Bryan Memorial Gallery
Bryan Memorial Gallery

Workshops

 









Workshops & Demonstrations

This year James M. Quimby, SR. Scholarships are available for the following workshops:

  • Fascinating Textures in Watercolor
  • Key Elements in Plein Air Painting
To apply please contact the Gallery via email at info@bryangallery.org 

    Saturday, April 1 - Saturday, April 1 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.

    The Mystery of White

    Led by Gary Eckhart
    Registration Required     »register now

    Gary Eckhart invites you to a one-day workshop on the 1st of April, where he will be teaching you how to painting white subjects on white watercolor paper is easy and fun once you remove the mystery of the process. With the knowledge of how to use a full range of values to develop form you will be able to create paintings where your whites sparkle, your colors are clean and clear and your paintings have depth and focus. Solve this mystery through experiments and practical exercises and apply the findings to a finished painting. Gary Eckhart has taught for many years and the Gallery is honored to be working with him to bring you a fun educational day with a spectacular workshop.

    Artists at any stage of their development are welcome. However, the participating artist should have an understanding of and be comfortable with the watercolor medium.

    Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

    Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.


    Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16 10a.m. – 4p.m.

    Introduction to Acrylic Painting

    Led by Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr.
    Registration Required     »register now

    In this class students will learn the basics of painting with acrylic paints. Topics include: differences between acrylics and oils, mixing colors, using additives for acrylic paints, types of brushes, creating effects with various brush stroke techniques, composing a painting, and transferring images to canvas. After students learn the basics, they will work with the teacher to create at least one finished acrylic painting. This class is open to students at all skill levels.

    Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist.  He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School from 1981 to 2012.  He served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2012, and now serves as the NVAA’s Vice President.  He has been exhibiting his paintings in the region since 1978.  He is a founding member of the Vermont Comic Creator’s Group, and his cartoon strip Mr. Brunelle Explains It All appears weekly in Seven Days, and monthly in Funny Times. 

    Artists at any stage of their development are welcome.

    Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

    Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.

    Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11 9a.m. – 4p.m.

    Key Elements in Plein Air Painting

    Led by George Van Hook
    Registration Required     »register now

    George Van Hook invites you to a two-day summer workshop, where you will learn composition, laying out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting. George stresses alla prima painting and using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am - 4pm. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention.

    You will begin each day with a demo by the artist. You will then break up into groups and paint individually.  He will then provide individual instruction helping solve the issues for each artist.  After lunch, he will do a quick demo to refresh the ideas presented at the start. Painters will start a second painting for the afternoon with additional individual instruction. 

    Artists at any stage of their development are welcome.

    Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

    Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.

    Thanks to the James M. Quimby, SR., Scholarship Fund, one artist will be chosen for a full scholarship (workshop only) for this workshop.

    Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.

    Fascinating Textures in Watercolor

    Led by Gary Eckhart
    Registration Required     »register now

    Gary Eckhart invites you to join him in a two-day workshop! The world around us is filled with endless and fascinating textures. Understanding how to interpret and incorporate these textures in your paintings results in exciting and visually stimulating works of art. Exploring the means of reproducing textures with visual depth and clarity is the focus of this two-day workshop. A series of demonstrations and practical exercises leading to finished paintings are part of the two sessions. Gary Eckhart has taught for many years and the Gallery is honored to be working with him to bring you a fun educational weekend with a spectacular workshop.

    Artists at any stage of their development are welcome. However, the participating artist should have an understanding of and be comfortable with the watercolor medium.

    Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

    Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.

    Thanks to the James M. Quimby, SR., Scholarship Fund, one artist will be chosen for a full scholarship (workshop only) for this workshop.