Events

Concord Art’s 1 Week Outdoor Workshop: Painting Plein Air with Ying Li

Outdoor Workshop
Painting Plein Air with Ying Li

MEDIUM: Painting
All Levels

In this workshop students will explore techniques and concepts in landscape painting with emphasis on individual development of style and theme. We will investigate various approaches to representational and abstract painting, and the metaphorical meaning in landscape paintings. Students will work on site from the surrounding landscapes and historical motives, and will discover how a basic image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting. Students are encouraged to experiment with ideas, techniques and materials with the purpose of developing a personal expression.

Power point presentation of old master and contemporary artist works will be analyzed and discussed to complement landscape projects.

This workshop is designed for artists, both abstract and representational, in all levels.

Class Schedule:
Monday, 8/2 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Tuesday, 8/3 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Wednesday, 8/4 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Thursday, 8/5 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Friday, 8/6 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM

https://www.yinglistudio.com/

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 1 week In Person Art Workshop: Watercolor Intensive Workshop with Marjorie Glick

In-Person, In-Classroom Workshop!
Watercolor Intensive: Creating a Sense of Place with Marjorie Glick
IN PERSON at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
MEDIUM: Watercolor
LEVEL: Intermediate (Basic knowledge of Watercolor required)

Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, 2021
10:00am–3:30pm

Color, as it is used in watercolor and as a tool for expression, will be the focus of this workshop.
Through individual mentoring, you will clarify your vision and intent by exploring how you see, interpret, think about, and layer color.
Re-imagine your chosen subject in fresh new ways and/or hone your skillset as it applies to your watercolor practice.
Your chosen subject could be a singular idea or any combination of figurative, abstract, floral, nature, landscape, or narrative subjects.
Choose from these two approaches:
1. Work on a series and generate several smaller works that explore different variations and approaches to a theme.
2. Spend the week working on one painting on a full or half sheet and create accompanying research sketches to explore color choices and approaches.
You’ll learn the mechanics and technical aspects of working on a larger size paper.
Demonstrations will address layering sequences (both classical and unconventional), color placement, transparency, wet into wet and wash techniques.
Choose one subject to focus on for the full week and will reimagine it in fresh new ways and using a variety of watercolor techniques. References to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists are included.

Must have basic knowledge of watercolor.

www.marjorieglick.com

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 2 Day Online Art Workshop: Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy

Online Workshop
Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy
MEDIUM: Painting
All Levels

Saturday, July 24 and Sunday July 25, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm (BREAK) 2:00pm – 4:00pm

The workshop embraces the importance of a regular painting practice. Lean a quick, decisive painting process and a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Let’s create a daily painting habit that works for you.

www.lisadariakennedy.com

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 3 Day Outdoor Art Workshop: Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais

Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais
Medium: Painting
All Levels

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
July 20-22, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Come enjoy the summer breezes under old shade trees on an 18th century New England farm. The scenery ranges from pastures and stone walls to horses, woodlands, and even a small pond. This workshop is designed to encourage each participant’s own vision and creativity with individual critiques as well as demonstrations. We will be looking beyond the obvious, concentrating on the subtleties of nature that will allow individual expression. Subject selection, composition and choice of palette will be discussed. At the end of three days, there will be a general critique and review. Outdoor painting equipment is required as well as a box lunch. Some light refreshments will be provided. The workshop will meet at Concord Art on the first morning and we will caravan to the farm. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place at Concord Art.

http://guildofbostonartists.org/artists/maris-platais/

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 2 Day Outdoor Art Workshop: Narrative Mending with Karen Stevens

Outdoor Weekend Workshop
Narrative Mending with Karen Stevens
All Levels
Medium: Fiber/Cloth

Friday + Saturday
July 16 + 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Using our most loved and worn garments as a canvas, we will explore new ways to continue the story of cloth through mending. Over time our clothing takes on its own narrative, through the repetitive wear of daily tasks, or a sudden unexpected tear. Rather than replacing it with something new, an opportunity opens up to deepen the narrative, so our garments become a visual journal of our lives. A simple running stitch, some colored foss, and scraps of fabric add a new dimension to a layered story – your story.
https://www.kzstevens.com/

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 1 Week Online Art Workshop Begins: Plein Air From Your Porch! with Emily Passman

Online Week-Long Workshop
Plein Air From Your Porch with Emily Passman

Medium: Drawing and Acrylic or Oil Painting
Intermediate to Advanced – All Painters Welcome!

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, 2021
ZOOM class 10:00AM – 2:00PM each day

You want to paint representationally, but with an expressionistic flair…
Set up your easel or drawing-board on your lap, nearby to the comforts of home. Join Emily in drawing and painting from observation in either oils or acrylic paints and get back to the joy of the observational Plein Air experience. Emily will meet you on Zoom and will walk you through the steps of painting your surroundings from sketch to final painting. Sign up early as this class size is limited!!

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s 2 Day Online Art Workshop: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond with Kate Hanlon

Online Workshop
The White Line Woodcut and Beyond with Kate Hanlon

Medium: Printmaking
All Levels

Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 10:00am–1:00pm
10am – 1pm on ZOOM

The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed by hand using a single block, eliminating the need for a press or complicated registration methods. This fun workshop offers the opportunity to learn traditional techniques of design, carving, and printing, as well as the chance to expand upon the tradition with creative inking and printing options, to create contemporary interpretations of the medium. Participants will leave with a number of prints, and with newfound skills and appreciation of the process.

www.katehanlon.com

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

Concord Art’s Online Art Class Begins: Experimental Drawing with Kate Hanlon

ONLINE CLASS: Experimental Drawing with Kate Hanlon

MEDIUM: Drawing
All Levels

Tuesdays, July 6 – August 3, 2021 from 10:00pm–1:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Every drawing is a self portrait of its maker, a record of a temperament, mood, and response to the world that is as unique as a signature. Beginning with simple mark-making, we’ll engage our sense of curiosity and explore a range of approaches to drawing as a process. Working from observation, imagination and memory, our focus will be less on traditional rendering, and more on intuitive, individual explorations of materials and process.

This class will combine classwork with weekly homework assignments.

Class will meet online via ZOOM, preferably on your computer. iPad, and smart phone can also be used. You will need to download the ZOOM app. Kate will send an invitation in advance to join the ZOOM class.

www.katehanlon.com

This class is hosted through Concord Center for the Visual Arts. For more info and to register, please visit concordart.org/education.

One Week Online Art Workshop Begins: Landscape Collage Into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form with Amy Wynne

Online Workshop
Landscape Collage Into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form with Amy Wynne

MEDIUM: Mixed Media
All Levels

July 5 – 9
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Simplifying the landscape through collage is a perfect foundation for a painting. This concise interpretation helps the artist avoid being seduced by the details and paint with clear, clean color shapes. Painting with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean! This workshop provides instruction in collage, proper knife use, a limited color palette and creating an exciting landscape composition. All levels of experience welcome.

www.amywynne.com

WRITE CONCORD! Writing from the Archives

You’ve done the archival research, now what? How do you turn probate records, land deeds, vital records, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, photographs and other archival treasures into a riveting story? The author of two books about Concord history, Elise Lemire will discuss ways of organizing your research findings so that you have the best chance of revealing unexpected and compelling narratives. She will review different literary techniques that will help you set your reader in a fact-based but novelistic story world. Participants will also practice turning a few sample primary sources into a short vignette.