Guild School of Art 2024 Workshop Schedule

AAG hosts a multitude of workshops every year.  Artists are selected for the innovtive approach, mastery of skill and overall experience they bring to the classroom.  Workshops are continually being added.  Be sure to check back regularly and sign up early as classes fill up!

The Art of the Background with Florine Duffield

February 23, 2024
10:00 -1:00 pm

Creating the all important background using primed, sketched-in subjects on canvas

Watercolor Spring Flowers with John Erwin

March 7, 2024
10 am to 1 pm

Celebrate Spring by creating a variety of beautiful spring flowers in watercolor.  Perfect for beginners, fun for advanced painters.

Expressive Watercolor Portraits with Annette Smith

April 6, 2024 
10am to 3pm

Annette Smith will share with students her method of painting an expressive portrait in watercolor.


Figure Sculpting Workshop
with Jason Arkles

April 8-12, 2024
9:00 -5:00 pm

Jason Arkles will lead participants in creating one-third sized figures in clay, using the visual measurement techniques of the sight size method

Photo Encaustic
with Cynthia Dunn-Selph

May 11, 2024

10am to 2pm

The dreamy look of encaustic wax over photographs is a great technique and easy to learn.

Naturalistic Collage
with Melanie Harman

Jun 21 & June 28, 2024
10:00 -1:00 pm
In this two-day workshop participants will design and create their own papers and transform them into a collage.

Landscape Painting in
Oil or Acrylic
with Edward Sprafkin

September 7, 2024  9am to 3pm  
Students will learn the principles needed to create depth-filled atmospheric landscape paintings using either oil or acrylic paints.

Figure Drawing Basics – 101 with Edward Sprafkin

November 9, 2024
9 am to 3 pm 

This one-day workshop is perfect for those new to quick-pose gesture drawing or those who want to improve their essential skills.

Figure Quick-Sketch in Color in Acrylic or Oil
with Edward Sprafkin

January 18, 2025
9 am to 3 pm 

Working from a live model students will learn a systematic approach to achieving an energetic color study under limited timeframes.

Capturing a Likeness in Portraiture in Acrylic or Oil with Edward Sprafkin

March 29, 2025
9 am to 3 pm

Students will work from their photo references while learning to capture a character’s likeness.