Workshops & Classes
Margot Schulzke, PSA, PSWC-DP; DPS, KA is a highly regarded and much sought-after teacher. Her approach is individualized, good-humored and supportive. Encouraging workshop participants to think and work independently, she emphasizes the "whys," not just the "hows." She keeps workshop sizes relatively small (usual is 15 max) to allow as much one-on-one as possible with each student, encouraging them to identify and develop their own intuitive, natural style.
She has taught painting for some forty years and holds a BA degree in art education. This solid foundation, coupled with her long experience in art instruction, is evident in her highly effective teaching methods. She has developed a number of sketchbook exercises to help her students internalize design concepts. Discussion in classes is two-way, so minds are engaged. Feedback is that it works!
Composition and drawing are a major focus in all of her workshops. See below for workshops, local classes and locations.
Workshop students comments: "All your positive feedback in your workshop the whole week was such a great experience. Your talk the last few hours on Friday on building confidence and how to carry on with painting when you’re not in a workshop was inspiring. It was a new experience, since I've been in classes where the teacher and class did nothing but tear the paintings to pieces. ...You have made design much easier to understand." ..."It was everything I expected and more. ... "The reality exceeded my rather myopic expectations. Your workshop embraced many levels of skill and experience -- with the surprise bonus that the students functioned as integral parts of the didactic flow"..."I've attended many workshops, but this is the first one where I really learned something."
See below for workshops, local classes and locations.
Margot Schulzke Pastel & Oil Workshops:
Learn why you put what where with the author of A Painters Guide to Design and Composition. Tuition fees cover instruction; travel and accommodations costs vary; please contact the workshop coordinator for full details.
Newcastle, California - 8 week sessions, weekly 3 hr. classes. Winter session will begin January 21, 2015. 8 wks. Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. $185. The Sheds Studios and Gallery, next to Newcastle Produce. Space is limited; please register early. $95 deposit to hold place. Please contact instructor for availability firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Springfield, Oregon Emerald Art Center, DesigninArt Workshop, 3 Days, September 21st-23rd, 2015. Margot is returning to Emerald Art Center for the fourth time. Contact Sue Banta, email@example.com or call 541-726-8595.
Margot with students at the Emerald Arts Center, Springville Oregon, where she has taught several workshops Gig Harbor, WA, Ann Arbor, MI, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico; Morro Bay, CA, and numerous locations in the High Sierra of California are among the sites of other previous workshops. Margot was also one of eight celebrity artists invited to the 2013 Mendocino 1st Annual Open Paint Out.
Those interested in hosting a Margot Schulzke Workshop are invited to contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org