Christine Camilleri

Sun, April 7 to Sat, April 13 2024

From Drab to Fab with Christine Camilleri

Medium: All Media

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow

So many decisions go into making a successful painting. We will look at several of them over the days we have together:  Color choices, capturing the light, designing to tell a story, how to add drama and so much more.

We will be learning about:

  • how to overcome local color and see in (more) color
  • using the reference photo (usually “drab”) to advantage (“fab!”)
  • the beauty of color harmony
  • how valuable grays can be in the color choices you make
  • capturing the elusive light that brings your painting to life
  • ways to tell an interesting story
  • designing for impact

All of these elements will help you turn your paintings from drab to fab.

All mediums welcome.

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About Christine Camilleri

Christine Camilleri has been a professional artist for over 20 years working in oils, pastels and acrylics.

Her paintings are known for their bold use of color, design and energetic marks. She enjoys landscape, seascape and wildlife paintings.

Christine is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, an association that has included Lawren Harris from the Group of Seven and other notable artists over its 75 year history.  She is a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies and a designated Master Pastellist with Pastel Artists Canada. She has been juried in as an associate member with the Pastel Society of America. Christine Camilleri’s paintings have hung in some of America’s most famous galleries. From The Vose and Salmagundi galleries in New York City to the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle many have come to admire and acquire her colourful renditions of North America’s wildlife, land and seascapes.

In addition to full page spreads in magazines like the Pastel Journal, Christine has taken part in many juried shows over the years and has received numerous awards for her paintings.  Most notably her bison painting “Summer Pastures” was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 26th Annual Art Competition which attracted 14,000 worldwide entrants.

Her western paintings have also garnered attention. Three have been reproduced onto the covers of books by a Tennessee publishing company:  We Never Back Down and White Grizzly by Dave Fisher and Cowboy Riches by Herb Marlow.

Christine’s obvious passion for technique, skill level and knowledge of all things oil, acrylic and pastel have made her a sought after instructor as well. She has a background in Adult Education and Facilitation and enjoys coaching and encouraging other artists. She has written several educational articles to help artists hone their basic skills as she believes that great art starts with foundational skills.

Besides painting she enjoys fly fishing, skiing, hiking and backpacking.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $1,000.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,603.80-$2,817.64

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.