Drawing in Color: Pastels

Sat & Sun, July 7 & 8
Instructor: Meghan Flynn
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Members* $172 Non-members $187 ($37 materials fee included in the price)
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 23

Explore the world of color; learn to draw in chalk pastel! Pastels offer brilliant colors without the drying time of paint. This class covers basic color theory and pastel techniques. You will learn about paper and various drawing techniques. Beginners welcome!

Northwest Iowa native, Meghan Flynn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from WSU in Pullman, WA; & a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ISU in Ames, IA. Her work has been included in various regional & national juried exhibitions across the United States. She has previously taught at WSU in Pullman, WA; University of Wisconsin Colleges-Marinette, WI; & IWCC in Council Bluffs, IA. She currently teaches drawing and design at YVC.

Workshop is from 9am to 4pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 25. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.


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Royal Talens: Acrylic Mediums

Fri, July 13
Instructor: Jeff Olsen
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Members* $44 Non-members $50
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 29

For more than 100 years, Royal Talens has been stimulating creative expression worldwide by   developing high-quality brands and products that inspire people to paint and draw. Royal Talens’   revolutionary character impels us to continue     innovating. They encourage creative amateurs and professionals all over the world to push past their boundaries and to ‘rediscover’ themselves.

Workshop is from 1-5 pm in the Larson Gallery. Class size limited to 25. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.

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The Encaustic Pen

Sat & Sun, July 14 & 15
Instructor: Larry Calkins
9:00am-4:00 pm

Members* $170 Non-members $185
($25 materials fee included in price)
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 30

Painting with an encaustic pen is a quiet meditation on process & discovery. It favors patience & deliberateness. The most appealing aspect of this is the slow build up of wax, stroke by stroke, layer upon layer, adding colors bit by bit and carefully mixing them directly on the panel. This method lends itself especially well to working on a small surface. For example, the encaustic painters of Greece, who developed this process, seldom made pictures larger that the average head.

Workshop is from 9am to 4pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 15. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.

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Ocean Scene, Haystack Rock: Oil Paints

Thurs & Fri, July 19 & 20
Instructor: Albert Van Troba
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Members* $160 Non-members $175
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 7

Participants will learn how to paint Haystack Rock using a limited 4 color palette. Albert will demo how to mix the 4 colors to get a variety of hues, tones, values, tints and shades. Participants will learn how to sketch out a composition using thirds with step by step instruction. By the end of class, participants should have completed an 11x14 painting of Haystack Rock.

Professional artist and classroom art instructor for 45 years, Albert Van Troba has been published twice. Medical illustrations and illustrations for the book “Cat Got Your Tongue”, which included 45 original oil paintings.

Workshop is from 9am to 4pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 25. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.


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Sunflower Days: Watercolor

Sat & Sun, July 21-22
Instructor: Meldra Driscol
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members* $144 Non-members $150
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 7

Students will learn to paint a bright and bold sunflower designed to fit a 10” x 10” frame without a mat, or a 12” x 12” frame with a narrow mat. Beginning from the dark background that makes this sunflower painting “pop”, to forming leaves with highlighting, and painting folds and curves into each petal, this painting will delight you each step of the way! Step into the world of watercolor in this bold and beautiful way by using angle and liner brushes, vivid colors and enhance your ability to create highlights.

Workshop is from 9am to 4pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 25. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.

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The Art of Collage

Sat & Sun, July 28 & 29
Instructor: Carol Hassen
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Members* $160 Non-members $175 ($25 materials fee included in the price)
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 14

Collage is an exciting way to break through the barriers and fears to do what our hearts and heads would like to do. It allows for the integration of memories, collected ephemera, abstract and emotional concepts, and their communication that goes beyond the mere representation of a specific event or memory. Participants will learn what and how to select materials that can be collaged or assembled into a piece of artwork. Understanding adhesives and how they work with various materials is critical to the process and ultimate design.

Workshop is from 9am to 4pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 25. Materials list provided on registration.

*For the member discount you must be a Guild member at the Supporter ($40) level and above.

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