Special Events, Retreats, and Demonstrations for 2017…

For more information about all our special event to include demonstrations and retreats click on the button below.

Workshops for 2017…

MARGARET DYER – The Figure In Pastels and Oils

Aug 26 to 28, 2017 – $450

In Margaret’s workshops students are taught a traditional pastel painting technique. Working with live models, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method. For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take. Students do not need prior pastel experience. Some drawing would be helpful, but not imperative.

More about Margaret Dyer – http://www.margaretdyer.com/

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

MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE – Plein Air Workshop

Oct 5 to 7, 2017 – $500

Morgan Samuel Price’s landscapes are composed of keen observation and observed fact. Masterful technique and love of paint allows her to express feelings for light and shadow cast by the moving sun. The work has a freshness and delight of the artist’s faith in nature. Jean Stern PhD., Executive Director for the Joan Irvine Smith Museum of California Impressionists writes: “Morgan Samuel Price is among the best of the true plein air painters of today, that is to say, artists who paint outdoors with the full conviction that the only way to capture the true, fluid effect of natural light is to paint outdoors, amidst that specific light.”

What students say…

“It’s the way Morgan takes all the building blocks that are so hard to keep in your head at the same time you are painting and gives you a system for remembering it. Her demos are HANDS ON. She had us all try to grab her brush from her hand during various strokes, so we could feel how firmly or loosely she was holding it. She is a great informative teach . I would take her workshop again.”  –   Sandra Harmon

More about Morgan Samuel Price –  http://morgansamuelprice.com/

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

TIMOTHY CUNNINGHAM – Plein-air Painting

November 3 to 5, 2017 – $375

I will begin each day with a  with a demonstration as I talk my way through my painting process. This will give attendees clear instruction in simplifying the landscape in an expressive way. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting. Following the demonstration, students will be free to choose a scene that interests them and spend the rest of the day painting. I will spend the rest of the day teaching one on one.

More about Timothy Cunningham –  http://www.cunninghamfineart.com/

Friday thru Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 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