Workshops

Workshop Coordinator, Tamara Woronczuk
(reach at: tworonczuk@yahoo.com or 732-998-8286)


Printable & INTERACTIVE brochure of ALL Workshops for 2019


Register and pay online OR Click Here for printable Enrollment Form
REPORT PROBLEMS TO info@ocartistsguild.org

All Workshops Have Limited Enrollment
You may register by mail or in person at the office.
Mail to: OCAG, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732
Include your phone number & instructor’s name on check memo line.

Make Separate checks if taking more than one Workshop OR including $50 Membership dues
Make Checks Payable to: OCAG.
No refunds after workshop starts.
Exceptions listed on individual workshop listings.

 

Joe Gyurcsak - Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Date: April 12th, 2019 - April 13th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Artist: Joe Gyurcsak

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Joe Gyurcsak - Resident Artist Dick Blick/Utrecht

Capture the Essence of Your Subject: An Approach to Alla Prima Painting
www.josephgyurcsak.com 

Using oil, acrylic or pastel Joe, the artist in residence with Dick Blick/Ultrecht, will explore alla prima/quick sketch painting.  The workshop will improve confidence in design, value and paint application.  Demonstrations and individual critiques will round out this class.  Learn to paint boldly!  Weather permitting some plein air painting will be included.

For your listening pleasure: a new podcast interview Joe had with Eric Rhodes of Plein Air Magazine. It has received great feedback.
https://www.outdoorpainter.com/pleinair-podcast-joe-gyurcsak/

 

Charles Reid: Watercolor

Date: May 6th, 2019 - May 9th, 2019

Time: 9:15 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Charles Reid

Medium: Watercolor

WAIT LIST ONLY!!

Experience watercolor with this master of watercolor.  Mr. Reid brings his vast expertise to this class featuring a wide variety of subject matter - landscapes, floral, portrits.  His inspiring demonstrations and critiques will enable you to grow as a watercolor painter. Class fills quickly.

charlesreidart.com

DEPOSIT POLICY
A $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit check (or phoned in credit card charge) can be sent to reserve your enrollment in the workshop (check made payable to OCAG, Charles Reid in memo line).
An invoice for the balance will be sent to you.
Your check (or phoned in credit card charge) for the balance MUST be received by April 15, 2019.
CANCELLATION POLICY on Balance
Cancellations made prior to April 15, 2019: 100% of balance refunded
Cancellation made between April 15 and April 22, 2019: 50% of balance refunded
Cancellation made after April 22, 2019: 0% refunded
 

 

Renee Leopardi - Pastel Landscapes

Date: May 10th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Renee Leopardi

Medium: Pastel

Learn how to paint the beautiful South Jersey Landscape in pastel.  This workshop will cover the many elements of our unique land: marsh, waterways and colorful skies. Learn about the different types of pastels and papers/surfaces you can use. Explore a variety of under painting techniques to breathe life into your paintings. Students will work from their own favorite photographs or follow along with the instructor. All levels welcome.
http://reneeleopardi.com/index.html

Supply list

Marcie Falconetti - Beginner Gourds (May)

Date: May 13th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Marcie Falconetti

Medium: Gourds

Each student will learn the History/Culture, embellishment techniques & varieties of gourds.
Each student will take home a completed Gourd Birdhouse, Vase or Planter.

All supplies are included.

Info: marciefalco@aol.com

Marcie Falconetti - Beginner Gourds (June)

Date: June 10th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Artist:

Each student will learn the History/Culture, Embellishment Techniques & Varieties of Gourds.  Each student will take home a completed Birdhouse, Vase or Planter.

All supplies are included.

Info: marciefalco@aol.com

 

Jim Mahla - Journaling the Jersey Shore

Date: June 17th, 2019 - June 18th, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Artist: Jim Mahla

Jim Mahla - Journaling the Jersey Shore - A Sketching and Painting Experience

jimahla@verizon.net

This workshop will include some studio time but most will be spent "en plein air" painting the sights of Island Heights and along our nearby beaches.  Jim will take you step-by-step through pen and ink stages to layering on watercolor.  Watercolor journals are a great way to capture images in a short period of time.  Drawing skills, use of negative and postive shapes, values and design elements will be emphasized.  A material packet will be available.

Sarah Becktel - Techniques in Colored Pencil

Date: July 16th, 2019 - July 17th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist:

Medium: Colored Pencil

Sarah Becktel - Techniques in Colored Pencil, Surfaces and Applications

www.sarahbecktel.com

This workshop will focus on application, surfaces, techniques and materials.  Students will learn to develop a refined look in their drawings.  Wet and dry blending techniques will be used to achieve rich, saturated color and even surface application.  A variety of papers will be experimented on.

Renee Leopardi - Pastel SeaScapes

Date: July 19th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Artist: Renee Leopardi

Medium: Pastel

New Jersey has some of the most beautiful scenery around and almost all of includes water! Learn how to paint water with pastel and capture the motion and mood. The main focus will be the ocean. Capturing both calm waters and the splash of waves. We will also include instruction for painting sand and dunes. Work from your own favorite photo references or follow along with the instructor. All levels welcome.
Renee Leopardi
Supply List

Sheila Soyster - Calligraphy Workshop

Date: August 12th, 2019 - August 13th, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Artist: Sheila Soyster

Sheila Soyster - Calligraphy Workshop - Traditional to Contemporary

Learn the basics of calligraphy - the pens, the procedures and the practical.  On day two you will create your own piece of frameable lettering art.  Pens, ink, paper and other resources provided.  Bring your desire to learn a new skill or refine an emerging one.

www.artattheshore.com

Nancy Barch - Mixed Media

Date: September 9th, 2019 - September 10th, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Artist:

This workshop is a true artistic journey.  Using mixed media, where failure is not an option, you explore new techniques and water based mediums.  Play with abstraction of known images like still-life and figures.  See how much you can do with a little collage, courage and imagination.

www.nancybarch.com

Tom Rutledge - Watercolor

Date: October 23rd, 2019 - October 24th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Tom Rutledge

Learn landscape painting with structure.  Emphasis will be on creating light and shadow.

thomasrutledgeartist@gmail.com

Dorrie Rifkin - Beginners Only Watercolor

Date: November 6th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Dorrie Rifkin

Medium: Watercolor

Dorrie Rifkin - Beginner Watercolor - "Rockin' Watercolor Basics"

 

Dorrie Rifkin: Watercolor

Date: November 7th, 2019 - November 8th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Dorrie Rifkin

www.dorrierifkin.com

This class is for all levels, beginner to advanced.  Explore Dorrie's loose and juicy waatercolor techniques and refine your style.  Visit the beauty of landscape and cityscapes with this talented and popular artist.