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Artists on the Green Announces 2023 Spring and Summer Workshops!


Workshops at the Studio will meet from 10:00 to 3:00.  Artists may stay after for final touches and clean up.  Each workshop in our studio is limited to eight artists, so we recommend paid registration to reserve spot.  We have easels, tables and a clean-up sink. Parking is easy and lunch (extra) at the Irish Brogue with the instructor is always fun.  Each class will start with a painting demo by the instructor.  The instructor will then give helpful feedback on each artist’s work during the workshop and at closing. 


Reservations:   To reserve a spot in any of the classes, please email   


Painting from Photos with Marcia

March 3 and 4, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm

Fee:  $ 200


Use photos to create beautiful oil paintings. The emphasis is on choosing

a photo that gives you the information you need to create a beautiful

painting, and what to look for... not to replicate a photo.  Look for contrast,

composition, and what to take out, or leave in. Individual instruction and demos each day.  What triggers that little voice that says, "I want to paint that, or like that." Who are your favorite artists, and why? Discussions on comparative or optic measurement, color harmony, keeping it interesting... and more... Learning to "see" like an artist. 



Portrait Painting with Jordan Xu      (FULL CLASS--WAIT LIST ONLY)

April 1, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm

Fee:  $120 plus model fee.


Jordan’s primary focus is portraiture.  In this workshop, you will learn the basic

 concepts and techniques of portrait and figure painting in oil. We will cover areas

such as values, colors, edges, transitions, likeness and composition. We will be

painting from a live model. You will learn how to take photographs for portrait

painting, including elements such as lighting and angles.  You may also bring your own photo. 



Fast Figure with Kurt Schwarz

May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) Friday, 10 am to 3 pm

Fee:  $120 plus model fee


This is the return of one of our most popular workshops.  Bring 5 grayed or

tinted canvases and have fun.  Working from 15- minute to half-hour poses,

students begin to develop a quick and masterful paint-handling technique for

capturing the figure. Focus is placed on dark shapes, essential planes and masses,

as well as color and value. 


"Off to a Good Start" with Trisha Adams
June 10, Saturday 10:00 to 4:00

Location:   Tom’s lily pond in Great Falls

Fee:  $160  (Trisha will provide payment instructions)

What to think about before the brush hits the canvas. The decisions you make--or don't

 make-- determine the degree of success of your painting.  Includes a Powerpoint

presentation and  painting demonstration.  We will be painting plein air, rain or shine, at

Tom Stack’s lily pond in Great Falls.  Pizza, salad and dessert lunch included.  We'll review

the paintings during  (byob) Happy Hour.  Registration information available by April 15

but mark your calendar now. 

Sargent with Adrienne Kralick

July 8 and 9, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm

Fee:  $200


Inspired by John Singer Sargent’s time in Spain, currently featured at the National Gallery

of Art, artists will explore his approach and techniques from quality photos of his plein air

work. Check out the video on the National Gallery website.  Each painter will choose from

the a work at the Sargent to emulate and learn by imitation.  

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