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2019 Workshops

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Alla Prima Figure Painting

w/David Shevlino


Saturday June 29 & Sunday June 30


9:30AM- 4:30PM both days



(includes model fee)


This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into

wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct

response to our subjects. On the first morning there will

be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the


Students will learn to look at the nude figure and see it in

terms of large, overall basic shapes. Working on a toned

ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject

on the canvas. We begin by blocking in a midtone on a

gray canvas, then add darks and lights. By learning to

simplify form, values and color, we learn to interpret and

break down the figure into more understandable tones

and shapes instead of becoming distracted by details.

This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity

and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to

students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their

subject with greater economy.

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Acrylic Paint Acylic

Acrylic Pour w/ Katie Finnochiaro

1 day workshop

Saturday, August 3

11AM - 4PM

all materials provided




You will create your very own paint pour creation, selecting your

own color scheme, you will be shown different techniques to

manipulate the paint itself as well as the product on canvas. The

possibilities are endless, the colors are so fun and vibrant and the

technique is extremely cathartic and relaxing."


Beginning Digital Photography


1 Day Workshop w/Katherine Jackson

Saturday, August 24

8AM - 2PM






Move beyond the automatic settings of your digital SLR camera

and start creating works of art. This class will explore

some of the basic concepts necessary to master your camera:

1. The exposure triangle - aperture,shutter speed, ISO

2. The rule of thirds

3. Change your perspective

4. Reading the Histogram

5. White balance


We will meet on location at the beautiful World's End in Hingham

at 8AM. After a brief lecture on the above concepts shooting will

begin in one location.

After a break for lunch more shooting will follow in a different

section of World's End. We will close the day with each student

selecting their favorite photo for a supportive group critique.


You must register with the NRAS OFFICE for a class or a workshop before the class begins. Your receipt is your confirmation of workshop registration if you signed up through the website.

We will notify you if a class does not run.

**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops-scroll down past descriptions**(If you have any problems signing up through the website, we would be happy to help you. Give us a call!)





**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops**

As a lot of our larger workshops are National Artists who incur air fare costs and hotel costs:

Registration is not complete until payment has been made to the NRAS OFFICE before a class or workshop begins.

If a student cancels up to 8 weeks before – 100% refund less $25 processing fee
**If a student cancels 8 – 4 weeks before – 50% refund
**Fee is non refundable if a student cancels 4 weeks or less to the workshop.-**However, for these two instances, if we can fill your place we are happy to offer an 85% refund




Tim Bell

John Clayton

Stephen Early

Ken Elliott

Albert Handell

Johanna Harmon

Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Qiang Huang

Stapleton Kearns

Casey Klahn

Michael Klein

Robert Liberace

Terry Ludwig

Kelley Carey MacDonald

Carol Marine

Colin Page

Ginnie Peterson

Maggie Price

Jon Redmond

Juan Jr Ramirez

Diane Rappisi

Dan Thompson


Parking for NRAS classes and events is available in the NRAS parking lot, as well as directly in front of the G.A.R. Hall. For specific events, overflow parking will be directed to the North Community Church Parish House lot, on the adjacent block (84 Old Main Street)


North River Arts Society | 157 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA | 781-837-8091 |