Past Workshops

Jon Houghton Workshop Series:

Grisaille Portrait

The Art Students Guild of Brevard  is proud to host Jon Houghton and his three-day workshop (Grisaille is a French term for a painting executed entirely in shades of gray or of another neutral grayish color).

On the morning of December 2nd, Jon Houghton will demonstrate painting the Grisaille technique, and in the afternoon participants will work on their own piece with individualized guidance. After the paintings have had a chance to dry, the students will learn to apply the finishing glaze on their work in the tradition of the Old Masters (sometime in January).

Students may register for one segment (not recommended) but participation in the Glazing segment requires a completed Grisaille.

Half Day Demo/Half Day Grisaille Painting Workshop:

Date: Dec 2nd 2016 Time: 9AM Friday  December 2   Lunch 12-1   End 4 PM (demo in the morning, painting from 1-4pm)
Cost (by check): Members: $50, non-members $65
Where: In TASGOB's third floor Loft at 909 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourn.
Coffee, sugar, 1/2 & 1/2 provided.Brita water or bring your own.  Tea available. No extra charge. You can order lunch ahead of time at the 905 so it's ready at noon. They also have great coffee, lattes, smoothies, etc.

Two Day Workshop for Glazing:

Date: Two Days in Jan 2017. Exact dates & times to be discussed with attendees during Painting workshop.
Cost (by check): Members: $200, non-members: $275
Where: In TASGOB's third floor Loft at 909 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne

If you wish to pay by check for both workshops, then the total will be $250 for guild members and $340 for those who aren't. You may purchase both segments via paypal by clicking on both of the buttons below.

Questions? Contact Us!
Supply List

email: peggy@tasgob.org
phone: 321.698.3778. Please leave a message!

Checks may be made payable to TASGOB and mailed to Peggy Rank at

548 Rio Pino N,
 lndialantic, FL 32903

Demo/Grisaille Painting




Two Day Glazing Workshop




 Ted Matz Plein Air Workshop

Update: Enrollment extended since the minimum has been met. Sign up from now until October 15.

 Presented by the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard

October 15th and 16th
9am-12pm and 1pm- 4pm


The focus of the workshop is to help each participant understand key elements of hue, value, and temperature. The artist will learn how to make colors stronger and more saturated, pushing values for more dramatic impact and to control the temperature of the painting for the overall effect that is has on the interpretation of the painting.
You will learn how to take a painting from “OK” to “GREAT”.
The class is open to any medium. Each day will begin with a demo illustrating core plein air principles. Each participant will get one-on-one advice. There will be group discussion and critique at the end of each day.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, the participant must bring with them several reference photos of landscapes.

The cost of the workshop is $225 for Guild Members and $275 for non-members.



Pay online with surcharge



To Mail your check or money order, call
Alex Stankiewicz
321 987 4157
for instructions.
Questions? Contact:  Alex Stankiewicz  321 987 4157
Email:  alexstankiewicz@yahoo.com

Recommended Supply List

  • Lemon Yellow (Hansa Yellow in Acrylics)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light  (make sure there is not an orange cast to the yellow, as it can vary by manufacturer)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red (again make sure that it does not lean to the orange)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Burnt Siena
  • Cobalt Blue
  • UltraMarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Ivory Black
  • Titanium White

Addition colors, but not necessary:

  • Cobalt Turquoise,
  • Magenta
  • Oxide of Chromium (Green)
  • Naples Yellow

If there are any Pastel artists then either purchase a landscape set that most manufacturers make or use the set as a guide when selecting your own colors.

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About Ted Matz…

Ted Matz calls Lake Worth, Florida his home and is currently the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida where he teaches watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, pastels and plein air painting.  Ted also teaches at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida where he teaches watercolor and plein air painting.  He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy and France. 

He majored in Watercolor at the Eastern Michigan University and also studied at Kendall College of Art and Design.  He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.

He chaired and coordinated the First, Second and Third Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and is currently working on the 4th Annual Festival.  The event brings 50 nationally recognized artists from across the country and Europe to compete for $10,000 in prize awards. 

To see his work visit www.tedmatz.com  or www.tedmatz.blogspot.com




 

The Wait is Over!

New 2016 Workshop
Five Days with Jon Houghton

April 25 thru 29, 2016


Join Jon while he's determined to help you reach the later stages of portrait painting by inviting you to paint one model for five days. This extended workshop is designed to bring you to the finishing phase of painting an oil portrait. He will review other techniques used earlier in the process, such as flesh tone color theory, mixing color palettes, and the use of values, to help you reach the finishing stages.

