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INSTRUCTION

New for 2024!

TOOLS FOR CREATING POETIC & POWERFUL PAINTINGS

REGARDLESS OF SUBJECT MATTER

SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2024

Hosted by Peggy Kinstler at KINSTLER STUDIO, EASTON, CT

$800 Tuition includes a color booklet of notes

Online help after the workshop to complete projects started in class.

Wine and cheese opening reception on the evening of September 11

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

I was fortunate to take many, workshops with Everett Raymond Kinstler over two decades. I participated in two fourteen day workshops with him at the Santa Fe Institute of Art. His instruction changed me as a painter and a teacher. I am honored to share some of his wisdom in his home studio . There are certain principles that apply to a painting no matter the subject matter. Kinstler was always teaching principles over technique. Most workshops are subject matter based, which is a good thing, but the emphasis of this class is different. My workshop deals with the underlying truth of making a strong painting. I first came to his workshops expecting to learn about painting a portrait. I was surprised that we painted everything, people, places and things, all with the same approach. Our goal is not just to report what the subject looks like, but to find the character, the poetry of each subject while preserving each artists’ particular point of view. This directive was at the heart of his teaching and has become central to my teaching as well. Each student will bring their choice of reference and their particular viewpoint as an artist. A four day class is rare for me and I am excited about what can be accomplished with the extra time. The beautiful hillside setting and glorious natural lighting in the studio only adds to the experience. Instruction will be demonstration and powerpoint lecture. The small size class will ensure tons of easel side help.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A catered lunch will be available for purchase.

Hotel and other logistics available at Kinstlerstudioworkshops.com.

Both Oil and Acrylic painters welcome. 

A $400 deposit is required at signup to hold your place in the workshop.

Contact Andrea Jones at studio@dawnwhitelaw.com to register, for cancellation policy and additional information about the class.

LEARNING TO PAINT THE HEAD

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The class is designed as a skills building workshop.  We will take a deep dive into drawing and proportions, value as it relates to skin tone, edges, and likeness.  Class exercises, where you will work from photo reference, will equip you for painting better portraits. 4 weeks of online help, following the class, will walk you through that portrait project that you have been wanting to do.  Students will receive a full color booklet of notes.  Class size will be held to 12 students to maximize individual attention.

STUDIO PAINTING:BEYOND THE BASICS

AUGUST 24-26, 2023 / DOT COURSON STUDIO/ PONTOTOC, MS

The Beyond the Basics series is designed to explore, more in depth, some specific aspects of painting...aspects that are beyond a painter's general knowledge.  In this class students will work on understanding Light and Shadow, managing edges, and setting the value key of their painting.  To get more information or to register click the button marked "Register MS".

TAKING YOUR WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL

NOVEMBER 9- 11, 2023 /  $600 /  ON TRACK STUDIOS  / FRANKLIN, TN

Artists who are interested in improving their work often get stalled in their progress and just need a kick-start to get back on the path for excellence. This workshop is a chance to take a good honest look at your current work and consider what exactly needs improvement. The class will be divided Into three parts: identification of the one area that most needs improvement, individualized exercises to address the problem, studio painting to put new ideas in to practice. Six weeks of online mentoring is included with the class to maximize the class work. Class size is limited to 10 to maximize individual help.

ONLINE MENTORING PROGRAM
WAIT LIST ONLY FOR 2023

TIME SLOTS FOR 2024 NOW AVAILABLE

THE FOCUS WILL BE ON YOU / $850 / SIX WEEKS INSTRUCTION

Focused learning is the goal of this online mentoring program.The curriculum will be tailored to YOUR specific needs. This intense period of one on one instruction is certain to take your work to a different level. Only four students will be allowed into the program for each six weeks period to insure maximum personal attention.

The intensive instruction includes:

• Unlimited access by email to touch base for quick answers to a question or get a critique.  Working through email will give you a written transcript of your exchanges with Dawn, allowing you to revisit her advice anytime you wish.

•Regular assignments and exercises that will move your progress along toward your goal.

• A lot of personal attention.

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION CLICK ON BUTTON PROVIDED.

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