Summer Painting classes and workshops

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See below for what usually happens at my studio in the summer. Unfortunately in 2017, my house is under such construction that my studio has been pressed into service as temporary kitchen and wood shop. That means that there are no classes planned in my studio for 2017. 


But, I am available to conduct classes and workshops in your location. Just call me and we can discuss.


Five Tuesdays in June – Group oil painting classes for beginners or intermediate. Paint what you want to paint in a helpful group setting with as much or as little guidance from me and your colleagues as you need. I’ll also be painting in case you would like to watch. Learn easy ways to plan and draw your painting and paint with oils.  Learn to improve your work and others with helpful analysis and comments. Bring your own painting materials or arrange to order them from me ahead of time. 10:00am – 1:30pm, then if you have time, we will eat lunch together. Bring your own lunch! June 2- June 30. $175.00 per person


Saturday afternoon June 20 – Delicious oil painting – Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers. From start to finish you will complete one or two 8”x10” paintings or one 16”x20” painting of fresh fruit, vegetables and/or flowers. We will set up individual or shared compositions, draw them, paint them and you will take your painting home that day. Painting from reality gives better results and a painting worth hanging or giving.  June 20.  Noon – 4:00pm. $60 per person includes shared materials and we will be painting with oils.


Fun Paint Night Friday June 26, July 10, August 14, August 21 – Yes, you can both have fun and paint something worthwhile, even as a beginner. I will have fruit, vegetables and flowers here so you can paint from reality. You can use 2, 8”x10” stretched canvases, or one 16”x20” canvas, share plentiful oil paints and brushes, learn good techniques, and have paintings worth hanging or giving at the end of the evening. Bring snacks or appetizers to share.  BYOB. If you will both drink and paint, plan to walk here, have someone pick you up or have a designated driver. See dates above. 7:00 – 11:00pm $60 per person includes shared materials and we will be painting with oils.


Youth or Teen Paint Party – afternoon or evening by special arrangement – Host a youth or teen painting party at my studio. We will paint fun portraits of themselves and their friends from life using oil paints. $60/person includes shared, plentiful materials.