Workshops

Hands On Workshops


Available workshops offered by Caroline Jasper

3 day - 5 day workshop:

Powercolor Painting

Make color work for you!

Hands-on - All levels.

4 Day - 5 Day Workshop
(depending upon venue)
Water - Soluble Oils and/or Acrylics
(Content applies to any subjects)

How far can you go in a day?
This workshop will change the way you see/think/paint

Progress to more powerful paintings. So much can be accomplished through sequential learning over consecutive days. Color communicates! Make it work for you and say "good-bye" to muddy colors. Bring drama to your work. Dare to try unfamiliar ways to think about and work with color, including Caroline Jasper's way of painting on red canvas. Create exciting light and shadow effects. Awaken the emotive psychological power of color in your work. Manipulate perspective and lighting for dynamic depth. Following the first day's concentration on color, each day brings another new focus and new paintings. Along with a head full of color theory master concepts, take home valuable studies and inspired new paintings of your own.

  • Advanced color concepts
  • Enhance depth in painting
  • Create dynamic compositions
  • Paint on color grounds
  • Avoid muddy colors forever
  • Dramatize light/shadow
  • Improve visual perception

Materials list provided upon registration.

Bring favorite photo references.
(Choose subject/composition appropriate to your drawing confidence.)


Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Student Reviews

"My art teacher wants to know what you did with the Charlotte she knew! She just about fell over when I showed her the painting I did while at the workshop. Thanks for that experience. It was the best workshop I have attended."
Charlotte Mautner

Agathe McQueston

"You measure teaching success by student outcomes and must be very proud of your efforts. It was a terrific week! Lots of content, lots of challenge. The atmosphere of the group was a real credit to your teaching skills."
Earl Olson

"The whole group was really wowed by your approach. You do create a lot of success. Great artist; great teacher."
Gay Sacharoff

"Chinese saying 'When the student is ready the teacher will appear'. Your teaching is a revelation and an unforgettable experience."
Eva Kon

"I very much enjoyed your workshop. You are an exceptional teacher! This was the best workshop I have ever attended. I enjoyed meeting my fellow artists and feel that everyone else felt the same. You have a wonderful way of making everyone feel like we have created something special."
Jane Veith

"Your workshop was the BEST I have ever taken. To teach art, it is not enough to be a good artist. Having taken a couple of workshops from artists whom I admired as artists and thought I would learn from, I know from whence I speak. Being a good (or great) teacher is the real key. And you, my dear, are a great teacher. Your education background made a huge difference in the quality of the workshop:

1. You are obviously at ease in the process of and enjoyment of teaching.

2. It is apparent that you have spent a lot of time and effort in the visual aids you utilized. Know that it made a difference.

3. You were there every morning early and every morning you were prepared. That, too, makes a difference.

4. During class you spent more time with each of us individually than I have ever experienced in a workshop. And that was quality time, too.

5. You were there for us who came early and/or stayed late. No hesitancy on your part to help, even when you were "off the clock."

6. As Jack, in our workshop stated, "the first 20 pages of your book was an epiphany" after many years of trying to understand color theory. I agree. It all came together for me too. Thank you Caroline. You have inspired me."
Kaaren McNulty

"Again thank you so much. You taught me a new way of seeing things for painting. Now I'm starting to see things as a puzzle."
Awilda Maldonado

"Your fresh and free techniques were incredibly helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you."
Cindy Griffith

"Thank you for all the good vibes. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and your paintings knock me out!!"
Carolyn Smith

Workshops in either half or full day sessions:

Color Sense & Sensuality in Oils

Color communicates! Awaken its emotive psychological power!

Hands-on Workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Oil paint on canvas
(Content pertains to any color medium/subject)

Color communicates! Awaken the emotive psychological power of color in your paintings. Tap into universal color connotations. Arouse mood, imply meaning, and enhance visual pleasure in seeing your work. Take home your own expressive painting.

Bring favorite photo references.
(suitable to your drawing confidence.)

Contact Caroline Jasper with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Color University

All in One Day!

Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

4 Day - 5 Day Workshop
(depending upon venue)
Medium used: Acrylic paint on canvas
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium, any subject.)
Note: At some workshop locations, other color media may be used.

How far can you go in a day?
This workshop will change the way you see/think/paint

Discover color without crisis. Spin off the wheel colors to a broad understanding of real colors. No more mud! Caroline Jasper wrote the book Powercolor-Master Color Concepts for All Media. She will take you way beyond hue, value, temperature, intensity, and mixing basics. Apply advanced color interaction theories to painting practices. take home your own color impact paintings and a head full of powerful color management strategies.

