ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE IN OIL
2-Day Workshop | Sept 25 + 26
The River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro, VT
In this fun oil painting workshop you will learn how to create interesting and emotive paintings suggestive of the landscape. Through the manipulation of shape, color, value, line, and paint application, you will learn how to effectively simplify and abstract the landscape. This workshop will encourage self-expression through the use of color and mark-making, supported by proper step-by-step guidance on color-mixing, paint application and composition development. The class will be centered on group and one-on-one instruction, painting demos, and guided independent painting time for exploration.
All Levels welcome.
This workshop will take place indoors. Your are welcome to bring photographs and images for inspiration.
STUDIO WORKSHOPS with Cameron Schmitz
THE BEAUTY OF OIL PIGMENT STICKS:
at Cameron Schmitz's Studio | Greenfield, MA
1 Day Intensive
Saturday, October 7th: 11:00 am- 4:30 pm
Join me at my Greenfield Studio for this introductory pigment stick workshop to experience the joy of color and pigment sticks and choose from over 50 different Pigment Sticks to choose from to develop your own color palette
R&F Pigment Sticks are a richly pigmented, buttery, and extremely versatile oil painting material that combine drawing with oil painting. These beautifully colored pigments can be used in so many different ways, whether that be used for an underpainting, layering a painting, blending, or simply bringing the wonderful qualities of drawing and line into your painting.
Workshop will include painting demonstrations, visual examples and slide presentations, ample one-on-one instruction and handouts that include topics and concepts discussed.
All painting materials, pigments and tools will be provided. Workshop Fee also includes 2 sheets of Arches Huile Paper and a canvas for students. Students are welcome to bring their own canvases and substrates, in addition to what is provided.
Registration Link: https://square.link/u/WfyQcPuR
Tues. Aug. 8th + Wed. Aug. 9th | 11:00 am- 4:00 pm
at Cameron Schmitz's Studio | Greenfield, MA
In this fun, 2-day oil painting workshop you will learn how to create interesting and emotive paintings suggestive of the landscape. Through the manipulation of shape, color, value, line, and paint application, you will learn how to effectively simplify and abstract the landscape. This workshop will encourage self-expression through the use of color and mark-making, supported by proper step-by-step guidance on color-mixing, paint application and composition development. The class will be centered on group and one-on-one instruction, painting demos, slide presentations and guided independent painting time for exploration.
All painting materials, pigments and tools will be provided. Workshop fee also includes 2 sheets of Arches Huile Paper and a canvas for students. Students are welcome to bring their own additional canvases and substrates, to supplement what is provided.
Workshop Fee: $385 (Includes all materials)
If you would like to be added to the waitlist when this workshop becomes booked, click the link below and send me a message to let me know.
CAMERON SCHMITZ STUDIO WORKSHOPS!
Cameron Schmitz Fine Art
When I teach painting, I'm reminded how essential it is for students to get my one-on-one attention and to have the opportunity to teach in small group settings where an intimate, supportive, and nurturing environment for learning is so effective for each person's own journey of painting and art-making.
Beginning in August 2023 I will be launching a new series of small-group oil painting workshops at my Professional Art Studio located in Greenfield, MA! Studio Workshops will be limited to 3-4 students per workshop, providing ample one-on-one time to support to each participant as well as access to my professional studio of pigments, brushes and tools.
For inquiry about more upcoming workshops or teaching at your institution, please email me.
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. This workshop will include painting demonstrations, visual examples and slide presentations, one-on-one instruction and handouts that include topics and concepts discussed.
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.
INTUITIVE ABSTRACT PAINTING: CREATIVE MARK-MAKING
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.
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.
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.