Workshops

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I frequently teach workshops at following locations:

Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 482-8881

Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-4132

I am also periodically invited to teach at other venues. Please see below for my upcoming workshops. Private instruction is also available — please email me to discuss a schedule.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – 2020

Inspired by the Masters: Women of Impressionism with Takeyce Walter

Friday,  March 27, 2020
11:00 AM – 4 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
$70 per student

REGISTER NOW.

The Impressionists have provided inspiration to artists for generations, whether it’s learning the masters’ techniques, modeling compositions based on their masterpieces, even using their work as an inspiration for color choices. In this workshop, Takeyce will discuss the work and processes of the great women Impressionist masters like Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, demonstrate their techniques and offer individual assistance to all students. Takeyce will also review works of current masters and compare how they have even learned from the old masters. Instructor demonstrations, critiques and one on one guidance will be provided. The workshop is open to all media but Takeyce will be working in oil and soft pastels.

Spring Landscapes in Pastel with Takeyce Walter

Friday, April 30, 2020
11:00 AM – 4 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
$70 per student
Learn how to capture the glorious colors of Spring landscape in this one-day workshop with Takeyce Walter. Students participating in this exciting workshop will explore the techniques often used in painting a Spring scene. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels and/or oils to provide demos, and students will be provided with one-on-one feedback, reference material, and assignments to practice the techniques learned at home. There will also be a critique at the end of class to review the work completed. A supply list will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the workshop.

Introduction to Pastels
Sunday, May 3, 2020
10:30 AM – 3 PM
$80/$90 Members/not-yet Members
Saratoga Arts

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Call 518.584.4132 to Register

In art making, there are very few mediums that offer the immediacy and brilliance the likes of pastels. In this workshop we will review the use of pastels and the many applications of the medium. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of painting with pastels, including supplies, technique, mark making, color, and more. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. We will work from life, and/or reference images accompanied by one on one instruction.

Adirondack Landscape in Pastel with Takeyce Walter

Saturday, August 29, 2020
11:30 AM – 4PM
$90/$100 Members/not-yet Members
The View Arts
3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Please call (315) 369-6411 to Register.

Adirondack scenes can be inspiration for some of the most beautiful paintings, but can also be one of the most challenging compositions to master. Students participating in this one-day workshop will explore the techniques often used in capturing an Adirondack landscape. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels to provide demos, and students will be provided with one-on-one feedback, reference material, and assignments to practice the techniques learned at home. There will also be a critique at the end of class to review the work completed.

Plein Air on the Hill
with Takeyce Walter

Saturday, September  29, 2020
11:30 AM – 4PM
$70 per student
Salem Art Works
19 Cary Ln, Salem, NY 12865
Registration Now.

Early autumn, a warm breeze, and the spectacular view from Cary Hill waiting to be captured by you! Join artist and instructor, Takeyce Walter as she leads this one day plein air workshop painting our incredible views. Students participating in this exciting workshop will explore the techniques often used in painting “en plein air”. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels and/or oils to provide demos, and students will be provided with one-on-one feedback, reference material, and assignments to practice the techniques learned at home. There will also be a critique at the end of class to review the work completed. A supply list will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the workshop.


PAST WORKSHOPS

Adirondack Landscape with Takeyce Walter

Friday,  February 28, 2020
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
Past Workshop

Adirondack scenes can be some of the most beautiful paintings, but can also be one of the trickiest color compositions to master. Students participating in this one-day workshop will explore the techniques often used in painting an Adirondack landscape. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels and/or oils to provide demos, and students will be provided with one-on-one feedback, reference material, and assignments to practice the techniques learned at home. There will also be a critique at the end of class to review the work completed.

Inspired by John Sloane
Open Studio Workshop
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:30 AM – 1 PM
$15 members | $20 non-members
The Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

RSVP by calling 518-792-1761, ext. 310.
Inspired by From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of the New Urban Space, review and discuss Sloan’s artwork with artist-in-residence Takeyce Walter, then visit the Art Studio to reproduce your own artwork under Walter’s guidance. Students can use pastels, watercolor, or charcoal, to create inspired by John Sloan imagery.

Inspired by John Sloane
Open Studio Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 AM – 1 PM
$15 members | $20 non-members
The Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801RSVP by calling 518-792-1761, ext. 310.
Inspired by From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of the New Urban Space, review and discuss Sloan’s artwork with artist-in-residence Takeyce Walter, then visit the Art Studio to reproduce your own artwork under Walter’s guidance. Students can use pastels, watercolor, or charcoal, to create inspired by John Sloan imagery.

Plein Air Painting at Yaddo Rose Gardens
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Yaddo Rose Gardens
$70 for members / $80 for not-yet-members
Call to Register: (518) 584-4132
PAST WORKSHOP

Join artist and instructor Takeyce Walter for this inspirational workshop celebrating the beauty of Yaddo’s gardens! Lessons will include the fundamentals of composing and designing the perfect fall landscape while painting in the beautiful outdoors. Takeyce will also discuss and demonstrate techniques to enrich your paintings and offer individual assistance to all students. Please bring a bag lunch. A complete supply list can be found on the website. This workshop is designed for all levels and no experience is required!