Materials list provided upon registration.

Bring favorite photo references.
(Choose subject/composition appropriate to your drawing confidence.)

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!


Composition Dynamics

Give your images greater impact. Discover ways to capture viewers'.

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Pencil on paper
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium/subject.)

Give your images greater impact! Artistic purpose and interesting subject matter may provide the motivation. Technical skill may demonstrate your expertise. But these may not be enough. Without effective visual organization, your ideas and your work may not be fully appreciated. Learn to make eye-catching visual statements. Discover ways to capture and control viewer attention. Explore proven compositional devices to expand your design repertoire. Take home newly created dynamic layouts, ready to draw or paint, etc.

Bring favorite photo references, any subjects

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Composition Tells A Story

Make more powerful paintings! The right compositional approach can elevate your work to a more meaningful level!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Oil paint on canvas
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium, any subject.)
Note: At some workshop locations, other color media may be used.

Make powerful paintings! The right compositional approach can elevate your work to a ore meaningful level. Employ design devices to fully connect with your image. Learn to know what to exaggerate or edit out. Strengthen mood and message with appriate design adjustments. Paint with purpose by starting with a composition layout that supports your aesthetic intent.

Materials list provided upon registration.

Bring favorite photo references.
(Choose subject/composition appropriate to your drawing confidence.)

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!


Contemporary Impressionism With Oils

If you love color, this one is for you. Excite your paintings with dynamic color-interaction!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Oil on canvas
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium/subject.)

If you love color, this one is for you - a power-packed workshop for all levels. Excite your paintings with dynamic coloro-interaction. Say "good-bye" to muddy colors! Combine Impressionists' tenants with contemporary flair. Think color theory but forget the "rules". Take home your own individualized post-impressionist inspired masterpiece. One-on-one instruction emphasized.

Materials provided.
Bring favorite photos - any subjects
Optional: Bring extra brushes, #4 and #6 brights or flats.

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Dramatic Depth in Painting

Paintings are like theater; without a little drama we get bored!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Acrylics, oils, water-soluble oils
(depending upon venue)

Create dramatic visual impact! Paintings are like theater; without a little drama, we get bored. Learn to implement a wide range of artists' proven methods for enhancing the illusion of form and distance on a flat surface. Advance your seeing-like-an-artist perception. Improve skills in manipulating color, lighting, and perspective. Give life to layers of depth in your paintings. One-on-one instruction emphasized. Take home a slew of painters' depth illusion tricks along with your own depth-dynamic masterpiece.

Bring favorite photos - any subjects
Optional: Bring extra brushes, bright or flat style, #4 and #6 (1/2" - 3/4")

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Student Reviews

Matt Fenton Kathleen Davis Artem Moldovatsev Nancy Crawford Marilyn Staiger

"Thanks for your inspiring class."
Carol Josefiak

"I never knew you could learn so much in just a few hours."
Celeste DeCoudres

Mike Stevens Anne Hughes

Dramatic Landscape Logistics

Create dynamic vistas with atmospheric perspective. Draw viewers into your scene.

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Oils or Acrylics
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium/subject.)
Note: At some workshop locations, other color media may be used.

Create dynamic vistas with atmospheric perspective. Explore compositional strategies to draw viewers into your scene. Enhance with lighting and color effects. Learn to sequence color contrast combinations for striking depth illusion. Create your own luminous landscape.

(All materials provided at workshop expo venues)

Bring favorite photos - any subjects
Optional: Bring extra brushes, bright or flat style, #4 and #6 (1/2" - 3/4")

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Drawing Dynamics for Painters

No amount of painterly bravado can make up of a bad drawing underneath. Learn essential drawing skills!

Hands-on Workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Pencil

Better drawing leads to better paintings. No amount of brush virtuosity can make up for a weak drawing beneath the paint. Drawings in prep for paintings rely on specific abilities. Learn ways to advance drawing skills whether working from life or photos. Enlighten your direct observation powers for greater accuracy. Essential strategies will advance you from mechanical methods to more confident natural drawing. One-on-one instruction emphasized. Come away with improved skills and your personally-created reference text of valuable drawing exercises. Methods used will forever improve your paintings.

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Empower Color in your Painting

Get the most from your palette regardless of subject. No more mud or color management confusion!

One day hands-on workshop - All levels

Medium used: Oils
(Content applies to any subject, any opaque media)

How far can you go in a day?
This workshop will change the way you see/think/paint

Get the most from your palette for any subject. No more mud or color management confusion! Learn to maximize color characteristics for visual and emotional impact. Orchestrate color combinations within the painting environment, mixing or mingling colors for dynamic value, temperature, and intensity interactions. Discover how to manipulate color, lighting and perspective for dynamic depth. Take home a head full of color theory master-concepts, and your own inspired masterpiece.

