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    You do not have to be a member of the Art League to participate in workshops.  
         
 

830-629-8022
239 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Gallery Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10 - 5
Sun: Noon - 5

Closed:

New Years Day
Easter
4th of July
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

 

Workshops To register, mail your deposit to: 

Sandy Oberg, 1400 Greystone Drive, New Braunfels, Texas 78132  

Make out checks to NBAL, and please include the following information: 

Your name, address, telephone number(s), email address and the name of the workshop and/or instructor. 

For more information, call 210-861-0751 or email oberglabs@gmail.com

Workshop hours are: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm unless noted otherwise

 
     
         
   

Marla Baggetta

   
       
   

Trees, Skies and Water with Marla Baggetta

February 24 - 26, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $375     Non-Members $405
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5, All Days
All Skill Levels Welcome

Living in an areas surrounded by an abundance of foliage can bring us inspiration and at times frustration! Get them right and you have magic. Get them wrong and you've got mud!

Marla shares her secrets for getting luminous trees, vibrant skies, and glistening water, every time. With her practiced and proven approach, you can experience the joy of painting expressive trees, skies and water. Each day will focus on a different subject. But be forewarned: you'll not be painting trees, sky or water, but rather "treeness", "skyness" and "waterness" How can you say it simply and effectively without saying everything? Poems not novels!

Adeptly assisting students develop individual and intuitive painting styles, Marla Baggetta is a sought after workshop instructor with an approach reflecting her Art Center College of Design education and years of experience gained only from behind the easel. “It’s a great honor to work with students to pass on some of the knowledge I’ve gained from my many great instructors and my own discoveries and insights as a painter. I’m a true believer that the fundamentals of painting combined with our authentic voices make painting a uniquely human and trans formative act. As a teacher, I provide a strong base of the fundamentals of painting to assist every student in reaching their unique creative expressions in a respectful, nurturing environment.”

Visit MarlaBaggetta.com to view details and online gallery.
Visit LandscapePaintingLessons.com for instructional info.

Short Bio: A prolific painter and teacher, Marla's artwork and workshops have been nationally sought after and represented throughout the country for over 30 years. Contributing to many art publications such as Pastel Journal, she is a signature PSA member and an IAPS Master Circle. Professionally, Marla is well-known for her 100 Variation Series.

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

Doris Vasek

   
       
   

"Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Workshop" with Doris Vasek

March 10 - 12, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members  $330    Non-Members $360
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5, All Days
All skill levels welcome

Doris’ 3-day Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Workshop will expand your art making experience. You don’t have to be an experienced abstract painter. Just be ready to experiment and play with the different techniques, tools and materials used in painting with oil and cold wax. This is the perfect medium for exploring color, texture, mark making methods that are so important in abstract painting or abstracting realistic subject matter. You can loosen up your still life and landscapes with this great process.

Each day will include short lectures and several demos. Then it will be your time to explore. Doris will work individually with students to discover their goals and style of painting. The realistic painter will discover new, expressive techniques to incorporate in their paintings. Each painter will explore interesting surface techniques while developing enticing, unique works. Students will probably create up to 12 paintings during the workshop! Fun, experimental, creative, exploratory art making at its best!

This will be a fun workshop. Some of those “happy accidents” are bound to occur in this workshop because this is a medium that lends itself to them.

Come see how an "absolutely dedicated, realistic watercolor artist" was won over by the freedom of oil and cold wax. Her love of abstracts using color and texture will rub off on you and win you over, too.

Doris’ paintings have been in numerous state and national juried exhibitions. Currently, her paintings are shown in The Gallery at Round Top (Round Top Texas), ilume Gallerie (Dallas), and Dutch Art Gallery (Dallas). Doris is very happy painting in her studio in Rockwall, Texas.

Learn more about Doris here:
http://dorisvasek.com/
http://dorisvasekart.blogspot.com/

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

PLEASE NOTE: Balance of workshop is due 30 days prior to your workshop date. Refund will be issued if you cancel prior to 30 days of the workshop date. No refund if you cancel after 30 days prior to workshop date.

 
         
   

Monika Pate

   
       
   

Exploring Realistic Textures in Watercolor - Painting Reflective Surfaces

March 24 - 26, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $270       Non-Members $300
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5 All Days
All Skill Levels Welcome

This watercolor workshop will focus on painting a still life with the emphasis on reflective surfaces. Painting silver, brass and other reflective surfaces could be quite challenging.

Join Monika Pate to learn how to simplify the process and create the illusion of metal in watercolor painting. The instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations every day and explain the technique. Students will also receive individual attention. Reference materials will be provided; however the students are also welcome to bring their own resources if they prefer.

Learn more about Monika here: http://monikapate.com

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

Teresa Saia

   
       
   

Expressions of Light: Creating Dramatic, Dynamic Landscapes (Pastel) with Terea Saia

April 7 - 9, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $350     Non-Members $380
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5, All Days
All Skill Levels Welcome

This workshop will focus on the basics for creating dramatic, dynamic, timeless landscapes: value, composition and simplifying shapes into strong abstract design. Color relationships, edges, temperature of light will be discussed, as well as the application of value sketches and atmospheric perspective for stronger statements in your paintings.   Also to be discussed: creating a passionate approach to your subject matter, evoking a more interactive response with the viewer.

Teresa is a recognized workshop instructor nationally and in Europe. She enjoys creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere in which students can thrive, establishing their individual style and artistic statement. Believing that painting is a process and helping the participants relax and enjoy the journey. Workshops are a wonderful time to travel outside your comfort zone and explore new directions.

