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Painting: Interpreting a Photograph in Any Medium (Chester County Art Association)

This workshop explores what to look for in choosing a photograph, how to work effectively from a poor photograph, how and when to incorporate more than one photo into your painting, how to get inspiration from your image (but not copy it directly), why B & W is the jewel of creativity, and understanding how to redevelop a good composition.

Please bring your lunch.  
Open to all mediums, bring paper, canvas, boards, and any medium you want to work in.

Experience Level: All Levels

Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Jan 14, 2017 )  SOLD OUT

Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( February 11, 2017 )   SOLD OUT  wait list

PART II - Painting: Interpreting a Photograph in Any Medium (Chester County Art Association)

In this workshop, we will review some of your individual photos which you find challenging. So, bring your worst!  And bring your best; we will work with photos which you love but can’t get started on painting.   We will push the “envelope” and learn how to think outside the box with color and composition.

Open to all mediums.  If you didn’t take Part I you are still welcome to attend Part II.

Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( March 4, 2017 )


Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( April 8, 2017 )

The Universal Artist:  Color Theory (Chester County Art Association)

This workshop will focus on learning how to use color. Exercises in palette creation, mixing and amplification. Light, temperature, value and contrast will also be discussed. If you are looking to explore color or find challenges in making color choices.  This is open to all mediums and levels.

Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( April 1st, 2017 )
Monday 10 AM to 4:00 PM ( May 8, 2017 )


Palette Knife Painting (Chester County Art Association)

Van Gogh was not only a colorist but was a master mark maker.   Variety makes our work more interesting. The more tools we have the marks we can create.  Palette knives are fabulous tools that can be used in a variety of ways.  In this workshop you will learn to create precise markings as well as the anomalies that make paintings go from mundane to marvelous.

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Pastel Workshop ( Art Center at Ambler )
Location: Art Center at Ambler 
45 Forest Avenue, Ambler, PA  
This workshop deals with under painting techniques, various pastel application methods, papers, framing and layering.
To register for workshops: or call 215.619.8863
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM (March 18, 2017)


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