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Abstract Art


with Francheskaa Clark

Calendar Jan 9, 2019

Pour the paint. As you "let go" see the abstract movement of shapes, textures, and color mixing. Lines of paint move rhythmically across the canvas. Techniques in the process of POURING will be experienced.

Acrylic Painting


with Michaelin Otis

Calendar Feb 16, 2019

Michaelin Otis is an award winning, nationally known artist, workshop leader, art show juror, and author.  Her very popular book,"Watercolor for the Fun of It - Painting People," was published by North Light Books in 2002.  She is a contributing author for "Drawing and Painting People - The Essential Guide", and has illustrated 8 children's books. The latest book, "Trainman" is being published by the Autism and Asperger Publishing Company.    She owned and operated her own gallery and teaching studio, Avalon Arts, for 18 years in White Bear Lake, MN.  Her compelling portraits have been featured in numerous publications, book covers, magazines and CD covers, as well as a show at S.P.A.S. Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June of 2005.   She has written articles for Watercolor Magazine, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magic.  She has been featured in many others, including most currently  "Western Art Collector".  Michaelin has won numerous awards and has her signature membership in the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Taos National Society of Watercolors. She has been accepted into numerous national juried shows.   For many years she taught for  H K Holbein art materials at trade shows around the country. She is currently being represented by Manos Gallery, Tubac, AZ. 

Date: February 16-17 Limited to 12 participants. 
Workshop Fees: TCA Members $250, Non-members, $300 (Member discounts will be taken at checkout.)

Photo to Painting


with Dan Graziano

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 9 am

The workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph. Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges, and perspective. Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting!

Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with an explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references incorporating the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day.

Students supply their own art supplies and equipment - a suggested supply list will be provided upon registration.

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