Bryan Memorial Gallery
Bryan Memorial Gallery

Workshops

 









Workshops & Demonstrations

Saturday, February 2 10AM - 4PM

Creating with Paper

Led by Sandra fw Beaty
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Join Sandra fw Beaty in a workshop celebrating the joy and beauty of collage with Beaty’s hands-on approach to the mechanics and techniques of collage. The techniques shared are universally well-tested with many age groups, in a variety of places.  In addition, Beaty makes the process inspirational and fun.

She desires for each participant/artist to emerge from this presentation with a personally-created collage that represents a memorable diary of this creative experience.

In Bryan Gallery’s first Pop Up exhibit of the season, there will be a wide grouping of Beaty’s work on exhibit. During the presentation, participants will do a walk and talk, with Sandra answering questions about her work including how she has synthesized her teaching, travel and art residencies into her creative process.   

Participants may bring an apron, watercolors, markers, or special pens

The instructor will bring

  • mat board variety of color, sizes
  • archival adhesive and sealant
  • glove for use with adhesive
  • scissors
  • plastic containers
  • brushes
  • a wonderful assortment of papers
  • watercolor and plain colored pencils
  • b/w still life and landscape images (or you can bring your own)
Registration is required.

Scholarship Available: There is one full tuition scholarship available from the James M. Quimby, Sr., Scholarship Fund available for this workshop. Applications will be accepted for this workship up to one week before the workshop. Applicants will be notified ten days before the workshop. Use the link below to access the scholarship application.

» Scholarship Application

Saturday, February 23 10AM - 4PM

Searching for the Light

Led by Mary S. Martin
Registration Required     »register now

Award winning painter Mary Martin leads a workshop about light, and how she’s found it in her travels in Brittany, Italy and England, as well as home in Durham, Quebec, and on frequent visits to Vermont.  Martin, who exhibits in both oil and watercolor, has designed her workshop to enhance the experience of painting while traveling and after one returns, searching for the light in a painting no matter the location.  

She will begin with a presentation of her sketch books, painting travel kit and paintings from her recent trips, followed by a demonstration of blocking in a painting in oil.  From there she will turn the process over to the participants who are encouraged to bring their own resource materials - sketches, unfinished paintings and when necessary, photographs. 

She encourages participants to think in advance about what is do-able in a one day workshop, keeping the size of the canvas or paper realistic, and the materials limited to what they are used to using.

After an afternoon of painting, with individual attention paid to each of the participants, Martin will give a group critique and discussion about finding light in places that are new to us as well as working under unfamiliar circumstances. 

Both established and emerging artists in watercolor and oil are welcome; some degree of experience will serve the participants well.  Upon registration, participants will receive a list of materials Mary herself uses, though she encourages you to bring with you materials with which you are familiar.

Mary Martin won the gallery’s Alden Bryan Medal for the Best in Show of Land and Light and Water and Air in 2017. 

Registration is required

Scholarship Available: There is one full tuition scholarship available from the James M. Quimby, Sr., Scholarship Fund available for this workshop. Applications will be accepted for this workship up to two full weeks before the workshop. Applicants will be notified ten days before the workshop. Use the link below to access the scholarship application.

» Scholarship Application

Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 3 9:30AM - 4PM

Studio Preparations for Successful Plein Air Painting

Led by Andrew Orr
Registration Required     »register now

While the excitement of working on location can fuel the artist, some studio preparations beforehand can help the individual to have a more enjoyable time out of doors.  This workshop will focus on studio preparations that will help the landscape painter to lessen some of the challenges out of working directly on site.  There will always be a few challenges when working outside; the weather, bugs, heat, changing light to name a few.  We cannot do too much about that!  However, planning ahead will allow us to spend more time focusing on the beauty of what is before us and thoughtfully replicate that beauty without getting bogged down in all of the extraneous distractiions, which can take our attention and focus away. 


