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 

2021-January- 5 Day Workshop

January 12-15th 2020

Starting Methods for Beginners in Portraiture 

with Tina Garrett

Cost: $625

Location: Scottsdale Artists' School

3720 North Marshall Way

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Workshop Description:

ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett 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. This workshop is perfect for anyone struggling with portrait painting. Students will learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture using Tina’s practical and easy to use strategies.


Tina will demonstrate how to pose and paint from the live model as well as how to photograph the model and how to edit your photos with and without Photoshop. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and how two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in your portraiture.


If your portraits look cartoonish or dead, you need this workshop. Tina will demonstrate three oil painting starting methods including open grisaille, accurate color wash and Tina’s favorite, selective start to help students discover the process that will help them achieve their best work.


Each morning Tina will demonstrate and lecture. Each afternoon, Tina will work one-on-one with every artist as they paint from both the live model and photos. Tina’s goal is to be as generous with her knowledge as possible, walking each student through the concepts so when artists leave her workshops, they are able to take their own painting to new heights. All levels welcome! Space is limited! COVID precautions including mask wearing and social distancing are required. 

2021-January- 3 Day Workshop

January 29-31st 2020

Portraiture Starting Methods From Photos

with Tina Garrett

Cost: $300

Location: Facebook

Workshop Description:

All levels welcome to participate in this comprehensive study of portraiture oil painting starting methods with ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett.

Artists will learn three different approaches to beginning a portrait, open grisaille, accurate color wash, and Tina’s favorite, selective start. This is Tina’s most comprehensive workshop and is perfect for beginner oil painters as well as seasoned artists who have a difficult time with flesh tones and achieving a likeness in portraiture. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Award winner, International Artists’ Magazine People and Figures Grand Prize winner, BoldBrush Award recipient and Oil Painters of America Spring Online 1st Prize winner. Tina holds a NOAPS master designation and is proud to be both a Mentor for the Portrait Society of America Ceclia Beaux Forum and Faculty at the Portrait Society of America Annual Art of The Portrait Conference. Tina’s works have exhibited at the MEAM (Museum of Modern Art in Europe), Salmagundi Club and are in private collections across the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.



All attendees will join Tina’s private Facebook Group to view the live broadcast of this three-day intensive. Tina will lecture and demonstrate her painting technique while students interact with Tina, asking direct questions during the demonstration by commenting in the live broadcast thread. Students will receive their answers in real time. The class will take regular 5 and 10 minute breaks. At the end of each day, students will be given an assignment to paint in their studio. Assignments will take about 1.5 hours. Students will post their paintings in the discussion thread in the group each evening to receive critique at the following broadcast. Each day's live broadcast will be available for students to rewatch for up to one week. Tina will be online to cheer you on and help you as you post your progress and any questions. In the final hour of the last day, Tina will critique one work from each artist and give suggestions for future practice towards mastery. Please see the required tools below before purchasing your spot. 



A computer, laptop or, iPad with internet access AND an active Facebook account are required. For the best view, it is not recommended to view this workshop from a smart phone, however, having a phone handy in addition to your other devices can help you share your progress by using your phone to photograph and post images of your work in the comments section, while simultaneously watching the live broadcast on your larger device. 



Painting Supply List AND Important Instructions WILL BE SENT TO YOU AFTER REGISTRATION: 

Watch this short video on how to find and watch live videos in Tina’s private Facebook groups: 


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