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"Impressionistic Landscapes with Pastel" 
Greg Barnes
Tuesday and Wednesday October 19-20, 2021

Do you want to paint more loosely and spontaneously? Do you want to hone your pastel skills? Explore the impressionist style in pastel with award winning plein air artist Greg Barnes as your personal guide. Greg tailors his instruction to reach all levels from beginning pointers to advanced techniques. Working from photographs or smaller studies, the class will focus on capturing the essence of a scene through design, color harmonies, and intuitive interpretation.

Each day begins with a pastel demonstration and lecture by Greg, focusing on different aspects of producing a captivating landscape painting. The remaining time will be spent at your easel, painting from your own photos or ones supplied by Greg. He will visit each easel as you paint, giving individual instruction and personal attention. The class closes with a critique of each students work. 

Full Members $275 - Associate Members $305 - Non Members $330

About your instructor:
Greg Barnes received a BFA from Wake Forest University in 1985. He began painting full time following the 911 incident of 2001, when he realized “life is short”. He studied pastel and oil painting with Albert Handell and Scott Christensen early in his professional career. Currently he tours the country displaying in national art festivals, participating in plein air events, and teaching. Annually he earns awards for his pastel paintings, including 1st place in drawing/pastel at the 2020 Under the Oaks art festival, Vero Beach FL. Open to all levels with some painting experience. 
"Taking the Fear out of Watercolor "
Ken Hobson 
               September 13, 14 and 15, 2021

In this workshop  learn how to keep your paintings fresh and not over worked,” we’ll work on the importance of mixing color and values which is critical in a painting. We’ll spend time on
the things of nature and enliven your watercolor landscapes with beautiful streams, dramatic skies, stately trees, mountains, birds and more. Expect many demos and one on
one guidance in a comfortable content-rich class for intermediate watercolorists.

Full Members $333 - Associate Members $366 - Non Members $399


"Exploring the Palette Knife" 
Robin Wellner
Landscape and Still Life 
February 16-18, 2022

Join us for a three-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your painting. The knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings. Some of the advantages of the palette knife besides mixing paint:

-Easy to clean
-Great for texture and clean color
-The edge creates great lines, trees, etc.
-You can paint over wet layers without the paint mixing like a brush

You can explore a whole painting with only a knife, or use the knife only for accents.

Full Members $315 - Associate Members $347 - Non Members $378