Randell Sexton
Figure It Out(side), Figure and the Landscape In Oil/Any Medium

May 30 - Jun 4

4 Teaching Days

Description

Have you been struggling with adding a figure into a scene…or been curious about painting from life en plein air? Come join Randall Sexton for this unique workshop experience in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at the natural serene world of Dillman’s Bay Resort in Luc du Flambeau. The class will focus on the fundamentals of plein air for two days and then experience the joy of working on location from life with a model(s) and “Figure it Out(side)”  Open to all levels the demonstrations will be done in oil, but the workshop is open to other mediums as well. Beginning students must have some experience with plein air (mainly to insure that you have proper equipment and experience working outside. Hope you can join us!

Biography

California based artist, Randall Sexton, is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. He is described as a  “painters’ painter” by Jean Stern (Director for The Irvine Museum of Art). In his words, “As one of the premier contemporary painters of the California landscape, Randall paints still-lifes, figures, and portraits with equal mastery…His work evokes deep feelings, whether it’s the solitude of a deserted street at night or the exultation of a beautiful landscape, each speaks softly to the viewer.”

Originally from rural New England, Sexton transplanted to San Francisco, CA (after completing a BFA from the University of CT, Storrs, in 1980.) Since then, he has been a fixture in the Bay Area art scene with a reputation as an inspiring teacher and collectable fine artist. For ten years he held a position with the San Francisco Academy of Art, SF. He teaches private workshops and classes including Pixar Studios. This year he’ll be teaching at California College of Art in Oakland.  His workshops have been hosted in diverse destinations within the U.S. and abroad.

2014 Best in Show, Maui Plein Air Festival winner.  He was inducted as a P.A.P.A. Signature Member in 2013 Sexton has been acknowledged by artists, collectors, and jurors alike. Garnering numerous awards for his work, most notably  In 2008, he was honored with “Artists’ Choice Award” in Laguna Beach at the 10th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Event held at the Laguna Museum of Art. This same year he was chosen for both Artists’ Choice and Juror’s Choice at the Napa Valley Art Festival. He won Best of Show and top honors in similar events including, Telluride, Sedona, AZ, Maui, HI, and Carmel, CA. at their respective painting festivals. In 2007, He was singled out with a First Place –“Jurors Choice Award” at The Napa Valley Museum’s biennial: “Northern Views”.  He was recently honored with “Artist Choice” awards at both the Carmel and Maui art festivals.

He has been featured in the national journals: Southwest Art: May 2016 American Art Collector, November 2013,  “American Artist”-August 2000, “Southwest Art”-July 2003, “Plein Air”, July 2014 November 2004, and “Workshop”-December 2006. A Signature Member of PAPA, he is also a member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association,  “The Outsiders” (a group of artists loosely connected to “The Society of Six”) and has worked with The Baywood Artists (committed to working on environmentally sensitive projects.)

Books and DVD’s include  “Havana and Back” and “In the Moment”. “Brushstrokes With Energy And Style” is an instructional DVD that is part of a PAPA series.

Learn More about Randell Sexton

Fees

If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $780
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $800
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $825
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $875
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $470
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)

Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS AN IRREGULAR SCHEDULE OF STARTING WITH A MONDAY CHECK-IN.

MONDAY, May 30
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman’s (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – May 31-June 3
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Saturday, June 4
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Thursday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

2022 COVID Precautions

For the 2022 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops, with the understanding that protocols may change.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 3 feet.  In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.