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iPad Painting Using Procreate: Technique & Artistry

Date: Sat-Sun, 8/3-4, 9am-5pm
Instructors: Jeremy Sutton

Description:  Enjoy learning how to sketch and paint with your iPad using premier pro painting app Procreate 4 in a loose, artistic, expressive way, making use of versatile brushes and powerful layers. This workshop combines the technical with the artistic. Whether you are completely new to drawing and painting, or are an experienced artist, you’ll find this workshop an enjoyable, educational, stimulating and inspiring experience that will equip you with the skills and insights to make the most of your iPad as a fabulous portable art studio!

Bio:  Jeremy is one of the top iPad live event painters in the world, performing at corporate, private and museum events across the globe. Originally from London, Jeremy is a San Francisco-based artist, author of the Painter Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook series and founder of the educational video tutorial and online learning resource Whilst studying for his Physics degree at Pembroke College, Oxford University, he attended drawing, sculpture and print-making classes at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, later studying lithography and drawing at the Vrije Academie in The Hague, the Netherlands. Jeremy was a pioneer in digital painting, using the Mac as a painting tool since 1991, speaking at numerous international conferences and being selected to be a Corel Painter Master Elite. His live event painting work has included performing for Cirque du Soleil as part of their Totem show, for the Smithsonian American Art Museum at their America Now! Innovation in Art celebration, for the de Young Museum at the opening of the epic David Hockney Bigger Exhibition, and painting live on stage for five weeks in twenty cities as part of the Tommy Igoe Birdland All-Stars’ Art of Jazz east coast tour. You’ll find Jeremy is not only knowledgeable and expert in his field, but also is a very fun, encouraging, effective and enthusiastic teacher!

Materials students should bring:  

  • iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (iPads that are not Pros and styluses that are not Apple Pencils will also work, though the Pros and Apple Pencils are undoubtedly the best tools for the job)
  • The latest version of Procreate, installed
  • Bring chargers and have everything fully charged at the beginning of class. 
  • Know your Apple ID and password in case you wish to purchase or download additional apps
  • Have at least 5 GB of available free storage space on your iPad (see Settings / General / iPad Storage). 
  • Have sufficient iCloud storage to back up the iPad (to manage this go to the Settings / iPad Name / iCloud / Manage Storage). 
  • Bring a notebook and pen 
  • Bring a folding chair for when the class goes outside for plein air painting
  • Students should visit: for a summary of the art and art related apps on my iPad that they may wish to explore, plus some useful accessories.

Materials instructor will provide:  I will provide the students with some extra brushes for Procreate. I'll bring with me my iPad pro, Apple Pencil, iPad easel and HDMI adaptor.

Workshop:  600-

Materials:  0-




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Bernard watershed

Artist as Small (but Creative!) Business

Date: Sat-Sun, 8/10-11, 9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Bernard

Description:  From A-Z, everything an emerging artist needs to know to be a Small (but Creative!) Business:  artist-gallery relationships, banking, branding, budgeting, business plan, business structure, contracts, commissions, copyright, federal and state tax ID’s, funding, hiring an assistant, insurance, inventory, licensing, marketing, money management, permits, registering, sale of works and taxes.  Bernard will tackle these dry by necessary topics with interactive exercises, humor and dark chocolate.

Bio:  Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and featured in Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, a NEFA grant, several Maine Arts Commission Grants and was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University in 2015-16 and is currently the artist-in-residence at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987, her MFA from Mass Art in 2010 and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art. Bernard gives presentations, lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist.

Workshop:  250-

Materials:  0-

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Painting & Perception: Training your eyes to really see

Date: Sat-Sun, August 24-25, 10am-4pm
Instructors: Kevin Beers

Description: We tend to take seeing for granted, not really looking as we go about our lives. In painting, you want to stop, pay attention and really look. You will be rewarded by seeing things you never noticed before, not only in the act of painting, but as you go about your daily life. In this workshop I will discuss the importance of drawing as a regular exercise to hone your skills, demonstrate how to set up and start a painting using a photograph as your image source, talk about how to recognize patterns and design and teach how to execute a painting with an emphasis on looking and seeing color for what it really is. All levels welcome!

Bio: I always have always loved to draw. As a kid it was cars. I went to The Art Students League in Woodstock New York. I studied and received a degree from The State University of New York New Paltz and then continued my studies at The Art Students League in New York. I worked in advertising in NYC but left it to paint full time in 1996. I have been a full time painter since then and have spent summers painting on Monhegan Island and winters in New York. My wife Amy and I moved to Maine full time five years ago so we can focus on painting Maine. I am with Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, The Lupine Gallery on Monhegan and Todd Bonita Gallery in Portsmouth NH.


Materials students should bring (suggested):  Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Naples Yellow Deep, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Rose, Cadmium Red (optional), Gold Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue Green, Phthalo Blue Red Shade, *I use/recommend Rembrandt oil paints for colors

Winton Titanium White - 200ml tube, Copal painting medium, Stretched canvas or gessoed Masonite

3 photographs to paint from

Workshop:  240-

Materials: 0-

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