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Truro, MA, Cape Cod
Aug 24 - 28 2015

1-4pm - 5 Sessions
Castle Hill Center for the Arts

Register now - space is limited

Painting the Figure

step-by-stepDevelop techniques to gain more confidence painting figures. Learn how to bring your figures to life using structure and gesture and the fundamentals building blocks of simplified anatomy. Daily demos and simplified drills help you build the figure on the canvas. You will work from life. The workshop demystifies color. Receive hand-outs and plenty of individual instruction. Learn to set up your color palette to capture skin tones. Students are encouraged to incorporate these fundamentals, express themselves freely, with self-expression in order to set their work apart and create a finished painting.

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Château art retreat in Provence
June Retreat: Lavender Season
10 days June 21 - 30, 2015

September Retreat: Glorious Provence
10 days Sept 13 - 22, 2015

$2950 per person, discounts may apply.

More information at
Email me here if interested

sunflowes provenceThis workshop is an opportunity to spend 10 days in idyllic South of France with a group of like minded artists while painting, sketching and enjoying the natural beauty and bounty of France. This year we return to our carefully selected Château perched above a hillside village for this stay. With views that will take your breath away, we will dine on the terrace overlooking the Luberon valley.
Painting Gordes
The itinerary includes a trip to explore the trail of Van Gogh at St. Remy and we mapped out a full listing of alternate sites to explore and savor for non-painting guests. Evenings are set aside for art discussions, demos and just relaxing with friends and enjoying a good wine.
Discounts available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting.) Painters led by Julie Snyder, a seasoned traveler and professional artist.  See here for more about the prior trips to France and the subsequent exhibits of the work created and inspired by the visiting artists. Learn more...

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey. (Pat Conroy)."

Montrose, CA
Ongoing weekly uninstructed workshops

studioFollowing a long tradition of working side-by-side with other artists, these workshops are anyone who wants to paint, sculpt or draw costumed or figure models. The model adopts one long pose for the evening.
The door is open. Just show up with your gear to paint or draw. Easels, benches provided. Sometimes models are booked for more than one session allowing for larger and more complete work.

There are several L.A. area workshops of this type - check Facebook group - Figure Painting and Sculpting Workshops L.A. for updates, model schedule etc.) 

My workshops are currently on hold.

" I learned a great deal about traveling with painting gear. I will benefit for the rest of my life from the friendships that evolved. It was a trip of a lifetime for me "

~ L.W.
participated in the French Trip 2010


Weekly art classes : Businessmen's Art Institute in Montrose, CA

2 Classes:
Fundamentals - Sunday mornings
Painting the Portrait and Figure - Sunday afternoon

Master the basics to further your drawing and painting.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Learn the actual techniques for drawing and how to improve your painting. The fundamentals are covered and personalized individual instruction.

Ongoing classes each Sunday
Businessmen's Art Institute
2228 Florencita Ave
Montrose, CA 91020

Fundamentals: 10:00-1:00
Painting Portraits and Figures 2:00 - 5:00

Please email me if you have any questions about the workshops and classes you see here. I am happy to hear from you.


Fundamentals Class (6 weekly lessons) $300.00

Portrait and Figure Class (6 weekly lessons) $350.00

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