Artistic Workshops

Workshops and events are subject to change without notice. Call the St. Louis Artists’ Guild for updated information.

See our Childrens’ Workshops page for additional listings.

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Image TransferPolaroid and Fuji Image Transfer and Emulsion Lifts

with Barbara Zucker
  1. Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  3. Location: Saint Louis Artists’ Guild Satellite Gallery, 2119 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63114
  4. Cost: $85

Fee includes film and all supplies. Lunch as group (order in/bring lunch) not included in fee.

Transform your photographs with simple and creative techniques by exploring two alternative processes, image transfers and emulsion lifts.

No previous darkroom or printmaking experience is necessary. Participants should bring a variety of 35mm slides and/or 4" X 6" prints. If you have a Daylab or Vivitar slide printer or Daylab Copy System please bring it. In addition, participants can bring a soft brayer, exacto knife, and scissors.

Instructor Barbara Zucker has a degree in educational media and museum studies. She exhibits her work and has given demonstrations, talks and published on photography.

For more information or to register for this workshop, contact Barbara Zucker 314-727-2683 bfzucker@sbcglobal.net

Click here to download the flyer and registration form.

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background front and centerBackgrounds! Front and Center!

with Linda J. Green/Metzler, Watercolor Artist
  1. Dates: Thursday mornings, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5
  2. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  3. Location: St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Third Floor
  4. Cost: $90 for 4 class sessions

Any painting is stronger and more effective when the background is considered, designed, and put to work improving the overall composition. This class will use set ups that give special attention to making the background enhance your subject. All levels of experience welcome. Classes limited to 10 students to insure individual attention.

For More Information call Linda at 314-469-3205 or email lgmetzler@charter.net to register. Or call the Guild at 314-727-6266

  1. Click here to download the flyer.
  2. Click here to download the registration form.

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Witte class drawingAccurate Mark Making: Foundations of Drawing

with Jessica Witte
  1. Dates: Thursday Afternoons, February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26 (six week class)
  2. Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  3. Location: St. Louis Artists’ Guild
  4. Cost: $110 for 6 class sessions

Learn to draw accurately and expressively from life. This class will build or raise your skill level as you explore fundamental exercises and individual problems. Mechanical aids as well as step-by-step approaches used by professional artists will be covered in class. Enjoy the process and challenges of drawing from life in a relaxed, supportive environment with lots of individual attention. All levels are welcome, ages 16 and above. Class size is limited to six to ensure individual attention.

Instructor Jessica Witte is an award-winning artist who has taught college-level courses in the greater Chicago-area for several years before recently relocating to St. Louis. Join us for a challenging and enjoyable learning experience!

Materials list: Vine Charcoal, compressed charcoal, 18 x 24 newsprint pad, 9 x 12 drawing sketchbook, kneaded eraser.

For more information email Jessica Witte at classes@jessicawitte.com or 815-761-8543. See her artwork at www.jessicawitte.com

Click here to download the flyer.

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Pastel ExpressionsPastel Expressions

with Jaclyn Lawson
  1. Dates: Saturdays, February 21, 2009 – March 21, 2009
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  3. Location: St. Louis Artists’ Guild
  4. Cost: $110.00

This class will explore the use of pastels, the various brands, papers and techniques. Jaci will demonstrate application, layering, blending and how pastel can be used in combination with other media. The student will be working from their own photos, sketches or a still life, set up in the classroom. There will be an emphasis on composition and value.

A handout will be available listing resources for pastel and papers. A packet of different pastel papers will be available for a fee. For additional information and supplies, please call or e-mail J. Lawson. If inclement weather, there will be make up classes.

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2009. Registration form may be downloaded at link below.

Class Size: Maximum is 12, minimum is 10

  1. Email: jaciart@sbcglobal.net
  2. Phone: 636-256-7703
  3. Click here to download the registration form.

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555 WashingtonSketching St. Louis

  1. Dates: Saturdays, April 18, 2009 – May 30, 2009
  2. Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  3. Cost: $75 for 3 classes, $150 for six classes

A course in the art of drawing and painting in sketch books with pen and ink and watercolor washes open to artists of all levels interested in working outdoors with a group. Each location has been selected for class focus on specific landscape, figure and architectural drawing challenges that face the artist when working outdoors. The objective of the course is to train the artist how to draw these subjects with speed and accuracy. Classes will include instruction in basic drawing principles of line, form, texture, composition and perspective. Informational handouts will be provided at each class.

