ATTENTION: Due to the corona virus and community safety concerns, until further notice, most classes and workshops are virtual with Zoom as the efficient, reliable video platform. The exception is my plein air workshop in Prescott, see the Schedule. Zoom classes have been very successful – most classes have full registration; feedback has been very positive. Questions? Please go to Contact Me. You may Register for classes/workshops where the Register link is posted. Be well, safe and Happy Painting. Julie
P.S. At this time my Barcelona, Spain, May 2021, info/registration “Oil and Watercolor Plein Air Painting Workshop in Spain with Julie Gilbert Pollard”, remains scheduled – “Nos vemos en Barcelona!”
Supplies: each painter provides her/his own personal painting supplies unless otherwise noted. Emails: add your name and email address HERE to be placed on Julie’s Constant Contact “Class & Workshop List” for notifications of upcoming events. Your comments HERE will be appreciated. Thank you so much, painters, for attending my Classes & Workshops! Julie
“Watercolor Unleashed – The Rocky Landscape” – ZOOM Classes
Dates/Times: Nov. 24th, Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, 4 Tuesday afternoons, 1-4PM
Details: Rocks, boulders and pebbles are the “bedrock” of landscape painting. Creating the shapes and depth of individual rocks and learning to combine many pebbles into a single collective shape that “says rocks” without detailing each is crucial to successful landscape painting. This class will focus on the challenge of painting a landscape in which rocks are a significant feature.
For this studio-at-home Zoom watercolor class we will use a photo and other class materials that will be sent to you by e-mail. (You are welcome and encouraged to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish.) During class time you will see demos and instruction with the painting demo shown full screen. You will have your own painting time during the class with individual critique throughout.
Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
Register: HERE or Call Scottsdale Artists’ School: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707
“Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard” – ZOOM + Email. Participate in lessons and demos, paint with Julie and a few participating artists at this intimate artists’ studio & classroom. Tuesday evenings, some exceptions such as holidays or I’m scheduled elsewhere; on-going, month to month.
Dates/Times: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020, 4 Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30PM (NO class Dec. 29th)
Medium: Watercolor, Oil or Acrylic
Tuition: $20/class, monthly in advance, e.g., a 4-class month is $80.00.
Wait List/Register: HERE
“V.I.E.W.- Watercolor Unleashed! Carmel Mission Adobe Arch” – Zoom Classes
Dates & Times: Dec. 11-12, 2020, 10AM-1PM Phoenix MST (9AM-Noon PST), two classes held Friday/Saturday only
Details: Paint classic California Spanish Mission architecture – an adobe arch with vines, flowers and California sun inviting the viewer into a garden at lovely and beautifully preserved Carmel Mission.
For this live-online painting workshop we will use a photo – furnished to you by e-mail.
This online class will focus on:
a) Maintaining a plein air “feel” and sensitivity in our paintings
b) Composing the scene as if we were actually there rather than succumbing to the “tyranny of the photograph” – using the photo as inspiration rather than absolute visual fact
c) And so much more: Many more important details and F.A.Q.s HERE. See all the tabs.
There will be live demos through Zoom and still photos of the painting steps via e-mail, instruction and one-on-one critique via e-mail.
All levels are welcome and encouraged to join. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
Tuition: US$ 178 for the 2 sessions of 3 hours each (total 6 hours)
“Oil and Watercolor Plein Air Painting Workshop in Spain with Julie Gilbert Pollard”
Dates: 7-day workshop, May 16-23, 2021
Join Julie Gilbert Pollard for a wonderful week of plein air painting on the beautiful coast of Northern Spain, the Costa Brava, near Barcelona!
Let Spain seduce you! Costa Brava, where the mountains meet the sea, is the setting of this exciting painting tour in the province of Gerona. Craggy cliffs, sandy coves, pristine beaches but also medieval villages and botanical garden, all await to be painted and experienced. This region was also the home and setting for the surreal world of Salvador Dali. The magical Barcelona will also be part of this unique plein-air painting workshop in Spain.
Class Description: In this plein air workshop, you will visit inspiring locations, learning to interpret them into your personal visual expression. Expect sight-seeing, photo-sketching, sketching and “light” plein air painting using minimal equipment that is easy to carry in a medium-size backpack”.
“During the plein air sessions, I will alternate watercolor-on-paper and watercolor-as-prep-for-oil painting demos on canvas boards pre-coated with Watercolor Ground. I will demonstrate and coach you through methods and techniques that have proven invaluable in learning to distill a scene into its most simple format, leading to studio paintings that retain that illusive “plein air feel”.
All levels are welcome. Classes will be small, so Julie will have ample time to help students work toward individual goals.
Note: photo courtesy of French Escapade, our tour operator.
Registration/Pricing/Complete Details: about “French Escapade“, our painting host tour company, and my Costa Brava/Barcelona, May 16-23, 2021 plein air painting tour/workshop (Instruction, Itinerary, Accommodations, Price/What is Included, How to Book, etc.) see all pages and tabs HERE.
This will be a small group of 6 to 12; start making your plans, now! See you on the Costa Brava!
“Watercolor Unleashed – Paint Vibrant Water Scenes in Brilliant Color”
San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Workshops are held in our beautiful, light-filled education center in the SDWS Gallery, The ARTS DISTRICT, Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Bldg #202, San Diego, CA 92106.
Dates/Time: July 12-15, 2021, Monday-Thursday, 9AM-3:30PM.
Note: included is a Demonstration by Julie Gilbert Pollard, Workshop Instructor, on Sunday afternoon, July 11, 2021, of about 75 minutes beginning about 2:00PM. The demo is a part of the SDWS monthly General Meeting, which begins at 1:30PM. Workshop participants are welcome.
Class Description: TBA
Class Size: Workshop size will be 12 to 22 students, only. Register early as this is a popular event.
Discounts: Tuitions are discounted for SDWS Members. To receive the discounted price, a) if you are not a member or your membership has expired and you would like to receive the discounted price, renew your membership or join SDWS prior to registering for the Workshop, b) if you are a member please log in, then choose Workshops to find the Julie Pollard workshop, register and receive the automatic discount.