Workshops

2022 - 2023

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As you know, I love to grow and expand just about everything in my life! Every now and again I take a workshop with someone whose work I admire or who will challenge me in a different direction or provide possibilities for exploration. Sometimes, a workshop is just great after a long layoff from painting like summer vacations and life challenges!

Below are some offerings to study with gentle built-in challenges and great opportunity for individual growth.  
 

Designing in Color, below, is an amazing class. There are about 4 semesters of college color classes rolled into two days. Your world of color knowledge will expand into all areas of your life!

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December 12 - 13, 2022
Designing in Color

Bonita Springs Art Center

Bonita Springs, FL

239.495.8181

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An in-depth study of color that will take you and your painting to new levels of understanding. We will begin with a series of exercises designed to explore pigments, color mixing, and use of various color palettes. The mixing and use of neutrals, the art of creating deep luminous color through glazing, color relationships, creating space and depth and how to make colors pop will be will be explored.

It is a very expanding color theory and application experience.

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January 17 - 18, 2023
Beyond Alla Prima for New Artists

Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Dr,

Marco Island, FL

239.394.4221
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This class is for those who have never painted or who have just started and want to have FUN layering collage papers and acrylic. We will explore some basic design and painting techniques and play with materials creatively using our intuition and improvisation. You will have enough experience to begin your own practice of painting.

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March 21 - 23, 2023
 
Beyond Alla Prima - Creative Abstract & Collage Painting

Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Dr,

Marco Island, FL

239.394.4221
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This workshop is designed to strengthen your voice by clarifying your thoughts, ideas, interests and feelings and guide them into powerful visual statements. We begin the painting working with shapes, sizes, and a sense of balance and visit the effects of initial decisions from layout to completion. The magic in the approach of Beyond Alla Prima is that spontaneity, exploration and discovery are a part of the process. Surprises and new ideas become part of the image as you proceed to layer and integrate collage and papers and acrylic and respond to the materials with experience, intuition, and improvisation.

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April 11 - 13, 2022
Creative and Imaginative Painting Collage & Acrylic

Bonita Springs Art Center

Bonita Springs, FL

239.495.8181
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The highlights of the workshop come from the transformation and integration of collage and acrylic materials as well as a journey into discovery, intuition, and invention.  The language of art, line, color, shape, texture, and value are explored and exaggerated as you respond moment to moment and the creative imagery develops.  You are asked to step out of your comfort zone and journey into the unknown and build a powerful visual image.