Special Events, Retreats, and Demonstrations for 2017…

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Workshops for 2017…

ANITA ELDER – Hand Painted Christmas Cards

November 12, 2017 – $100

I am sure your friends and family would love to have a personal Christmas card from you the artist. In this class we will be designing and painting personal Christmas cards for Christmas mailing. . . Oils,watercolor,acrylic , mixed media are encouraged. The workshop will have reference material for your use. You are also encouraged to bring your own reference material. Teacher Anita Elder will be on hand to help with your composition and painting needs. When you leave the workshop your card will be ready for the prints .

Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

Workshops for 2018…


January 25 to 27, 2018 – $485

Spend three days in an intensive study on how to train your eyes to “read” light in the landscape, and how to capture a genuine effect of atmospheric light in your studio work. We’ll study a variety of lighting situations and types of landscapes. Barbara will provide photos for students to work from, or students may work from their own photos if they have similar lighting situations. Students can work in pastel or oil. Demos will be in both.

More about Barbara Jaenicke –  http://www.barbarajaenicke.com/

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

DENNIS PERRIN – Floral Still Life

April 5 to 7, 2018 – $450

Any painter, regardless of level, would find in this course, revolutionary new ways of thinking about painting, as well as techniques and materials that will allow the painter to evolve to a whole new level of understanding in executing their paintings. Painting is more than just a process of creating a piece of art. It is a state of being that has application well beyond the domain of the palette, canvas, and easel. Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

Combining an uncanny ability to simplify the most complex subjects with the patented Perrin Method of creating beautiful and powerful paintings, Dennis will help you discover the genius artist that lurks within you.

More about Dennis Perrin –  http://www.dennisperrinfineart.com/

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

Craig Reynolds – Lets Make Plein Air Easy

Apr 19 to 21, 2018 – $325

My workshops “Lets Make Plein Air Easy” are designed for artist with at least some previous oil painting experience. If you are new to plein air or a seasoned veteran you’ll benefit from this simple process that will make your plein air experience much more successful. You’ll learn the basics and proper use of the oil paint and mediums, how to choose your composition, simple design techniques, color harmony practices and how to establish proper value ranges that help to create atmosphere and light effects of the subject.

We will start the workshop with a one hour lecture followed by daily demos and instruction. You’ll get plenty of personal painting time and assistance to practice these techniques during the workshop and as always I offer continuing critique and mentoring to all of my students.

More about Craig Reynolds – Craig Reynolds Studio

Saturday to Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12


September 21 to 23, 2018 – $425

This class is designed for the intermediate level oil painter who is interested in refining the elements used in creating a successful painting outside. We will paint in the studio and en plein air. We will be covering atmosphere and distance, trees, water, and architecture.

Emphasis will be placed on design and composition using the idea of the notan, the 3 value sketch as well as the principles of drawing using one and two point perspective.

Students will also learn to pair down equipment for use outdoors as well as other tricks and tips for painting safely and comfortably outside.

More about David Boyde at davidboydejr.com

Thursday thru Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

RODGER DALE BROWN – Foundation of Painting

October 4 to 7, 2018 – $675

Roger will begin with an orientation and slide show of Master Artist works. It is there that he will explain in detail the techniques and compositions of the masters, to help enhance your understanding of the foundation of painting.
You will have four days of a lot of personal and intensive learning. Instruction will include the importance of simplifying, how to use your reference material successfully, value and color, and how to see as an artist. Roger will demo, and you will have a lot of paint time practicing the techniques you are learning.

More about Rodger Dale Brown –  Rodger Dale Brown’s Website

Thursday thru Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12