Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting The Figure With Expression"
September 23-26, 2020
 

In this class we’ll focus on figurative painting from a live model and photos. We’ll explore techniques for creating colorful, abstract patterns with a sense of movement and energy by first making a quick underpainting in acrylic, then painting into it with oil paint. For photo reference, I encourage using images with energy and motion in them, i.e. athletes, boxers, dancers, etc. Large brushes and a plastic scraper will be used to apply paint generously and to also scrape away to reveal the underlying acrylic underpainting. I’ll also be talking about edges and how blurring the line between main subject and background helps in creating an abstract pattern of forms, color and dynamism.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Cost: $475
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Landscapes in Oils"
Tuesdays, Sepember 29 - October 20, 2020
 

In this class I will lead you through the process of laying out a painting, massing in your large values, and finishing your scenes. We will not only study basic landscape painting - we will also address how to include animals in the landscape, as well as how to introduce water elements into your paintings. This is an eight-week course, offered in two four-week sessions. The classroom at On-Track Studios has a UV air cleaner, high ceilings, natural light and openable windows/doors. We keep all high-touch surfaces sanitized, and masks are required in class. This is a safe place to paint; it’s wonderful to be with other artists! Choose between Morning or Afternoon class.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Cost: $200
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Landscapes in Oils"
Tuesdays, November 3-17, 2020
 

In this class I will lead you through the process of laying out a painting, massing in your large values, and finishing your scenes. We will not only study basic landscape painting - we will also address how to include animals in the landscape, as well as how to introduce water elements into your paintings. This is an eight-week course, offered in two four-week sessions. The classroom at On-Track Studios has a UV air cleaner, high ceilings, natural light and openable windows/doors. We keep all high-touch surfaces sanitized, and masks are required in class. This is a safe place to paint; it’s wonderful to be with other artists! Choose between Morning or Afternoon class.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Cost: $200
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Taking Your Painting To The Next Level"
November 9-11, 2020
 

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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"Painting Snow in the Landscape"
November 13, 2020
 

Take your landscape painting to the next level with this intensive two-day workshop. Students will focus on getting the scale and placement correct along with capturing Value, Light, and Shadow patterns of trees.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Karen Philpott, www.karenphilpott.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Monday Painting Classes"
Mondays, January 4-25, 2021
 

This class will focus on painting from life and working from photographs. We will explore color and brushwork along with some drawing skills. This class will focus on plein air painting techniques and tips however we will be inside painting landscapes from a projector. We will paint from beautiful images of Italy, France and beyond! No class January 28th.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Pam Padgett, www.pamelabpadgett.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Monday Painting Classes"
Mondays, February 8 - March 1, 2021
 

This class will focus on painting from life and working from photographs. We will explore color and brushwork along with some drawing skills. This class will focus on plein air painting techniques and tips however we will be inside painting landscapes from a projector. We will paint from beautiful images of Italy, France and beyond! No class January 28th.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Pam Padgett, www.pamelabpadgett.com
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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