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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register, for cancellation policy and additional information about the class.
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.
DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE VOICE
MAY 1-3, 2024, BOOTH MUSEUM, CARTERSVILLE, GA
Push the boundaries of working from reference to help discover your personal point of view and help you to create more painterly paintings. There will be a heavy emphasis on specific skills to help you create a good foundation for your painting. Students will chose their own subject. A color booklet of notes is provided along with 4 weeks of online help to finish up the paintings started in class. Click the button to register through he Booth's website.
STUDIO PAINTING:BEYOND THE BASICS
JUNE 26-28, 2024 / $550 / ON TRACK STUDIOS/ FRANKLIN, TN
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. More information to come.
DRAWING AS FOUNDATION FOR PAINTING
JULY 10 - 12, 2024 / $500 / ON TRACK STUDIOS/ FRANKLIN, TN
3 Days ~ Don’t let your struggles with your drawing skills hold you back from successful paintings. Face your fears head on and come prepared to learn practical approaches for any subject matter. You will not be creating drawings as a finished product, but learning skills through exercises and quick studies. Everyone learns differently, so this topic will be approached from many angles. Drawing is a most important skill for any artist.
Appropriate for all levels.
LEARNING TO PAINT THE HEAD
OCT 9-11, 2024 / $590 / ON TRACK STUDIOS/ FRANKLIN, TN
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.
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.
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