ABBEY RYAN WORKSHOPS
May 20-24, '13 - Sedona Arts Center, AZ - Register (3 spots remaining)
October 12, '13 - Artists of Yardley, PA - Register (scroll down)
My workshops focus on everything there is to love about painting. Drawing on my many years of painting, I share how to develop your own personal approach to painting and how to have a positive painting experience most every time.
My workshops begin with a morning demonstration, during which I take students through my alla prima approach to painting. I cover topics such as selecting the best still life objects, arranging a still life to encourage a “spark” or idea, lighting, brush selection, canvas toning, palette choices, paint, and mediums. After the demonstration, in one-on-one instruction, I share all of the hints, techniques, and methods that make up my daily painting practice. This includes topics such as how to begin a painting, the language of light, gesture, how to wield a brush, color mixing, the classical still life, blogging, galleries, showing and selling your work.
I love teaching painting, and I want to help you establish your own enjoyable approach to continue on your painting journey with confidence. As a life-long teacher and learner, I aim to meet you where you are, answer all your questions, and help move you forward with your own personal method of painting.
Students of all levels are welcome!
If you would like to propose a venue/location for a painting workshop, please contact me.