Develop your creative potential
Are you looking to loosen up with a bold mark-making approach, or learn new strategies to bring fresh color to your paintings? Whether you work in portrait, landscape or still life, Alain is passionate about teaching you breakthrough techniques that will elevate your work to new levels. During his workshop demonstrations and guided instruction, Alain shares everything he’s learned over 20 years as a professional artist… all in a relaxed, fun and encouraging environment.
Find a workshop near you, and be inspired. All levels are welcome, beginner to advanced.
Alain is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the workshop. I think I had a color breakthrough! - Frances D.
THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE Plein Air WORKSHOP Connecticut
Plein Air Workshop, October 6, 2018 - FULL
Location: Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut
Fee: $100 Registration: please email us at email@example.com to be added to the waiting list
Come paint the beautiful colors of fall in New England at the historic and spacious Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT! This one-day plein air workshop is a perfect opportunity to develop your painterly technique while gaining inspiration from the dazzling fall foliage. READ MORE
THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP Texas
Three-Day Workshop, October 11-13, 2018 - ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT
Location: Upper Valley Art League, Mission, Texas
Registration: Uppervalleyartleague.org please call the UVAL at 956.583.2787 or Maxilou at 956.655.3153 to register.
Learn to develop lifelike portrait paintings, whether working from the live model or photographic references. We’ll cover all the techniques necessary to create stunning portraits in pastel, practicing on the live model as well as our own references. READ MORE
LOOSENing UP WORKSHOP OHIO
Three-Day Workshop, November 2-4, 2018
Location: The Art Studio, Beachwood, Ohio
Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren't sure how to accomplish this style in your own work? Hold tight, because help is on the way! This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. We'll journey through six liberating lessons (plus one bonus lesson!) to help you break through specific obstacles that have been limiting your creative growth. Focusing on practical approaches from start to finish, I'll help you understand HOW to accomplish your goal of creating paintings that delight you and excite the viewer.
THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP Connecticut
Weekend Workshop, January 11-12, 2019 (snow date January 18-19, 2019)
Friday 7:00-9:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Artsplace, Cheshire, Connecticut
Registration: coming soon at artsplacecheshirect.org
Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly effect.
Painterly landscape & Portrait New York
Five-Day Workshop, April 1-5, 2019
Location: Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, New York
Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren't sure how to accomplish this style in your own work? Hold tight, because help is on the way! This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Exploring two unique subjects—landscape and portrait—we’ll learn how to simplify diverse and often complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Then we’ll organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret our environment for that lush painterly look. We’ll also explore innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.
THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE CONNECTICUT
Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly look.
THE PAINTERLY POrtrait New York
Weekend Workshop, November 15-16, 2019
Friday 7:00-10:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Ardsley, New York
Fee: $145 Registration: use Registration form here or email Annette Meglino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever struggled to bring life to your portraits? Would you like to learn how to bring a fresh vibrant approach to work, while learning to capture the essence of your subject’s likeness?
This workshop will help you to move beyond the limitations of your photographic reference and learn to develop lifelike, painterly portraits based on observation of the live model. You’ll be able to apply what you learn from your practice with the live model this weekend to your personal studio work, whether from life or photographs. Learn more...
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Loved this workshop. I've been trying to achieve this style, and finally an artist showed me how! -Chris K.