Upcoming Workshops 2020

Upcoming Workshops

Last Licks for Outside Painting Class: October 18

Main Street (sold), by Ron Krouk

Teacher Ron Krouk returns to round out the summer outdoors with a 5-hour painting class. If you took Ron’s first workshop, you’ll know we covered a lot of ground. This class will go over some of those basics and dive a little deeper. You don’t need to have taken the first workshop to be able to jump right in here.

We’ll begin with an intro/demo about using a viewfinder, doing thumbnails, transferring the thumbnail to the canvas and blocking in an underpainting in thin dark paint (Notan).  We will paint for a couple hours then take a break for a bit to see what people are doing and give group feedback as requested.


Date: October 18 (rain date October 25), 10 to 4:30 (half-hour lunch break)

Location: On Cape Ann (address given to registrants)

Cost: $100 for RNAC members; $125 for non-RNAC members

MINIMUM of 6 students; MAXIMUM of 10 students

Go here to register

The Poetic Landscape: September 19

Autumn Marsh, by Loren Doucette

In this one-day workshop, artist Loren Doucette will lead you in an exploration of landscape drawing and painting where freedom of color, line, brushstrokes and mark making is encouraged. We will focus on the connection between realism, abstraction and the imagination. Participants will work outdoors, socially distanced, in watercolor, pastel or acrylic. There will be a morning session, a short lunch break and an afternoon session to conclude the day.

Instructor is Loren Doucette, renowned Cape Ann artist, teacher and art mentor. She received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2013 from Montserrat College of Art, where she was the recipient of two scholarship awards from the college. See more of Loren’s work at lorendoucetteart.com


Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time: 10-3, 5 hours

Location: TBD, on Cape Ann, outdoors, with room for safe social distancing

Number of students: minimum of 6; maximum of 8

Cost: $100 for RNAC members; $125 for nonmembers

To register, go to https://rockyneckartcolony.org/event/the-poetic-landscape-plein-air-class/

Drawing and Painting the Figure: August 26 & 27

Figure, by Ron Krouk

Instructor Ron Krouk (www.RonKrouk.com) leads a two-day workshop on Zoom and in person. 

Day 1 is class instruction over Zoom with a live model on video as well as photographic resources. Day 2 is live, a plein-air, socially distant painting segment building on the previous day’s instruction.

Participants will practice three time-honored approaches to improving figure drawing: gesture, contour and seeing with straight lines. These can be introduced and practiced separately.   They are brought together by each of us in our own ways as we do the underlying drawing for a painting.

Practice will help you temper your instincts with accurate measurement and integrate your sense of the whole with your perception of details and relationships.

In looking at the group’s work together, we’ll enlarge our understanding of the exercises and open possibilities for seeing you may not have considered.


Day 1: 4-hour Zoom class, instruction with live model on video and photographic material

Day 2: 3-hour live class, with model (the group will be broken into a morning and an afternoon session of five people each to assure distancing). One-hour Zoom class at end of day to review everyone’s work together.

Dates: August 26 & 27

Day 1: 10-2 on Zoom

Day 2: 10-1 or 2-5 plein air on Cape Ann; wrap-up for 1 hour on Zoom at 6 pm.

Cost: $200 for RNAC members; $225 for non-RNAC members for both days, and includes some written material, photos and Zoom video from Day 1 and images from Day 2 wrap-up

Materials: Oils or acrylics (specific list to be sent later)

All levels welcome.

MINIMUM of 8 students; MAXIMUM of 10 students

To enroll, go here.

Portraits II: July 27 – August 10

You don’t need to have taken the first Portraits class, but some drawing experience is helpful. This is a class aimed at all levels. Instructor Amy Sudarsky (juror of the Beyond Likeness portrait show, helps us look at the human head as a solid volume consisting of planes,  light and shadow, and cross contour. We’ll see examples of Old and contemporary Masters in this context and, through group critiques, receive feedback on homework assignments.

The workshop consists of five, one-hour Zoom classes on Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11 (each session might run an extra half-hour, as questions and discussion demand). Each class is recorded and available to enrolled students for review or in case you have to miss a class or part of one.

  • Dates: July 27, July 30, August 3, August 6, August 10
  • 10-11 AM
  • $125 for all five classes for RNAC members
  • $150 for all five classes for non-members
  • Includes video recordings of each class
  • Click here to enroll

Portraits I with Amy Sudarsky June 15-25

In conjunction with Beyond Likeness , Rocky Neck Art Colony’s inaugural virtual art gallery, the show’s juror Amy Sudarsky is teaching a special online Portrait Drawing Workshop. In four one-hour sessions, she’ll cover subjects from a review of famous portraits to nailing likeness and expression. Classes are via Zoom from 10 to 11 AM on June 15, June 18, June 22 and June 25 (Mondays and Thursdays). Click the link below to register today! (To be clear: It’s only $100 for all four classes for members.)

And because these are delivered via Zoom, they’ll be recorded. Have to miss a class? No problem, watch the taped version at your leisure.

  • $100 for members of Rocky Neck Art Colony
  • $125 for non members (become a member here!)
  • Click here for sign up and payment information ON THIS PAGE
Portrait by Amy Sudarsky

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