AUGUST 27, 28, 29, 2018


Garden roses are some of the most beautiful forms in the botanical world.  They have been cultivated for centuries and bear little resemblance to the stiff generic varieties that are commonly available.  In this intensive workshop painters will have an opportunity to study their complex geometry and exquisite color subtlety. The course will Include an indirect method of painting and the introduction of a specific limited palette.  A brief slide lecture on the history of the genre will inspire us as we explore this timeless motif. 

Kathleen Speranza is an artist with more than 30 years of experience painting and teaching. She maintains a studio in Lynn Massachusetts and teaches workshops there as well as continuing a daily practice in painting.

Ms. Speranza is on the faculty at Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches Painting and Drawing to sophomores in the Illustration Department. She is affiliated as a workshop instructor at JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy. Workshops are offered there in June and July.

Kathleen’s paintings have been exhibited in museums, college art galleries and commercial galleries in the Northest and beyond. Public collections include Ralph Lauren Co., Meditech Corporation, Harvard Museum of Natural History, New England Biolabs and Cell Signaling Technologies, Her work is included in many private collections in the USA and abroad.

Full cost of this workshop is $520. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Email artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com w/questions and/or to register.

JORDAN WOLFSON Landscape: Drawing as Source

a three-day painting workshop

June 4, 5, 6, 2018 .  Boulder, CO

This three-day workshop will explore the relationship between drawing and oil painting through the motif of landscape. How can drawing inform and enrich my painting practice? What is available through painting from drawings as opposed to directly from the motif itself? What may I discover about my way as a painter by experimenting through the practice of drawing? We will go out to the field for the first two days, experimenting with a variety of means and ways of drawing – pencil, charcoal, ink – slow and analytic, gestural and intuitive. The last day we will experiment with translating our drawings into paintings.

Jordan Wolfson returned to the United States in 2002 after living abroad for ten years in Israel. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and did his graduate studies at Yale University School of Art. Since beginning to exhibit in 1991, Wolfson has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant and a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland. He currently lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Full cost of this workshop is $450. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot (please see cancellation policy posted on this site)

Email artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com with questions and/or to register


a 3-day painting workshop

May 21, 22, 23, 2018

Boulder, Colorado

We will be working strictly from life; still life and or interior spaces, including our imaginations during this 3-day painting workshop. We’ll be relying on our intuitions while abandoning the notion of painting “things” through experimentation with color, shape, surface, mediums/tools and composition. I will be giving demonstrations throughout the course and giving each attendee individualized one-on-one guidance. We are not intended to “finish” anything, this will be a low pressure experimental process where we are encouraged to step out of our comfort zones only to become acutely aware of what we are seeing and feeling. 

All levels welcome. Oil or acrylic paints.

“…paint something that isn’t anything until it is painted well.” – Charles Hawthorne

“The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.” – Richard Diebenkorn

 Liberti was born in Buffalo, New York (1974), and studied Fine Arts/Painting & Urban Planning at Buffalo State College where he earned his BS. He studied with the realist painter Jim Phalen, formerly a student of Bay Area painter, Paul Wonner. He also studied with Ken Kewley and Alex Kanevsky from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His work has been presented in group and solo shows throughout California, New York, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. His work is collected by private and corporate collectors both nationally and internationally. He resides with his wife and two daughters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chris was recently featured as a guest on the Savvy Painter podcast, you can listen here to find out more about the artist – http://savvypainter.com/podcast/layered-paintings-chris-liberti/

Full cost of this workshop is $460. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Please see refund policies posted on this website. Contact artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com to register

Constructing the Portrait a 3-day weekend workshop w/ ZOEY FRANK

SonyaMarch 9, 10, 11, 2018

This workshop will focus on one portrait pose from direct observation over the course of three days. We will do small value studies to arrange the composition of light and shadow, and color studies to explore the composition of color masses, discussing how these decisions work to convey mood and character. We will begin with an underpainting the first day and then build into the final painting with opaque paint in 2 subsequent sessions. The workshop will be instructed through lecture, demonstration, individual and group critique.

ZOEY FRANK was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. She completed four years of classical atelier training under Juliette Aristides at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and received an MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Zoey has received numerous honors and awards, including three Elizabeth Greenshields grants, the Avigdor Arikha Memorial International Residency Scholarship, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, scholarships from the Albert K. Murray foundation, the Stacey Foundation and the Art Renewal Center. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, the International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art, among other publications, and is exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe.

Full cost of this workshop is $670 which includes model fees.  A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot (see cancellation policies on this website). Contact artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com with questions and/or to register.