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ONLINE Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn the basics of painting ONLINE in six classes. Make six different paintings, one for each class, and learn specific skills with each painting! Each class focuses on a different art concept, brush skill, color skill, and drawing skill. At the end of six weeks you will have all the basics to be able to paint independently with confidence. Art skills you will learn include composition, foreground/background and where to begin, and creating the illusion of depth and perspective in your paintings. Drawing skills include how to transfer a drawing to a canvas (3 methods) value scales and value sketching, and starting with simple shapes. Learn how to mix and match color, and make your own color wheel. Learn how to use different brushes and what they are for, as well as tools like sea sponge and palette knife. Learn how to use sighting to draw in perspective and self evaluate your own work to build on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Great class for learning the basics!

Each class runs for 6 weeks.  Choose either Monday evening sessions or Thursday afternoon sessions… or anytime using recordings of classes!

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9 Thur. 1-4 PM ($135)
MEMBERS June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9 Thur. 1-4 PM ($120)
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 Mon 6-9 PM ($135)
MEMBERS June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 Mon 6-9 PM ($120)
Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Thur. 1-4 PM ($135)
MEMBERS Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Thur. 1-4 PM ($120)
Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mon 6-9 PM ($135)
MEMBERS Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mon 6-9 PM ($120)
Recordings Only ($40)

"Color As Value" Two Day Workshop with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn how to break a scene into value blocks and substitute color based on value.  It’s a great way to make colorful compositions with accurate values.  Workshop open to any media.  First day of workshop happens at Olana Historic Site en plein air where the value simplification approach will be demonstrated and used to paint the view from Church’s home.  Second day indoor workshop focused on exercises to teach you how to simplify a scene and break it into value blocks, then change out the colors based on a value/color chart.

Fri. Aug. 7, 10am-3pm plein air workshop at Olana Historic Site
$75 (members) $85 (nonmembers) pack a lunch!

Sun. Aug. 9, 10am-3pm Indoor workshop at Wallkill River School
$75 (members) $85 (nonmembers) pack a lunch!

Materials List: SDJ Plein Air Adventure Materials List

Shawn Dell Joyce Bio:  Bio and Artist Statement for Shawn Dell Joyce

Sponsored by Ampersand Pastel Boards (Each participant will receive a free pastel board!)


Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: Aug. 7, Friday 10am-3pm at Olana Historic Site ($85.00)
Aug. 7, Friday 10am-3pm at Olana Historic Site (MEMBERS) ($75.00)
Aug. 9, Sunday 10am-3pm at Wallkill River School ($85.00)
Aug. 9, Sunday 10am-3pm at WRS (MEMBERS) ($75.00)

One day Pastel Color & Energy Workshop with Linda Richichi

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years everyone can learn something new when it comes to working with color. Color is the number one way to evoke emotion in a work of art. How can you express yourself more successfully with color and create art with high energy? Come find out.

2020 August 6th 10 am – 4 pm  (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).

Start with the color wheel

Before arriving at the class, be familiar with the layout of the basic color wheel and the interactions between different colors. If you have never made a color wheel, you’ll have your chance to select this exercise to tackle.  If you already know the color wheel inside and out, your assignments will be more advanced. Everyone will learn something new in this workshop.

Color intimidates many people. We’ll break it down and make it less daunting.

What colors are you drawn to? How do you mix colors to get them to do what you want them to do? How do you work with prismatic, pure colors and create neutrals so that the colors you want to stand out, sing? What about creating a high energy work of art? Do you know how to not go over the top? There is so much about color to learn. You will take a journey into color theory and come out the other side smiling as your color confidence grows.

Learn from nature

After we work in the studio blending, mixing and selecting color schemes, you will learn how colors change depending on the time of day, temperature of the light and whether in the light or in the shadows. Intermediate to advanced. Personalized attention at your easel to guide you and advance.

Mini Lessons reap huge rewards

Each mini lesson is specifically prepared to upgrade your color knowledge so you drive away understanding color challenges better than ever. You will receive specific assignments based on your level of experience. You will receive instruction tailored for your specific needs. Mixing? Seeing color? Creating harmony? Understanding warm and cool colors? After instruction, select the assignment right for you. You know what you need more help with.


If registered, please download the following document and review the materials prior to class: Download

If you’re interested in purchasing the Linda Richichi pastel set, click HERE

Instructor: Linda Richichi
Session Dates: August 6th ($160.00)
August 6th Members ($150.00)