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Classes & Workshops 

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My teaching first happened by chance in 2012 and since then my teaching has evolved organically while simultaneously inspiring my own art practice.  I have conducted workshops at art organizations, private clubs and one-on-one including: Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA; Mother Brook Arts, Dedham, MA, New Art Center, Newton, MA; North Hill PurposeFull Living, Dedham, MA; Chilton Club, Boston, MA; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA; Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA and Concord Art, Concord, MA.  Whether working with one student or a group, teaching is a reciprocal process: my students energize me with their passion to grow as artists. I love supporting artists of any age on their creative journey. 

Winter 2024

Jump Start Your Creative Process

1-day workshop at Concord Art  

Friday January 26, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

 

This one-day workshop invites artists to jump start their creative practice and return to making art. Through a series of exercises artists will engage with materials and processes generating new concepts through the important practice of play. Open to artists willing to experiment, take chances and awaken their artistic spirit.

 

Winter 2023

Jump Start Your Creative Process

1-day workshop at Concord Art  

Thursday, February 16th

10 AM - 4 PM

 

This one-day workshop invites artists to jump start their creative practice and return to making art. Through a series of exercises artists will engage with materials and processes generating new concepts through the important practice of play. Open to artists willing to experiment, take chances and awaken their artistic spirit.

Alchemy of Color I Virtual

Concord Art

6 week class via Zoom

Wednesdays 10 AM – 1 PM

New dates: Wednesday, March 1st to April 5th

The painter of the future will be a colorist such as had yet never existed.   Vincent van Gogh

 

In these virtual classes we will study the language of color and each pigment’s personality to build a personal palette. Enhance your color knowledge through exercises, demos and by examining past and contemporary artists’ oeuvre. Gain knowledge in the mysteries and properties of color from understanding the psychology, perception and energy of colors for creating dynamic, expressive and meaningful paintings. Media: acrylic, watercolor and oils.

Alchemy of Color II Virtual

(Alchemy of Color I is a prerequisite to this class)

Martha is hosting directly with students

6 week class via Zoom

Session 1: Tuesdays February 28 - April 4th @ 10 AM - 1 PM

Session 2:  Wednesday evenings New date TBD @ 6 - 9 PM

Price $375  - A check is preferred. Please email me @ marthawakefield514@gmail.com for mailing address & any questions. 

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it. This mystic quality of color should likewise find expression in a work of art.”  Hans Hoffman

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In Alchemy II we will delve deeper into understanding color optics, and the properties of saturation, hue and luminosity for creating expressive and meaningful color choices.  Artists will augment their color knowledge through exercises, demos, critiques and examining classic and contemporary art.  Students are required to take Alchemy of Color I before enrolling in this class.  Media: oil, acrylic and watercolors.

Fall 2022

Alchemy of Color I Virtual

Concord Art

6 week class via Zoom

Spring 2022

Jump Start Your Creative Process

1-day virtual workshop through Currier Art Museum

Saturday, January 15th

Alchemy of Color Part II Online

6 week class via Zoom

Tuesdays 10 AM - 1 PM

January 18 - February 22

Alchemy of Color Part I Online

Concord Art

6 week class via Zoom

Tuesdays 10 AM – 1 PM

April 5 - May 10, 2022

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