Tap into your creativity (and tastebuds) in Boston, MA!
Who is this weekend for?
This weekend long event is perfect for any artist craving new surroundings, inspiration, and information to deepen their understanding of their art. Experienced and beginner artists will enjoy this chance to reconnect with and explore their creativity in a new way.
What are the workshops about?
Each workshop will be centered around a skill or technique that is key to achieving colorful paintings and more refined work. Every session together will be another chance to develop your own artwork in real time and ask questions receiving feedback from Rachel and Laurel and the group!
Is there anything better than art & food?
What's the weekend all about?
This weekend workshop is a chance to learn and grow your painting skills in a fun, easy going environment. Come and connect with 15 other artists and gain a better understanding of your art and how to make it. We are committed to helping you tap into your creative magic so you can explore new ideas and opportunities for your work.
Leave this weekend with multiple paintings and a deeper understanding of how to achieve vibrant color in your art!
Through conversation + community begin to clarify your vision for your art and find new ideas to explore in your art business.
Friday, Sept. 16th - Optional
4pm: Early Arrival Meet + Greet with Laurel and Rachel @Boston Public Market
4:30pm Workshop: Color Wheel Creation
Join us as we mix up bright and vibrant color wheels to use and reference throughout the weekend. You'll explore warm and cool tones on your palette, learning vocabulary and formulas for creating color consistency in your artwork.
6:30pm: Dinner - High Street Place, Boston*
Saturday, Sept. 17th
9:30am-12pm Workshop: Art Reflection + Skill Building
Reflect on your work and discover constant themes in it as we give you prompts to pull them to the surface, strengthen them, and improve your execution.
In this workshop we'll discuss the elements of art and principles of design and how they interact with each other within our work. As the morning progresses, we'll dive into color variations and creating depth in paintings.
12-1pm: Break for Lunch*
1:30-5:30pm Workshop: Exploring Still Life with Texture + Food
In this afternoon session we'll stage and paint variations of modern still life paintings. You'll spend the time exploring color, personal style, and composition. As your piece comes to life you'll have the opportunity to stretch your legs, snack, and chat with other artists.
6:30pm: Dinner -Time Out Market*
Sunday, Sept. 18th
9am-11am: Farewell brunch + Q + A Session
During this morning session, we'll have a simple brunch (provided) and invite you to ask questions about our course, your art, and the opportunities you're hoping to have on your journey. You'll have the option to also put finishing touches on your paintings and converse with the group one last time before the weekend wraps up.
*Meals are your responsibility. Each meal is an optional invite to a local restaurant, but if there is somewhere else you'd like to go feel free to explore!
Rachel is a figurative painter with a focus on vibrant and playful portraits. She is passionate about helping other artists find their way both in business and art, using their individuality as a guide.
Laurel is an acrylic artist whose paintings are inspired by moments of joy around the table. Her mission is to capture life’s happy food moments in vibrant color. She loves to help painters get their vision from their head to their canvas so they can make paintings that pop.
ABOUT RACHEL & LAUREL
What's included in my purchase?
Your ticket to the weekend workshop includes any paint supplies needed to participate, beverages and snacks during sessions, and access to Laurel & Rachel's collaborative course on shaping your artist path. You will need to reserve a hotel and arrange any travel details on your own. We recommend booking a place to stay near Boston Public Market.
How many spots are available?
There are 15 spots available on a first come first serve basis.
What if I want to do my own thing?
While we have a fun weekend of painting planned, each session is optional. Feel free to explore the city on your own or go somewhere else for dinner. Every workshop and dinner spot was planned to cater to a variety of interests (and tastes)!
Is my ticket refundable?
We're sorry to say your purchase for the weekend is not refundable. You can however sell or give your ticket to another artist so they can attend instead.
I'm introverted... is this the place for me?
The good news is you aren't alone in your introverted-ness! Our weekend workshop was intentionally kept small to make sure artists can mingle and connect with each other without feeling overwhelmed by the size of the group. The goal of this weekend is to better your art skill and understanding of your craft, the bonus is the connection and the community you'll get at the same time.