Supplies: Sketchbook, ink pen and watercolor set are included in class fee.

Participants should bring a small bag or back pack to carry drawing materials as well as pencil, sharpener, kneaded eraser, tissues or paper towels, plastic bag, water bottle, brush washer, digital camera (optional), snacks, umbrella, bug

Contact Mike Anderson at mike@michaelandersonstudio.com or by phone 618-538-5622 to register for Sketching St. Louis, or click here to download the registration form.

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Seyfert May WatercolorWatercolor Collage: From Abstract to Realism

with Judy Seyfert
  1. Dates: Saturdays, May 2 – May 16, 2009
  2. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  3. Cost: $115
  4. Location: St. Louis Artists’ Guild

This is a unique method of studying design through collage. By combining watercolor and collage, exciting and innovative opportunities of expression open up.

Besides being a versatile and flexible way to explore creativity, watercolor collage encourages an individual approach to art emphasizing design through experimentation. The process involves using oriental (washi or rice) papers to alter the watercolor paper's surface. The papers retain some of the luminosity of the watercolor with the added benefit of texture. Two methods will be demonstrated. In the first method, students will apply the oriental paper and texture to a painted surface. In the second method students will stain the paper first with watercolor and apply it to an unpainted surface.

Students may use their own oriental papers or purchase a packet of various textures and types of oriental papers from me for $20. For more information contact Judy Seyfert.

  1. Email: judy.seyfert@gmail.com
  2. Phone: 314-894-0695
  3. Registration form: SeyfertMay09CollageRegistration.pdf

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Shamanic DreamingThe Art and Myth of the Spirit Animals

with Mary Novak
  1. Date: May 23, 2009
  2. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  3. Cost: $60.00, $45.00 for students
  4. Location: St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Mary Novak is a shaman, healer, spiritual artist, poet, astrologer and seer who is bringing to the Guild 'The Art and Myth of the Spirit Animal', an all day playshop.

"My calling as a shaman is to inspire and help other's reconnect with their original dream and part of this is to dream with the earth and her spirit and spirit animals, through our innate powers of perception, intuition and transformation.

Working with global cultural myths, dreamtime, symbolism and image, we open the possiblity for our intuition to heal or reopen from childhood and expand awareness. The language of woman's shamanic dreaming is older than the Ice Age and directly connected to nature's spirit medicine through emotion. This play-shop begins with a talking circle, followed by a shamanic journey to go seek our power and spirit animal guide(s), a light lunch and then an afternoon of creating artistic expressions from our experience.

Contact Mary Novak to register.

  1. Email: PathoftheDreamer@gmail.com
  2. Phone: 314-644-2264
  3. More info: NovackMay09ShamanicDreamingFlyer.pdf

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FlorenceSketching Florence

  1. Dates: October 19 – 23, 2009
  2. Cost: $1,200

A course in the art of drawing and painting in sketch books with pen and ink and watercolor washes open to artists of all levels. Focus will be on specific landscape, figure and architectural drawing challenges that face the artist when working outdoors. The objective of the course is to train the artist how to draw these subjects with speed and accuracy. Participants will receive daily studio instruction in basic drawing principles of line, form, texture, composition and perspective. Proximity to the historic center of Florence will allow daily outdoor sketching and visits to major museums, gardens and outdoor markets. Class fee includes admissions to Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Boboli Gardens, art supplies and a daily continental breakfast.

Contact Mike Anderson at mike@michaelandersonstudio.com or by phone 618-538-5622 to register for Sketching Florence, or click here to download the registration form.

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Private Lessons with Greg MacNair

St. Louis Artists’ Guild Resident Artist

Greg MacNair has 25 years of experience as a commercial and fine artist. He is currently the resident artist at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

Visit www.gregmacnair.com to see more of Greg’s exceptional work.

Please call Greg at 314-621-7883 or email him at gmacnair@stlouisartistsguild.org for more information about private lessons or commissions.