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.


Masters Class Oil Painting

Campbell Folk School – Masters’ Class.  January 22 – 27, 2012.  Studio Composition: Design for Larger Work.  Gain methods for managing problems with enlargement of two-dimensional work. Continuity, perspective and scale are issues that come into focus with increased size. Work from original sketches (figurative or landscape), enlarge them to create a cartoon to be transposed to any surfae.

Color and value, paint mixing and selection of style and techniques will also be covered. For intermediate or advance painter i n oil or acrylics.  Week long advanced  and intermediate classes in the midst of the southeast’s finest schools.  1- 800 – 365 – 5724 or  register online.

I have been teaching at Folk School for over 20 years and it’s a marvelous experience with a beautiful campus, even in winter. Located in Brasstown, NC just north of the Georgia border in western corner of the mountain region, the valley is full of fantastic views with several historic buildings. Known as a heritage craft and  regional music school, and founded on Danish rural education principles, it’s a really vital and inspiring community.  This is an intensive, with lots of time in their functional and comfortable painting studio. There are still spaces available and I’d love to work with you to show you how to work big!