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday, November 11, 2018
10 AM – 3 PM
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members
PAST WORKSHOP

If you have ever wanted to try oil painting, or haven’t been painting for some time and want to pick up your brushes again this is the workshop for you! Learn how to compose a painting, choose and mix colors, and experiment with a variety of different brushwork and application techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work from a still life for this class as well as landscapes from reference photos provided. Instructor demonstrations by artist Takeyce Walter, critiques, and one-on-one attention will be offered.

Dramatic Skies in Pastels with Takeyce Walter
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11AM – 4PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
$60 per student
PAST WORKSHOP

There’s no better medium to capture the ever changing shapes and colors of the dramatic sky than pastel! In this workshop, we will focus on aerial and linear perspective to capture beautiful skies. We will focus on clouds, color, and composition. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. We will work from reference images and you will be guided with one on one instruction. Reference material and assignments will be provided. Supply List will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the class/workshop.

PapayaUnderstanding Color with Takeyce Walter
Thursday, December 13, 2018
11AM – 4PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
$60 per student
PAST WORKSHOP

Even the most seasoned painters at times feel frustrated with their understanding of color. In this workshop, Takeyce will review basic color theory and how to use that knowledge to create harmonious works of art in oil or pastels. We will create a color wheel, and color mixing chart. Instructor demonstrations, critiques and one-on-one guidance will be provided.

Painting the Village in Plein Air
Round Lake Plein Air Festival
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 3 PM
$45 per student
PAST WORKSHOP

Join Takeyce Walter for lesson in plein air painting in the historic village of Round Lake. Lessons will include the fundamentals of composing and designing the perfect village landscape. Takeyce will discuss and demonstrate techniques to enrich your paintings and offer individual assistance to all students. Takeyce will be working with oils and/or pastel, but all mediums are welcome.

Inspired by Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad
Studio Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:30 AM – 1 PM
$10 members | $12 non-members
The Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Call 518.792.1761 to Register

In this workshop, students will review and discuss master impressionist, Jane Peterson’s artwork, then visit the Art Studio to reproduce their own Jane Peterson artwork under the guidance of Artist-in-Residence Takeyce Walter. Students can use pastels, watercolor, or acrylic, and will create directed by Jane Peterson imagery.

Inspired by Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad
Plein Air Workshop
Saturday, August 25, 2018
10:30 AM – 1 PM
$10 members | $12 non-members
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801PAST EVENT. Check back for future dates.In this workshop, students will review and discuss master impressionist, Jane Peterson’s artwork with Artist-in-Residence Takeyce Walter, then venture outdoors to create your own plein air works.
Plein Air Painting on the Farm
Thursday, August 30, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Indian Ladder Farm | Altamont, NY
$60 per student
Call to Register: (518) 482-8881
PAST EVENT. Check back for future dates.Join Takeyce Walter at Indian Ladder Farm for a day of painting in “Plein Air”. Using beautiful grounds of Indian Ladder Farm as inspiration, lessons will include the fundamentals of composing and designing the perfect farm landscape. Takeyce will discuss and demonstrate techniques to enrich your paintings and offer individual assistance to all students. Takeyce will be working with oil paint, but all mediums are welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the class.

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10 AM  – 3 PM
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members

PAST WORKSHOPS – Check back for future dates!

If you have ever wanted to try oil painting, or haven’t been painting for some time and want to pick up your brushes again this is the workshop for you! Learn how to compose a painting, choose and mix colors, and experiment with a variety of different brushwork and application techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work from a still life for this class as well as landscapes from reference photos provided. Instructor demonstrations by artist Takeyce Walter, critiques, and one-on-one attention will be offered.

Inspired by the Masters: Impressionists
Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials, Fuller Road | Albany, NY
PAST WORKSHOPS – Check back for future dates!

The Masters have provided inspiration to artists for centuries, whether it’s learning the masters’ techniques, modeling compositions based on their masterpieces, even using their work as an inspiration for color choices. In this workshop, Takeyce will discuss the work and processes of the great Impressionist masters like Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Degas, and Mary Cassatt, demonstrate their techniques and offer individual assistance to all students. Takeyce will also review works of current masters and compare how they have even learned from the old masters. Instructor demonstrations, critiques and one on one guidance will be provided. The workshop is open to all media but Takeyce will be working in oil and soft pastels. A supply list will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the class.

  Private instruction is also available — please email me to discuss a schedule.

Here’s what my students are saying about my workshops:

We had such a good time yesterday. I am still thinking and engaged with “pastels” this morning. Just saying the workshop has wonderful “spillover” effects. You’re a fine teacher, and I appreciate so much your preparations, demonstrations and instruction. All are gentle and open. You create an ideal environment for creative expression.

– Dawn, Artist

Takeyce was delightful…….organized, informative, two demos given , a wonderful teacher and we all went home with two completed paintings each. So glad I am signed up for her two upcoming classes…….please keep her coming back!!
– Sally Higgins, Artist

“I just wanted to say how very much I enjoyed the workshop Takeyce gave on color theory last weekend. She is a very generous teacher, sharing skills and techniques so articulately. I love her. We had a good group of artists of different levels. The space was pleasant and the time sped by. I got a lot out of this class, but more importantly, I feel inspired to do more art myself. So glad I signed up!”

— Susan Weber

Please check back often, as new classes are added frequently. As always, you can contact me at any time with questions or comments.

Takeyce
info(at)takeyceart.com