Painting Workshops

Plein Air Workshop with Chris Kling

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

Plein Air is the practice of painting outside in the “Open or Fresh Air”. We will be outside on location to view our subject in real-time. Chris will give daily demonstrations and then circulate them to give all students advice and encouragement as they endeavor to create their paintings. Among…

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Composition and Brushwork with Kenn Backhaus

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

This three-day workshop is open to Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional artists. The chance to create a strong visual pictorial should be a paramount decision of the representational painter. Grasping and holding the attention of the viewer to our works, should be our goal first and foremost. After seizing their attention,…

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Chasing the Light in Plein Air with Natalia Andreeva

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

In this Plein air workshop, we will try to catch the color of light, day, sunset, and night. All mediums are welcome: watercolor, pastel, oils, and acrylics. This is an intensive class, with on-site painting and demo. We’ll work on: better composition, accuracy, fast color mixing, landscape perspective, and pictorial…

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Plein Air with Krystal Brown

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

If you want to paint better – Be more accurate – Convey your vision and impression – and do it all with greater confidence and JOY this will help. You will see all the tips, tools, techniques and gear that have taken me years to curate.   Through focused intentional…

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Color Theory in Plein Air with Stephen Wysocki

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

The objective for this class is to understand the basics of color theory effects and use them in plein air painting. The technique of using color theory in Plein Air is an interesting approach to adding vibrant and interesting color combinations to your work. The course structure will be an…

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Shapes, Values, and Color with Lon Brauer

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

To make a painting, one must understand and recognize the shapes that make up a composition. Then comes value…and then comes color. It is as simple as that! Award-winning artist, Lon Brauer, will be showing you the value of a very limited palette of colors to unify and construct more…

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Watercolor Techniques and Methods

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn techniques and methods that will make your paintings better, easier and more fun to paint. You will learn how to use paint and make interesting textures and brush strokes. Watercolor painting for beginners can feel intimidating, but if you have never picked up…

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Floral Workshop

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

A 5-hour workshop is held, where the student will learn to paint tulips, magnolias, and Chinese roses with acrylics, using the blending and dry brush technique. It will be taught how to paint full colors, without leaving marks, dirty brush technique, and blending on a 19in x 15.5in canvas.

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Abstract Watercolor Exploration

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

Experience the calming effects and therapeutic benefits of watercolor painting while experimenting with the abstract, unpredictable and playful nature of watercolor. Investigate the process with unique methods and materials. Learn pouring, flowing, dripping, and texturizing techniques across varied papers. Explore controlled mark-making on top of washes with various inks, pencils,…

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Horses & Barn Dogs

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December 6 @ 3:45 pm

In this 3 Day Workshop students will learn how to paint expressive portraits all the while keeping things simple. With guidance you will be able to take your work to another level. Painting horses can be a real challenge unless you know how to identify important landmarks. This workshop is…

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