THE ATTRACTION OF ABSTRACTION

A Lavish 3 Day Painting Workshop

 

DESCRIPTION

Create a personal masterpiece from the ground up, applying a design-driven methodology and key painting skills. Work with a range of art materials and media,  applying principles and aesthetic considerations of good design to a personal project, highlighting form, color, and texture. Explore the art and science of color mixing, glazing, and popular textural techniques at your personal interest level and skill level.

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Appropriate for the beginner to experienced painter, we strive to meet you where you are in your personal practice and stage of painting experience. This workshop is loosely patterned on a traditional Atelier model, where a professional painter works with a small number of students to train them in visual fine arts. Our meaningfully structured practicum has been developed with many different learning levels in mind, to challenge students of all backgrounds and skill levels within a single class. This enables students to focus on personal learning goals of their choice and discretion in a safe and nurturing environment, without the pressure to produce great art. Our free-form approach supports students returning again and again, to continue honing skills and general expertise as painting skills mature over time.

"Whether you're an experienced painter or just learning to paint, creating art involves thinking about a long list of decisions. While great artists will tell you their life is spent literally perfecting their craft, key skills can be mastered in isolation with practice by just about anyone."

- YVETTE NEUMANN -

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

Curriculum Driven

24 hours of art instruction and demos over 3 days, guided by a professional fine artist - the perfect mix of structured learning, critique, and experimentation.

Complimentary Learning Materials

Students receive a helpful 30 page program booklet to keep, summarizing key concepts, techniques and instructor demos presented during the course.

Small Class Size

Class size is limited to max 5 students at a time, ensuring plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Our intimate setting and flexible work stations, stocked with dedicated materials for each student's personal use, offers the right balance of freedom and attention.

Mind, Body, Soul

Catered healthy lunches and snacks, and a hosted Happy Hour social at the end of each day, provide just the right level of pampering and real human connection. That's why we pair creative expression with self-love in a supportive setting to produce the very best shared experiences.

Concierge Care

Worried about getting your beautiful artwork home that you've so lovingly created? Wonder no more, because we are happy to package and ship it for you, either by UPS or USPS with reliable tracking. Cost of shipping is extra, but we know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to getting your treasure safely home - without breaking the bank.

A FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Our Time Together

 Each workshop session is carefully choreographed behind the scenes, so your days flow effortlessly. A high-level overview of what to expect appears below, where the emphasis is on ‘slowing your roll’. A detailed itinerary and more comprehensive information will be mailed to you with confirmed booking. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Art Supplies

All art materials for your masterpiece:
Level 2 (Artist Grade) and 3 (Professional Grade) acrylic paints & mediums. Sketch & practice materials. Apron, brushes, rags, other tools. Gallery quality canvas. Also acrylic inks, pastels and more. (Store value $300)

Food & Drink

Daily gourmet lunch, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day. Two hosted Happy Hour Socials at the end of days 1 and 2. Locally sourced and wholesome foods. Gluten-free, vegetarian, as well as other dietary needs are no problem for us - just let us know.

Guest Services

Optional luxury accommodations,  and unlimited access to the atelier and chapel studio art spaces for workshop guests staying overnight. Free parking, early arrival check in, and late departure baggage storage. Free WIFI, COPY and FAX services available to student guests.  

Other Joys

Healthful environment 

featuring abundant flora and fauna. Private beach with breathtaking waterfront views. Browse the on site studio library/music room filled with curiosities and instruments for your use and enjoyment. Meditate in the atrium or outdoor chapel art studio.

Find A Workshop

2020 - 2022

Browse Our Calendar

Workshops are limited to just five (5) students at a time, so we suggest you book early, rather than late. Click the arrow next to the calendar month to see what's scheduled.

Need Guest Lodging?

Onsite guest rooms are limited and also quite popular with students and other guests to our area. 

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