Dates: Monday, April 25th through Friday, April 29th
Time: 1pm-4pm each afternoon
Cost: Non-members: $450, Members: $300
Where: 909 E. New Haven Avenue

To reserve your place, please make out your check to TASGOB, and send payment to:

Jon Houghton Workshop
c/o Peggy Rank
548 Rio Pino N
Indialantic, FL 32903

Questions? Contact Peggy!

email: prankmd@gmail.com
phone: 321.698.3778

If the workshop is full, your check will be returned. If you decide to cancel your reservation after April 15, there will be a $25 cancellation fee.

Easels and side tables are provided.

Bring your supplies!

Oil Paint:
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Sienna
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Black
  • White
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Sap Green
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium

Brushes
Bring brushes you like. Jon recommends an assortment of sizes in filberts and flats and prefers Silver and Robert Simmons brands.


Thinner
FRESH odorless Mineral Spirits of artist's quality, such as Gamsol or Mona Lisa. No "citrus" scented stuff or turpentine please.


Palette
Wooden or glass with a grey backing are recommended.


Painting surface
A panel, canvas board or canvas in either size 11 x14 or 16 x 20 is recommended. If your chosen surface is not pre-primed, please apply your primer at least 2 days ahead of time.


Miscellaneous
Paper towels or rags, palette knives, and anything else you like to use.

*Snacks the Instructor likes are always appreciated!





Jon Houghton Portraits in Oil
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday January 29, 30, 31, 2016
At the Art Students' Guild of Brevard


The Arcade Building, 3rd floor, 909 East Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, 32901

The Art Students’ Guild of Brevard is pleased to announce a 3 day portrait in oil workshop for the intermediate and advanced oil painter. Beginners are welcome but should have at least a working understanding of the use of oils.

Jon Houghton is a master portrait artist whose paintings hang in corporate headquarters, hospital boardrooms, military instillations, courtrooms, homes of very lucky people and places of which we have lost track. He has a wealth of knowledge accumulated over many years of drawing, designing, painting, education, and study. He loves to share.

We will have the same model for 3 mornings and different models for each of the 3 afternoons. Jon will do short demos followed by critiques while the artists paint.

Demonstrations will include portrait studies; posing, lighting and staging for portraits and mixing the flesh tone palette.

Workshop content:
  • Posing, lighting and backgrounds for interest, clarity and expression
  • Efficient drawing approaches for the one-sitting portrait
  • Making a color plan
  • Flesh tone color theory and mixing palettes
  • The use of values
  • Painting a painting, not just a likeness
  • Capturing personality
  • Edges and vignettes
Oil Paints- Cadmium Red Light (or similar), Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Black, White, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow Medium.

(See below) Please note that substantially changing your palette can add a steep learning curve. If you have never used the Daniel Greene palette and plan to do so, practice laying it out ahead of time. You can also use the palette which you normally use.

“I will demonstrate the palette layout before the session begins, from 9 am to 9:30 am. We will begin with a drawing, so a full color palette will not be necessary initially.

Brushes- Bring the brushes you like to use. In bristles I use filberts and flats in sizes 2, 4, 6, etc. I like Silver and Robert Simmons brands.

In sables or synthetics I use filberts and flats in smaller sizes, 2, 3, 4, etc. Any brand that feels good

Thinner- FRESH odorless Mineral Spirits of artist's quality. Gamsol, Mona Lisa, etc. No "citrus" scented stuff or turpentine please. Some people can't stand it.

Palette- We will be working on middle toned grey canvases. Any middle toned palette will do. The wooden ones that come with French easels are what I use. Glass with a grey backing is good also.

Canvas- For the workshop I recommend panels, canvas boards or canvases in sizes 11 x14 or 16 x 20, cotton or linen portrait weave. The artists will need 4 during the three days of the workshop. Please prime at least 2 days ahead of time so it is thoroughly dry. Easels and side tables are provided. Bring paper towels or paint rags, palette knife, and anything else you like to use.

Snacks the Instructor likes.”

There will be a light breakfast of fruit, bagels, HB eggs, and coffee and maybe some V8 each day at 8:45 am. Bottled water will also be available. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30. Participants will break for lunch at 12:30 then regroup from 1:30-4:30.

