Contemporary Artist / Art Instructor

Art by M. Iglesias

All WORKSHOPS and OPEN STUDIOS are held at 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA  


SEP   Adults:             Sat 9/30      2-4 pm           


No reservation needed, walk-ins welcome.  However, space is limited, so to guarantee your seat,

you can pre-regiater here for the $25 seats...
Professional art instructor present to guide you through your creative process.
We'll guide you through any painting you want, even one of our Paint & Sip Paintings that you may be

dying to do!  $15 per session. Bring your own materials, or we will supply for you for an additional $10.

No extra charge to use our easels, aprons, disposable pallets, or water cups.

AUG WORKSHOP:  Big Cats in Acrylic - All skill levels - Ages 16 to Adult    $80  
4 week course –  6-8pm - Mon 8/7, Mon 8/14, Mon 8/21, Mon 8/28 

The focus of this class will be to learn the basic materials, techniques, and tools used to create realistic paintings of big cats showing their personalities, strength, and beauty.  Once we have covered the fundamentals of using the medium, you will learn the process of constructing the portrait using a grid technique, blocking in the under-painting with base colors, and then developing the detailed layers for dimension in the cat's features and fur.

You'll learn how to paint specific moods based on the body language and how to use the proper tones to emulate natural hues and colors.  You'll learn to prioritize the order of layers and how to develop a fully realized painting.  Materials List will be provided for brushes, paints, and substrates via email prior to the class start date.  Each student will create two paintings during this workshop that will be based on photo references supplied by the instructor and student.  

Class Schedule
Wk 1: Review of materials, painting basics, and demonstration on how to prepare and layout the painting by creating

an initial sketch and then performing a small color study guided by instructor.
Wk 2: Working from photo references brought by student, initial sketch and first layer of painting will be completed

on larger canvas.  

Wk 3: Continue developing layers and continue building depth and dimensional interest with proper lighting and

shading.  Guidance will continually be given on different techniques and construction strategies.   
Wk 4: Completion of final layer to include fine tuning details and critique of finished painting.