Art Workshops and Events

All Workshops held at Heather Neilson’s studio #509 at Whiting Mills in Winsted, Connecticut.

 

IMG_2382 “Breaking Large” Abstract Workshop
 Nov 3, 4 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

$120/class, $200/two classes

Register:
Nov 3rd
Nov 4th
Both Nov 3 & 4

Dive into this full immersion workshop exploring acrylic paint, mark making tools and various size papers (some quite large) to build paintings in a non-objective, abstract style.  We will explore several techniques and exercises to unleash your creative energy and help you build your artistic confidence and personal style. Some abstract, non-objective painting experience preferred but not required. All supplies included.

 

IMG_2098“Layering Love” Abstract Workshop
Aug 18, 19 — 10:00am-3:00pm

$75/class, $130/two classes

Register:
Aug 18
Aug 19
Both Aug 18 &19

Join me for a day of creative exploration. You will discover marks, colors and shapes that inspire you and that will be used to build a unique expression on canvas. Learn to develop an abstract painting through palette selection, collage, layering and making bold moves. The workshop includes spurts of doing mixed with reflective pauses and discussion. You will experience making art as a fresh and spontaneous way of seeing and feeling. This is perfect for the beginner artist but experienced artists are also welcome!  All supplies included.

 


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“Pen and Paint to Paper” Art Journaling Workshop
Oct 13, 14 – 10:00am – 1:30pm

$40/class, $60/two classes 

Register:
Oct 13th
Oct 14th
Both Oct 13&14

Contemplate, scribble and dream by using mark making, papers and paints to interpret your personal story.  We will use art to work through a deeper understanding of yourself and develop practices to take into your life. Bring a diary book.  All other supplies included. – bring one notebook/diary. All other supplies included.

 

“Cut and Paste” Collage WorkshopIMG_2629
Sept 15, Sept 16 – 10am-2:30pm

$50/class, $80/two classes 

Register:

Sept 15th
Sept 16th
Both Sept 15th and 16th

Using paper and found images, play with shape, color, proportion and composition. In the first half of the workshop you will create gorgeous collage papers using acrylic paint, marks and textures.  The second half will include exercises exploring various collage techniques and time to build a final piece ready to frame and take home. Bring glue.  All other supplies included.

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:00-1:30pm
Collage Workshop

Untitled Collage$40 (required material: matte medium)

If you like to paint and have an interest in collage you will love this new workshop! Create unique pieces from hand made papers and found images. We will start with making our own collage papers using acrylic paints and applying various marks and textures. We will cut, place and paste to create several completed pieces ready for you to frame.

This is so much fun and beginners welcome! You will love playing with shapes, compositions and making papers.

One person: $40
Register here.

SPECIAL!!!!: Register with a friend and receive 50% off second person for a total of $60!Register for two here.

 

February 18th, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm

Abstract Art Workshop

IMG_0809Join me for a day of creative exploration. You will discover marks, colors and shapes that inspire you and that will be used to build your own painting. The workshop includes spurts of doing mixed with reflective pauses and discussion. You will experience making art as a fresh and spontaneous way of seeing and feeling.

All art materials provided.
Whiting Mills, Studio #509
100 Whiting Street
Winsted, CT 06098

Register here.