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1 Day Watercolor Workshop: Compose, Draw and Paint
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
January 12, 2020 (Snow date January 26)
Artist Teacher: Dorrie Rifkin
“Broadway” will be the theme for this workshop. This workshop will cover equally the steps of design, drawing, and painting. Participants will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, and draw and paint buildings, effectively. Expect to learn while having fun through demonstration, exercises, and individual instruction and encouragement.
Morning: Learn simple ways to drawing people and buildings. You will also learn the importance of design and layout.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon painting a cityscape. Students can use a reference photo taken by the instructor or bring their own.
Artists will supply their own materials. (Material List will be provided)
To register and pay: Fee is $100
To register and pay, contact or 201-913-1140.
Payment can be by check or via PayPal. Full payment is required by Jan. 8. To reserve a space for this workshop. (Limit to 12 people) All Epertise levels: Beginner - Advanced are welcome.
About the Instructor:
New Jersey resident Dorrie Rifkin paints from her passions. Thirty years’ experience as an award-winning art director
ignited and cemented a life-long love affair with typography. Her other passions - Music, New York City, and
family- are palpable in her work. Every painting has a personal story. Her paintings have won more than 30 prizes,
many in international and national juried shows, and are exhibited in private collections, worldwide. Dorrie was
featured in the article “Ones to Watch,” Watercolor Artist (December 2010), and her work was selected for Splash 14, 15, 17 and 18. Her painting, “Leaving the Highline” was selected for the cover of Watercolor Artist magazine (February 2015). She is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and the Northeast, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore Watercolor Societies.
4 Week Drawing Workshop: "Drawing Plus"
Tuesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 2020
Artist Teacher: Marc Josloff
"Drawing" will be king (or queen) in these Tuesday morning workshops. From fundamental to sophisticated and from classical to abstract, the workshops are designed for various levels of experience (prior drawing recommended). Students will see tremendous growth ability and confidence as their work becomes advanced and profound. Drawing can be a foundation for painting or can serve as a finished work of graphic art.
Workshop No. 1- “Contour Drawing”
Students will become familiarized with various types of contour (outline) drawing and will acquire a sensitivity to graphite and ink mediums. The classes will foster spontaneity and confidence in the use of this animated form of drawing.
To register and pay: $120/all four classes, payable to Marc Josloff
For more details and registration, contact Marc directly at 519-223-7659 or email:
About the Instructor:
Marc works in multiple media: watercolor, oils, acrylic, drawing, mixed media and fine art photography. He was has been teaching watercolor and drawing for over 15 years and gives Demos, workshops and slide lectures across Queens and Long Island while serving as a judge for art organizations and camera clubs. He is a signature member and board director of the Hudson Valley Art Association and President of the Long Island Center of Photography.
Marc earned his BA and MS at Pratt Institute. He taught art in the NYC public school system for 28 years and was an advertising art director on Long Island for six years. His career has also encompassed illustration and graphic design. All of these skill sets influence his artwork and his teaching.
In 2004, Watercolor Magic magazine (div. Artists Magazine) pronounced Marc Josloff as “One of 11 Artists to Watch” and he has been featured in “Splash 19- Best in Watercolor” and most recently in the ArtBlend 2020 book of contemporary artists. Marc’s work is in many permanent and private collections, including the prestigious collection of the Art Students League of NY.
Marc’s teaching philosophy is to understand his students as “individuals” and tutor them accordingly.