Workshops & Demos


Fall Painting Intensive Workshop: Experiments in Art Making

with Jack Rosenberg

November 12-16, 2018   Morning and afternoon, 10 sessions in all. An immersive painting experience.

Mornings: Exercises and experiments to explore color, composition, concepts, etc.  

Afternoons:  Individual projects.. Composition, value, color, mark-making will be discussed.

Aside from demonstrations and lectures, all instruction and critiques will be on an individual basis.  Students are welcome to leave their paintings and materials in the studio for the duration of the week.


9:00-12:30         Experiments & Exercises.  

Students arrive by 9am to setup and mix paints and to receive instruction or demonstration before the class begins at 9:30.  


1:30-5:00           Individual Projects.  

Individual projects for each student.  Same project for 5 days. Development of concept, working from photographs or other reference materials.

Afternoon students return by 1:30 to setup and mix paints, and prepare for afternoon session.  

The workshop covers the issues of composition, drawing, values and color through the vehicle of making a painting in oil. Students will create a uniquely individual projects developed in a step by step approach: selection of material, composition, color selection and painting. 

Students also learn about supports for painting, the fundamentals of color mixing, the use of mediums, the sight-size method of drawing, and the use of basic tools for painting.

Students are welcome to leave their paintings and materials in the studio for the duration of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
November 12 - November 16
9 am - 5 pm
Two sessions: 9am- 12:30pm; 1:30-5pm (9-9:30 set-up)
$350 mbr, $415 non-mbr

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

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Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395