Workshops: Spring 2019


Treat yourself to a weekend that focuses on honing your artistic skills. Personal and encouraging critiques of all student work will be provided.

Limited art supplies sold in the museum store. Discount for members.


3-Day Figure Painting Workshop with John Peck

Dates: Friday – Sunday, September 20, 21 & 22, 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $370 TMA members, $390 non-members


Would you like to create a more realistic figure painting? This workshop is designed for artists who wish to see and paint the classical figure in oil realistically. It’s open to beginner through advanced, but especially valuable to students who have experience drawing with charcoal on paper.

We’ll start with a monochrome underpainting- then move into limited palette painting. Each session will begin with a brief lecture followed by work directly with our model. Friendly and encouraging critiques are provided throughout the workshop. Detailed presentations on tools and materials included.

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Expression Through Color and Form – Painting Workshop with Melissa Mahoney

Dates: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $65 TMA members, $75 non-members (all materials included)


Process emotions and shifting your internal thoughts through painting abstractly. This workshop will help you release your thoughts and emotions onto a canvas, by using only color and form. These emotions can be expressed in a range of forms and shapes, ranging from smooth lines, circles or explosions of paint or any form or shape that comes to mind.

Students will work on a large canvas that is 30”x30” using acrylic paint. Painting in this larger scale allows for big visual impact. The finished painting you can hang in a personal space, to remind you of the emotions that you want to welcome in.

Melissa Mahoney is an abstract painter who has her studio and home in Santa Clara County. She has exhibited in juried shows at the Triton Museum of Art. Melissa grew up in a family of artists, drawing and painting. She received formal art training at the University of Georgia where she earned a BFA. She went on to study art in Tuscany, Italy. Her personal mission is ‘To enrich myself and those around me, by creating and sharing engaging artwork.’ Melissa says ‘teaching this class at the Triton Museum of Art is a great way for me to share my passion for creating abstract art.