Workshops

Workshops


July Zoom Workshops:

Painting the Landscape from Photo Reference
Wed., July 15th, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
$30.00 Sign Up Here

During this workshop, I will demonstrate how to use a photo reference as a departure point for a loose and expressive landscape painting. I will talk about selecting a reference photo, then demonstrate how to simplify it into basic shapes that will allow us to begin the painting with confidence. We will talk about composition, seeing the big picture, and paint handling as I take you through my layered process.

Note: The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent after payment to the email associated with your PayPal account. If you would like to be contacted via a different email, please email me after registering so that you get the info. Please feel free to reach out with any questions

Online workshops are single session, Zoom events. There will be a live demonstration with explanation of concepts and techniques, and plenty of time to ask questions. Students are encouraged to join zoom sessions to learn, sketch, and take notes, then work on concepts at home after. Or, work right along with me if preferred. These workshops are meant to provide practical info to strengthen your painting practice and provide inspiration for low-stakes home projects to get you rolling. Zoom links will be sent after receiving payment to the email associated with your PayPal account.

Due to Coronavirus situations, in- person workshop dates are currently being reassessed with hosting venues. In person classes will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Some Words from Students:

Ben Hamburger is a uniquely gifted artist and teacher. He clearly and concisely explains key concepts and techniques and then provides illustrative demonstrations at the beginning of each class. More importantly, throughout a painting session, he provides insightful direction that helps the student artist to see what is “off” and what should be a next step. He listens carefully to ALL and is a patient and kind instructor who provides a supportive learning environment to every student! Humble and down-to-earth, Ben always arrives at class well-prepared and eager to help.
- Shelly D., Alla Prima Painting, Acrylic Underpainting, and Expressive Landscape Painting Student

What a wonderful teacher and artist Ben is!  He is extremely generous with his talent, bringing out there best of each student's own strengths as we learn and paint with him. His courses are well planned--hands on, enjoyable, and no wasted time.  In class, we talk about the topic du jour, generally with a brief demo, and then we plunge into our own work as he circulates, giving individual attention.  In the classes that I have had with him, each student has been delighted with his / her development. I am a better painter thanks to working with Ben Hamburger.
-Suzan C., Plein Air Painting and Alla Prima Painting student

If you want to pick up painting tricks of the trade, take one of the many methods classes. If you want to become a more confident and proficient painter true to your own style, take classes with Ben Hamburger. He has that special gift that has students of all ages and levels returning to study with him for a long time.
-Howard S., Plein Air Painting, and Alla Prima Painting

Ben is an excellent instructor.  His demonstrations of technique at the start of each class really allowed me to learn a lot in a short time.  He not only shows the technique, but he talks through it in real time to explain what he's doing.  He does a great job giving individual advice, and his feedback is clear and straightforward.  On top of all that, he's a super nice person!  Highly recommended!
-Julie W., Alla Prima Painting Student