Workshop Report: Painterly Landscapes & Portraits with Alain Picard

Pastel and oil painter Alain Picard joined us for the first time in April 2019 for a wonderful workshop on landscapes and portraits. Here’s what his student’s had to say;

Such a pleasant person to learn from and be around. Very giving of his time, energy, and talent. Lots of individual attention for all levels. He worked very hard all week and was such fun to be with all that time. I am so glad that I attended and it helped all aspects of my art.”

I thought Alain was a fantastic instructor who was able to both instruct the whole group as well as offer individualized and personalize instruction.”

Alain is a wonderful teacher. He gave clear & interesting examples & instructions & answered all our questions. His Demos were great! He was pleasant & very helpful always. I hope he returns to give more workshops in future. Especially plein air & portraits.”

Pastels were new to me, and I feel that I have a very good foundation for continuing my exploration of this medium. The workshop also highlighted areas that I need to work on for all art mediums (watercolor, oil, and pastel), and I received much individual attention in these areas. I never felt ‘left behind’. Alain expanded all of us wonderfully.”

Workshop Report: True Colors with Kellee Wynne Conrad

Our first workshop of 2019 couldn’t have been more fun! Maryland-based artist Kellee Wynne Conrad joined us for the first time for an acrylics and mixed media workshop. Here’s what her students had to say;

The workshop exceeded my expectations. Kellee was like a breath of fresh air, filled with ideas, creativity, encouragement and personalized teaching for each person as well as twice daily group instruction. She is a really fine teacher.”

This workshop was everything I hoped for and more. I felt so well taken care of and all my favorite things were available in one place – studio time, amazing food, cookies, and coffee!!

Kellee was a great teacher. I learned new techniques that a will be use in my futures works.

The workshop was a good mix of excellent instruction and and freedom to create in a moat nurturing atmosphere.”