workshops & plein air events
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The workshop must be instructed by a current NOAPS Member using oil or acrylic medium.
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Upcoming Workshops & plein air events
2020-June- 2 Day Workshop
June 13-14th, 2020
The Poetics of Painting
with Abbey Ryan
Cost: $275 or $250 depending on membership
Location: Woodmere Art Museum
The Poetics of Painting with Abbey Ryan
Gain Mentoring and Valuable Insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch
Painting is about paying attention and capturing a moment. Paying attention in a contemplative way allows you to have a fulfilling relationship with your painting subjects. As painters, we get excited about the exchange of energy manifested through gesture, movement, weight, edges, texture, and color harmony.
Spending time pushing paint around is a lifelong journey. In this workshop, we will explore the poetics and magic of painting. How can a painting be simultaneously meditative and thrilling? The hope is that finding your place in this inquiry can motivate you to paint often and deepen your purpose on your artistic path.
Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting painting subjects, concepts and content in still life painting, poetic realism, and her strategies to begin and finish a painting in one sitting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master’s concept of light as a subject, alla prima painting, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the role of still life painting today.
Through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. While working in the studio together, Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, materials, blogging, galleries, social media, marketing, and more.
Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward on your painting journey.
For all levels, beginner through advanced.
To learn about Abbey’s teaching philosophy and see her teaching in action, watch this short video: http://www.abbeyryan.com/projects/workshops/
2020-August- 5 Day Workshop
August 3-7, 2020
Flesh Tones Workshop for Oil Painters
with Tina Garrett
Cost: $1,100 USD/ 980 Euros
*Includes all workshop and model fees and daily lunch. Travel and lodging is not included.
Location: Dutch Atelier of Realist Art 2020
Pascalstraat 17, 2014 KZ Haarlem, Netherlands
All levels are welcome to this 5 Day Flesh Tones Workshop for Oil Painters with ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett. Tina started oil painting in 2012 and shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they’ve ever made. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Prize Winner, three-time Oil Painters of America Online Showcase awardee, an International Artist Magazine People & Figures Grand Prize winner and a proud Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor for the Portrait Society of America. Students who have struggled with creating accurate skin tones, flesh that looks alive and breaths will love this workshop!
Students will study flesh tones in multiple lighting scenarios including varied ethnicities and 'under water’ light and painted faces. Tina will demonstrate at least three starting methods: Accurate Color Wash, Open Grisaille and Value Block-In each morning and students will paint from the live model each afternoon. Tina will share her practical strategies to creating an accurate color palette, understanding values, temperature and how they create form as well as two simple techniques for accurate drawing. Students will focus intently on the creation of an accurate palette. Tina will demonstrate the processes she employs in all her works, focusing on composition, values, chroma, edges, mark making, demonstrate how to control your palette for accurate values and color and give key strategies for portrait artists including detailed instruction on client contracts and relations, PR/marketing, social media and how to price your work.
“Of all the workshops I have attended, I feel that this one made the largest and quickest influence in my work. At the end of day two, I felt that the small 4 inch section of a face I had done was the best work I've ever done! Thank you Tina, for your expertise, your generosity in sharing that with us and for your amazing heart”
— D.H., TEXAS
“The most informative workshop I've been to. You're the most 'giving you all I've got' artist/teacher I've known — and your honesty is a virtue that is so important to me! I have been in a painting slump for a few months and much of what you said really encouraged me, now I'm very inspired and motivated to go home and DO THE WORK!” — DEBI MURRAY, INDIANA
“In no other workshop have I learned so much! Tina, you were personable, you made it easy to explain and follow your demonstrations. I liked the time you spent with me helping me and showing me how important values are and teaching me point-to-point measuring. I got so much information from you and am so excited to practice at home now. I would take another workshop with you...I enjoyed every minute of this workshop! Not only are you an amazing artist, but also a wonderful person and a great teacher. Thank you!”
