Workshops & Demos

Ira Barkoff

Big Sky

with Ira Barkoff

Landscape painting has always focused on the sky and for good reason. We have always looked up at the sky. The sky creates the atmosphere  Is the sun shinning ,is it cloudy ,what kind of clouds, is it going to rain. The sky sets the tone for any landscape. In this workshop we will be focused on how to reproduce the sky of your choice. What are the principles you can  work with. Individual instruction will be used help you achieve your goals. 

Please bring a 30x40 or larger canvas.

Some kind of reference, a photo or a painting will be helpful.

Sunday February 24
10 am - 4 pm

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395