DEMONSTRATION
Each day will begin with a demonstration. Teresa enjoys giving as much knowledge and understanding of the pastel medium as possible in the intensive workshop scenario. Explaining her technique and approach, her demonstrations are in depth and developed. She often choses to work with photos she has not previously used, allowing the workshop participants to watch (as though in her studio) as she works through and resolves different issues during the painting process.There will be time during the demonstration for questions and answers.

The remainder of each day will be devoted to helping the participants develop their paintings starting with a value study. Believing this is essential for honing composition, value, shapes, etc. and ultimately a better painting. Personal attention is very important, working continually from participant to participant, giving constructive critiques and pointers as their paintings progress.

Learn more about Teresa here: http://teresasaia.com/

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

   
       
   

"Paper Paintings Collage" Acrylics
with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

May 5 - 7, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $395     Non-Members $425
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5, All Days
All Skill Levels Welcome

Elizabeth St. Hilaire is coming back to the Lone Star State to share her unique collage technique she has termed "Paper Paintings." In this 3-day workshop, Elizabeth will instruct students through demos and personal interaction in several methods she uses to paint and texture papers that will later be used to create a collage. Elizabeth's collage application process is modeled after the techniques used in traditional painting with an emphasis placed on creating depth and shape with high, mid, and low tones as well as directional ripping. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting would be helpful, but is not imperative. A supply list will be provided upon deposit.

Beginning students will complete an apple collage as their first project. They may also begin a second project with subject matter of the student's choice. Students who have taken Elizabeth's class before may repeat the apple study or may inquire about an intermediate project.

See the potential of this collage technique in this youtube video.

See Elizabeth's work at: PaperPaintings.com

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

David Kessler

   
       
   

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop with David M. Kessler

Medium: All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil or mixed media are welcome
October 13 - 15, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $350     Non Members $380
$100 Deposit Required
Minimum: 8     Maximum: 18
Hours: 10 to 5 all days
All skill levels welcome

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style?
Paint Fresher paintings?
Be more Spontaneous?
Be more Expressive?
Paint Bigger paintings?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then my "Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser" Abstract Painting Workshops are for you!

David will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest.

These workshops are not media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil or mixed media are welcome.

Please download the Abstract Workshop Materials List to see what you will need for the workshop.

For those of you looking for a list of artist materials and where to buy them: Resource List for Artist Materials.

For those interested in the paint colors that David uses: David's Color Palette.

Learn more about David at : http://davidmkessler.com/

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

Debora Stewart

   
       
   

Exploring Abstractions with Debora L. Stewart PSA IAPS/MC

November 3 - 5, 2017
Cost: NBAL Members $330     Non-Members $360
$100 Deposit Required
Hours: 10 - 5, All Days
All Skill Levels Welcome

Debora Stewart will lead artists through a thorough process of developing abstractions from start to finish. Demonstrations will be in pastel but acrylic artists are also welcome to attend. A basic understanding of pastel and/or acrylic is necessary.

Workshop will include intuitive and expressive exercises for artists, creating abstracts from source material such as photos and drawings, color studies, elements of art, color theory, use of underpainting to aid in abstract development, use of surfaces and grounds, combining abstraction and realism to create florals, landscape, portraits and more.

We will also explore how to create a series of works and evaluate your paintings and bring them to conclusion. The workshop contains artist demonstrations, informative discussions and thorough handouts for each participant.

My workshops are energetic, non-threatening and filled with information to start you on the road to developing your own abstract expression. Come ready to explore!

Website: www.deborastewart.com

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

 
         
   

Joan Fullerton

   
       
   

"Contemporary Approaches for Self Expression" with Joan Fullerton

November 16 - 19, 2017
Medium: Acrylic Paint, Polymers and Collage
Cost: NBAL Members       $440 Non Members $470
$100 Deposit Required
Minimum: 10 Maximum: 22
Hours: 10 to 5 All Days
All skill levels welcome

Join us as we jump into a dynamic "playground of innovation" full of inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax an image out of an abstract background, how to paint abstractly from a reference, and how to paint non-objectively utilizing only the power and intricacies of shape, colour and line. You'll explore them all by working intuitively and embrace and respond to what shows up. Working in a series will help reinforce the concepts.

We’ll touch on notions of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, talent, play, inspiration, intuition, your mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more! There’ll be plenty of time for "playing" and creating along with individual attention and guidance.

Joan is especially gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discover their own unique artistic voice. She believes that people are more open to learning and inspiration when they are having fun, so her workshops are filled with laughter and lightness. A multitude of approaches and techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from Joan’s insightful solutions to their artistic challenges.

Joan Fullerton holds a BFA and a MFA degree in painting from the University of Wyoming. She was a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, WY. She has made her mark and established her reputation as a well-known and respected artist and teacher. Joan's work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70's and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. She was recently published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media book, Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century. See her art at www.JoanFullerton.com

  

Make checks payable to NBAL. Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.

Mail checks to:
Sandy Oberg
1400 Greystone Drive
New Braunfels, Tx 78132
210-861-0751

PLEASE NOTE: Balance of workshop is due 30 days prior to your workshop date. Refund will be issued if you cancel prior to 30 days of the workshop date. No refund if you cancel after 30 days prior to workshop date.

 
       
   

New Braunfels Art League accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items or property in the facility during the workshop. If students have paid the workshop provider directly, New Braunfels Art League is not responsible for contacting students, returning fees, reimbursement of travel costs incurred or any other costs or inconveniences to students as a result of services not being provided as agreed. If New Braunfels Art League collects workshop fees, New Braunfels Art League will be responsible for contacting students regarding workshop cancellation and fee reimbursement.

 
 
         
   
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