Category Archives: Jeff Kern

New Sip ‘n Paint Workshop!

You’ve been asking for another Sip ‘n Paint Workshop. We agree they are so much fun! Get ready because on Friday August 1 from 6-9 pm will be our next workshop. Grab your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, Mom, Dad, best friend and sign up today!

Beautiful seascape by Jeff Kern to be used for Sip 'n Paint Class at Workshop13 in Ware, MAWe get so excited about this particular workshop because it is so relaxing and the laughter is loud!! Instructor Jeff Kern will guide you through the process of creating this beautiful, serene seascape. From start to finish he’ll be there to help every step of the way. And you will leave with a renewed energy and a love for the art you created.

Sign up soon as space is limited to 20 people! Hope to see you there.


Pastel Workshop

This is going to be an awesome workshop! Have you always wanted to take a pastels class but felt you’d be lost because you don’t know the first thing about it. Part of you is like ‘sounds great let’s take this class’, then another part says, ‘but I really don’t know the first thing about pastels’. Then you have this inner battle. Kind of like – should I eat the chocolate or not. Well…now you can eat the chocolate!

This is a workshop to teach you everything you need to know about pastels – really! From the value of colors through blending and final treatment.

Find out more info at and finally say yes I can!


New Classes at

New classes have been listed on the website! We’ve heard over and over “Once you take a class you’ll be hooked”. Classes for all ages and at different times of the day. What’s the course you just need to take?

  • Children’s Book Illustration – Linda Graves
  • Painting Together – Fran Gianfriddo
  • Imaginative Drawing – Gary Lippincott
  • Water Color Basics – Kara Bigda
  • Painting Techniques – 2 Classes in 1! Oil Painting & Pastels – Jeff Kern
  • Visual Journals – Pat Bock
  • Illustration Techniques – Roc Goudreau
  • Expressive Drawing for Teens – Sandy Gianfriddo
  • Photography 101 –  Jack Cascio
  • Beginning Painting for Kids Phase 2 – Roc Goudreau
  • The Making of a Comic Book – Delia Jean Hickey
  • Handmade Books – Pat Bock

Register today to be sure you get the class you want! See you there.


February Classes Listed!

We’re happy to announce the February class schedule is now listed on our site. From some of your favorites to exciting new topics like Expressive Drawing for Teens to Using Adobe Lightroom and so many more! Check them out and sign up early! Let us know if there is a topic YOU are interested in that is not listed. See you soon!


In The Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Jeff Kern
Cost: $125

5 week course • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

Take charge of your oil paintings. For many artists the under painting is a difficult and elusive part of the oil painting process. Learn to establish a well-proportioned and accurately shaped image without a detailed drawing.

By proceeding from general to specific, starting with proportional gestures and then to blocked in shapes, using only a brush – the artist can arrive at a monochromatic and tonally resolved version of the image. From this point, the painting can proceed to subsequent layers, colors and details.