Skip Lawrence

Sun, October 4 to Sat, October 10 2020

Plan Thoughtfully – Paint Vigorously with Skip Lawrence

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

In this five-day workshop with Skip Lawrence, he will discuss how the best approach to making art is the simplest idea done to perfection and the language of painting is based on design. Skip will cover five considerations for painting over the course of the workshop – one per day.

  • dominance of an element
  • deciding on the most appropriate contrast of value, color, line or texture for the subject
  • making interesting and dynamic shapes
  • treatment of edges hard, soft, broken
  • what to do inside our well designed shapes

We think of these as the words we use to write, but it is the story we are sharing, based on observations, emotions and beliefs that make our work unique. Content (idea) and Form (tools) are absolutely a must if we are to make meaning art. No one other than you can decide what your content is and the form that will best deliver your ides.  So, Skip will ask each student to come to the first day of the workshop with and idea (subject) real or imagined and decide the tools that are most appropriate for your story.


About Skip Lawrence

Skip Lawrence is an articulate teacher who brings warmth and humor to his classes. He is a chief contributor and editor for the exciting instructional magazine, The Palette, has written articles for many publications, and is the author of books and painting videos.

Learn more about Skip on his website;


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.