NBAL Art Workshops
The New Braunfels Art League hosts several two to four day art workshops each year led by world-renowned professional artists. These workshops are open on a first come, first served basis to both NBAL members and non-members.
June 11, 12, & 13, 2021 - Isabelle Lane Mason, Painting The Portrait Workshop
In this workshop you will be taught to build up paint to form a solid, well constructed head and likeness in oil paint, working from a live model and photographs. We will cover key concepts including planes of the head,light and shadow, value and edges, and proper use of the materials. We will walk through the whole portrait painting process from preparatory sketches, planning compositions, sketching in placement, etc., through to a final finished piece. Click the button below to see more about this workshop.
August 20 - 22, 2021 - Rita Kirkman, "Capture the Light" Pastel Workshop
Learn to capture light with an innovative underpainting technique! Receive helpful hints and tips from Rita’s 40+ years of experience with pastel. Instruction will emphasize value and temperature control, composition and techniques for a small format, and how to stay productive with your art within a busy lifestyle! Click the button below to see more about this workshop.
September 24 - 26, 2021 - Michael Holter, "Watercolor Impressions" Workshop
This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.
December 9 -12, 2021 - Joan Fullerton, "Contemporary Approaches for Self-Expression" Acrylic Workshop
Join us as we jump into a dynamic playground of innovation full of inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax an image out of an abstract background, how to paint abstractly from a reference, and how to paint non-objectively utilizing only the power and intricacies of shape, color, and line. You'll explore them all by working intuitively and embrace and respond to what shows up. Working in a series will help reinforce the concepts. NOTE: This workshop and the waiting list is now full.