Registration opens NOVember 4th, 2019

Pre-register for classes at:
Gail Ribas/Workshop Director

Workshop Schedule

Anne Abgott
Monday, January 13th, 2020


Bring your unfinished paintings, drawings and photos of potential paintings. One on one time with each student. Individual techniques will be demonstrated where appropriate. You may bring paints, but most time will be spent cropping, correcting design, composition, and discussing color theory.

Students learn a lot from listening to the critiques and corrections given to others. Lastly, these are MY opinions and suggestions. Other qualified artists may see it differently.

In the last year, two students that I mentored were very successful. One won the Gold award at AWS the other won 4th place at FWS and was named amateur artist of the year in Great Britain.

NOTE: Limited to 16 students!

Gail Ribas
Monday, February 10th, 2020

“Well Seasoned Birches”  
This class will be so much fun, easy and colorful! Pick your “seasoning” (spring?, fall?, summer?) and apply your colors with abandon. Learn an easy way to paint birches… they will practically paint themselves!

Leda Palermo
Monday, March 16th, 2020

“Turn a Realistic Animal Photo Into a Whimsy

This class will be filled with techniques and demonstrations. It will be a fun class! We will be altering and enhancing your animal reference photo of your choice.

You will be challenging your creative, freedomseeking side for this day. There is no right or wrong! You will have the freedom of choice regarding which techniques you want to use subsequent to the demonstrations.

Each painting will be truly unique…

Diane G. Simon
Monday, April 6th, 2020

“Old World Charm”
How to capture the lighting, create the depth of field, crystal, tarnished silver and fruit. Learn the recipe to mix your blacks and tricks to masking.

Workshop Details

All workshops run from 10 AM – 4 PM unless otherwise noted, with an hour break for lunch. Bring your lunch or order out.
Workshops start at 10 AM SHARP. Be there early and ready to paint.
All workshops are now held at Souther Atelier, located at 7226 21st Street E, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Members $45/Not Yet Members $65 per class. Limited to 24 students per class.
PLEASE NOTE: FSWS has a no refund policy.
If there is a wait list, the student that takes your place will send you a check.

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