Workshops at the Springfield Museum School

Masla will be teaching a series of drawing and painting workshops
at the Springfield (MA.), Museum of Fine Arts, Summer, and Fall. Below are current course descriptions links to register at the Museum School.

Tuesday, August 6, 10am – 3:30
Drawing FUNdamentals – anyone can do it!

Rice Patty, BaliMasla, Rice Patty, Bali, graphite in sketchbook

Join artist Robert Masla in the journey of creative expression, learning and fun though drawing. He creates an atmosphere where both absolute beginners and advanced artists alike feel themselves nourished, growing and stretching. When you leave this workshop you will take with you tools, techniques, and methods that you can apply to your art making and exercises you can use to strengthen your skills and continue drawing.

Wednesday August 7, 10am – 3:30
Creating Successful Watercolor Paintings

Masla, Wave study, watercolor on 1/4 sheet Fabriano paper

What makes a painting “work”, and what does that actually mean.

Learn how to plan, execute and evaluate your painting. In this 1 day workshop you will learn simple techniques to enhance your watercolors and bring them in line with your intentions. We will cover the various stages and methods of planning and the execution of watercolor paintings. Please bring a work in progress that, if time allows, Masla will evaluate and offer suggestions to bring the work to fruition.

Thursday, August 8, 10am -3:30
Painting with Cobra Water Mixable Oils

Tuesday, August 13, 10am -3:30
 Painting with Cobra Water Mixable Oils
 
 Late Coffee on the Corner, (San Pancho)6x72dpiMasla, Late Morning Coffee, (plein air San Pancho), Cobra water-mixable oils on canvas on board

Solvent Free Oil Painting! Learn about the advantages of using non-toxic water mixable oil paint. Masla will share with you a variety of methods and techniques that take advantage of this revolutionary painting medium. The best of watercolor and the best of oil – combined. Masla will be demoing and using Cobra water-mixable oils. – Be prepared to get creative, learn a lot, make a mess and have fun!

Masla, Crystl Falls - Cobra water mixable oils painting demo, on 16" x 20" Fredrix all media paintbord

Friday, August 9, 10am -3:30
Taking your Painting to the Next Level

Kalya Tapasya,(The Transforming Power of Time), Masla, 2007, 40" x 30", mixed media digital collage painting, combining images from 30 years of painting, including, in the center, the underpainting of Self Portrait Turning 50 which was painted with sumie brush and ink on panel

Masla, Kalya Tapasya, (The Transforming Power of Time), 2007, 40″ x 30″, mixed media collage painting, combining images from 30 years of painting, including, in the center, the underpainting of Self Portrait Turning 50 which was painted with sumie brush and ink on panel

Masla, Lilacs in the Rain, plein air, oil, 14" x 11", sold

Join award Masla for a day of expanding your creative potential and technical expertise. Open to all levels of painters from the beginner to advanced. Bring in 1 or 2 works you are not happy with and see what can happen.

Bob will share a variety of techniques and methods as well as discuss ways of looking at and analyzing paintings to “get them to work” and what that actually means – as well as how to add the “wow factor”. He will be demoing suggestions on a piece of clear acetate on top of your work, (piece must be dry), you can then photograph the image and try the suggestions or modifications on your work yourself as Bob is there to assist you. Be prepared to have fun, grow your artistic vision and take your painting to the next level!

To register call the Museum School at:
413 263-6800, ext. 382
or visit the links above.