Intensives

The studio fills with an amazing energy during these sessions. Seasonal treats + casual yet tremendously knowledgeable instructors + a group of participants completely focused on learning and creating = pure magic.

Intensives are workshop style courses that meet for 2-3 consecutive days and focus on a single topic or set complimentary skills. Highly skilled instructors are brought in to offer concentrated educational opportunities.

 

Schedule:

The Blink Workshop with Resident Artist Michelle Decker

The Blink Workshop with Resident Artist Michelle Decker

The Blink Workshop with Michelle Decker Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Artist Supplies Included Studio 209  209 W Remington Ave. Thomasville, Georgia  South African wildlife artist and Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival artist Michelle Decker rolls out the second workshop of her residence titled “Blink”.  In this two-hour session, Michelle will teach artists of all levels how to create realistic eyes by using mixed media (ink & pastel pencil) using a zebra as her subject matter. All art supplies are included (water color paper, ink, pastels) Join us at Studio 209 on Wednesday, April 12 for a morning of artistry, skill-building, and a whole lot of fun.     Sign... read more
Painting Water with Confidence

Painting Water with Confidence

January 17, 18, & 19, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm The very qualities that compel us to paint water are the same reasons it often defies our attempts. Join Artist-in-Residence Ron Thomson for a consecutive three-day intensive where you will enrich your understanding and appreciation of water’s many moods and provide the tools to capture its beauty. Contact artist for supply list! Class Fee: $300 Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA  ... read more

Past Intensives:

March | Digital Photography Intensive with Alan Ross

March | Digital Photography Intensive with Alan Ross

March 14-15, 9am-5pm  Alan Ross is an internationally respected master in the art of black-and-white photography. He likes to photograph any number of subjects, ranging from architectural details to panoramic landscapes, though he is probably best known for his exquisite black and white photographs of the American west. He spent five years as master photographer Ansel Adam’s  photographic assistant at Yosemite workshops and then Carmel, California. Ross was integrally involved with Ansel’s books, workshops and the making of fine prints. Adam’s tapped Ross to be the exclusive printer of the Yosemite Special Edition negatives. For over 38 years he has enjoyed this assignment, making each Special Edition Print by hand from Adams’ original negatives using traditional darkroom methods. Today, Ross lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his family devotes his time to teaching, printing and doing special projects for clients. Medium: Photography Cost: $300 Location: TCA Studio 209 West Remington Avenue *Limited to 9 students only   This class is at capacity, but please join us Friday, March 13 at an Exhibition Reception featuring Ansel Adams & Alan Ross’ famous... read more
December | Copperplate Calligraphy

December | Copperplate Calligraphy

Two Day Calligraphy Intensive December 6 – 7, 2014 • 10AM-3PM • $155 ($145 for Members) This is an introductory look at Copperplate with Atlanta based calligrapher Anne Elser. Copperplate is an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. During the 2-day workshop, students will be given handouts and guide sheets, learning the upper and lower case characters. We will also address spacing and layout for addressing envelopes. Calligraphy is less about pretty handwriting, but more about DRAWING each and every letter. It’s about establishing a pacing and rhythmic motion as you write – giving you a consistency of shapes and letters, and spaces in between words and lines. It is highly relaxing and meditative. Like yoga for the hands, it centers, calms, and enchants the person making as well as and the person admiring it. About the Instructor After earning a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduate studies in Graphic Design at The Portfolio Center, Instructor Anne Elser began her artistic career as a painter, bookbinder, designer, and calligrapher. With over 20 years teaching experience, her students often report how fulfilling the classroom experience is, prompting both personal and artistic transformations. Anne’s classes are also FUN and full of laughter and you will find the sense of community she inspires both enriching and entertaining. Artist, calligrapher, teacher, mother, and friend, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all. See more beautiful examples of Anne’s... read more
Pressure Printing – June 2014

Pressure Printing – June 2014

Letterpress Intensive Allison Milham • Pressure Printing June 21 – 22 • Saturday and Sunday • 10AM – 5PM Studio 209 • 209 W Remington Ave In this two day workshop, students explored the possibilities of pressure printing on the Vandercook letterpress; working with low relief collage to create an edition of prints with texture and depth. This was a great opportunity get familiar with letterpress printing, while experimenting with alternative printing processes. Basic printing, ink mixing, make-ready and clean-up were covered. As a bonus, an optional post-intensive printing session was offered. Check out our Pressure Printing Pinterest Board. Allison Milham is a book artist, musician and founder of Great Basin Productions. She received her BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University, CA (2006); and her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2012). She teaches bookbinding and printmaking at Florida State University and works as a studio technician at the Facility for Arts Research and Small Craft Advisory... read more
Peggy Everett Plein Air Intensive

Peggy Everett Plein Air Intensive

Friday October 25-27, 2013 Join us on a local plantation for a Plein Air Intensive taught by PWAF artist Peggy Everett. Peggy’s teaching style is light-hearted and her classes are full of fun. The classes will take place near the Georgia Florida State line between Boston and Monticello. We will be based out of a hunting lodge. There are fields, piney woods, ponds, lakes, big oak trees, and lots of inspirational vistas.   Registration has... read more
SCAD Summer Intensive 2013

SCAD Summer Intensive 2013

SUMMER INTENSIVE in Thomasville 3 hot days! Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16, 2013 3 disciplines bookmaking • photography • writing SCAD is bringing that extra creative “edge” to our town, a place where the edgy innovative, intense and passionate live. Don’t miss it! 3-day intensive Learn to use bookmaking, photography and writing to express your creative edge. Create an urban self-portrait with an art book under the direction of Cynthia Lollis, former instructor at Penland School of Crafts. Take digital photography with Village Voice contributor, Sandra Phipps, and learn how to shoot and manipulate images to lay into a book format*. Explore the power of creative writing with Catherine Ramsdell, author of Books Staff, popmatters.com. Friday, June 14th & Saturday, June 15th • 9am – 4pm + Sunday, June 16th • 9am – 3pm *all digital cameras are acceptable/personal laptops or tablets will be needed. 3-hour workshops For those of you who cannot participate in the 3-day intensive, we are offering 3 workshops which focus on specific disciplines and expose you to hands-on techniques that will begin to open your eyes to branding and graphic significance. Choose from: Documentary Photography*, Introduction to Bookmaking and Storytelling, Narration and the “Who I Am Story” Storytelling, Narration and the “Who I Am Story” Friday, June 14 • 9am – 12pm Taught by Professor Cathrine Ramsdell This workshop’s focus is on writing about the self. Participants will read brief examples and respond to writing prompts. Documentary Photography Friday, June 14 • 9am – 12pm Taught by Professor Sandra Phipps This workshop will introduce the idea of self-portraits, the wide range of subjects that are included... read more