Painting Workshops

Horses & Barn Dogs

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August 16 @ 6:22 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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Impressionist Portraits from Photographs: Make it a Painting with Emotion!

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

The objective of this workshop is to create accurate representations in an Impressionist style imbued with emotion. The photograph(s) is the jumping point from which the portrait will be rendered, but the objective is not to paint a photo realist image. By learning the rudimentary techniques for painting a recognizable,…

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How to Make Colors Sing: Harmonies from Select Palettes

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

The objective of this workshop is to create vibrant paintings using color harmonies from select palettes.     By limiting the number of colors used and learning the proper mixing techniques, adding and removing, the painter learns to control the palette and achieve a pleasing harmony. Limited palettes clarify values, giving…

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Chasing the Light

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

Students who take this workshop will learn the power of darks and  lights, their potential arrangement via a thumbnail sketch in composing a painting and how to match actual colors to the value worked out in that thumbnail sketch.  We will be doing several exercises to help learn this process.

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Color Clarifications

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

This three day workshop is a simplified color research class that will elevate your knowledge of color no matter what your current level. By the end of your “research,” you will be able to mix any color you want the FIRST time, saving untold amounts of time and paint!

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Fantastic Florals

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

In this workshop, Leffel-Massengill will ask you to choose a subject based upon what you want to convey to the viewer of the painting when finished.  Are you looking for dramatic lighting, a quiet serene feeling or perhaps some level of excitement as sunlight dances across a bouquet of flowers? …

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Making Waves – In a Good Way!

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

Leffel-Massengill will teach students what to look for when selecting a wave photograph to paint. Paying careful attention to compositional elements, students will learn how to divide the canvas into pleasing shapes. Leffel-Massengill uses the basic block in and refine method of painting and will demonstrate the process step by…

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Let’s Get Loose

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

Creating a painting that is loose and painterly, yet accurate is a fun and exciting way to paint.  Kathleen will walk you through a different exercise each week, using various items to help you in this creative process.  Along with these fun exercises, she will also teach you how to…

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Constructing a Painting with Color and Shape

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August 16 @ 6:22 pm

“I found I could say things with color and shape that I couldn’t say any other way…” -Georgia O’Keefe Here’s your chance to simplify painting using the inventive and expressive power of color and shape. We will examine how great painters of the past use color and shape in such…

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