Two-day Watercolor Workshop "Portraits and Figurative Works in Watercolor" with Alicia Farris

Alicia will share her studies of the human face and figure in this two-day watercolor workshop.  Using Alicia’s characteristic loose and colorful style, you will learn techniques to portray not just a likeness, but more importantly, the personality and emotion of the human face or a subject involved in an activity.  Students will benefit from demonstrations as well as discussion, individual and group critiques.

This class is intended for the painter who has at least a basic command of the watercolor medium.   Portrait painting is not a pre-requisite, just love of color!

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The Creamery Arts Center

Pre-K Make Your Mark!

March 31, April 7, April 14 at Springfield Art Museum
at 10:30am or 11:00am
Bring your littlest artist for some hands-on fun! Each week, you and your child can make your mark using a variety of tools and materials in an exploratory open-studio setting. Drop in once or come every week! These sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  These open studios are free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here:

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Springfield Art Museum

Acting Seminar with Michael Joiner

ACTORS! COMEDIANS! MODELS! ATHLETES! Are you ready when Hollywood calls? This Acting Seminar will teach you: 

  • How to get cast in Hollywood films from anywhere in the USA
  • What to expect if you move to LA
  • How to make your Acting Reel and Headshot stand out
  • Audition and Role Prep secrets from the OSCAR winners
  • How Michael Joiner got his son a Guest Starring role on "HOUSE".



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Hotel Vandivort

Developing Your Composition Workshop/Retreat

Composition goes beyond merely duplicating a photograph!  In this jam packed three day workshop/retreat, students will learn the elements and principles of design and how to design a good composition in still life, landscapes and portraiture!

Good composition doesn’t just happen, it’s planned.  Get hands on experience as you plan your next composition.  Local artist/instructor, Audrey Bottrell Parks will guide you along the way.  Stay at the Village and bond with other artists, or come for the day classes.

Developing Your Composition Workshop/Retreat

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The Village at Indian Point