About Our Workshops

NSarts offers a compelling line-up of fine art workshops for artists of all levels of experience, offered in a wide range of techniques and media. Learn from some of the regions finest art instructors.

Shelly Eager Pastel Workshop

Getting Into The Swing Again!
New Approaches to Starts and Finishes

August 7th and 8th 10AM-4PM
For pastel artists of all levels
$200 NSAA Members $225 Non-members
Register via PayPal or by phone 978.283.1857

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As a painter starting a new piece, staring at a blank piece of paper can be very intimidating. So we often do a detailed drawing to feel more confident.

Trouble is that this method can often produce a very tight painting. Thus, our solution creates yet another problem. Similarly, at the end of a painting we are often afraid of going too far for fear that we will mess up what we have worked so hard to accomplish. This often produces an okay painting without that special something that is hard to define. Where are the surprises? Where is the excitement? Learning new ways of approaching things will free us up to enjoy the process more. Isn’t that what painting should be about?

Shelly will teach you ways to start with free open strokes that act as your painting guide and she will teach you the finishes that keep that looseness alive. Let’s get back into a new way of approaching things and bring new tools to our toolboxes.


Paul George Workshop

Teaching watercolor & oil painting
in the US and Europe for 24 years.

October 2nd 9:30AM-3:30PM
For artists of all levels
$100 NSAA Members $125 Non-members
Register via PayPal or by phone 978.283.1857

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Award winning Artist Paul George is offering an exciting one day outdoor watercolor workshop that will cover composition, how to put punch into your paintings using shape, value, and color. It will start with a talk and demo by Paul, move on to a working lunch and finish with a critique. Please sign up NOW as the class is limited to 12 – you don’t want to miss out!