Workshops

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I currently teach workshops at following locations:

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

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

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 – FALL 2017

Painting in Plein Air at Yaddo
Saturday, November 4, 2017: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members
Call to Register: (518) 584-4132
REGISTER NOW ONLINE: http://www.saratoga-arts.org/civicrm/event/info?id=944
Join Takeyce Walter outdoors at Yaddo to capture the beautiful landscape in all its autumn glory. This comprehensive one-day workshop will teach students valuable techniques and tips on how to quickly create engaging paintings in the plein air environment. Focus will be on composition through preparatory sketches, value, and color. Exercises in this workshop are designed to help build your confidence in plein air painting. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels or oil paint 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. This workshop is designed for all levels and no experience is required! *This workshop will be held off-site at Yaddo’s gardens*

Intermediate Pastel
Thursday, November 9, 2017: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials, Fuller Road | Albany, NY
$50 per student
Call to Register: (518) 482-8881
REGISTER NOW ONLINE
This course is a more in-depth exploration of the pastel medium. In this full day workshop, we will review various sophisticated drawing, and application of this versatile medium. We will explore under-painting techniques, more complex compositions and color schemes. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. Students will received one-on-one instruction while working from life, and/or reference images.

Inspired by the Masters: Impressionists
Sunday, November 19, 2017: 10am – 4pm
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members
Call to Register: (518) 584-4132
REGISTER NOW ONLINE: http://www.saratoga-arts.org/civicrm/event/info?id=945
Artists have always used the masters as inspiration for their work, whether learning techniques, modeling compositions, or even using their work as inspiration for palette choice. Artist and instructor Takeyce Walter will discuss the work and processes of the great Impressionist masters like Edgar Degas, William Merrit Chase, and Mary Cassatt, demonstrate their techniques, and offer individual assistance during this fun workshop. Reference material and assignments will be provided. Open to all levels and media.

 

Using Reference Photos in Painting
Thursday, November 30, 2017: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials, Fuller Road | Albany, NY
$50 per student
Call to Register: (518) 482-8881
REGISTER NOW ONLINE
This workshop aims to help students transform their photographic reference to create a unique work of art that allows the expression of your artistic license. We will review methods of capturing, composing, and editing images. We will also discuss possible pitfalls from “copying” photos, and how to avoid them. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. Students will received one-on-one instruction while working from provided, and/or their own reference images.

 

Reflections: Capturing Water with Pastels
Thursday, December 14, 2017: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials, Fuller Road | Albany, NY
$50 per student
Call to Register: (518) 482-8881
REGISTER NOW ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reflections-capturing-water-with-pastels-with-takeyce-walter-tickets-37564347976

Pastels are the perfect medium to capture with immediacy, the luminous ways water interacts with light. This workshop covers the essential techniques on how to capture the beauty of bodies of water in pastel. We will review different types of water; rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, and how they behave depending on different outside factors like, time of day, depth of water, weather, and season. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. Students will received one-on-one instruction while working from provided, and/or their own reference images.

 

Painting the Winter Landscape
Sunday, December 17, 2017: 10:00 AM  – 4:00 PM
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members
Call to Register: (518) 584-4132
REGISTER NOW ONLINE: http://www.saratoga-arts.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=949
Winter 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 a winter scene. The emphasis of this workshop will be on techniques using soft neutral hues, introducing and using appropriate color to develop engaging winter compositions. A complete supply list can be found on our website. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and all media. Takeyce will be working with pastels or oil paint 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.


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