Join me in Portland, ME for a one or two day ACRYLIC painting workshop. Learn my approach to painting in person. I have traveled all over the US and Canada for the last few years teaching painting workshops. They are always an exciting fun filled time where you will learn a lot of my techniques first hand! My goal is to always make sure you leave with new knowledge and a lot of inspiration for your future paintings. Please read through the Q and A section below to learn more about this great experience! I complete the workshop in acrylic but you can bring oil paints if you prefer (read more in the Q&A about oil paint)
Workshop Cost: $100 per day (if you want to come to both days, add 2 to your cart) If you choose one day, I will follow up with you to see which day you want to attend.
DAY 1 Project:
Day 1 – Color schemes and theory followed by a landscape painting, including clouds. Lesson also covers how to choose color and set up your composition.
DAY 2 Project:
Day 2 – Realism – we will be painting either a local bird or floral piece that covers how to layer properly to get a more realistic look to your painting.
August 10th – 8:30AM – 2PM (45 minute lunch break around noon)
August 11th – 8:30AM – 2PM (45 minute lunch break around noon)
Fireside Inn and Suites, Portland, ME
Colors you’ll need:
Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Titanium White, Zinc White, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson
Q: What do I need to bring to the workshop?
A: You will need a table top easel, paint and brushes. I provide the canvas for the workshop. I always bring a little extra of everything so I can usually help you out if you are missing a color or brush. I can also bring an easel on request, but since I’m traveling it will be on a limited first come, first serve basis.
Brushes to bring: I use most (please bring additional brushes if you’d like): Medium flat brush, small flat brush, medium round brush (blunt end), small round brush (blunt end), small liner brush, script liner, fan brush, and a large background brush. *
*Medium = half inch to inch (1.5 to a few centimeters) wide.
Q: What will we learn?
A: We will do two full paintings in the workshop. The first day we tackle a landscape from your local area. In this first painting we will learn about perspective, color choice, composition, brush use and a lot of other very important techniques. On the second day we dig deep into a creative painting. Here we will create a painting from one of my signature series. I always choose a painting that I’ve never done before at previous workshops, so if you’ve attended before you can be sure you’ll be learning a new painting each time.
Q: How long is the workshop?
A: Each day is 5 hours of painting with an hour lunch break. The day is 5 hours total. Please look at the schedule above to see the time.
Q: I’m new to painting, can I still attend?
A: Yes! I’ve had a lot of first time painters attend with great success. The group usually consists of people who have painted for many years to people who have only painted recently. There is always a good mix of experience. I do a lot of one on one teaching to ensure everyone gets as much info out of the workshop as possible.
Q: How many people are in the group?
A: We only allow 15 people total to join the workshop. This is a great group that is large enough for me to be able to keep the price down, but small enough to get a ton of one on one time and direct help.
Q: Can I paint in oil?
A: Sure, you can bring oil paints, but please bring Liquin Original to ensure your paint dries a little faster so you can keep up.