Landscape Master Class w/ YING LI

September 19, 20, 21, 2019

Born in Beijing, China, Ying Li graduated from Anhui Teachers University (1974-77) where she taught 1977-83. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY in 1987. Ying Li is a painter and Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College. She is known for her highly energetic, on-site landscapes that verge on pure abstraction, yet simultaneously are totally convincing as direct visual experience. Her uncompromising sense of personal vision combined with complete abandon in the possibilities of paint make her work style the epitome of painterliness. Ying Li lives and works in New York City and Haverford, PA.

YING LI‘S work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Sun, New York Press, Cover,, Abstract Art on Line, Painter’s Table, and Morbihan France. 

Li is the recipient of numerous awards including the Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award, Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for Painting and Certificate of Merit, all from the National Academy Museum, New York; Phyllis Koshland Professor of Fine Arts, Haverford College; Donald Jay Gordon Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Swarthmore College; McMillian Stewart Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art; Ruth Mayo Distinguished Visiting Artist, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College; Aspen Institute Scholarship; The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation Grant; Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Grant; Centro Incontri Umani Ascona, Switzerland; Valparaiso Foundation, Spain; Kahn-Mason Foundation Grant; Heliker–LaHotan Foundation; Vermont Studio Center; St. Mary’s College; Enterprise House Art Colony, Ireland; Chateau Rochefort-en-Terre, France; Aspen Institute Scholarship; Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Grant; other Residential Fellowships.

Full cost of this workshop is $620. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Please contact with questions or to register.


KEN KEWLEY – Collage for Painters

September 16, 17, 18, 2019

We will paint the easiest way possible. By means of collage. We will begin with pure abstraction. Making shapes, and arranging these into multiple compositions. Arrangements that excite us. These will be scanned and printed, again and again, each time adjusting them through additional collage. From there we will begin to invent subject using similar abstract shapes. Then, using similar methods, we will work on reproductions of what we do, applying painted paper to prints to adjust the shapes. Alteration, repair, whatever term you prefer. We will rework our own work, masterworks, and works of our fellow artists. It is the underlying abstraction, be it a thing, a place, a person, that must excite. It is what needs to be strengthened. To further understand our paintings, we will recreate them as sculptures using corrugated cardboard and then work from these. Everything adjusted and readjusted via a scanner/copier. All in the belief that with a little alteration, what we might have discarded, can become our best work.

“I tend to like paintings where the abstraction is strong. By this I mean that the paint, the colors and shapes, are distinct, like strong actors in a play. Going towards abstraction does not mean going away from representation, from realism. It is more like describing something real by other means than illustration. It is like describing an apple with your hands, forming the shape in the air with your hands, by enclosing an imaginary object with two hands. You do not try to make your hand look like an apple. Paint takes over the role of the hands and does not hide the fact that it is paint. Painting is talking with the hands made permanent.”         Ken Kewley

KEN KEWLEY graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a night watchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1980-1990. In New York his work has been exhibited at Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Pavel Zoubok. He teaches workshops and lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, he has given his workshops in art schools, universities and museums both in the United States and Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Sun, ARTnews, and the New York Observer and included in many private and public collections. The artist and his workshops were featured in the December 2017 issue of Artist’s Magazine.

Full cost of this workshop is $630. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Contact with questions or to register.

Structure and Speed – Landscape painting w/ PETER SCHROTH

August 9, 10, 11, 2019

Emphasizing simplicity of structure and speed of execution this outdoor landscape class is for all levels. The beginner can benefit from the review of fundamentals regarding composition and gesture, while the more experienced may refresh and renew their approach.

The plein air ‘quick study’ is a practice  that can be an end in itself or a tool to support indoor studio practice or extend one’s understanding of both subject, medium and technical range.

PETER SCHROTH is a foundation studies professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has an MFA from the University of Colorado and a BFA from Syracuse University,

Schroth is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, a Presidential Fellowship from SCAD, the Weir Farm Trust, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, the Cill Rialaig Project, a Heinrich Boll Residency, the Elizabeth Foundation, Dodge Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, and the Millay Colony.

Full cost of this workshop is $520. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Please contact with questions or to register.



June 21, 22, 23, 2019

w/ Cara Luneau

This workshop is designed as an introduction to monotype printmaking. Using Akua nontoxic, water-soluble inks and mixed-media elements, participants will learn the basics. Demonstrations will include additive and subtractive methods as well as the use of stencils, chine colle, collage, layering, working with ghost images, and plate and paper registration. Incorporating mixed-media elements such as watercolor crayons, pastels, and drawings will be encouraged. Each participant will have lots of work time and the opportunity to play, experiment and go home with a portfolio of original prints. All prints will be hand pulled with a pin press or made with a small etching press.

Most materials will be provided – inks, additives, stencil material, plates, tools, cleaning supplies, and much more. There will be a short materials list for participants as well.

Instructor: Cara Luneau’s statement:

As a painter, I experienced a printmaking revelation a few years ago in Mexico. Since that time, I have become immersed in printmaking studio work with the help of several master printers. With a background in painting and drawing I presently work in monotype, painting, collage, and as the founder, administrator, and host of Art Workshops Boulder. I studied drawing and painting as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire and have continued studies with numerous wonderful and gifted artists in workshops and privately.  

Full cost of this workshop is $350. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Please contact with questions or to register.