Aug
24
to Aug 25

Encaustic Wax

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Join me for an adventure into the exciting and messy art of encaustic wax painting.  Three thousand years ago Greek shipbuilders discovered a new use for the beeswax used to caulk hulls.  Adding pigments for color and resin for hardness, they created a painting medium with unmatched depth and luminosity.  Mexican muralist Diego Rivera began painting with the medium in the 1920’s and in the l950’s Jasper Johns popularized its use.  Encaustic has become a process for fine art photographers to set their work apart, and it’s a fascinating medium.   The equipment involved is relatively inexpensive, and there is no need for a photographic darkroom. 

Date:      August 24 – 25, 2019    9am – 5pm

Cost:       $400 includes morning coffee, lunch, materials & cocktail hour  - Class limited to 6

Equipment:  Laptop with PS installed, folder on laptop or on jump drive with 10-12 archived Images to work with.  You may also work with drawings, copies of paintings, etc.  These can be scanned and printed to working size.

 Location:  Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA (address provided upon registration)

Registration:   Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the “Note” section.  If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com.

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Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Photographic Alternative Processes

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In this workshop you will learn to see beyond the ordinary, working with models to produce unique portraits then playing in post-production with layers, texture, collage/montage.  Using old world techniques combined with contemporary digital technology, you will explore the endless possibilities to create one of a kind images. I still embrace the straight photographic image, but I was trained early in my career by the legendary Adolph “Papa” Fassbender, to experiment and see beyond the ordinary to create with the mark of an artist, and I love sharing this passion for photographic art.  

THE ERNEST BROOKS FOUNDATION WORKSHOPS – Brooks’ Photo Workshops seeks to stimulate, inspire and energize students and serious amateurs alike.

 Date:  Sat., Aug 10, 2019  9am – 5pm

Cost:   $275   Breakfast snacks with coffee and catered lunch included

Equipment:    Camera, lenses and “stuff” you work with.  Tripod (optional…I find tripods inhibiting, and prefer to work with high speed ISO).  Laptop with Photoshop, archived images you might want to inquire about using or incorporate with new work, and a texture file if you have this started, and if not, you need to photograph tree bark, patterns of light on walls, rough textures of stone, crinkled paper, etc.  These will be used for compositing with digital montage.

Location:     Santa Barbara, CA  -   class held on a small scenic horse ranch.  The compound features a beautiful home, detached studio/classroom, and numerous inspiring shooting locations. 

Registration:  ernestbrooksfoundation.org

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Jul
27
to Jul 29

Resin with Gold/Silver Leaf

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Whoopee!  This is the workshop you’ve asked for, so here it comes.  I saw some beautiful images several years ago created with a resin pour over photographic images, and was intrigued.  In the spring of 2017, I was with Al DaValle in New Orleans visiting A Gallery, and found the fascinating imagery of Louvierre+Vanessa, working not only with resin pour on photographs but imbedded in silver and gold leafing.  Much to our delight we had the opportunity to spend an evening with
Jeff and Vanessa and they were willing to share their process.  Al and I have been experimenting and have had success, and we’re ready to share this with a few hearty souls.  This is a time consuming and complicated process, but worth the effort.  I shared this process with Christy Schuler-Gutzeit, one of my Brooks cohorts, and she has been very successful selling her pieces. 

 Inspiration:  louviereandvanessa.com.  Select, Resonata and We’re Wolves to see images with resin and gold/silver leaf.  Al and I have not had time to produce a series and post on websites. 

 Dates:   July 27, 28, 29, 2019    9am – 5pm

 Cost: $525 includes morning coffee, lunch, materials  & cocktail hour  -  Class limited to 6 

Equipment:   Laptop with PS installed, folder on laptop or on jump drive with 10-12 archived images to work with.  

Location:        Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA (address provided upon registration).

Registration:   Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the “Note” section.  If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com.

                          

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Jun
27
to Jun 30

IMAGINE – a workshop beyond the ordinary

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Imagine an artist studio nestled on a ranch in wine country and the Santa Ynez Mountains as your playground.   Four days with an evening session to photograph,  learn new techniques, create art and discover new-found inspiration with soul mates. You will work with models and resident critters for conceptual imagery and figure studies…enjoy breakfast with Ronna and learn the tricks of iphonography…experiment with digital montage…learn the ancient art of encaustic wax…spend time sharing ideas, wine tasting, AND LOVING LIFE.

DISCLAIMER:  This class is dangerous…you can become addicted to ART and never look at photography in the same light again!

 Dates:  June 27 – 30, 2019     
June 27 – 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
June 28, 29, 30 – 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost:   $800 includes wine tasting/picnic, drinks, snacks, Friday breakfast, materials for art projects

Equipment:   Camera, lenses and “stuff” you work with.  Tripod (optional…I find tripods inhibiting, and prefer to work with high speed ISO).  Laptop with Photoshop, archived images you might want to inquire about using or incorporate with new work, and a texture file if you have this started.  You will receive a jump drive with hand-outs and a texture file of some favorites.

 Location: Solvang, CA   (address provided upon registration)

Registration:   Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the “Note” section.  If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com.

