Light Color and the Elements of the Landscape

This will be a Studio/ Plein Air Class. Plein Air painting is enjoyable, however a little knowledge of materials and understanding a few principles of painting from life is essential. John will demonstrate each painting session with a short demo. This workshop will focus on learning to see color and making simple color choices that…

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Fresh & Exciting Watercolors – This WORKSHOP is currently on a WAITLIST

This WORKSHOP is currently on a WAITLIST Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques.  This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity.  Participants will be provided reference photos, drawing guides, outlines,…

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Visioning Series: Responding to Nature

Dillman’s Creative Art Retreat is excited to announce a partnership with Fe University for three one-day courses.  Registration is open to locals, day students and also guests registered at Dillman’s Bay Resort.  You may register for one, two or all three of the day classes. Visioning: Responding to Nature Through Writing, Photography and Drawing. Join…

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The Joy of Bringing your Portraits & Adorable Pets to Life

THE JOY of BRINGING your PORTRAITS & ADORABLE PETS to LIFE It is more manageable than it sounds. The no-fear watercolor workshop will allow you to enjoy painting your favorite person and furry pet’s life-like or impressionistic style. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: –  A demo from the instructor –  How to use your photos as a reference by…

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Painting Loose Impressionist Landscapes – CANCELED see JOHN CLAYTON

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED AND IN PLACE JOHN CLAYTON WILL BE OFFERING A WORKSHOP.   Although Impressionist color is rooted in “Plein Air Painting,” (painting outdoors), I have taught color theory in both indoor and outdoor classes for many years. I found that teaching indoors has less distraction and many conveniences that makes it easier…

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Energize Your Landscape Paintings – Explore Something New!

One of the best ways to enhance and revitalize your approach to painting is to try something new. This landscape painting workshop is designed for artists who are searching for new inspiration to bring to their creative process. It is a gently guided course for artists who would like to test the water of a…

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Contemporary Abstracts in Acrylic

Contemporary Abstract Painting Using Acrylics  If you are an artist who wants to dig deeper into abstract painting or one that wants to explore something new and exciting, “Contemporary Abstract Painting using Acrylics “will guide you along in that journey of discovery.   Over the course of this 4-day workshop, students will learn to practice…

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Expressive Loose Watercolors – Flowers to Figures

Fresh flowers in the studio will greet artists for the beginning of this dynamic and energetic workshop to focus on creating colors in a fun, intuitive and spontaneous way – resulting in building confidence when faced with painting people. Janet will provide drawing helps to enable all levels to be comfortable as we move into…

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Nature Sketchbooks

“Whether I’m out working in the field or in a conservatory filled with plants and flowers, if I want to draw better, I must train myself to see better. To hone my craft requires thoughtful stillness, quiet meditation, and a sincere commitment to my practice.” – Pam In this workshop, you’ll learn different ways to…

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Watercolor Secrets Revealed

Join a Master of Watercolor, as he shares with you his 50 years of experience. Tom has been listed as one of America’s top 20 teachers. Tom has written 8 books and hosted several award-winning PBS TV Art programs.  When considering subjects, Tom tries to search for something striking like the dramatic colors of the…

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