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THE BEAUTY OF PAINTERLY FLORA

ABSTRACTING FLORALS IN OIL PAINTING  

3-Day Workshop | August 5-7, 2024 | Greenfield, MA

 

Come join me at my Greenfield Studio for a joyful and immersive 3-day oil painting workshop in which we will dive into utilizing gorgeous, bountiful flower bouquets as a point of inspiration and departure for our painting. I will have large bouquet setups as well as my surrounding gardens to draw and paint from. Students will be welcomed to explore both painting abstractly and representationally, and move in whatever direction they feel inspired. Over the course of the three days, we will do a number of different drawing and painting exercises geared toward loosening ourselves up to generate an expressive use of brushwork, while simultaneously focusing on achieving harmonious color palettes that combine high quality oil tube pigments and buttery R&F pigment sticks. Students will be invited to explore a combination of painting and drawing techniques, using a variety of brushes and knives, and my full library oil paints and R&F pigment sticks!

 

What’s Provided? 

 

  • 12 hours of painting Instruction

  • All painting materials & tools needed

  • Lunch & Refreshments

 

* Students will be provided with all materials and painting supplies needed. The workshop fee includes three sheets of 20x16 Arches Huile Paper, Professional Oil Pigments, and R&F Pigment Sticks. 

 

* Students will be provided with a full lunch on Monday & Tuesday, and refreshments throughout the day to keep the energy sustained. 

 

* Students are welcome to bring their own additional canvases and substrates if they wish to supplement what is provided.

 

Schedule:

 

Mon., Aug. 5th: 10:30 AM- 4 PM 

Tues., Aug. 6th: 10:30 AM- 4 PM

Wed., Aug. 7th: 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM

 

Registration & Supply Fees:  

 

$425 + $40 supply fee

 

Registration is currently open to mailing list subscribers only. 

If you are on my mailing list check your inbox! Otherwise, check back here soon for the link when I open registration to the public!

 

 

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CAMERON SCHMITZ STUDIO WORKSHOPS | Greenfield, Massachusetts

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.

 

I currently teach small-group oil painting workshops at my Professional Art Studio located in Greenfield, MA! Studio Workshops are limited to 3-6 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.

 

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 PAST WORKSHOPS 

 

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.