Workshops at the Northampton Center for the Arts

Masla will be offering the following workshops at the all new:
Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA
(413) 584-7327.

Painting workshops are opened to and will benefit artists working in any painting medium, watercolor, acrylic, oil, water mixable oil.
Visit the links to register and get pdf’s of material lists

Drawing and Painting Like Crazy – The Elements of Landscape

Masla, “Wave Dance” watercolor study on Fabriano paper, 7.5″x11″


Fee: $150

Jump into a day of creative play and intensive learning, drawing and painting like crazy as you join artist Robert Masla in the exploration of elements of the landscape. We will cover many aspects of drawing and painting and how they relate to the landscape. Approaching the holistic aspect of art making, we will also delve into studying some of the various elements that contribute to a powerful work: From looking at composition and design, using gestures and thumbnail sketches, to the application of materials, as well as methods, techniques and approaches for understanding the unique qualities and capturing the mood and feeling of the various elements–sky, water, rocks, trees. Masla will demo in watercolor and water mixable oil.
Masla will be demonstrating with Rembrandt watercolors and acrylic paints as well as Cobra non solvent (water mixable) oil paints on Fredrix all media canvas paint boards and Fabriano Paper.

Please bring a small sketch pad that can accept a light wash for notes and thumbnails, etc., a black or dark grey, water soluable graphite pencil or watercolor pencil such as a Derwent Inktense, Generals Sketch and Wash, etc and a descent, large nib water brush such as a Caran d’Ache,( Jerry’s) , or from DickBlick Pental or Sakura.  For your chosen painting medium and supports please contact me to discuss – email or  better still call me at (413) 335-4295

"A Sudden Change in the Weather, (plein air at Ashfield Lake)", oil on paper, 22"x15"