Moving Upriver…


We have just completed our move to a new studio in the River Arts District of Asheville. I will be open after some renovation after January 10th. You can reach me by email or phone/text as usual. The new location is in Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, Asheville. We’re in studio #236, upstairs on the north end. Take Old Lyman round to the back and part in the courtyard to the right. We’re really excited to be in this great, larger and more accommodating space. We expect to be open by January 15-16 and classes resume after the 18th if all goes well.

JMK Studio 236

Chestnut Harvest Farm Dinner at Addison Farms Vineyard


October 11th – Sunday 5pm

Following our workshop (Oct 9 – 11, 2015), Addison Farms in collaboration with Chestnut Restaurant. Visit Addison Farms Vineyard, Events to RSVP. Seating is limited and reservations can be made on line.

Contact me to for more information about the Vineyard Plein Air workshop at Addision Farms. 828-2two5-five thousand or….

Addison Farms Vineyard with JMKah


Materials DIY- Make your own Panels, Mediums and Prep Paper for Oils

Materials Class

DIY – Take chIMAG0236arge of your materials – make your own mediums, panels and prepare paper for oils and acrylics in my studio…weekend workshop. Get ready for fall painting.

July  25 -26, 2015
9 am- 5pm

Learn to prepare panels and paper with traditional gesso for oils and acrylics. What every painter should about supports, grounds and mediums. Go home with recipes, panels and mediums. Demos on applications and best use. Bring your lunch. Space is limited to 6.    $175.   RSVP by phone, email.

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Vineyard Plein Air



Visit Addison Farms Vineyard – Asheville’s newest family owned vineyard & winery.

Three days of oil painting with instructor and eminent landscape painter, John Mac Kah, Catered picnic lunch is included.Wine tasting (and discount for students) following closing critique.

We are very pleased to be able to paint on this ridge top, southwest exposure with great 360 vistas and  mountain views.

   Register on-line at here or contact me to find out more.


Painting Workshop: Oils in Plein Air


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  • John C. Campbell Folk School
  • Residential workshop, Sunday through Friday
  • April 12-19, 2015
  • Find out more: Folk School

A foundation course for artists’ already working in other media or a great place to start for beginners. Some drawing and prior painting experience helpful. Oil paints possess unique qualities and when combined with compatible mediums, varnish and supports produce rich layered effects.

Campbell Folk School has a wonderful studio, great food and the gardens and grounds nestled in the south facing mountains providing us with great views. Several historic buildings, barns and open vistas make it a pleasure to paint plein-air. We will do some light walking, so be sure to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Visit their website or call them for a catalog. 1-800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775.