Upcoming Workshops and Events

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Some of the most compelling teachers are coming to Carmel

Weekly Art Classes

Weekly Art Classes

Weekly Art Classes Studio Oil Painting with Rich Brimer At Carmel Visual Arts WEDNESDAY Mornings 9am-noon $240 for 4-week punch card (Punch card can be used non-consecutively) $75 drop-in Oil Painting Classes with Rich Brimer will be a mix of still-life and studio work on paintings started from photos and copies of old master paintings. Rich can help take your photo and compress the value range so it starts out with a better range for painting. Students can work still life paintings in the studio, personal projects, as-well-as copies of master works. Learning basic through advanced concepts of composition, contrast (value) and color will all be covered. For more information on Rich, to go www.richbrimer.com   Beginning Drawing Tuesdays 6:00–9pm  10 consecutive weeks beginning September 1, 2015 $450 for 10-week class (includes textbook, sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil holder) Limited to 12 students. $100 deposit due to secure spot. Developing the art of observation will be the principal aspect of this drawing class. The way we perceive the world, shapes our worldview and our approach to life. The ability to...

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Kerik Kouklis — Platinum/Palladium Printing

Kerik Kouklis — Platinum/Palladium Printing

Platinum/Palladium and Gum Bichromate Printing with Digital Negatives with QTR Instructor: Kerik Kouklis Course Meets: Sept 11–14, 2015                              9am to 5pm Tuition: $650 +$150 materials fee ($800) Class Limit: 8 The tuition for this 4-Day workshop will include all chemistry & printing supplies. (Register Below) Kerik’s Website This workshop is designed for people who have no (or some) previous experience in platinum/palladium printing or other alternative processes. However, if you already know how to make platinum prints, you may want to take this workshop to learn a great way to make digital negatives and also refine your existing printing skills. You will learn the basic techniques of platinum/palladium printing and then you will learn how to make digital negatives using the Quad Tone RIP (QTR) program, and then continue making more platinum/palladium prints from additional negatives. Finally, you will learn how to enhance your platinum/palladium prints by adding a layer or layers of gum bichromate to alter the tonality of the print and add richness to...

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Patti Mollica — Loosen Up!

Patti Mollica — Loosen Up!

Loosen up and Get Painterly! Instructor: Patti Mollica Medium: Acrylic or Oils Course Meets: Oct 19–23, 2015 Class times: 9:30 am–4:30 pm Tuition: $750 Level: All Levels Class Limit: 15 Patti’s Supply List Patti is returning to Carmel Visual Arts for this 5-day workshop that is designed to help you loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner. If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out! In this workshop you will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places, by working with simplified values. Join us for five days of instruction and training – this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. The workshop is open to acrylic and oil painters...

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Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts

Instructor: Ray Roberts Workshop Medium: Oil Painting (Plein Air & Studio) Dates: November 16-19, 2015 (4 days) Class times: 9:00-4:00 Tuition: $650.00 Level: Artists and art students; Intermediate to Advanced. This 4-day class will be divided 2 days on location painting coastal scenes to be used for creating a medium sized studio painting the other 2 days. Ray will demonstrate his approach to gathering all pertinent aspects in the field respective to the finished painting; scouting, anticipating, painting quick color sketches (lots), pre-mixing, photo-referencing, and ultimately designing a studio painting. Painting water will be a big part of the workshop. In the studio, it’s all about design! You’ve gathered all the information in the field, now it’s time to edit. My approach is to make a visual statement. Successful studio painting requires adequate information of your subject with accurate color and value and supporting elements. Ray will walk you through your idea and assist you with your approach and strategy. Very Important! With this being a study-to-studio workshop, students will need to be prepared for both...

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Astro-Landscape Photography Workshop

Astro-Landscape Photography Workshop

Astro-landscape photography is a new art form combining classic dynamic landscapes with the Milky Way, planets, meteors, and the night sky. This workshop will cover everything you need to know to create your own astro-landscape photography images, as well as using the moon, starlight, and light painting for foreground illumination. The one-day workshop will be conducted indoors in a conference room environment.

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Mission Statement

CVA_bugCarmel Visual Arts was established by painter Rich Brimer and photographer Carol Henry to build a space where art education, creation and exhibition can be fully explored by artists and the community. Offering art classes & workshops for the beginner and professional artist.