Weekly Painting Classes in our Studio in Kennett Square!
Sign up now for weekly classes! Each half-day (9:30 - 11:45 am) class meets for 4 weeks on Wednesdays. Send an email to reserve your place in upcoming classes. $167 per person for 4 classes.
I can add a class or a workshop just for you and your friends! Up to 10 people in my studio, or up to 25 people in an accommodating venue. Workshop organizers attend free of charge -- ask me for details about how you can book a workshop or class!
Don't want to share my attentions with other students? No problem! Private one-on-one lessons are also available for individual students. $28 per hour, in my studio.
There are several great wineries and breweries near my studio -- feel free to byob of your favorite libations to classes and workshops!
Special Events for 2020
New shows and events are continuously added, check back often for the latest updates.
Jan – March, -- Mastering Watercolor, Winter Semester Classes at the Community Art Center, Thursday mornings in Wallingford, PA (SOLD OUT)
Feb 6 – 9, -- Chadds Ford Winter Plein Air, PA
March 7, -- Juror, Baltimore Watercolor Society, MD
March 10 – 13, -- Watercolor Masters Workshop, International Watercolor Society, Kennett Sq., PA (SOLD OUT) Cancelled due to Covid 19
Mar 21 - 22, -- Watercolor Workshop at Workshops in Charleston, SC. Returning for a 3rd year, I'll be teaching landscape painting and adding figures to landscapes. Learn how to mix a variety of greens and use other colors in your landscapes, and how to draw and paint figures into the landscape to add visual interest and bring your paintings to life! Sponsored by Hahnemuhle -- All participants will receive a block of Cezanne watercolor paper from Hahnemuhle! (SOLD OUT) Due to the worldwide health concerns caused by the Corona Virus, this workshop is Cancelled/POSTPONED until further notice.
March 27, -- Acrylic Painting Workshop at Howard Pyle Studio, Wilmington, Delaware (SOLD OUT) Cancelled/ Postponed until further notice due to Covid 19
May, -- Juror, American Artists Professional League Members Show, NYC
May 16 – 17, -- Open Studio Tour, Chester County, PA. One studio, Five Artists! Join me, oil painter Tom Dempsey, watercolorist Karen Frattali, glass artist Patsy Keller, and oil painter Bev Bruns at Annie Strack Art Studio in Kennett Square. Cancelled/ POSTPONED due to Covid 19
May 21, -- Professional Development Workshop, United States Watercolor Society, Kennett Square, PA (SOLD OUT) Cancelled/POSTPONED due to Covid 19
June 10 - 19, -- Painting Workshop in Brittany, France! With Provence Art Experience and Sennelier! Because we are limited to a small number of people in this group, we are only able to accommodate artists in this workshop. We are not able to offer discounts to non-artists wishing to join us on this trip. We will be painting the area of the Cote d'Emeraude, the northeast coast of Bretagne. We have an exclusive, once in a lifetime invitation to visit the Sennelier factory, and the Raphael and Leonard brush factories in Saint Brieuc with Yves-Marie Salanson, Director of Sennelier, and to try out the artist materials! We will also be the featured guests of Sennelier at the annual Dinard Plein Air Festival. This trip is already starting to sell out fast, so get your deposits in! More info here! (SOLD OUT -- wait list only) POSTPONED due to Covid 19! Rescheduled for June 2021!
June 14, -- Dinard Plein Air Festival, Dinard, France POSTPONED! Rescheduled for June, 2021
June 27, -- Juror, Salem County Art League Exhibit, Woodson, NJ. Postponed due to Covid 19
July 9 – Aug 20, -- 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, every Thursday. Summer Semester Classes at Annie Strack Art Studio, Kennett Sq., PA. We have made special arrangements to ensure the health and safety of everyone! Check out my blog for details. We also have GUEST ARTISTS teaching three of the classes this year! July 16 is Yvonne Mucci, July 23 is Karen Berstler, and August 6 is Karen Frattali. Space is limited, email me to sign up! $45 per person, per day.
Sept 11 – 13, -- the International Plein Air Painters 18th Annual World Wide Paint-out, Live Stream. I will be at Auburn Valley State Park in Yorklyn, Delaware, and you are welcome to come paint with me! http://ipap.homestead.com/paintout.html
Sept 12 - 13, -- Live painting demonstrations at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival for Plein Air Brandywine Valley. CANCELLED due to Covid 19
Sept 19 - 20, -- Open Studio Tour, Chester County, PA. One studio, Five Artists! Join me, oil painter Tom Dempsey, watercolorist Karen Frattali, glass artist Patsy Keller, and oil painter Bev Bruns at Annie Strack Art Studio in Kennett Square. FACE MASKS REQUIRED! ENTRY IS LIMITED
Sept 20 - 27, -- Plein Air Brandywine Valley. Opening reception Friday, Sept 25. Winterthur, DE -- CANCELLED due to COVID 19. Exhibit will now be online.
Oct 1, -- Juror, Unionville Community Fair Art Exhibit, PA CANCELLED due to COVID 19
Oct 12, -- Juror, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NYC. Due to Covid 19, exhibit will now be online only.
Oct 21 – 23, -- Paper Making Workshop, International Society of Professional Artists, Kennett Square, PA CANCELLED/POSTPONED due to COVID 19
Oct 26, -- Painting Demonstration, Salem County Art League, NJ. I'll also be bringing lots of samples of art supplies to give away from my generous sponsors, so you don't want to miss it!
Nov 12 – 15, -- Workshops and Demos, Art of the Carolinas, Jerry’s Artarama, Raleigh, NC. I'm teaching workshops in both watercolor and acrylic painting, sponsored by Grumbacher. In between workshops I'll be on the trade show floor demonstrating for the Chartpak company using Grumbacher, Higgens, Kor-i-noor, Indigo, Schmincke, Mission Gold, Mijello, and other brands of fine art materials in my role as a Chartpak Brand Ambassador. My workshops at AOC are always the very first ones to sell out, so sign up for their email notifications so that you can get in as soon as registration opens. CANCELED due to COVID 19!
Nov 20 – 21, -- Unionville Art Gala, Unionville, PA (cancelled due to Covid 19)
I teach only one overseas workshop per year. These workshops always sell out quickly after they are open for registration, so watch this space for announcements regarding the opening dates for registration. Here's the schedule for the next few years...
June 2021 -- Invitational Painting Trip to Brittany , France, with Sennelier! Now open for registration. This trip only has
a few spaces left (SOLD OUT), click here for more info!
September/October 2022 -- Painting Workshop in La Marche, Italy
October 2023 -- Painting Workshop in Portugal
Annie Strack teaching a workshop in Spain on the Mediterranean coast of Costa Brava.
I'd love to come teach a workshop in your town! Please tell your local artist organizations and art centers to contact me for current prices. Besides being educationally enriching, my workshops are successfully used by artist organizations as fundraisers to generate significant income!
My TV show, "Painting Seascapes in Watercolor" is now being shown on over 200 television stations worldwide! Check your local cable listings to see broadcast times in your area!