Please remit your tuition no later than January 8th or risk losing your slot. Price for Guild members is $300 and for guests $430 which includes model fees. You can write a check made out to TASGOB and sent to %Peggy Rank, 548 Rio Pino N, Indialantic, FL 32903 (more economical) or go to TASGOB.org and pay through PayPal for which there is a nominal added fee.

If you have never toned a canvas, call Peggy Rank 321 698 3778 for a quick lesson.



Jon Houghton Portraits and Features in Oil

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 15-17, 2015
At the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard

The Arcade Building, 3rd floor, 909 East Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, 32901


The Art Students’ Guild of Brevard is pleased to announce a 3 day portrait in oil workshop for the intermediate and advanced oil painter. Jon Houghton is a master portrait artist whose paintings hang in corporate headquarters, hospital boardrooms, military instillations, courtrooms, homes of very lucky people and places of which we have lost track. He has a wealth of knowledge accumulated over many years of drawing, designing, painting, education, and study. He loves to share.

We will have the same model for 3 mornings and another for 3 afternoons. Jon will do short demos followed by critiques while the artists paint. Jon will also select each feature to show how to draw and paint that feature for optimum effect.

If time permits, he will also show how he positions and places the wonderful hands that he paints.

CONTACT: 
Peggy Rank
PRankMD@gmail
or call: 321 698 3778

Please remit your tuition no later than May 8th. Price for Guild members is $275 and for guests $430 including model fees. You can write a check made out to TASGOB and sent to %Peggy Rank, 548 Rio Pino N, Indialantic, FL 32903 (more economical) or go to TASGOB.org and pay through Paypal for which there is a nominal added fee. Syllabus and supply list available at sign up. We look forward to seeing you.



Jon Houghton Portraits and Features in Oil

Upcoming Workshops Fall 2014
Jon Houghton Watercolor Portrait Workshop

Master Artist, Jon K. Houghton will conduct a watercolor portrait workshop November 14, 15, 16, 2014 at the ART STUDENT’S GUILD OF BREVARD, 909 East New Haven Avenue.

Jon will give a daily short demonstration of his “loose and free” technique in the morning. Then the artists will draw and paint from a live model. Jon will individually critique each participant.

This workshop can accommodate artists of all levels from beginner to advanced.

The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30. There will be a light breakfast of fruit, bagels, HB eggs, and coffee at 9am each day at 8:45 am. Participants will break for lunch at 12:30 then regroup from 1:30-4:30.

Easels are available for all participants. Artists must bring the following supplies:


  1. Watercolor paper I.e. Arches 140# or 90# cold press or other appropriate watercolor paper
  2. A sable brush with a good point, approximately 1⁄4 inch at the ferule.
  3. Colors as follows: Cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, raw sienna, cadmium orange (optional), burnt sienna, burnt umber (Jon highly recommends Old Holland because of its dissolution and wetting characteristics), ultramarine blue, and cerulean blue
  4. Paper towels
  5. Watercolor palette/mixing tray
The cost of the 3 days which includes model fees is:
Non-Guild members $295
Guild Members $275

Space is limited. To hold your place, please pay the full amount. A refund of all but $25 will be given until November 1, 2014 if you find you cannot attend.

Please go to the Guild Website: Tasgob.org and access PayPal (3%handling fee is charged) or send a check to: Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, 909 East Strawbridge, Melbourne, FL 32901.You can also pay in person at the Guild.

Guild membership is $150 annually. You can presently join (until October 15th) for 1⁄2 year at $75 which will give you membership until March 31, 2015 at which time full annual membership is due.



Painting the Tropics with Larry Moore

 

 


Larry Moore plein air workshop Melbourne, Fl Nov 2-4 2012
with The Art Students Guild of Brevard Hosting 



Larry Moore:

http://www.larrymoorestudios.com/  one of the country’s premier plein air painters, twice Best of Show winner of the prestigious Carmel Art Festival, returns to Melbourne to share his artistic insights and in-demand teaching skills.   


Join us to learn how to use more expressive color while painting the things we all love about Florida; palms, sand, water, surf, people, boats and skies. Why not have some fun with what you want to paint. Larry will concentrate on a simple limited palette color system which you can augment with your own favorite colors. Each day Larry will do a 1-2 hour demo and then help you the rest of the day with your work. He will also be doing an evening demo on how to turn a boring photo or average study into a nice mid-sized studio painting.
Cost $375 guild members, $425 non members. A 50 dollar advance deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Mail your deposit, along with your contact information, to:

The Art Students Guild of Brevard
c/o Larry Moore Workshop
909 E. New Haven
Melbourne, FL 32901
For inquiries, email admin@tasgob.org, or call 772 202-2111 and leave a message. We will be posting information about the workshop at www.tasgob.org and can provide information on places to stay if from out of the area.

