Club workshops are designed for all levels of artistic experience and skill, and provide a variety of mediums taught by experienced instructors.  Club member input helps determine classes offered.  Typically, there are monthly workshops, as well as one or two multi-day workshops throughout the year.


Dani Herrera Workshop

February 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. until 4 pm 
Workshop location: Sutton Center, Port Clinton

Instructor: Dani Herrera

Workshop Description: Recycled Art from items such as fabric, zippers, old paper, etc.

Supply List TBA

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Field of Tulips By Mary Jane Erard

March 27, 2020. Saturday

9AM until 4PM

Workshop location: Sutton Center

Workshop Description: This class uses pastels to create a “Field of tulips” perfect for spring! Take at look at the instructors website to see her beautiful work!

Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning artist painting mostly in soft pastel. Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe. Mary Jane’s artwork is owned by many private collectors and included in many corporate collections. She has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions. Ms. Erard’s artwork has been published several times in national magazines and books including Best of American Pastel Painters and Southwest Art magazine. Mary Jane is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. For over 20 years, Mary Jane has been represented by the Collector’s Corner at the Toledo Museum of Art where you can find at last 5 paintings on display at any given time and between 10 – 20 painting for private viewing and purchase upon request. She is also represented TheVenue in Bloomington, Indiana.  

In addition to her painting career, Mary Jane is a sought after art educator. She teaches pastel painting courses and workshops at the Art Supply Depo in Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio, the Toledo Artists’ Club, Articipate Gallery and Studio in Berkley, Michigan, as well as art clubs in the Ohio and Michigan area. As a working artist, Mary Jane offers helpful insight to private students who are looking for both instruction and helpful career advice in the arts.

Mary Jane has also served as a juror for many exhibits and competitions including, a 2017 judge for the AICUO’s Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts where she helped to select a recipient from a pool of students represented by each independent college and university in Ohio for recognition by the Ohio Arts Council, juror for the Crosby Festival of the Arts, and the juror for the Monroe Michigan Art Club’s 2018 annual exhibit.

Pictures for workshop: Tulip Red Field. Purple Field.
Pink Field

See instructions below to register

Lorna Kretchmar Workshop “Coming Face to Face with Faces”

Artist Bio here

April 25, 2020 Saturday

Location: Sutton Center

Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Description: We will discuss facial proportions and effective ways of drawing faces by using light and dark, instead of line. Artists will use Ebony pencils and white chalk for one work and charcoal for another if desired. The artists will be using supplied reference photos to facilitate learning technique.

Supplies: Ebony pencil, Gummy eraser, 2 charcoal paper (light gray or light taupe), Pastels: earth tones and hi-fi gray tones, Box of white “school chalk board chalk”

Example of project here

To sign up for one or both of these workshops, please contact Jane Lambert, 419 341-3427 or email her at

Check back with us for more workshops to be held this Spring!