Students ages 16 & older are invited to attend a series of workshops here presented by Dannielle Mick of Lakeside Art Studio! Beginners are welcomed in each workshop but some experience with materials is necessary.
Seating is limited, so register early! All workshops are $100 for members/$125 for nonmembers each – materials not included in instruction fee.
Supply lists for each workshop can be found here: http://www.lakesideartstudio.com/classes_adults.html
Color Theory- Sunday, January 21 from 12-5pm
No matter what medium you work in, a basic understanding of color theory is essential. This workshop will focus on the gray scale, color wheel, complimentary colors, warm verses cool and more. You will come away with the knowledge of how to mix color and make it work for you. You will never have to ask, “How do I mix this color?” again! All materials. Pack a bag lunch or snack.
Introduction to Pastel- Sunday, February 25 from 12-5pm
This workshop will combine structured exercises while learning the basics of painting with pastels. Working from photographs, students will learn different techniques of layering pastels, hard over soft and soft over hard. The shape and direction of your strokes and the amount of pressure needed to achieve the desired effect will be covered. The brands of hard, medium and soft pastel can be sampled, as well as different paper surfaces. Demonstrations and class critique will round out this informative workshop. Students must bring their own supplies and an apron. Pack a bag lunch or snack.
Exploring Acrylic- Sunday, March 18 from 12-5pm
As a painting medium, acrylic can best be described as versatile. Depending on the application it can resemble anything from a watercolor to an oil painting. Acrylic is a wonderful medium for creating multiple layers. We will focus on a variety of surfaces and media. In this hands-on workshop discover the array of mediums used to enhance your acrylic paintings. Demonstrations and class critique will round out this informative workshop. Students must bring their own supplies, an apron, and a container to take home finished pieces. Pack a bag lunch or snack.
Introduction to Impressionism- Sunday, April 22 from 12-5pm
“Don’t paint bit by bit, but paint everything at once by placing tones everywhere, with brushstrokes of the right color and value, while noticing what is alongside.” –Camille Pissarro
This workshop is for the artist who has some experience but would like to loosen up. Impressionism is a manner of painting in which the forms and colors of an object are lightly and rapidly painted. In keeping with this definition, we will work from photographs and you will lay out large shapes in various values and colors, without any detail. Students must bring their own supplies and an apron. Pack a bag lunch or snack. Pastels will be demonstrated, but all media are welcome.
Painting Ocean Waves- Sunday, June 3 from 12-5pm
Techniques of simplification using basic shapes will be taught to capture the movement of breaking waves. You’ll learn about the different qualities of the water, transparency and opaqueness, as it relates to the structure of waves. The light source is always a constant factor when painting the ocean and will be discussed. Demonstrations, handouts, and critique will be included to round out this workshop. Students must bring their own supplies and an apron. Pack a bag lunch or snack. Pastels will be demonstrated, but all media are welcome.
Questions? Email Dannielle
About the instructor: Dannielle Mick is an internationally recognized, award-winning, professional artist and art educator. She has been teaching students of all ages for more than thirty years. Since 2009, as owner and director of Lakeside Art Studio in Parsippany, NJ, she has taught and inspired thousands of students to develop their creative potential. Dannielle has exhibited at the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan (as part of the Federal Art in Embassies Program), the International Pastel Artists Invitational in Taipei, Taiwan, and the National Arts Club and The Salmagundi Club, both in New York City. Her work has appeared in Pastel Journal Magazine, Southwest Magazine, and The New York Times. She is a past president of the Pastel Society of New Jersey and on the past board of directors for Audubon Artists, Inc. in New York City.