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Plantation Art Guild 2018/2018 Workshop Schedule

All workshops will be held The Jim Ward Community Center, 301 NW 46th Ave. Plantation, FL 33317.

Contact Sandy Griffin at and (954) 724-8723.

Early Bird Registration Discounts are available for a limited time!
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PAG Workshops

Nancy Begin

Workshop 1: Unexpected Results

February 7-8, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them". Pablo Picasso. This is one of my favorite quotes and is an inspiration for my work and something that I would love to share with this workshop. Painting things to look three dimensional and real is not a rule but a choice.  If you always start your work with the same conventional approach and goal, you will have difficulty making your work distinctive or expressive. We will begin by sketching several small drawings using a limited number of shapes, perhaps as little as two. You may use reference photos if you choose. The drawing will then be created as a collage. The collage functions only as a catalyst for your imagination. The collage can reveal unique shapes, textures, unusual juxtapositions and might enable you to let go and push beyond what you have done before. The end result will be a painting using the collage as the jumping off point. We are going to make a leap, find that moment when you are willing to experiment, a fresh way of seeing things, updating, adding to or inventing a new visual vocabulary, a reminder and refresher, it is about a dictionary of possibilities. Allow your imagination to dictate, direct or suggest what will happen on the paper as you make contact with materials, tools and sensations. Take one or both of Nancy's workshops! 

Workshop Fee: 

PAG Members $190, Non-Members $200


Nancy Begin

Workshop 2: Itten's Seven Contrasts of Color

February 9, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All seven contrasts will be presented with a collage representing 1-7. Also, examples of artists who use specific contrasts in their work (i.e. Wyeth uses value contrast, Matisse uses hue contrast etc.) Each student will do a small collage of their choice, maybe a contrast they use all of the time or perhaps a contrast that is not familiar to them.

The final project is a painting using the collage as the inspiration and the color contrast as the emphasis. My goal for both of these workshops is to give each student individual attention and to create an encouraging environment which will give each artist the opportunity to look beyond the conventional and try for something new. Take one or both of Nancy's workshops! 

Workshop Fee: 

PAG Members $85, Non-Members $95


Jorge Leon

Let There Be Yupo

March 8-9, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

He is back to excite and stimulate your artist imaginations, using experimental techniques that will allow you to jump into your art with a great sense of possibility and enjoyment. When you play with your art it is not only what you are doing, but rather the manner in which you do it. Have fun and approach your art with an open attitude of exploration and a new vision. Open to whatever will happen and enjoy the process! 

Workshop Fee: 

PAG Members $150, Non-Members $160


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