Visiting Master Artist Workshops 2019


The Armory's Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series brings together participants and contemporary master artists from all over the country for unparalleled educational experiences. Now in its 20th year, the series caters to artists of all skill levels and diverse disciplines. The Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series was carefully designed to offer opportunities to study with the best of today's master artists working in the areas of ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and drawing.

Registration details are supplied at the bottom of this page.

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The Figure: Structure and Paint
Instructor: Catherine Kehoe
Monday-Friday, January 14 – 18, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $650
Enrollment Deadline: December 14, 2018
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Catherine Kehoe

The figure will be the point of departure for exploration of pictorial structure. We will walk the line between accuracy and abstraction in translating the figure into two dimensions, creating images in the simplest forms: shapes and colors made of paint. This rigorous and wide-ranging analysis of the motif will help us grasp relationships between figure/object and space. Mediums will include graphite, collage, and oil paint. One session will focus on the head. Student supply list is available online once you enroll in the class.

Catherine Kehoe headshot

Catherine Kehoe received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She taught painting workshops at art centers throughout the U.S. She has also taught life drawing workshops at Harvard Medical School. Kehoe is a co-founder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts. Kehoe has won many awards and has been a visiting artist at numerous universities.




Collage for Painters: Ken Kewley's Alteration Shop
Instructor: Ken Kewley
Monday - Friday, February 4 - 8, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $675                                                                                               
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Enrollment Deadline: January 4, 2019
Ken Kewley collage

With a little alteration what we might have discarded can become our best work. We will paint the easiest way possible, by means of collage. We will begin with pure abstraction by making shapes and arranging them into multiple compositions. We will work on reproductions of your artwork brought from home by applying painted paper to the prints to adjust the shapes. We will rework our own work, masterworks, and works of our fellow artists. Be it an object, a place, or a person, it is the underlying abstraction that must excite us and needs to be strengthened. To further understand our paintings, we will recreate them as sculptures using cardboard and then work from these. Everything can be adjusted and readjusted via a scanner/copier. All in the belief that with a little alteration, what we might have discarded, can become our best work. Student supply list is available online once you enroll in the class.

Ken Kewley headshot

Ken Kewley graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a night watchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1980-1990 and considers this a major part of his education. In New York his work has been exhibited at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, and Pavel Zoubok. He teaches workshops and lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition he has given his workshops in art schools, universities, and museums, both in the United States and Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Sun, ARTnews, and the New York Observer and included in private and public collections. The artist and his workshops were featured in the December 2017 issue of Artist’s Magazine.





Observation and Imagination: Painting the Natural World
An Intensive Workshop on Landscape

Instructor: Ying Li
Monday - Friday, March 18 - 22, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $650
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Enrollment Deadline: February 25, 2019

Ying Li Painting

This workshop is for artists that paint both abstract and representational work. Students will explore techniques and concepts in painting with emphasis on individual development of style and theme. We will investigate various approaches to representational and abstract painting and the metaphorical meaning in landscape paintings. Students will discover how a basic image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting and the artist’s imagination. Students are encouraged to experiment with ideas and techniques with the purpose of developing a personal expression.

Power point presentation of works from masters and contemporary artists will be presented to complement studio and landscape projects in classes. Student supply list is available online once you enroll in the class.


Ying LI HeadshotYing Li is a painter and professor of fine arts at Haverford College, PA. She is an American citizen born in Beijing, China. She immigrated to the United States in 1983. Ying earned her BFA Anhui Normal University, China 1977 and M.F.A. Parsons School of Design, NY 1987. She has exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The National Academy Museum, the New York Studio School, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, and the Centro Incontri Umani Ascona, Switzerland. Li’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, New York Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hyperallergic, artcritical, and The Washington Post.

A Floating World of Color: Adapting Enamel Layering to 3-D Forms
Instructor: Judy Stone
Friday - Sunday, February 8 - 10, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $420 | Materials Fee: $60
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Enrollment Deadline: January 8, 2019

Judy Stone Image

Enamel as a painterly medium is a challenge to manipulate on 3-dimensional forms. In this 3-day workshop we will enamel a small copper vessel both inside and outside, creating 3-dimensional, non-monochromatic enamel colors through layering and with the aid of several firing tricks. We will start by drawing lines and negative space from our subconscious using the sgrafitto (scratch-through) technique on an airbrushed white enamel surface which is applied as a liquid and then fired. The lines will serve as a sort on “reverse cloisonné” guiding our color applications. Color will be created in layers by sifting and by a technique called “wet floating” of fine enamel particles. Adding precious metal foils will be an option. We will attempt to stay loose and “painterly” through our many firings. In learning how to manipulate the enamel and dealing with the vagaries of a dimensional substrate you will also learn a lot about the science of enameling. Surface manipulations will allow us to examine even more subtle variations of color. Most of the materials will be provided by the instructor, a general student supply list will be available online once you enroll in the class. Copper vessel is included.


Judy Stone Headshot

Judy Stone, has been enameling professionally for over 45 years. She has taught enameling throughout the US and abroad and exhibited widely. She considers herself an advocate for the medium.  She has served as a board member of the Enamelist Society and the Northern California Enamel Guild. She is founder and board president of the Center for Enamel Art. She is also Enamel Department Head at The Crucible in Oakland, CA.

Registration Details

• We recommend that you register early with complete payment.

• All major credit cards are accepted and checks are made payable to the Armory Art Center.

• Refunds or transfers are not permitted if requested with less than five weeks’ notice. After five weeks no refunds will be issued due to a student’s failure to attend the workshop.

• Payment in full per workshop will be refunded less a fee of $100 provided the Armory receives five weeks’ notice prior to the start of the workshop.

• Payments for workshop that are not held due to insufficient enrollments will be refunded in full.


Any workshop that doesn’t achieve sufficient enrollment will be canceled and the registrants will be contacted by the Armory Art Center. Please make your travel and accommocation arrangements within the four-week timeframe prior to the workshop.

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