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July 2018

1-day Workshop: Cityscapes: Painting Architecture in the Landscape

July 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$80

For intermediate plein air painters that want to learn to the process and best practices for painting outdoors in the city or for painting outdoors with subjects that include all types of architecture. I will work with you individually in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from the start to finish of your painting. I'll focus on aspects of the process including composition, drawing, perspective, color, value and paint handling. The class goal is that you’ll leave with confidence and…

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September 2018

1-day Workshop: Painting the Landscape and/or Still Life “en plein air”

September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
China Camp State Park San Rafael, CA + Google Map
$80

For beginning and intermediate plein air painters that want to learn the process and best practices for painting outdoors in the landscape ("en plein air"). There will be a wide choice of subject here, including a still life set up on a picnic table. I will work with you individually in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from the start to finish of your painting. I'll focus on aspects of the process including composition, drawing, color, value and paint handling.…

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November 2018

1-day Workshop: Painting From Photo Reference

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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$80

Learn best practices and technique for painting from photos. I'll focus on key aspects of the painting process: selecting the composition, transferring the drawing, creating the right colors and values and improving your brushwork. You’ll need to bring a digital image of the painting to class on an iPad and I’ll demonstrate how you’ll go about transferring a drawing of the photo onto your canvas. Please download the app "Jackson's Art Grid" to your device, which we'll be using to…

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January 2019

1-day Painting Workshop: Values are Sexy!!

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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$80

Join me for this 1-day workshop where we'll focus on values through painting various objects on the table. Many of you have heard me say "color gets all the credit, but values do all the work". I believe in that and think that appealing, strong, compelling paintings have strong value designs. Hence: Values are Sexy! Let me show you how to develop a strong value design in your paintings. The workshop is geared for beginning and intermediate painters; those who…

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March 2019

Let’s Paint Flowers

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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$80

Many of you have told me that you find it challenging painting flowers. Or that you're afraid to paint them. That's a shame since they are so beautiful. A perfect painting subject! Join me for this 1-day workshop where we'll focus on a step-by-step approach to painting flowers that will make them no more challenging to paint than any other subject. It's all about shape, value, color and edges. We'll do a series of exercises, focusing on a variety of…

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April 2019

Key Tools for Your Paintbox: Values & Color

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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$80

No matter what subject matter you're painting (landscape, still life, portrait) or what your reference is (painting from life in your studio, painting plein air or using photos), values and color are the two most important things you'll need to address. They're the two things that will really make a big difference in the quality of your painting. And they're two of the most challenging for newer painters. Join me in this 1-day workshop and let's spend a day practicing…

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May 2019

1-day Workshop: Finding Values in the Plein Air Landscape

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
China Camp State Park San Rafael, CA + Google Map
$80

You know the adage: "Value does all the work; color gets all the credit". I'd say value - and value design - in your painting play as important a role as composition. Let's focus on finding values in plein air! I'll start this class doing a short value sketch demo on paper, in order to establish the value design in a given scene. Each of you will do the same and we'll have a value "roadmap" for our paintings. The…

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June 2019

1-day Workshop: Cityscapes – Painting Architecture in the Landscape

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$80

For beginning and intermediate plein air painters that want to learn to the process and best practices for painting outdoors in the city or for painting outdoors with subjects that include architecture. I will work with you individually in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from the start to finish of your painting. I'll focus on aspects of the process including composition, drawing, perspective, color, value and paint handling. The class goal is that you’ll leave with confidence and knowledge…

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August 2019

1-day Workshop: Key Elements of Plein Air Landscape Painting

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$80

You know the adage: "Value does all the work; color gets all the credit". I'd say value - and value design - in your painting play as important a role as composition. Let's focus on finding values in plein air! I'll start this class doing a short value sketch demo on paper, in order to establish the value design in a given scene. Each of you will do the same and we'll have a value "roadmap" for our paintings. The…

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1-day Workshop: Painting With Gouache in the Landscape

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
TBD (San Francisco/Bay Area)
$80

For those who want to try out gouache in the landscape, here's an opportunity. Or if you'd rather use oils or acrylics, that's fine too. I'll work with you in whatever medium you choose. Gouache is a medium that I enjoy using because of it's fast drying properties and because I like the beautiful finish it produces on paper. For some reason, using gouache encourages me to loosen up...another reason I like it. And it's great to travel with! I'll…

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