Treat yourself to an uplifting and refreshing week spent on your art, with a supportive group of like-minded artists, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. You'll laugh, you'll make new friends, you'll be challenged to stretch beyond your comfort zone and grow as a painter. And yes, there will be chocolate!
"Of all the workshops I have taken this was by far one of the most enjoyable. The five days seemed to go by too fast." - David G.
FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Demo Monday March 30, 3-5 pm $20 open to the public, free to workshop students
Abstract Painting For Every Artist
Demo Monday March 29, 3-5 pm $25 open to the public, free to workshop students
UNSURE whether my workshops are right for you? Feel free to email questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I paint in acrylics or watercolor?
A: Yes! The only restriction, for health reasons, is no pastels. I wil be painting and demonstrating in oils. (solvent-free! I'll show you how to paint and clean up without destroying brain cells, getting depressed, or developing cancer from paint thinners).
Q: What if I don't want to paint abstracts?
A: No problem! I teach principles of visual communication that apply to any style or genre.
We'll look at master slides by artists like Wyeth, Degas, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Sargent, Sorolla, Chardin, Cezanne, Inness, Vermeer, Levitan and many others. This workshop is for every painter.
Q: I don't enjoy laughing, good music, or being creatively inspired in a group of like-minded art friends. Is this the right workshop for me?
A: Sorry, but no! This is going to be a fun, upbeat, and energizing week designed to refresh you.
“The strength of the design and composition in these classes has not been equaled or even approached in other classes and workshops I’ve taken.” – G.H.
YOUR GROWTH IS THE PRIORITY
Your growth as an artist will accelerate as we study great artists and unlock the universal secrets of image structure.
“The best workshop I’ve ever taken.” – J.K.
At a primal level, it's this abstract image structure that moves us-- the use of line, shape, space, value, color, and texture. This applies to any style or genre of painting.
"Best workshop I've taken in 20 years of workshops."
- D. B.
PAINT IN YOUR STYLE
In this workshop you can paint your way. Helping other artists exceed their own expectations is one of the most enjoyable things I ever get to do.
The plan is always to help you reach your potential, painting YOUR way, with YOUR voice and vision, but better than ever before.
Mastery of abstract visual language is the key to connecting with your audience in any style and genre.
Come be encouraged, inspired, and energized.
For me, the joy of teaching is helping you succeed and surpass your own expectations.
"Thank you so much for the time, energy and love that you put into last week's workshop.
David, you are an exceptional teacher and communicator." - S.R.
WHAT TO EXPECT
PowerPoint presentations, demos, exercises, and games combined with lots of painting time at your easel with personalized, one-on-one coaching -- it's all carefully designed to help you reach your personal goals.
- How masters in every style created IMAGE STRUCTURE
- How to design a COLOR HARMONY
- How to improve any painting instantly
- How to critique ANY style of painting
- The 3 subjects in every good painting
AUDIENCE topics include:
- How to find a gallery
- How to tell your STORY to your audience
- How to write an artist statement, cv, bio, and elevator pitch
- Web site mistakes to avoid
- How NOT to approach a gallery backwards
- Ways to use the double-edged sword of social media
"This is the richest workshop I have ever taken." - S.B.
Image structure topics include:
LINE STRUCTURE Beautiful art has beautiful bones supporting the whole.
VALUE STRUCTURE Paintings that move us distribute light and dark to convey feeling.
COLOR STRUCTURE Great paintings, like great music, are a tension resolved by harmony.
You will not be taught to imitate my painting style.
Instead, you will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and become the best version of YOU.
I want to help you find your artistic voice, paint with more confidence, and enjoy more success.
Come, be encouraged and inspired in a fun, upbeat atmosphere and go home ready to create your best work yet.
"By far the best workshop I've ever taken." - N.J.
David graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. After a decade illustrating for clients like UPS, Wrigley's Gum, T.G.I. Fridays, and Tony's Frozen Pizza, he turned to painting full time in 1998, focusing on plein air landscapes.
Over the years he has painted hundreds of landscapes and still lifes along with commissioned portraits. David is also a children's book author/illustrator, with over 26 children's books published. (davidslonimpresents.com)
David relaunched his career in 2014 as an abstract painter, exhibiting with galleries in Boston, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale, Indianapolis, Chicago, and The Hamptons.
He and his wife, Bonnie, have been married 31 years. They have four adult children and several grandchildren.