Bob hannah- Debunking the myth of perspective

April 15th & 16th from 9am to 4pm


In this workshop, we will focus on how to use the elements of perspective with design and composition to create and enhance your paintings. There will be demonstrations each day. Attendees will create a painting with a focus on using these elements. Photographs will be used for reference, and handouts will be provided.

Please contact instructor to register. 

(206) 409-9786

Bob Hannah is an award-winning international and national watercolorist. His paintings have been exhibited around the world in many international exhibitions as well as nationally. His paintings are in private collections in states across the USA and internationally in Wales, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, and Bulgaria. He has taught several watercolor classes and given watercolor/sketching workshops in Italy.

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Saturday May 6th
Sunday May 7th


2-Day Watercolor Workshop, supply list will be sent to students ahead of class. Still life and portrait demo each morning and students paint after lunch break.

One hour lunch break from 12 – 1pm


Limited to 15 persons


KATHLEEN SCOGGINS – Mixed Media Acrylic Abstracts
April 22nd 1pm-4pm 
April 23rd 9am-4pm

$125 to be paid first day
Register with Kathleen at (503) 515-9633 or 

In this workshop we will let loose and play!
A one day workshop learning intuitive starts and how to finish them up into abstract pieces. You will  also have the opportunity to develop a subject matter. Use various mixed media to create your own visual language.  Composition and design will be addressed at each stage  to develop a strong  painting.
We will use line, shape, color, value and texture to make your paintings exciting. Step by step instructions will be given for a no fail abstract with lots of WOW FACTOR.


9am – 4:pm               Fee: $125 to be paid first day

JESSICA SCHIFFMAN – Plein Air Painting
Saturday April 1 and Sunday, April 2
9:00 – 4:00pm with lunch break

To reserve, or with inquiries, contact Jessica Schiffman at

Painting the landscape from life is thrilling and can be challenging as well. The world is filled with an infinite variety of color and value, and an overwhelming amount of detail. Patterns of shadow and light are changing each moment.

This workshop will help you to simplify and organize what you see, and go on to create satisfying, dynamic paintings with strong, logical dark and light patterns. Topics will include composition, focal point, perspective, and value (dark and light), as well as color theory.

We will also focus on managing oil paint. We will explore underpainting, painting ala prima (layering wet paint without making mud), mixing paint, and more.

Some painting experience is advised.


Jessica Schiffman has been a working artist for nearly thirty years. Her paintings, including hundreds of plein air studies, as well as abstract and figurative paintings, are widely collected, and she has also created murals and illustrated numerous children’s books. She has taught workshops and classes at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program, the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, the Create Center for the Arts in Palm Desert, the Trilogy Country Club, Sunnylands, the Annenberg Estate, Shadow Hills Country Club, The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree, and outdoors in Idyllwild. She studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.

NATALIE RICHARDS – Spring Birches Needle Art
Saturday, April 30, 2023 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn the fine art of hand embroidery with Roycroft Master Artisan, Natalie Richards. Class participants will stitch a landscape of a Birch Forest. No drawing, painting or stitching experience needed! The class will provide the beginner and the most experienced of embroiderers, classic techniques to master and use in a fine needle art landscape that will be suitable for framing. Basic embroidery stitches will be used to “fill our canvas” with textures to represent trees, and foliage. Stitches and techniques will be taught and practiced during the class time.

Materials Provided:

Each participant will receive a Landscape Embroidery Kit with hand sketched and painted background of a Birch Forest with the finished dimensions of 5” by 7.” All kits will include ample silk, cotton and wool threads, needle and printed/photo illustrated instructions.

Participants are encouraged to bring:

▪ Basic Embroidery Scissors (I will have some for purchase).

▪ A small embroidery hoop (hardwood embroidery hoops will be available for purchase).

▪ Notebook and pen for taking notes

To reserve or with questions, contact Natalie Richards at
NATALIE RICHARDS – Reflections in Water with Pastels
Sunday, June 4, from 9am to 4pm
Emerge yourself in the wonderful world of pastels!  This intense one-day instructional workshop includes discussions and demonstrations for painting water reflections in pastel. Dry painting techniques for water reflections will be discussed and practiced. I will even have Pan Pastels available for us to explore. We will discuss the general rules of reflections and will practice techniques for creating believable water.
Class participants will generally work on the subject (water reflections) during class, however, they may choose to work on their own studies with assistance at the easel.

To reserve or with questions, contact Natalie Richards at

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