In this workshop several ideas will be discussed:
     KISS (Keep it Simple Silly) Our plein air equipment, keeping it light
     What do I want to paint?
     Am I using the right support on which to paint?
     Color choices, working with a limited palette
     Where do I want to paint and when?  What about a cloudy day?
     Can a plein air painter use a photograph?
     Visiting the scene, multiple times for the best result
     What about that sky?
     Sunrise, sunset 

In addition to discussions, there will be some demonstrations as well as some hands on painting time.  For the hands on work, we will be preparing a few studio panels with sky and sunset colors which can be later used out of doors.  Additionally, we will discuss some of the concepts around painting sunsets and how best to prepare to capture this fleeting time of day.  

Instruction will be geared for both emerging and established artists in oil painting.  Artists with some experience will benefit greatly from the level of the instruction.  A list of recommended supplies will be furnished upon registration.  

Registration is required.

Scholarship Available: There is one full tuition scholarship available from the James M. Quimby, Sr., Scholarship Fund available for this workshop. Applications will be accepted for this workship up to two full weeks before the workshop. Applicants will be notified ten days before the workshop. Use the link below to access the scholarship application.

» Scholarship Application

March 30 - March 31 10AM - 4PM

2-day Watercolor Workshop

Led by Annelein Beaukenkamp
Registration Required     »register now

This two day workshop with perennial favorite Annelein Beaukenkamp will teach beginners and advanced workshop artists methods, tips and tricks to painting beautiful watercolor paintings. One day will focus on painting flowers. 

Workshop dates: March 30 & 31, 10am-4pm.

Scholarship Available: There is one full tuition scholarship available from the James M. Quimby, Sr., Scholarship Fund available for this workshop. Applications will be accepted for this workship up to two full weeks before the workshop. Applicants will be notified five days before the workshop. Use the link below to access the scholarship application.

» Scholarship Application

More details coming soon


Demonstrations

February 9 - 1PM - 3PM

Painting Demo by Eric Tobin

Led by Eric Tobin
No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

Our most attended demo returns again this year with Eric Tobin recreating a painting in front of your eyes. One of Vermon's premier Plein Air painters, Eric Tobin is known for his iconic Vermotn landscapes. Come watch Eric paint while he interacts, explains his process, and answers questions. 

Come early to get a good seat, there is always a crowd for this demo.


Sunday, March 17 - 1PM - 3PM

Painting Abroad With Mark Tougias

Led by Mark Tougias
No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

In his talk, Painting Abroad, Mark Tougias will discuss the technical, logistical and artistic aspects of painting overseas.  He will identify some of the major challenges faced and offer potential solutions as well as highlighting the positive aspects of working in foreign locations.  

Included in the discussion will be thinking your trip through, ways to keep your equipment light, maintain mobility and select smart destinations. A power point slide presentation chronicling his past European painting destinations will be incorporated into the talk.  Among the countries included will be Belgium, Sicily, Croatia, Ischia, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

Examples of Mark’s paintings from these locations will be exhibited in the Gallery’s Pop Up Gallery, starting on this date. 

There is no charge for this talk and no advance registration is required.  It is open to all and should be of interest to both artist and non-artist alike.


March 24 - 1PM - 3PM

Traveling with a Photographer's Eye

Led by Nan Carle Beauregard
No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

Over the past year, Nan Carle Beauregard has traveled to New Zealand, Ireland, London, Holland, Spain and Portugal, each time, coming back home to Vermont.  For a professional photographer, the itinerary was inspirational.  For a visual story teller, the narratives were stimulating.  For a frequent traveler, each journey offered its own special characteristics.  Beauregard is all of the above, bringing her expertise and her iPhone to bear on a world of visual opportunity.

Join Nan Carle Beauregard on this Sunday for an afternoon of travel experiences.  See the world as she sees it.  Learn how to get beyond the clichés of travel photography.  Understand how Beauregard looks through her lens and finds images that make her photographs distinct and memorable, several of which will be on exhibit in the Pop Up Gallery.  

There is no charge for this presentation thanks to the generous sponsorship of Smugglers Notch Resort.  Bring your iPhone or your SmartPhone if you’d like.