Learn to:
  • Master advanced color concepts
  • Enhance depth in painting
  • Make dynamic compositions
  • Paint on color grounds
  • Produce dramatic landscapes
  • Avoid muddy colors forever
  • Create light/shadow contrast
  • Improve visual perception

 

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Student Reviews

"Your workshop was the BEST I have ever taken. To teach art, it is not enough to be a good artist. Having taken a couple of workshops from artists whom I admired as artists and thought I would learn from, I know from whence I speak. Being a good (or great) teacher is the real key. And you, my dear, are a great teacher. Your education background made a huge difference in the quality of the workshop:

1. You are obviously at ease in the process of and enjoyment of teaching.

2. It is apparent that you have spent a lot of time and effort in the visual aids you utilized. Know that it made a difference.

3. You were there every morning early and every morning you were prepared. That, too, makes a difference.

4. During class you spent more time with each of us individually than I have ever experienced in a workshop. And that was quality time, too.

5. You were there for us who came early and/or stayed late. No hesitancy on your part to help, even when you were "off the clock."

6. As Jack, in our workshop stated, "the first 20 pages of your book was an epiphany" after many years of trying to understand color theory. I agree. It all came together for me too. Thank you Caroline. You have inspired me."
Kaaren McNulty

"My art teacher wants to know what you did with the Charlotte she knew! She just about fell over when I showed her the painting I did while at the workshop. Thanks for that experience. It was the best workshop I have attended."
Charlotte Mautner

"Your fresh and free techniques were incredibly helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you."
Cindy Griffith

Patricia Bourque Millie Kenyon

Exciting Light & Color

Light up the canvas! Team dynamic light and shadow effects with lively color for arresting impact!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Light up the canvas! Value contrasts deliver the image; color is a bonus. Team dynamic light and shadow effects with lively color for arresting impact. Dramatize lighting effects by learning when and how to embolden color or subdue it without making mud. Develop interesting effects with shadows. Explore advanced methods for painting on color grounds. Take home your own light and color masterpiece along with a battery of better painting methods.

Bring favorite photo references
(Choose subject/composition appropriate to your drawing confidence.)
Optional: Bring extra brushes, #4 and #6 brights or flats.

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Keys to Contrast in Painting

Get noticed! Make your paintings stand out. Discover ways to orchestrate colors!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used: Oils or Acrylics
(Content pertains to any opaque color medium/subject.)
Note: At some workshop locations, other color media may be used.

Get noticed! Make your paintings stand out. Discover effective ways to enhance a sense of form and space. Orchestrate color contrasts to support composition and message. Exaggerate or reduce value, temperature, and intensity differences appropriately. Learn to intensify color difference interactions for striking effects. One-on-one instruction emphasized. Take home your own impact painting.

Bring color photo references
(suitable to your drawing confidence.)

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Landscape on Red Ground

Use red's potency. Get rid of muddy colors!

Hands-on workshop
Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Medium used:Oils, Acrylics, and/or Water-Soluble Oils
(depending upon workshop sponsor)

Take advantage of the potency of the color red. Learn Caroline Jasper's way of starting with red canvas. Get rid of those muddy colors! Take your paintings to another level. Dare to try a new approach in thinking about and working with color. Through easy-to-follow methods, discover brilliant color interaction techniques for dramatic light and shadow effects. Take home your own visual impact landscape.

Bring color landscape photo references.
(Optional) Bring extra brushes, #4 and #6 brights.

Contact Caroline Jasper
with questions or to schedule a workshop!

Painting Demo: Landscape on Red Ground

  • On red canvas, beginning with white, separate shapes of color and value gradually combine creating a finished landscape.
  • Six steps illustrated and explained, including technical tips.

Student Reviews

"I have employed your approaches in my Senior classes."
Ian Griffiths, Art Dept. Head, Lower Canada College

"I was particularly struck by your use of a red ground. Your paintings radiate with color and luminosity."
DeSales Kelly-Eck, Havre de Grace, MD

"Your class got me excited/inspired to try the red canvas technique with my wildlife paintings. Red just makes the colors so vibrant."
Kelley Singleton, Edgewood, MD

"I enjoyed your class so much! You introduced me to new techniques that I would not have thought of. You have a way of instilling confidence in your students regardless of their experience level. I loved the freshness of your approach to painting especially starting on vivid colors. I am excited about painting my first canvas starting on red ground!"
Annie Suess, Art of the Caorolinas