Monday, April 25, 2016

Frank Eber Workshop June 13-15th at SG1311

Atmospheric watercolor landscape painting: a studio workshop with frank eber
what: a 3-day intensive study of watercolor landscape painting air with award-winning artist frank eber.. This will be a studio workshop.
where: lacrosse, wisconsin (studio gallery 1311, 1311 market st., la crosse)
when: june 13-15, 2016
cost: $300 for the 3-day workshop
curriculum: in this workshop Frank will share advanced watercolor techniques based on tonal values that create atmosphere, balance and unity in your work. learn to manipulate tonal value, color and edge. basic watercolor background washes will be covered, as well as time sensitive and challenging wet-on- wet and dry-on-wet approaches in landscapes, cityscapes or street scenes. there will be discussion and demonstration on composition, direct color mixing, positive and negative painting.
registration and information: the workshop will be limited to 10 students. contact bob witte ( 608-386-1764; to register forward name, address, phone number, email address, (either email above or snail mail below) and a check for $100 deposit made out to studio gallery 1311 and sent snail mail to studio gallery 1311, 1311 market street, la crosse, wi 54601
note: some watercolor experience required. students must have a basic understanding of the watercolor medium.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Watercolor Classes With Bob Witte Back At SG1311!

I am pleased to announce an advanced beginner and intermediate course in watercolor painting to be held this summer.

This is a follow up course to the beginning classes that were held last year at the studio gallery. It is intended for students who have a basic understanding of how to get paint on paper and want to advance their technique and understanding of the medium.

We will spend about 2-3 sessions on still life, 3-4 sessions on landscape, 2-3 sessions on figure and portrait type of paintings. The last two sessions will be spent working on a project of the students' choosing.

The class will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings from 0900-1200 hours, starting on Monday, July 11, 2016, and ending Thursday, August 11, 2016.

The class will be limited to 8 students to allow for maximum one-on-one time. The cost for the 10-session course will be $250. 

Please contact Bob Witte, instructor, via email ( to register. At that time instructions for payment, list for materials and supplies, and make up dates will be forwarded.

For those who feel they need a refresher course of rank beginner basics, a watercolor blitz is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 0900-1500 (lunch break at noon), at the studio gallery 1311. Please see a separate post on this page shortly for specifics.

Bob Witte

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Oil Painting Classes by Kathie Wheeler now at SG1311!

Introduction to Oil Painting

Learn the basics of painting with the wonderful medium of oil paints with artist Kathie Wheeler. In this four session workshop you will learn about the use and care of oil paints and the tools used to make an oil painting, as well as how to construct a painting. The supplies are included in the cost for this class, so students can experience the medium before investing in the supplies themselves. Students will work from still life sett-ups as well as from their own photos. Be ready to explore the joys of oil painting!

February 1, 8 15, 22 from 9:00 till noon at Studio/Gallery 131. Cost for class is $150 and includes all materials.

Please contact the gallery to reserve your place. Space is limited, so reserve now.

You can learn more about Kathie and her wonderful art at

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Upcoming Meeting For Artists in La Crosse

If you are involved in the arts within the La Crosse community:

There is a Public Meeting on Monday October 19 at the Pump House, 6 to 7:30 to gain input from the arts community. In a facilitated conversation, sponsored by the City Arts Board, we hope to explore how artists view the vitality of the arts community. Do artists feel supported in their creative endeavors? Can we collectively achieve a more equitable and vibrant community?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our Next Watercolor Class With Bob Witte Announced, Sign Up Today To Get a Slot

We are once again pleased to announce the next watercolor class with instructor Bob Witte.   The class runs from November 2 to December 14.   See the information below for more details.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Plein Air Between The Bluffs Opening Reception/Sale, Sat 26th, 5-9pm!

It's hard to believe it is that time again!   This will be the third year for the event and I'm happy to report that it keeps getting better and better.   We are really looking forward to seeing everyone at the reception on Saturday.   It's going to be a great time!   There is some exceptional work in this year's show, the collectors out there will not be disappointed.  I am impressed by the wide range of subject matter and styles.  Subject matter painted includes numerous iconic La Crosse area locations and landmarks with a few surprises thrown in.

Make sure to get there early if you are looking to add a great piece of a art to your collection!

The doors open at 5pm.    Awards presented at 6pm.   Light refreshments will be available.  Please plan to join us and show your support for the visual arts.

Monday, August 31, 2015

'Of People & Places: Watercolors by Bob Witte, Showing at SG1311

We are pleased to announce our next show featuring local watercolor artist Bob Witte. Bob is an award winning artist whose work truly demonstrates the versatility and beauty of the watercolor medium.  Of People and Places, showcases several of his recent works including a number of alluring portraits and painterly landscapes.  This is a show you will truly enjoy seeing!
You are invited to join us for the opening reception this coming Saturday, September 5th, from 6 to 9 pm.  Bob will be present to meet with guests and discuss his work.

Light refreshments will be available and as usual it will be a fun crowd!
Reminder: The 2015 Plein Air Between The Bluffs Show and Sale will open at the gallery on Saturday, September 26th, from 5 to 9 pm. A number of local and regional artists will be participating and we anticipate an even better show than last year!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Thanks for supporting the arts!