This workshop will finish coincident with a 50th anniversary celebration of The Art Students Guild of Brevard, and all the participants are welcome to attend.

LARRY MOORE
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST


I prefer a limited palette of warm and cool of each primary color plus white:
  • Cadmium Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Med or Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Lt or Permanent Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Titanium White unless you prefer flake or zinc white
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Tube Grays (optional but a few tubes of warm and cool values go a long way)
  • Oils in Utrecht and Gamblin are best paints for the money. Daylor-Rowney Greorgian is okay enough and
  • cheap; Winton by Windsor Newton is better. Rembrandt, Grumbacher are also fine.
  • Turpenoid
  • Easel – French easel or I recommend a good portable and multifunctional easel that you can get from Open Box M or EasyL through www.artworkessentials.com. I have several and my favorite is the Pro-Lite for small oil paintings (12 x 16 and smaller) and the Versa for pastels. www.OpenboxM.com for the open box m, which I love.
  • Tri-pod
  • Wood Palette (for French easel) – please, NO paper palettes, it’s personal.
  • Palette Knife ( tapered tip)  
  • Brushes:
    Bristles are great – sizes 2-12 flats and filberts. You can also augment with sables for blending.
    Grumbacher makes good brushes. Some of my new favorites are the Escoda line (European).
  • Canvases:  
  • 8 x 10s and 9 x 12s ONLY
    If using Frederix or similar I recommend a brush coat of gesso.
    Raymar and Pintura are good and fairly inexpensive.
    If you are really ambitious, you can pick up some cut sheets of Masonite from Lowes/Home Depot and give them 3 coats of gesso.
    Canvases from www.windriverarts.com have a great select of primings and painting surfaces. Also Raymar, Pintura, windsor-newton. or gesoed masonite or sand-ply from home depot. 
  • Can or container to hold turpenoid 
  • Artists painting medium by Winsor Newton or Liquin (optional) 
  • Paper towels (viva) or lots of good paintin g rags 
  • Laytex gloves if you so desire 
  • Artists umbrella (optional) 
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks 
  • sense of humor
All Workshops are open to the public - Members receive first notifications of new Workshops




Larry Moore 2012


Twelve artists took on the plein air challenge on a weekend of variable weather with award-winning Winter Park artist Larry Moore, in the Melbourne and Eau Gallie area. Using a limited palette, artists tried to emulate Larry's technique. Having spied a pirate ship in Eau Gallie Yacht basin, the 3rd day we were happy to see it anchored off our third location of Ballard Park in Eau Gallie. We got to meet the captain, who gratiously dressed in his full pirate costume. Larry demod a quick painting of both the ship, and of the captain.





Jon Houghton 2012


Jon Houghton portrait workshop will aim to teach the 3 hour portrait sketch in oils. Someday may we all paint like this amazing artist. Website
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Michael Burban 2009/2010 and will RETURN

More Info to Come!

Lessons from Michaelangelo
A Slide Lecture and Workshop

 

Michael Burban, former instructor of figure drawing for 23 years at the Art Student's League in New York will give a slide lecture FREE and open to the public at the melbourne library, 540 East Fee Ave at 6:30 PM on Dec 30. The focus of the lecture is Michelangelo's figurative paintings in the Sistine Chapel.  







Qiang Huang 2010 and will RETURN

More Info to Come!


Click Here to Visit his Blog

Qiang is well-organized, fresh and original in his teaching methods. He has much to share and he does so with patience and generosity.



Sandy Johnson 2010

The Guild will be hosting an Oil Painting Workshop with Melbourne artist Sandy Johnson. Origionally from Queensland, Australia, she has lived in Florida for more than 20 years. Her paintings are a combination of realism, impressionism and color schemes that always attract more that one look, especially from art conniseurs. Students can work from a still life or from photos of their choosing.

 




Dawn Miller 2010


Our president Bill McCoy and I met this delightful artist at the October street show in downtown Melbourne. She teaches at the Vero Museum and has a nice following of both buyers and students. In fact, I had a friend purchase her work to put on her boat. It was of Folly Beach and since my friend lives in South Carolina it had special meaning. Dawn will be teaching pastels; the landscape from photographs. Website