Somewhere between intuition and intention our best work is waiting for us. How can you find the balance of trusting yourself to know how to make your work while still pushing yourself out of your comfort zone in order to grow into the artist that is waiting! You must start by not making art in a bubble. Come together with like-minded artists and an enthusiastic teacher that will help you break through what is known, what is usual or expected to discover new layers of color and expression just waiting to be revealed.
Join Kellee as she shares all the secrets to her luminous layered method of acrylic painting while at the same time digging deep into the creative process to help you discover your own personal artistic style. Introducing “Modern Landscapes”, an exclusive workshop designed just for Hudson River Valley Art Workshops. You won’t find this course anywhere else in 2020, so now is you chance to get to the heart of abstract landscape.
This “Modern Landscapes” workshop is designed to help artists of all levels discover new principles and techniques of acrylic painting and mixed media while still having fun. From textured paint to collage, gelli printing, mark making, stencils and more, this class has it all, including foundation work in color, composition and design. We will learn how to turn your play into several completed paintings. By painting in an abstract manner, you can approach the canvas with the confidence of knowing that anything goes when you’re creating loose and free.
Important lessons Kellee will cover in this course:
- Which paints, mediums to use in acrylic painting.
- How to choose and mix colors.
- The best ways to start a painting.
- What makes a good composition.
- Fun techniques to build layers of paint.
- How to add texture to make the painting pop.
- When to finish a painting and make your final mark.
- Learn how to analyze your own artwork.
“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 will be a use in my future works.“
“The workshop was a good mix of excellent instruction and and freedom to create in a moat nurturing atmosphere.”
About Kellee Wynne Conrad
Kellee Wynne Conrad was raised in California from a long line of artists, creating is in her blood. In her younger years she lived in a community of very successful artists, all making a handsome living off of the sales of their art. She spent time in their studios, worked in the sculpture foundry, attended exhibits and helped coordinate large art events for the community. Kellee didn’t know how unusual this was at the time, but it has informed her idea that we all have the ability to succeed at doing what we love.
Prior to going full time with her art career, she studied art and art history at Monterey Peninsula College and University of Maryland. She traveled through Europe studying the world’s greatest masterpieces. And she worked in the design industry making trade products for national companies, getting published and teaching classes. But once she decided to make the switch, Kellee went full speed ahead with her art career. From showing locally in Maryland and being represented by national retailer, Maine Cottage, to being curated into an international exhibit in Chelsea, NYC and winning Signature Membership with the International Society of Acrylic Painters, she has found opportunity at every turn. Kellee delved deep into an eight month residency at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore in 2015 and it was after the experience of focusing intently on her own art that she realized that I thrive best when working with others.
Learn more about Kellee on her website; https://www.kelleewynnestudios.com/
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $720.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,722.00-$1,890.00* + Service Charge & Tax
*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 your options to enroll here.