Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"2-Day Spring Plein Air Workshop"
April 29-30, 2021
 

Brushwork and the painterly plein air study. Understanding the qualities of light and color.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Pam Padgett, www.pamelabpadgett.com
Cost: $250
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Loosen Up: Seeing, Simplifying and Expression"
May 13-16, 2021
 

This workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Penix will cover topics such as the power of warms and cools, complementaries, harmony, edges, shape-quality, variety, simplifying, loosening brushwork, elements of design, elements of light and shadow, the power of suggestion and seeing in terms of mass and shape relationships. There will be a strong emphasis on making your paintings more three-dimensional. Students will use oils (other mediums are welcome) to paint from photos. They will have a choice of dozens of photographs consisting of boats, cityscapes, figures, birds, hanging fruit and fish. Students will also have the option to paint from their own photos.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Derek Penix, derekpenix.com
Cost: $595
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Principles of Abstraction and the voice of the artist"
May 20-23, 2021
 

This class, taught by Larry Moore, will push you into new territory. With a focus on the principles of design and abstraction, you will be shown a system for developing your voice as an artist. The emphasis is on creative process, exploring new ways to develop a painting, inventive compositions, and new ways to think and build intent in your work. Many of the exercises are found in Larry’s book on creativity, “Fishing for elephants. Insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity”. Larry’s intent is to help each artist find a way that works for them, whether they wish to interpret more, push their process or go fully abstract. We will be working in gouache on watercolor paper.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Larry Moore, www.larrymoorestudios.com
Cost: $625
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"The Painterly Plein Air Sketch"
June 10-12, 2021
 

Brushwork and the painterly plein air study. Understanding the qualities of light and color.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Pam Padgett, www.pamelabpadgett.com
Cost: $350
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting the Head from Life"
July 8-10, 2021
 

Painting from a live model is an effective way to improve skills in painting any subject matter. In this workshop you will receive instruction on drawing, design, proper value and color use, and edge control. To benefit most from this class an artist should have some drawing skills and a working knowledge of the medium they are using. The workshop will consist of power point presentations, lectures, demos, and every student will get individual instruction at their easel. While most of the demos/instruction are geared for oil painters, acrylic artists, familiar with their medium, will also benefit and are welcome. A full color booklet of class notes is included.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Taking Your Painting To The Next Level"
August 12-14, 2021
 

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 12 to maximize individual help.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $525
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Drawing for Painters"
September 23-25, 2021
 

Most drawing classes focus on making a beautiful drawing. This class is designed for painters and is structured to address the specific drawing skills that are needed for painting. The students will be shown techniques of seeing proportion, angles, relative size and edge. The emphasis will be on helping each student find which approach to drawing will be most effective for them to use.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $280
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting The Poetic Landscape"
January 21-23, 2022
 

This workshop is a broad overview of my approach to painting and covers value, color temperature, chroma, composition, editing, and mark making (how to make every stroke of pigment count). All my workshops begin each day with a demonstration followed by plenty of individual help at the easel. Most students who attend my workshops have some painting experience, but all levels are welcome, and I'm happy to give individual attention to beginners.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Barbara Jaenicke, www.BarbaraJaenicke.com
Cost: $450
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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