 

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

Encaustic Wax

Phoenix

Phoenix

Come get messy with encaustic wax for two days of creative energy making photographic art beyond the ordinary. This workshop will guide you through the steps to create “one of a kind” art pieces blending photography and the art of encaustic painting. Joyce will guide you through the steps to prepare commercial beeswax for encaustic and learn different techniques of working with thin and heavy layers of wax. You will experiment with painting techniques to add subtle touches of color to the photographic image, and then working in a painterly manner, adding collage elements to turn the photograph into a painting whereby the original photograph becomes merely a reference.

Dates:
Sat,  March 23, 2019      9am - 5pm
Sun, March 24, 2019      9am -  5pm

Cost: $395 includes lunch, Class limit 6 participants

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA

Equipment: Please bring at least 5-10 images on laptop, external hard drive, or Jump drive. Laptop loaded with Photoshop. If you do not have a laptop, please advise.

Registration: Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the "Note" section. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

Photogravure

Eternal Echoes

Eternal Echoes

Come get creative with solar plates and ink for a two-day photographic art workshop and a bit of artistic insanity.  This extensive workshop will guide you through the steps to create prints using the photogravure solar plate process.  During the first day, you will be working in Photoshop to adjust your images properly, print digital negatives and create solar plates.  On day two you will be inking plates and using the etching press to create your one of a kind photogravures. *Basic knowledge of Photoshop is required. 

Dates:
Sat,  Feb 23, 2019      9am - 5pm
Sun, Feb 24, 2019      9am -  5pm

Cost: $395 includes lunch, Class limit 6 participants

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA

Equipment: Please bring at least 5-10 images and a laptop with Photoshop (30-day free trial available on Adobe’s website)

Registration: Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the "Note" section. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com

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Jan
25
to Jan 27

Figurative, Photoshop Compositing & Collage

Pligth Thee My Troth

Pligth Thee My Troth

Rebirth

Rebirth

Portraiture and figurative imagery continue to be a fascinating and daunting challenge for photographers. Learn lighting patterns used by painters and master photographers through the ages for portraiture and artistic figurative work. Joyce will guide you with demonstrations and each participant will work with models to create unique images. You will learn to think and work like an artist… adding texture layers, and compositing elements with Photoshop and NIK software to alter and enhance the original image to a subtler art form. Your finished composite will be printed on luscious art papers, collage elements added along with pastel or paint techniques applied to create one of a kind art pieces.
Basic knowledge of Photoshop is not required, but extremely helpful. We will be able to guide you, if you are new to PS.

Dates:
Fri, Jan 25       1pm -5pm
Sat, Jan 26      9am -5pm     
Sun, Jan 27     9am –5pm

Cost: $425 includes lunch, Class limit 6 participants

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA

Equipment:

  • Digital camera with lenses and accessories you use.

  • Cell phone is permissible.

  • A card reader to download files.

  • Laptop with Photoshop (30-day trial available on Adobe’s website).

Registration: Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the "Note" section. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

Photogravure

Come get creative with solar plates and ink for a two-day photographic art workshop and a bit of artistic insanity. Photogravure printmaking is among the earliest, most beautiful and labor-intensive of traditional photographic processes dating back to the mid-1800’s.

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Jul
28
to Jul 29

Photogravure

Come get creative with solar plates and ink for a two-day photographic art workshop and a bit of artistic insanity. Photogravure printmaking is among the earliest, most beautiful and labor-intensive of traditional photographic processes dating back to the mid-1800’s.

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Creative Photographic Processes

Are you ready to jump off the cliff and create art with your photographs?  Two days of exploration, and getting messy with wax, gesso, varnish, solvents, paint and inkjet printing on unique and luscious substrates.  We will select images from your archives to create unique art pieces...adding texture layers, working with Photoshop and NIK software to alter and enhance the original image.  The next step is all about PROCESS!  Joyce is the Queen of Alternative Processes, and she will guide you on this magical journey of experimentation.  

*Basic knowledge of Photoshop is not required but will be extremely helpful*

DISCLAIMER: This class is dangerous…you can become addicted to ART and never look at photography in the same light again!

Dates: October 1-2, 2016 - 9am - 5pm

Cost: $395 includes lunch

Equipment: Please bring at least 5-10 images; a laptop with Photoshop (30-day free trial available on Adobe's website)

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA (address will be provided upon registration)

Registration: Please send payment through Paypal to jw@joycewilson.com and include your name and email address in the "Note" section. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at jw@joycewilson.com

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May
21
to May 22

Handmade Albums and Mini-Books

Books of beautiful images are always cherished, and there is nothing more precious and personal than handmade books.  Come share a weekend creating one of a kind jewels to be used as gifts, promotional portfolios or merely a delightful display of your favorite work.  We will select and edit images from your archives to create a 14-16 page handmade print book.  Images can be selected to create a series of your personal work, a travel trip, or memories for a loved one.  You will leave class on Sunday evening with a beautiful, unique handmade book.

May 21, 2016 - 9am - 5pm
May 22, 2016 - 9am - 5pm


Cost: $395 includes lunch

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio

More information: workshops.brooks.edu

Contact Cyndi DiMicco to register, 805-275-5356

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Feb
7
to Feb 8

MAGIC OF PORTRAITURE

Photography has become “the other great American sport”…everyone is a photographer, but without an understanding and knowledge of LIGHT, the portrait image can be an accident looking for a place to happen.  Joyce will share her years of experience and knowledge as a portrait and fine art photographer and show how she works with light in any situation to create magical images.  READ MORE

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