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- January- 4 Day Workshop
January 13-17, 2020
Portraiture in Selective Start from Life & Photos
with Tina Garrett
Location: The Scottsdale Artists' School
ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett is one of the few artists teaching the Selective Start method today. Tina learned this method from “Alla Prima II” by author and artist Richard Schmid and it is her favorite way to approach painting the portrait from life and photos. Students will learn to simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control the composition and create dramatic portraiture. Tina will teach students how to organize their palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and share two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in their portraiture. Tina will demonstrate creating portraits from both the live model and from photos. Students are encouraged to bring their own photos or use those provided. Tina will demonstrate photo editing strategies as well as model posing and lighting knowledge and color mixing for every imaginable flesh tone. Each morning Tina will demonstrate and lecture. Each afternoon, Tina will work one-on-one with every artist as they paint from the live model and photos. If your portraits look dead and your colors are a mess, you have to take this comprehensive workshop!
All levels welcome! www.tinagarrett.com
“Tina’s energy and sparkling personality are contagious! She is simply a delight to be around. Then there is her artistic talent! Wow! She’s meticulous in her work and the end result is gorgeous. She’s also very supportive and encouraging to those of us who are striving to become better artists. She makes us feel good about our work no matter the level of ability.” — Jan Stratton, Oklahoma
2020- February- 3 Day Workshop
February 14-16, 2020
Secrets to Painting Children
with Tina Garrett
Location: Hull Art Academy
All levels are welcome!
Hull Art Academy is excited to host “3-Day Secrets To Painting Children In Oil” 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 Portrait Society of America Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor and will join the Staff at the International Art of Portrait Conference in Orlando in 2020.
If your portraits of children look too old, flat or unbelievable, you have to take this workshop!
Take great reference images of squiggly, giggly kids without expensive, complicated camera equipment or lighting.
Identify, consolidate and create an accurate value pattern
Build a beautiful flesh tone palette
Achieve accurate drawing and therefore a likeness to your subject
Paint beyond your photo reference and make a work of art
This is Tina's 3rd workshop at Hull Art Academy in Dallas! Each year is a sell out, don't wait to hold your spot. Registration closes January 31, 2020.
“his is far and above the best painting workshop I have ever attended! Tina’s approach to teaching and her method is so understandable, I feel like I can take the information home and improve my painting immensely. She is so forthcoming with her knowledge and very approachable. I hope to have many future opportunities to learn from her.” — Debra Butler, Colorado
2020-February- 3 Day Workshop
February 2-22, 2020
The Flesh Tones Workshop
with Tina Garrett
Location: Atelier Portege
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
2020- March- 4 Day Workshop
March 30- April 2nd, 2020
Training Your Eye to See
with Daniel Gerhartz
The focus of this workshop is on training yourself to see accurate relationships and record them in the process of portrait painting. Dan will demonstrate two portraits in differing lighting situations. He will lead discussion using slides of masterworks to demonstrate principles of accurate edge control, value control and color temperature. Students paint a variety of models in these same lighting situations each day throughout the workshop. During painting time Dan will teach and critique as you are working. The week will end with some discussion of how he develops a larger composition with a figure in a studio/still life piece and students have the same model and set up for the full day of painting and the opportunity to work through some of those principles.