Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painterly Head Studies"
March 19-21, 2020
 

I work toward 'painterly realism'; good drawing and composition, rendered with strong natural color, in such a way that you can still 'sense' or 'feel' the paint. The effect of this process is that the subject begins to artfully reveal itself to me and hopefully, the viewer. In over 20 years as a professional artist I've completed over 500 oil portraits, 1000 charcoal portraits, sold many gallery paintings, had a number of one-person shows, and won a number of awards.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Rich Nelson, richardchristiannelson.com
Cost: $450
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Animals in your Landscape"
Tuesdays, March 31 - May 19, 2020
 

Times: 9:00 am to Noon or 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Our location in the Tennessee countryside affords us the opportunity to sketch cattle and other animals from life. We will study animal anatomy, gesture and proportion. You will then learn how to incorporate these studies into your landscape paintings.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Taking Your Painting To The Next Level"
May 14-16, 2020
 

This 3-day workshop is designed for painters with some previous painting experience. For over 25 years, Dawn taught basic principles of oil painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University. Her awards include the Certificate of Merit for her portrait at the National Portrait Convention in 1991, Best of Show at the Portrait Society of America in Washington DC, and the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painter's of America exhibition in 2002. In 2010 Whitelaw was one of ten American women artists invited to participate in the "Inspiring Figures" exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $525
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Using Photo Reference In a More Creative Way"
June 18-20, 2020
 

This 3-day workshop is designed for painters with some previous painting experience. For over 25 years, Dawn taught basic principles of oil painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University. Her awards include the Certificate of Merit for her portrait at the National Portrait Convention in 1991, Best of Show at the Portrait Society of America in Washington DC, and the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painter's of America exhibition in 2002. In 2010 Whitelaw was one of ten American women artists invited to participate in the "Inspiring Figures" exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $420
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Water Elements in your Landscape"
Tuesdays, June 23 - August 11, 2020
 

Times: 9:00 am to Noon or 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. OIn this class you will observe and record the many nuances of the play of light on water. The course will incorporate perspective as it applies to streams, lakes and other water elements in their environment.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting The Poetic Landscape"
June 25-27, 2020
 

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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"Painting the Head from Life"
August 17-20, 2020
 

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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"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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