In addition to offering artist residencies, we try to offer one or two programs a year with instruction typically either in printmaking or ceramics.

2019

Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations: May 6-20, 2019 - 

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Join us, Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, for a two-week abstract painting workshop exploring the use of cold wax medium with oils. Authors of the acclaimed book on the topic, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations (Squeegee Press, 2016) we will share our extensive knowledge of this exciting and freeing medium. The workshop will also feature presentations on abstraction and other topics, as well as plenty of discussion time and one-on-one conferences with each instructor.

Artists at any level of experience with cold wax, from beginner to advanced, are welcomed. We provide an individualized approach to meet each person’s needs, whether that is for detailed demos of the basics needed to get started, or more advanced ideas and challenges. We’ll get to know you a little ahead of time via a questionnaire so we can understand your goals and level of experience. (Although we encourage beginners in cold wax, we do ask that you have some prior experience with painting in any medium.)

Class will be held each weekday, with weekends and most evenings free. The length of the class will allow you to produce a number of finished paintings, as well as having plenty of time to work independently—the studio will be available to you 24/7. We’ll also encourage you to explore the island, its beauty and culture, and in find ways to express your experiences in your work.

Gulf Coast College Ceramics and Photography Program: June 4th – 18th

Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture. This ceramics class will focus on the rich heritage of Greece as well as the student’s travel experience. It will begin with a three-week preparation period in hand building methods at Gulf Coast College. After three weeks of ceramic “boot camp” students will leave Panama City to work in Greece. The first stop will be Athens, where students will visit the Acropolis and new Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and more. The group will then travel to the island of Skopelos via the hydrofoil. We will continue with the hands-on part of the class on the island with a periodic field trip to meet local artisans and visit the Folklore Museum. The students will draw on the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Greece, the Island of Skopelos and their experience as a traveler to create work in clay. Students will stay in housing owned by a local to get a taste of island living. Instruction will be offered in the morning and afternoon with an ample mid-day break for lunch and exploration.  

Bookmaking, Painting and Printmaking with Beth Curren, Carolee Jakes and Cindy Tidler - July 8th - 19th

Skopelos Books with Beth Curren In this course students will learn two basic book models from which to work: the concertina fold and the tunnel book structure. The students will then design and create their own books, using prints, paint, crayon, pencil and collage, and mat board. The Skopelos environment is visually stunning, and the island’s flora and fauna can be an inspiration for exploration and intention. All skill levels are welcome! Painting And Drawing toward Abstraction with Carolee Jakes This course is designed for artists of all levels who want to explore and develop abstraction as a way to interpret the world around them. Whether you come from a background in realism, abstraction, or somewhere in between, this class will give you an opportunity to develop new skills and broaden your approach. Participants will be assisted in creating an individual learning plan that allows each person to explore the exciting potential of abstract painting. The Changing Print: Mono-prints and Monotypes with Cindy Tidler This course is designed for students interested in exploring the possibilities of the unique and evolving print. We will work with a wide range of both monotype and monoprint techniques, including reductive, single and multiplate, and pressure printing. This is a versatile printmaking medium that can be combined with other mixed media techniques and book arts. Participants can draw on the unique textures, colors and culture of Skopelos for inspiration, or simply enjoy the opportunity to make prints in a beautiful island studio environment. All skill levels are welcome!

Carolee Jakes is a painter and printmaker from Northern Virginia with a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. In 2014, she established Dead Run Studio in McLean, Virginia. At DRS, in addition to producing her own work, Carolee shares her expertise in printmaking with other artists and collaborates on hand printing and book arts projects. Her current work combines printing and painting techniques and explores the visual continuum between representation and abstraction. Carolee’s work can be found in the collections of the Pew Charitable Trust and the National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection, as well as private collections in the United States and Greece. Ms Jakes currently teaches art at the Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, MD. Cindy Tidler is a printmaker, graphic illustrator, and book artist in Maryland. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She has led workshops in gelatin plate monotypes and dragonscale bookbinding. Cindy combines monotype with lithographic, etching and woodblock processes. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Cindy is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, the Maryland Federation of Art, the College Art Association, and the Southern Graphics International Council.

Cindy Tidler is a printmaker, graphic illustrator, and book artist in Maryland. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She has led workshops in gelatin plate monotypes and dragonscale bookbinding. Cindy combines monotype with lithographic, etching and woodblock processes. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Cindy is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, the Maryland Federation of Art, the College Art Association, and the Southern Graphics International Council.

For more information contact Carolee Jakes at carolee.jakes@gmail.com.

We are also willing to collaborate with workshop directors to create new programs. Please review this information on creating a workshop with SkopArt and contact us if this is something that interests you.