— CINDY BRADLEY, FLORIDA
2020-August- 3 Day Workshop
August 22-24, 2020
Secrets of the Portrait From Life and Photos
with Tina Garrett
Location: CoRK Arts District
603 King Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
CoRK Arts District is excited to invite ARC Associate Living Master Artist Tina Garrett to Jacksonville, Florida. Tina started oil painting in 2012 and shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they’ve ever made. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Prize Winner, three-time Oil Painters of America Online Showcase awardee, an International Artist Magazine People & Figures Grand Prize winner and a proud Portrait Society of America Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor and a Portrait Society of America International Art of Portrait Conference Staff member — Orlando, 2020.
In this comprehensive, 3-day workshop, Tina will share her secrets to painting heirloom quality portraiture from life and photos from beginning to end. Tina will demonstrate painting from the live model, posing and photographing the model using only your smart phone as well as best practices for successful relationships with professional models and happy commission clients. Tina will demonstrate editing photos in both Photoshop and from prints. Tina will demonstrate the full processes she employs in all her works, focusing on composition, values, chroma, edges, mark making, demonstrate how to control your palette for accurate values and color and give key strategies for portrait artists including detailed instruction on client contracts and relations, PR/marketing, social media and how to price your work.
Student will paint from the live model on day one, including learning how to pose and photograph a model using Tina’s Genaray SpectroLED Studio 500 Bi-Color LED Light kit and their own smart phone. On day’s two and three students will paint from the photos they took on day one, or from photos Tina provides or students may bring their own photos to work from.
**This is an intermediate Workshop meaning artists have painted in oil paint before and are familiar with their materials, it is not a question of how ‘good’ your work is, rather a measure of your familiarity with oil painting materials. Absolute beginners who have never painted with oil paints are recommended to first take Tina’s Starting Methods Workshop.
Address: 603 King Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.
CoRK Arts District, North Gallery, Jacksonville, Fl 32204 (Riverside).
August 22, 23 & 24 2020 (This is a Saturday, Sunday, Monday workshop)
9am to 4pm daily
Noon to 1pm lunch
For questions about the venue, lodging suggestions, directions, parking, etc. contact:
Best areas for Airbnb:
Avondale area with high quality apartments in a walkable area with great restaurants.
JAX airport is 20 minutes away and there are taxis, Lyft and Uber. You can even Uber from your hotel/Airbnb which is less than 10 minutes away to the studio. The studio has all facilities, coffee, snacks and many options for lunch and dinner nearby.
Cost: $470 plus $25 model fee
*Note, the venue has a limited supply of easels which are first come first serve. Artists who have a travel easel will be required to bring one. ANY travel easel you have is acceptable. Full supply list provided at purchase of your spot.
Travel Easel that Tina recommends:
Edge Pro Gear PaintBook paired with the Dolica Tripod as seen below. My students can buy from Edge Pro Gear with a discount, here are the codes:
TGARRETTPB $25.00 off the PaintBook large easel
TGARRETTPP $20.00 off the PassPort mid-size easel
TGARRETTSB $15.00 off the SketchBook small easel
****Note: This workshop is non-refundable unless Tina cancels. If you cannot attend for any reason your only option is to find another artist to purchase your spot from you.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS there are 4 spots left.
2020-November- 3 Day Workshop
November 2-4th 2020
Creating an Authentic Sense Light
with Mark Boedges
Cost: $490- NOAPS Members
Location: Cutter & Cutter
Given the priority of authentic light in my work, it is this element that I like to focus on during my workshop. As such, we will focus primarily on proper value and color temperature relationships. There is no question that good drawing is paramount to our effort since nothing wrecks a painting faster than bad drawing...trust me, I know! But no one needs to spend good money to have me tell them to measure harder. Our time is better spent on the more difficult-to-pin-down concepts of value and color temperature, and how to use both to create a stunning sense of reality and depth. Elements such appropriate edges, surface texture, composition, and others will also be discussed as needed.