Workshops are designed to give students more in depth information on specific topics. The workshop program generally consists of a variety of one to five day intensive courses taught by professional, working artists. Typically, workshop hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Workshops are offered for different skill levels. Most require a certain level of experience, unless otherwise noted, so please read all course descriptions carefully. Supplies are not included (unless otherwise noted). Deposits are required to register and cancellation fees apply.

Skill Levels

Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Novice:  You have basic drawing skills and some familiarity with a medium or mediums.
Intermediate:  You can draw well and you are very comfortable with your medium.   You understand the basic elements and principals of design (composition, value, and color).
Advanced:  You have excellent drawing skills and you are confident with your medium(s).
Professional:  You are a working artist
Please note – you will get the most out of art classes and workshops that are appropriate to your skill level. 

Monday, August 28 - Friday, September 1 - Ancient Art Techniques with Liba Labik

Ancient Art Techniques Labik

Ancient techniques in art are in our modern world almost forgotten. Silverpoint (metal point) drawing, egg tempera and encaustic painting will be introduced and practiced in this workshop. Students will learn how to use silver point drawing and egg tempera painting on already specifically prepared supports for both techniques. How to use formulas and how to prepare surfaces for the metal point drawing and egg tempera will be included. Students will also learn about use of beeswax in art and about techniques in encaustic painting.

Students will be informed about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations as well as demos adjusted for each student individually will be included. Friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and experience. Students have to be min. 13 years old.

Level:  All levels (Ages 13+)

Instructor:  Liba Labik

Date:  Monday, August 28 – Friday, September 1, 2017

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  Early bird pricing $495.00 until July 17; $550.00 after this date.

Maximum of 12 students can be registered. Register quickly to ensure your spot.