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I will be teaching 2-3 workshops in 2019. You can find out all the information plus sign up by clicking the links below for each specific workshop. Please email me with any questions.

July 24-26
3-Day Painting Seminar
9:00 to 4:00 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $550 or $595 depending on membership status at Falmouth Art Center
Falmouth Art Center, Cape Cod, MA
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Past Seminars

Academy of Realist Art, Boston, MA
Artists of Yardley, PA
John F Peto Museum, NJ
Sedona Arts Center, AZ
Falmouth Arts Center, MA

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See my workshop description and Teaching Philosophy video below, read testimonials, and view workshop snapshots.

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Seminar Description

Gain mentoring and valuable insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan

Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey shares how to strengthen your approach to painting and manage your internal painting dialogue so you’ll have a consistently positive painting experience. Abbey’s inspiring teaching approach balances all there is to love about painting with what she has identified as the most universally challenging aspects of painting.

Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting painting subjects, concepts and content in still life painting, poetic realism, and her strategies to begin and finish a painting in one sitting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master’s concept of light as a subject, alla prima painting, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the classical revival of still life painting in 2018.

Through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. While working in the studio together, Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, palette choices, materials, blogging, galleries, showing, selling, relationships with collectors, social media, and marketing your work.

Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward in painting.

For all levels, beginner through advanced.

© Abbey Ryan 2016-19