bobBelow is a partial Schedule, (till Nov. 2017), of Art Workshops and Demos conducted by Robert Masla at the Casa – Studios North, Ashfield, Massachusetts and various other locations in the U.S. Listings are added and updated throughout the year, please check back.

“My goal as an instructor/facilitator is not to teach you to paint or draw like me, but to paint and draw like you, to help you uncover your unique vision and signature. In this process I will help you expand the “colors on your palette”, assisting you in developing your repertoire and understanding of various techniques, knowledge and skills in the mastery of the craft of drawing and painting. Most importantly, my goal is to help you to learn how to see and think visually, with that comes an expanded awareness that art springs from creativity and connectedness to life” – Masla

bob-newMasla painting in Jerome, Arizona at the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival.

Not able to join me during the winter in Mexico at Studio South, please join me for one of these unique events in the United States listed below.

For a list of Studio North, area B & B’s click here

Some dates posted below, more dates to be announced soon- Masla Studios North, Ashfield MA Spring, Summer, Fall

Drawing and Painting the Landscape in Plein Air and the Studio - All Media
at Masla Studios North
962 Apple Valley Rd. Ashfield, MA 01330 for info and to register :
Call - 413-625-8382 or 413-335-4295

Morning Walk 9x72dpiMasla, Morning Walk, (on Apple Valley - plein air), imprimatura oil technique on Fredrix all media paint-board, 8" x 16"
Blinded By the Light,(San Pancho)8x72dpiMasla, Salt in the Air, (plein air San Pancho), Cobra water-mixable oil on Fredrix all media paint-board, 8" x 16"

Experience Masla's award winning teaching style in this weekend workshop drawing and painting the bucolic New England landscape in Spring, Summer and Fall colors with the media of your choice. Masla will demo in a variety of media various principles, techniques and aspects of painting the landscape. The important effects of atmosphere, value, color temperature, light & shadow and composition will be covered.

Understanding artistic intention along with various approaches to painting in plein air and the studio will be discussed and methods for portraying different aspects of the landscape, i.e. rocks, water, clouds, in convincing manners will be revealed. Be prepared for a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing time in the outdoors, painting and picnicking, as Masla brings you to some of his favorite painting spots around his Studio North, in Ashfield, MA. Cost for the weekend is $350.00, picnic lunch provided. 1 day only, (Sunday) -$200. picnic lunch provided, some art material, call for more info.

- Returning Studio North Participants Receive a $50. discount on the weekend retreat!
Dates for 2017 Studio North Weekends (Satuday, and or Sunday - 9:30am - 5pm):

JUNE - 3 & 4

August 5 & 6

- Studio painting if inclement weather

To read about and see Studio North and for a list of area B&B's click here

Demo - Watercolor on Fredrix Watercolor Canvas & An Introduction to Cobra Water-Mixable Oils

Weds. April 19, from 6:30 - 8pm for the Tobacco Valley Artists: Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St. Agawam MA2

Masla, demo, watercolor on Fredrix watercolor canvas, 20" x 16"

Masla will be demoing the unique properties and advantages of painting with watercolor on Fredrix Watercolor Canvas and Fredrix All Media Paint-board. He will also end the evening with a quick introductory demo of the use and advantages of Cobra Water-mixable oils.


Panga at the Beach, (Cobra Paints)
Masla, Panga on the Beach, plein air imprimatura technique using Cobra water-mixable oils on canvas on board, 9" x 12"

"Draw Like A Painter - Draw Like Crazy " at the Ayurveda Health Retreat, Alachua, Florida - August 14

Join award winning artist Robert Masla
for a 1 Day
 Drawing Workshop for the Artist Within
Sunday May 7, 2018, from 10 – 5pm
at the Ayurveda Health Retreat, Alachua, Florida
$150. -Special $50. OFF Promo mention Casa: Cost $100. -Includes most materials and a wonderful Ayurvedic lunch Reservation/Tickets in advance – call: 352-870-7645
Listening to the Mark72dpi

Robert Masla, “Listening to the Mark”, charcoal and graphite on fabriano paper16” x 20”

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. Masla will lead you in the exploration of drawing that will help you to see and think visually and uncover your unique creative signature as you learn to draw like a painter. Investigate the depths of your individuality and vision with several processes to access your creative expression and painterly mark making. Draw like crazy - and have fun doing it!

In this fast moving, fun, 1 day workshop you will learn:

Moving beyond the blank canvas - Intention, emotion and purpose.
Art Methods and games for dissolving blocks and accessing the flow of your intuitive creative energy
Simple exercises that you can practice on your own that sharpen skill, technique and eye hand coordination, while learning to see and think visually.
How to distinguish between the inner critique and critical thinking.
How to shut off mental chatter.
How composition and value is the essential foundation for building a strong drawing and a strong painting.
The importance of, and methods for creating thumbnails, sketches and studies.
Seeing and Thinking Visually.
How all these various elements that go into the drawing process apply to painting, whether it be photo-realist, representational, abstract, etc. - from a portrait, to a still life, or landscape, to the totally non-objective.

Regardless of your skill level or the media you choose to work in, 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 to continue drawing and become a better painter -through drawing! Join Robert and draw like crazy -draw like a painter.

Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting... Drawing contains everything, except the hue.”
-Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Materials: -
Most materials will be provided for you -
You will need a sketchbook (appox. 9” x 12”) with good quality paper that can handle a light wash

Contact Bob if you have any questions: (413) 335 - 4295

Optional materials:
All manner of black and white drawing tools: 
a variety of hard pressed charcoal and vine charcoal, (for dark and light marks), white chalk or white pastel. Erasers, hard and kneadable, Various pencils, graphite, charcoal, ebony, of various weight and sizes, etc. tortillion or blending stump, chamois or similar blending cloth.
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Robert Masla, “Gesture Drawing of conductor Seiji Ozawa”, ball point pen in sketchbook.

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 links to current course descriptions.

Thursday, August 3, 10am -3:30
 Painting with Cobra Water Mixable Oils
 Late Coffee on the Corner, (San Pancho)6x72dpi
Masla, 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!

Thursday, August 10, 10am - 3:30
Drawing FUNdamentals - anyone can do it!

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.

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