Abstraction”

Tuesday, November 5th, 9am – 2pm, $150 – 3 spots open
A One Day Workshop with Contemporary Abstract Painter
and “Painting Coach” Ellen Rolli. All levels welcome.


In this 5 hour Workshop, whether a novice or experienced painter, Ellen will share ideas and methods that will inspire you to paint bravely and expressively. She will “Coach” you to move away from your comfort zone, take risks, and most importantly have fun and find joy in the process.

The session will begin with an “Art Talk” to discover where each student is in their creative journey. After a brief demo, students will then have hands on painting time. There will be a group critique towards the end of the workshop to share student works, thoughts, and ideas.


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Basket weaving with Kathy Petronzio

Saturday, February 1st, 9am – 4pm, $80
(snow date Feb.8th)
Join basket weaver Kathy Petronzio and learn the traditional craft of basket weaving. This beautiful casserole basket is built around an ash base and handle. The reed used to weave the basket will be cut and dyed for class. This is a perfect basket for beginners! All you need to bring is a bucket for water, sharp scissors and yourself! All basket making materials are included. 10 students max.


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Spring 2020
Oil Painting with Colleen Kidder

April 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th, 9:30am – 12pm, $160

This workshop will focus on approaching composition with simplified design by applying paint with an emphasis on creativity and individual expression. Techniques will be demonstrated such as color mixing and using different brushes to achieve a sense of emotion in a painting. Supply list will be provided. Check out Colleen's work here: http://ckidderstudio.com/