Upcoming Workshops

*Now Online Nantucket, MA 

Create your own Greeting Card Collection

April 6-7th, 2021 | 3-5pm EST

Hosted by the Artist Association of Nantucket 

We are thrilled to be teaching at AAN again - this time a little more remotely online. This is going to be a fun class now open to students from the east coast and the west coast. Scroll below for more details...

About the Workshop

Explore the joy of watercolor while learning new techniques and approaches for creating your own greeting card collection! Alyson teaches students to develop and refine their art into original illustrations that can be sent as originals or reproduced as a series. Some illustrative art that will be explored are spring flowers, nautical flags & cocktails. Along the way, Alyson will share her process and finish the workshop by helping students pair their completed cards with a selection of colorful envelopes into a boxed in set.

Alyson de Guigne is a visiting artist from Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. She runs Freedom Art, whose line of greeting cards and other products can be found in stores across the country including Whole Foods & a number of local favorites on Nantucket.

Supply List: Provided upon signup. Option to have Freedom Art materials shipped directly to your door!

This workshop has limited space online. Sign up online or contact AAN to reserve: 508-228-0722 or email Elizabeth directly: elizabeth@nantucketarts.org

2 Day Workshop Tuition: $150

To reserve in advance or schedule a group:  Elizabeth | elizabeth@nantucketarts.org | 508-228-0722 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Winter 2020 | Location TBD

About the Workshop

Unwind and explore the joy of watercolor while learning new techniques and approaches for creating your own watercolor greeting cards. While painting, enjoy small bites and a glass of wine from one of our favorite Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurants!

Alyson teaches students to develop and refine their art into original illustrations that can be sent as originals or reproduced as a series. Some illustrative art that will be explored are whales, cypress trees and sunsets. Along the way, Alyson will share her process and finish the workshop by pairing the completed cards with a colorful selection of envelopes in a boxed in set.

Included: watercolor paper, brushes, paints, envelopes

Optional: Alyson will bring a limited supply of her favorite paints, paper and pens for purchase.

Why we love Carmel

This cozy town has exceptional history: Salvador Dali once lived here for 10 years and Steinbeck wrote his masterpieces inspired by the rich history of the Monterey Peninsula.

Carmel locals take great pride in their businesses and we continue to work with our favorite restaurants to bring to you an incredible experience: a workshop you will enjoy at any level while munching on Carmel’s finest bites and sipping wine picked out for you by the Chef-Owner, himself.

If this is your first time to Carmel, be sure to visit the white sands of Carmel Beach and the many beautiful stores in town! For a fun night out, we recommend Vesuvios followed by Barmel. By the end of the workshop you too may trade city living for cypress trees and ocean breezes!

Putting on a workshop is a labor of love and for that reason, they are offered seasonally. To be added to the upcoming workshop list, please contact:

Alyson | alyson@freedomart.studio

Final thoughts

Carmel is very pet friendly although our workshops are pet-free since we serve food.

Nantucket, MA - Sold out

July 9-10th, 2020 | Artist Association of Nantucket

About the Workshop

Explore the joy of watercolor while learning new techniques and approaches for creating your own greeting cards! Alyson teaches students to develop and refine their art into original illustrations that can be sent as originals or reproduced as a series. Some illustrative art that will be explored are flower boxes, nautical flags, whales, and lighthouses. Along the way, Alyson will share her process and finish the workshop by pairing the completed cards with a colorful selection of envelopes in a boxed in set.

Alyson de Guigne is a visiting artist from Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. She runs Freedom Art, whose greeting cards and other products can be found in stores across the country including Whole Foods & a number of local favorites on Nantucket.

This workshop has limited spaces. Sign up online or contact AAN to reserve: 508-228-0722

Elizabeth | elizabeth@nantucketarts.org

Maggie | maggiemurray@nantucketarts.org

2 Day Workshop Tuition: $175 for non AAN members, 10% less for AAN members 

Why we love ACK

The energy of a Nantucket summer is unlike anything else you have ever experienced! If you are looking for a beautiful place to unwind while feeling a current of energy as strong as the tides, summer is a great time to visit. The advantage of taking this workshop is that you will immediately meet like-minded, creative people.

Nantucket is the perfect melting pot of New York City culture + island vibes + pastel preppy everywhere you look. I have met some of the most interesting people while painting on the island: actors, oyster farm proprietors, candle makers, Jamaican Uber drivers…the list goes on. The beaches are clean, the food is superb and the frose’ at Cisco Brewers is the best you will ever have.

I cannot wait to see you in July!