Dear Artists and Friends,

Happy Mid-Summer!

Only 3 Workshops left for Summer 2017!

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(Workshops are geared for adults but artsy teens are welcome.) 



Intrepid Landscape Sketching: The Quick Sketch on the Outer Cape

Tuesday August 8th & Wednesday August 9th 9am-5pm

Traveling light we can hike further afield to sketch the Outer Cape’s hidden treasures. Nestled in dunes, perched on clifftops and with views of the open ocean we will create quick reactive field studies in water-based media with guidance in value, color, composition and form. Mindful connection to one’s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process.Students of all levels are welcome. Space is limited. (Fee: $300)

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Palette Knife Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form: The Long Pose in Oil

Saturday September 16th & Sunday September 17th 10am-4pm

Painting the figure with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and sculptural as form is built with color facets. It reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean!  This workshop provides instruction in proper knife use, a limited color palette, mapping the anatomy of the figure and creating an exciting composition. All levels of experience welcome. To register:

Fee: $275 (includes model fee) Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio

Plein Air Painting Retreat on the Outer Cape                                                  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 22nd, 23rd & 24th                     

Come spend the autumnal equinox sketching and painting the changing colors of Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Simple meditative hikes will take us to tidal marshes, ocean beaches and the Provinceland dunes to visually explore the landscape at various times of day. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of color. Accumulating sketches and visual data will allow us to buildimages from the ground up, respecting the anatomy of the painting and the varied topography of surface. Layering and process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place.  

Schedule: Friday 2-5pm: Meet & Greet in Truro. 

Orientation and lecture on the limited palette, palette knife painting, constructing form with color, strengthening compositional choices and packing light. 

Saturday 9am-5pm: Plein Air Painting

Sunday 9am-1pm: Plein Air Painting. 1-4pm: Critique and discussion.                                          Students of all levels are welcome in any media. Space is limited. (Fee: $400)

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Watch my new courses released this year on Learning!

"Foundations of Figure Drawing" & “Drawing 2PT Perspective”.

Also, new this summer, “Drawing Basics 1-4” on CreativeLive!

See you soon! 

My best. Amy