FMB Art Association

Famous Artists Workshops


This season the Fort Myers Beach Art Association presents three workshops by very talented artists.

Our workshops are limited to 18 students unless otherwise noted. Use the table below to find out more about each artist and explore your options.

If these workshops are a little too adventurous, you may be interested in our Classes / Short Workshops

For further information, contact the Famous Artist Workshop committee by email at FMBAAworkshops@gmail.com

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Workshops

Famous Artists Workshops 2017-2018

Artist Workshop Title Register Media Dates Notes
Vladislav Yeliseyev “Achieving the Freedom
of Brushstroke”
Class Description
Water Color Nov. 13-15, 2017 (3 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Vlad's work
Kathleen Conover “Chaos to Order”
Class Description
Mixed Media Jan 15-18, 2018 (4 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Kathleen's work
Marie Natale “Watercolor –Loose,
Luminous & Colorful”
Class Description
Register Now
3 seats left
Water Color February 19-22, 2018 (4 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Marie's work

Famous Artists Workshops 2018-2019

More information will follow

Artist Workshop Title Register Media Dates Notes
Kathy Durdin “ Loosening Up & Seeing
Color Everywhere”
Class Description
Register Now
Water Color Nov. 12-15, 2018 (4 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Kathy's work
Sally Cooper “Creative Abstract”
Class Description
Register Now
Mixed Media Jan. 14-17, 2019 (4 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Sally's work
Sharon G. Tarr “Oil Painting Fundamentals
Made Clear and Easy”
Class Description
Register Now
Oil Feb. 11-14, 2019 (4 days)
9am - 4pm
Supply List
Some examples of Sharon's work




Vladislav Yeliseyev

"Achieving the Freedom of Brushstroke"
Watercolor
Demo 4-6pm Sunday November 12, 2017
Workshop: November 13-15, 2017 (3 days)
Fee: Member $315/Non-member $355
Contact: Kay Cowan email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Vlad's work
Check out Vlad's website
Register Now


What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring which is a trademark of beginners and start painting like a pro? All of this and many other techniques will be the subject of this intensive workshop. Like Vladislav says “nobody wants to buy my cellphone photographs despite the wealth of detail and accurate colors”. You are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you importance of one detail above the other and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys. You will learn how to choose subject matter  and the major steps involved in achieving powerful results.









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Kathleen Conover

"Chaos to Order"
Mixed media
Demo 4-6pm Sunday January 14, 2018
Workshop: January 15-18, 2018 (4 days)
Fee: Member $415/Non-member $455
Contact: Michele Buelow email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Kathleen's work
Visit Kathleen's website and watch video
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Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like "chaos", but it delivers vital energy that is both fun and intuitive. Great design and composition are the elements that bring "order" to the rich start and turn your painting into an attention-getting and expressive finish. Applying strong design and compositional skills are the focus. Beginner or advanced, you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective.








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Marie Natale

"Watercolor –Loose, Luminous & Colorful"
Watercolor
Demo 4-6pm Sunday February 18, 2018
Workshop: February 19-22, 2018 (4 days)
Fee: Member $395/Non-member $435
Contact: Nancy Randall email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Marie's work
Register Now


Leave the tight, drab, laborious style behind and create fabulous, glowing results like never before. Paint with ease and add interest and energy to your paintings. Whether new to painting or already a watercolor enthusiast, Marie will guide you on a journey exploring your inner artist, showing you a fearless method of using the vibrancy of color and understanding the importance of color theory and value contrasts in your work. Be amazed at the fresh, clean and luminous results when using color triads, proper brush techniques and the direct painting method. Marie is known for her friendly teaching style, making classes both fun and informative. Discover the joy only this wonderful painting medium provides and dispel any fears of its difficulty. Come join us for a great painting experience. Each day will be a new subject:
Day 1-Landscapes and Buildings-Value and Contrast creating distance
Day 2-Skies, Boats and Water Reflections
Day 3-Adding people in your paintings!
Day 4-Plein air-just step outside







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Workshop Registration - Marie Natale


Register using stamped mail

1. View and print the Registration Form: [Click here]
2. Fill out the form completely per the instructions
3. Mail form and check to: P.O. Box 2359, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

Register Online

Read the workshop policy on the registration form [here]
All payments are by Credit Card using PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required. Use 'Pay with Debit or Credit card').
Be sure to include your name, Email and phone number on the PayPal form.
Further details on the workshop will follow. Please add FMBAAworkshops@gmail.com to your contact list.

Deposit (Non-Refundable)
(balance due Jan 19, 2018)

 

FMBAA Member Registration


Non-Member Registration




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Kathy Durdin

"Loosening Up & Seeing Color Everywhere"
Watercolor
Demo 4-6pm Sunday November 11, 2018
Workshop: November 12-15, 2018 (4 days)
Level: Strong beginner to intermediate
Fee: Member $275/Non-member $315
Contact: Judi Miller email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Kathy's work
Register Now


Do you find yourself picking up those small brushes too soon? Do you wish you could see more and different colors in your images? Do some colors scare you? Do you always intend to lose some edges but then find your finished paintings very tight? Attendees work on expanding their color palette and then applying what they learn to working from photographs.

