2023 Workshops In Chronological Order:
Here is a running list of workshops I'll be teaching this year. To learn more about each class, check availability, or register, click the underlined title of the workshop which is linked to more information. Some of the workshops I teach are organized independently while others are run as a collaboration with art organizations and schools who have invited me to be an instructor. If you would like to discuss a teaching opportunity with me for your community please email me here, thank you.
Mini Casein Painting Workshop, Richeshon School & Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI, 3/25
Plein Air (Grafton) 6.1.23 (sold out)
Plein Air (Peninsula School of Art) 8.26.23 (sold out)
Drawing Workshop, Ampersand Supply & Co, Sheboygan, WI, 9/10
Painting Demo and Critique, Mequon Thiensville Sr Art League, Private Event, 9/18
Open Water Plein Air Workshop, Two One-Day Workshops, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI, 9/20 - 9/21
3 Day Workshop Series (Single Day and Multi-Day Availability for discounted rate) Registration Below.
Task Creative, Cudahy WI, 10/13 - 10/15
Day 1. Materials
Day 2. Sketching + Composition
Day 3. Value + Color Theory
Egg Tempera Workshop, Richeson School & Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI, 11/3
Private Learning Opportunities
My Art Coaching Program allows students to sign up for private sessions with options to customize the material or guidance I can offer. Topics range from composing strong designs, critiquing works in progress, to writing artist statements etc. Spots are very limited and are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Most sessions will be available between November 2023 to April 2024. Please don't purchase a session or bundle unless we have a written agreement to work together. Sessions may be refunded otherwise. Click the listing to the right to learn more.
Here are a few of the responses students have shared from my workshops:
"I always learn so much from your presentations. Your enthusiasm for the creative process is inspiring!" - Susan B.
Have you taken a workshop with me? Would you like to share a testimonial and feedback? Please fill out my workshop feedback Google Form linked here. Thank you to all who have shared responses and helped me improve my teaching methods. I hope to share a classroom studio with you again in the future.
If you're planning to take one of my workshops or would like to know what my primary painting materials are, then download my PDF through the attachment icon. The free document contains images + links of my most used supplies.
Here's my suggested reading list for topics on drawing, painting, color theory, design, art theory + philosophy, etc. in no particular order. You may be able to find a copy at your library. If not, I've hyperlinked the titles to purchase online. You might find used or discounted prices.
Color and Light written by James Gurney
The New Oil Painting written by Kimberly Brooks
The Oil Painter's Color Handbook written by Todd M. Casey
Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting written by John F. Carlson
Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques... written by Mitchell Albala
Plein Air Techniques for Artists: Principles and Methods... written by Aimee Erickson
The Figurative Artists Handbook: A Contemporary Guide... written by Robert Zeller
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist written by James Gurney
What Painting Is written by James Elkins