Impromptu: Water-Media meets Line-Work

Water-Media and Slow-Drawing Techniques Merge

to create a colorful and fun mash up in this two-session class with Chris Cozen


Held on Two Tuesdays, February 16  & 23, 2021 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST on Zoom   


Join the Artists Council's own Chris Cozen for a two-session Zoom class beginning Tuesday, February 16, and completing on Tuesday, February 23.


Using wet media in either acrylics/inks or watercolor, we'll meander our colors across the page and then enhance them with exquisite lines.



You will need a few transparent pigments in either ink, watercolor or acrylics.

Brushes: one broad or mop, and a couple of rounds

Permanent fine-tip pens in black , white or gold.

Watercolor paper (140#) or acrylic paper (185#)

Optional water soluble pencils or charcoal pencils.

Cost is $45.  Limited to 10 participants.  Sign up on EventBrite at:

Portrait Drawing with Steve Ohlrich

February 15, 22 & March 1, 8 & 15, 2021

Five 1.5-hour Zoom sessions

Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM


15 Spaces available

Tickets & Materials List Available on EventBrite:

New from the Artists Council: Join Coachella Valley award-winning artist, Steve Ohlrich in this 5-week workshop to learn how to create a realistic portrait drawing in vine charcoal and working from a photo reference provided by the instructor. Objectives will include finding proportions, shapes, values, and modeling forms. The goal will be to create a likeness of the subject. Charcoal drawing techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated. Students will draw alongside the teacher while receiving instruction. This class is open to students from beginner to advanced. 

Steve Ohlrich is an American artist who comes from an artistic heritage including painters and artisans. He was born in 1969, and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He began drawing at an early age and received awards for his work. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a minor in psychology. After serving the psychology community in and around Chicago for three years, Steve pursued artistic training at The School of Representational Art. He received a certificate after four years of extensive training in academic drawing and painting, and works as a full-time painter and art instructor.

Mixed Media Collage & Pastel Workshop (with Micah Goguen)

March 18 & 25, 2021

11 AM – 1PM each day

$80 - 2 sessions of 2 hours each, via Zoom

Register and view Materials List on EventBrite:

The Artists Council is pleased to present a new and exciting Mixed Media workshop for "Mixed Media Collage and Pastels" with Golden Working Artist, Micah Goguen, beginning March 18, 2021 via Zoom.

This online interactive workshop is conducted in 2 sessions held one week apart. We will explore the effects of using a palette knife by combining two media in a unique way. The surface will be constructed by building upon collage with Golden Pastel Ground to layer the media to accept the pastel as well as to abstract the image. The surface will be developed further by working upon the dry layer with various pastels to enhance the collage elements. Each session will be recorded for subsequent review after the class has ended.

Materials List is included on the EventBrite site.

Micah Goguen obtained his B.A. in Fine Art and his Master’s in Art Therapy from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. Residing currently in Macon, Georgia, Micah focuses primarily on bringing art to the community and using art as a form of communication for those struggling to understand and cope with life situations. He also volunteers time at the local community center and works with adults in alcohol and substance recovery as well as uprooted and traumatized children.  Using mural work, art for entertainment and art therapy for healing, Goguen collaborates with school systems, local shops, and non-profits to help unify and most importantly "spread a message."

Micah's own artwork conveys his interest in people as he works in a range of media and teaches workshops in Oil and Acrylic Painting, Ceramics, Textiles and Drawing. He is working on several mural projects and has founded a group of artists who hang and display art in privately owned local businesses. The group's overall vision is to focus and rededicate back to a "buy local, shop local" mentality that strengthens community through unity and purpose. Contact him at

Acrylic Texture Essentials: Molding Paste

with Amy Shawley Paquette

April 21, 28, & May 5, 2021 - via Zoom

On 3 Successive Wednesdays from 10 AM to Noon


Go to EventBrite to Register and for Materials List

Join Amy Shawley Paquette, Working Artist for Golden Artists Colors, on Zoom for her Acrylic

Texture Essentials course, which features one of her favorite acrylic painting products: Golden Molding Paste!

During this three-week online painting workshop, participants will explore the basics of texturing

with Golden Molding Paste using a variety of mark-making tools and application techniques.

We will cover its use as a ground for subtractive painting techniques, brush/knife applications for

impasto effects, “wet carving”, stenciling, and impression/stamping ideas with natural elements.

Discover the excitement of Molding Paste textures and the gorgeous effects that can be achieved when enhancing them with acrylic color! This course is designed for all levels of painting experience!


This course is taught sequentially. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.  After the course runs, students will receive a Summary PDF that includes all project steps, notes, and applicable links to outside websites.

Wildflower Tangle - Weaving Positive and Negative in Acrylics

A 2-Day Virtual Workshop with Linda Kemp

May 14 & 15, 2021, from 10 am - 1:30 pm each day

$185 total for both days

All Skill Levels Welcome!

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Weave together patterns of wild asters and yellow trefoil, tangled branches, and colorful foliage as we combine negative and positive painting techniques. In this all-new program, you will establish elegant, mysterious passages and delicate transitions in your artwork -- the secret is in the layering of transparent and opaque colors, lights and darks! Active brushwork, use of line and one-stroke painting techniques will be explored.

This is a 2-day workshop with internationally recognized artist Linda Kemp with 3 hours of daily instruction with a break midway through. The focus of this Acrylics class is working with negative painting utilizing both the positive and negative shapes within a composition. It is ideal for all skill levels.


Each day begins with a welcome and overview of the schedule, program, and objectives. Demonstrations are prepared ahead of time, using professional quality recording equipment and editing tools offering great lighting, focus, sound, and output. You will have a better-than-front-row seat! All videos are available afterwards on Vimeo. You will receive a private link so you can watch for 30 days. These links are available only to the students in this workshop. Even if your internet is uncooperative on the day of the workshop, you can watch the demonstration as often as you want and when your connection is good.


In addition to the demonstrations, all of the workshop lessons, teaching visuals, examples, product explanations, etc., are presented through a live Keynote presentation. Questions are monitored and answered live. There will be lots of Q & A time scheduled throughout the day.


Student painting time is part of the program. You are welcome to check in with Linda for guidance during painting time.


At the end of each day there will be time for questions and concerns.  See EventBrite via the link above for more information, including the supply list.