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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS WITH CAMERON SCHMITZ

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE MARK-MAKING in Painting

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

Saturday October 23 + Sunday October 24, 2021

 

The way that paint is applied and expressed is an integral part of one’s visual language, inherently impacting how a work of art is seen, felt, and interpreted. In this workshop, explore an intuitive approach to oil painting and mark making while investigating different elements of drawing, brushwork, and surface quality within a painting. Consider and experiment with the processes that generate exciting, authentic and unique works of art. The workshop will include looking at images of various contemporary art works, painting and drawing demos, one-on-one instruction, and ample painting time. Appropriate for beginners and experienced oil painters. Note: While demos and provided materials will be focused on working in oil, students who are familiar with acrylics are welcome to bring their own acrylics and mediums to work with.

Workshop Fee: $325

Register for this Workshop: 

https://www.snowfarm.org/workshops/topics/creative-mark-making-painting

 

 


 PAST WORKSHOPS 

OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES FOR ABSTRACT AND REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTERS

Using a combination of brushes, palette knives, rags, oil sticks, and a host of materials, in this course we will experiment with both traditional and less conventional oil painting techniques, to achieve a variety of effects. In order to achieve these results, we will also work on a variety of painting supports. This is an excellent course for both representational and abstract painters who are looking to experiment with different techniques in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, to attain exciting results in their painting. This class will be tailored for both beginner and experienced painters.

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE PAINTING

Working from a model, students will explore the expressiveness of line, color, shadow and the science of light. We will investigate how to create luminous skin tones through the use of both of indirect and direct painting methods, using limited warm and cool color palettes. Individual instruction will be augmented by demonstrations, discussions, and slide presentations that feature examples of work from artists past and present, focusing on issues of personal expression, composition, color and technique.

CREATIVE MARK-MAKING

In this workshop, we will be experimenting with different elements of drawing, brushwork, and surface quality within a painting to generate exciting, authentic and unique works of art. The workshop will include looking at contemporary artist works, painting and drawing demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced painters. No oil painting experience necessary. The instructor will be giving demonstrations in oil and students will be provided with oil paints, brushes, and necessary painting tools. Students are responsible for bringing their own canvas or painting paper. 

 ABSTRACT PAINTING: WORKING IN A SERIES

In this  intensive painting workshop, we will explore the process of painting in a series in order to move quickly into developing exciting visual ideas while working intuitively and finding ways to challenge ourselves in beneficial and productive ways. Working in a series provides the opportunity to gain a rhythm and momentum within our painting. As a result, we are able to more effectively develop visual concepts and ideas while achieving multiple images that are harmonious. By working small, students will be able to build a small body of work and will be supported in exploring new imagery while developing their own unique voice within the mode of abstraction.

IMMEDIACY IN OIL

This oil painting workshop will help painters of all levels learn to paint with increased confidence by better understanding the workings of color, value relationships, and building forms in space. Working from a choice of still-life set-ups or photographs of landscapes students will learn to compose paintings with increased immediacy and boldness through the use of drawing, value studies and a limited palette. Workshop will include painting demonstrations, visual examples and slide presentations, one-on-one instruction and handouts that include topics and concepts discussed.

 

PAINT NIGHT WITH CAMERON SCHMITZ

In this fun evening painting workshop, Cameron Schmitz will be leading participants to crate their own unique oil paintings using expressive brushwork and creative mark-making techniques. This workshop encourages participants to relax and enjoy the experimentation in oils within a creative, social and supportive environment. No painting or art experience necessary.

For this special workshop, all materials will be provided to students including but not limited to oil paints, brushes, palette knives, painting palettes, mediums and each student’s choice of canvas to paint on.Participants are invited to BYOB 

 

 ABSTRACTION FOR BEGINNERS

This painting workshop is for anyone wanting to explore non-representational painting and who is new to painting abstractly and/or oil painting. We will be focusing on the use of color, expressive brushwork and mark-making techniques. This class provides a supportive environment for students wishing to learn different approaches to abstract painting and working in oil. Workshop will include painting demonstrations, visual examples and slide presentations, one-on-one instruction and handouts that include topics and concepts discussed. 

Register for this workshop now: https://rivergalleryschool.org/index.php/workshops/2-workshops/114-abstract-beg

Additional Workshops Taught: 

ABSTRACT PAINTING: WORKING IN A SERIES 

River Gallery School of art, Brattleboro, VT

In this workshop, students will explore the beneficial approach to intuitive abstract painting while working in a series, thereby gaining development, harmony, and flow within their work in a short period of time. Appropriate for both the beginning and advanced painter, this workshop will encourage and support self-expression through the use of color, mark-making, and creative brushwork.  Individualized instruction will be augmented by demonstrations, discussions, and slide shows, while still providing ample painting time for participants to delve into their own work. This workshop will encourage self-expression through the use of color and brushwork. No experience necessary. 

Students are provided with oil painting materials and supplies. Students are only responsible for bringing their own painting surfaces.  While Workshop includes oil painting materials and Cameron will demonstrate and paint in oils, students are able to opt to bring their own acrylics. 

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INTUITIVE ABSTRACTION: One-Day Painting Workshop

This oil painting workshop is excellent for anyone wanting to explore the exciting results of an intuitive approach to abstract painting. In this 1-Day workshop, we will focus on the use of color, expressive brushwork and various mark-making techniques, while taking artistic risks in order to find one's own unique voice. This workshop provides a supportive environment for painters both beginning and advanced who wish to take creative risks and experience it’s exciting results. One-on-one instruction will be provided to each student, supplemented by a painting demonstration, slide show, and adequate painting time for exploration. Appropriate for both beginning and advanced students.