A good drawing is the critical foundation to any painting. For example, in a portrait, a viewer has an expectation of facial structure; differences from that expectation impact how the viewer sees the work. In a landscape or still life, the view has expectations of perspective. With a good drawing, the artist can be creative with other and techniques.

Attendees will work on creating focus, simplifying and using the photograph as a starting point to explore color and lose edges. We will work on finding centers of interest and focusing our detail in the area of the center of interest.

We will also work on creating color unity, painting large areas of light and dark, backgrounds and losing edges and using color to create interest and emotion. Attendees will explore color. Color creates emotion and can focus the viewer. Deconstructed color and unexpected colors excite and engage the viewer. Attendees will explore color properties -- mixing colors to maintain clarity, using complementary colors to focus and create excitement, exploring colors in highlights and shadows. Attendees will explore different colors to use in portraits based on age and ethnicity. Attendees will apply what they have learned about drawing, and color and work from their photograph. We will explore what makes a good photograph to work from and how to crop the photograph and create interest and emotion for the viewer. We will also work on composition and discuss improving our composition.

While Kathy may demo a portrait or figurative work, the attendees may also paint subjects other than portraits.






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Workshop Registration - Kathy Durdin


Register using stamped mail

1. View and print the Registration Form: [Click here]
2. Fill out the form completely per the instructions
3. Mail form and check to: P.O. Box 2359, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

Register Online

Read the workshop policy on the registration form [here]
Payments are by Credit Card using PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required. Use 'Pay with Debit or Credit card').
Be sure to include your name, Email and phone number on the PayPal form.
Further details on the workshop will follow. Please add FMBAAworkshops@gmail.com to your contact list.

Deposit (Non-Refundable)
(balance due by Oct 12, 2018)

 

FMBAA Member Registration


Non-Member Registration




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Sally Cooper

"Creative Abstract"
Mixed Media
Demo 4-6pm Sunday January 13, 2019
Workshop: January 14-17, 2019 (4 days)
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Fee: Member $375/Non-member $420
Contact: Pam Flaherty email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Sally's work
Register Now


Jump start your creativity and push your painting experience to new levels in this energized workshop where emphasis is on an intuitive, fearless approach, experimentation, and individual creativity.  Sharpen your skills by learning how to create exciting abstracts by using a few simple design formats and some new methods and techniques of applying acrylic paint and mediums.  Explore mark making and add mystery and depth to your work by using your own personal calligraphy and some other fun tools.  Lots of demonstrations, handouts and fun!






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Workshop Registration - Sally Cooper


Register using stamped mail

1. View and print the Registration Form: [Click here]
2. Fill out the form completely per the instructions
3. Mail form and check to: P.O. Box 2359, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

Register Online

Read the workshop policy on the registration form [here]
Payments are by Credit Card using PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required. Use 'Pay with Debit or Credit card').
Be sure to include your name, Email and phone number on the PayPal form.
Further details on the workshop will follow. Please add FMBAAworkshops@gmail.com to your contact list.

Deposit (Non-Refundable)
(balance due by Dec 14, 2018)

 

FMBAA Member Registration


Non-Member Registration




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Sharon G Tarr

"Oil Painting Fundamentals Made Clear and Easy"
Oil
Demo 4-6pm Sunday February 10, 2019
Workshop: February 11-14, 2019 (4 days)
Level: Beginners to intermediate
Fee: Member $350/Non-member $390
Contact: Michele Buelow email: fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com
Supply List
Some examples of Sharon's work
Register Now


Painting for less experienced painters can often be frustrating if technical skill and a good working process are not part of an artist’s tool box. A good beginning and sound foundation is as essential to a painting as breathing is to an artist. In this workshop, Sharon will introduce her time-tested approach to learning that has benefited students by helping them understand the fundamentals of color, composition, value, brush work, painting thick over thin, and more. In addition, students will learn and put into practice, her reliable step-by- step method of creating a painting, from the first to last brush stroke, in clear-cut stages. This method results in less confusion and guarantees better understanding and performance during the painting process for beginning and intermediate students.

Sharon’s method of teaching is supportive, straightforward and easy to understand with a good measure of focus on the individual in a classroom situation. Time allowing, the class will conclude with a visual critique whereby Sharon covers a student’s volunteered work with special acetate and paints on it to correct and/or strengthen weak areas. This is one of the most effective critiques students can experience for learning how to “finesse” a painting to completion and give it the “wow” factor.






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Workshop Registration - Sharon G. Tarr


Register using stamped mail

1. View and print the Registration Form: [Click here]
2. Fill out the form completely per the instructions
3. Mail form and check to: P.O. Box 2359, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

Register Online

Read the workshop policy on the registration form [here]
Payments are by Credit Card using PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required. Use 'Pay with Debit or Credit card').
Be sure to include your name, Email and phone number on the PayPal form.
Further details on the workshop will follow. Please add FMBAAworkshops@gmail.com to your contact list.

Deposit (Non-Refundable)
(balance due by Jan 11, 2019)

 

FMBAA Member Registration


Non-Member Registration




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  • To promote the study, practice and appreciation of art
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