2022
 Workshops

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I am available for one-day or multi-day workshops in drawing, painting, and mindfulness.  Advance your technical skills in composition, color, drawing, painting in oil or watercolor, or combine yoga with meditative drawing practices.

I have worked with many local clubs, guilds, and other organizations to provide:

 

Judging:

I will select the award winners and write a brief and enthusiastic critique about what I loved in the winning artworks.

Presentations:

Invite me to "teach" a skills lesson to your members.  This will take about one hour or less. Among the topics I can address are; Depth of Space,  Compositional Tools, Tonal Value,  The Loomis Method, Creating an Artist Statement.

Workshops:

A Workshop can be several hours or several days.  My signature programs are; 

  • "Freedom Flowers" A watercolor workshop on understanding how to employ light and tonal value to create watercolors with more dimension and impact. (3 Days)

  • "What's Your Story?"; How to create an effective and targeted artist statement. (1 Day)

  • "Drawing then Painting Watercolor Portraits"; How to quickly and easily draw the human head from any angle using a system created by Andrew Loomis, then quickly layering rich colors which capture the beauty of your subject. (4 Days)

  • "Planning to Improvise"; How to make most of your important decisions before you go to your final paper or canvas. Includes many shortcuts to reduce your struggles later on. (2 Days)

  • "Color Theory" An exploration through study and application which simplifies this difficult subject making it easy to understand and apply. ( 3 Days)

  • "Depth of Space" A review of the cues for making believable three-dimensional space appear inside a two-dimensional format.  These can add depth to Abstracts as well as landscapes from observation. (1 Day or 3 Days)

  • "Artistic Voice":  Inquiry and practice will guide participants in discovering their unique gifts, interests, and history in a way that opens them up to new possibilities for their artistic practice,

Critiques:

I will provide positive and encouraging feedback that helps your members to break through whatever is blocking them with a particular artwork.  This is informative and illuminating not only for the person who created the artwork but for everyone listening.

 

Video Tutorials:

I can create a permanent video or Powerpoint tutorial for your organization giving step-by-step instruction in your choice of a particular art skill or technique.

Please reach out to me to discuss possible dates and fees.  

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