Roswell Fine Arts Alliance

Empowering artists and sharing in the beauty of art since 1971


Classes and Workshops



Amazing Animal Portraits with Lauren Adams

In this four week class you'll learn to paint unique and accurate portraits of animals. Working from photographs, this four-week class will cover a range of techniques, putting it all together in a realistic and dimensional portrait that is full of life. Participants will learn the basics of color and composition and practice rendering expressive eyes with lifelike warmth and charm. THIS IS A SOLVENT FREE CLASS. Bring any non-solvent-based medium you wish to use for this class such as acrylics, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils or other drawing media or you may mix media. You must contact the instructor if you work in water-soluble oils. Sorry, no solvent based oils will be used.

DATES: Four Weeks -- October 2 to October 23, 2019
TIME: 1:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays
Cost: $130 for Members and $145 for Guests.
CONTACT Sherry Hardage: to sign up. Registration ends on September 25.




Due to the popularity of her first workshop with RFAA, Sandra Washburn returns for a new and different workshop entitled Negative Painting in Layered Mixed Media Works. Works will begin with a toned and textured canvas, building up layers of artist-generated papers. Between layers, artists will apply passages of negative painting, working from light to dark as the image progresses. Final layers may include additional mixed media materials, including rice paper strings, cheesecloth, gel and texture mediums, and metal leaf as desired. Participants may choose to work from reference photos of close up images with lots of line, such as floral, foliage, machinery workings, etc., or they may work abstractly. Contact Sherry Hardage: if you are interested in being on the list to attend. You do not have to have attended the previous workshop. Details will follow closer to the workshop.
Dates: Sept 20, 21, and 22. Cost: $220 for Members and $235 for guests.

Sandra Washburn Workshop



LUMINOUS DRAWING IN COLORED PENCIL. Nancy Guerine’s Guerrilla Workshop in colored pencil was such a big hit that we’ve asked her to come back for a one day workshop on Saturday, November 2, 9AM to 4PM. Learn how to do beautiful botanical drawings of red and green peppers that will enhance any future colored pencil drawings or pastels you want to do. Even if you don’t work in this medium, your art will benefit from Nancy’s expertise. Cost: $100 for members, $115 for guests. Contact Sherry Hardage: to reserve your spot.

Nancy Guerine Workshop