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Portraits in Pastel and Oil
September 18-21, 2017
Tuition $525 + $40 model fee
Portraits and Figures
most successful paintings
go beyond mere rendering; they create an emotional response in the
viewer. Explore the secrets of masters like Degas, Sargent, and Fechin
as you work from the live model
learn how to:
high art rather than mere rendering
• Free yourself from the literal
• Create drama
• Maximize Suggestion
• Achieve glowing, realistic skin tone
• Simplify values
• Avoid “unpleasant” detail
• Capture expression
will demonstrate in oil and pastel. We will also view a slide show of
masterworks that embody these principles.
your work to become fresher, looser, and more painterly!
“Alone in Warsaw”
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
William A. Schneider, OPA, PSA works in oil and pastel.
His skills were honed during eight years at the American
Academy of Art’s Saturday Program in Chicago where he studied figure
drawing and pastel with William Parks and oil painting with Ted
Smuskiewicz. He continued his education through workshops with masters
like Dan Gerhartz, and Richard Schmid. He learned his advanced pastel
techniques in studies with Harley Brown.
William’s paintings have been featured in numerous
magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in
exhibitions including those of: Academic Artists, American Impressionist
Society, The Degas Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait
Society of America, and Salon International. In 2012 the Pastel Society
of America elected William to the title “Master Pastelist”.
KAYE FRANKLIN, OPA/PSA
October 5-8, 2017
Tuition $ 495
The elements in her artwork consist of light, color and focal point. She
likes working with both pastels and oils.
Pastels show immediate results and they stay brilliant, oils allow you to create
new colors from existing pigments.
What You Will
Kaye brings years of experience to this workshop. Demos will occur
in the morning and one-on-one instruction will be in the afternoon.
Still-life setups will be available or bring reference photos with you.
The main focal point of the class will be light:
how it falls on objects and what happens when it travels across
the painting. Space, color,
and form will also be addressed.
This class will consist of both oils and pastels, with demonstrations in
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
began her art career in 1975 while living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
She and her family moved to Graham, Texas in 1979, it was then that she
began a serious quest for the best schools and instructors.
Franklin took various workshops and studied
with Connecticut artist William Henry Earle.
Her pursuit of
excellence has won her the deepest respect of her students, peers and
She has received many national awards and honors that have culminated in
her recognition as Master Pastelist, and her election to Signature
Membership in the Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America.
She is a
Member of the Salmagundi Club, Signature Member of the National Academy
of Professional Plein-air Painters and Signature Member of American
She has taught
classes and workshops for over 20 years and has been published in
numerous national publications.
for examples of her work.
If you are a
beginner or want to freshen up on the basics of oil painting, this class
is for you. No previous experience necessary. You will learn the
elements of painting: color, color harmony, values, composition design and
more. We will also apply these principles as we paint. Different
techniques will be taught as well as the use of different tools and their
effects. The goal is for the student to understand these elements so they
may further enjoy their journey in painting.
This class will
take out the unknown or “scary” part out of painting. Bring photos of
your favorite subjects. Lots of questions are welcome. This will be an
informative and fun painting experience.
A LIFE LONG FAN OF
Will Rogers, Phil Bob mused that the cowboy humorist brought him to an
interesting artistic insight. “Art is a visual language and like story
telling, the content of the story is simply where your start. It is how
you tell the story that brings the smile, crates the mood, and evokes the
Phil Bob Borman has
been a professional sculptor for over 25 years. His education includes an
MFA in Art, several CA (Cowboy Artist) workshops, and studied under
sculptor Mehl Lawson and has studied with various artists including Michael
Workman, Karen Vance and George Strickland. His work is held in many
collections throughout the US and Europe. Phil
Bob is represented by Whistle Pik Galleries-Fredericksburg, Tx
www.whistlepik.com, Legacy Gallereies - Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson,
WY and Lee Fine Art-Ft Worth, Tx www.leesmallfineart.com
Painting The Figure
October 9-13, 2017
This intensive 5 day workshop is design for painters who
has already had painting experience but would like to continue improve
craftsmanship as well as visual concept. The class will focus on the
learning process of painting from life model as well as studio painting,
such as design; placement of composition, focus point…students should
bring their own photo reference to the class for the studio painting
assignment, it will be complete as a final presentation by end of the
class. The instructor will be doing demonstrations during the class,
and sharing his thoughts and experience both on life models and studio
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
Born in Guangzhou, China, Huihan
completed his formal art training at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art
with a BFA in 1975 and taught there from 1979-1987. He graduated from
the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, with an MFA in 1993.
Huihan’s art was
influenced by the 19th century academic French and Russian
schools which were brought to the art schools in China in the 50’s. He
highly regards the group of Naturalists who worked in the academic
tradition, but portrayed scenes from ordinary life in the late 19th
century. Inspired to travel to different regions of the world, he began
painting as a cultural bridge to connect people. His goal was to share
the joyful moments and compassion he experienced in these cultures.
His paintings can be considered
impressionistic realism; a combination of primary field study and
reference, focused on compositional arrangement, color design, accurate
detail, spontaneous brushstrokes and texture. In his paintings, he pays
close attention to the characteristics of people. Gesture and
atmosphere suggest a deeper meaning.
Huihan has been included in major
national shows and invitational exhibitions. He paintings have won
numerous awards such as “Best of Show” in the Western Rendezvous of Art;
“Gold Medal for Best Paiting in the California Art Club’s 92nd
Annual Juried Exhibition, among numerous others.
Huihan has been published in many
national art publications and periodicals, too numerous to mention. His
work has been shown in numerous museums and his work is highly sought
after by collectors.
He is a Master Signature Member of the
American Impressionist Society, Master Signature Member of the Oil
Painters of America and is also a Signature Member of the California Art
His work is
represented by The Sylvan Gallery-Charleston, S.C.; Total Arts
Gallery-Taos, N.M.; Trailside Galleries-Scottsdale, Az; among others.
His work can also be seen on his website at
Landscapes-indoor-limited to 14 students
November 13-16, 2017
black cows full bodied grazing sheep, and misty, atmospheric days
populate many of the pastures of Nancy Bush’s sensitive and emotional
landscapes. The scenes depict various atmospheric scenes from around the
country and could exist anywhere that is special in your own memories.
Expressively dreamlike, they capture the chill when the sun goes behind a
cloud, the smell of a drizzling rain and the rustle of leaves shivering
in the treetops.
“The variety and vastness of the landscape can
sometimes be overwhelming, but I find myself thinking “less is more.”” Early
in her career, Bush emphasized the “more” using bright, colorful strokes alla
prima. Several years ago, she shifted to a subdued tonalist palette and a
more methodical technique was perfected. She treasures the “fleeting moments
that you get in the early mornings and late evenings. They convey more of a
mood, a feeling, because of the light”. She achieves a tranquil universality in
her paintings by melding her painted field studies and reference photographs
back in the studio. “I want viewers to feel the physicality and emotional
essence of the subject, and to find a little peace, serenity, and quiet moments
This class will concentrate on light, water and
atmosphere and its play on a painting. The class will also cover how to achieve
luminosity in the painting through layering and through the application of
glazes throughout the painting process.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED ONLY
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
With a poetic economy of color and detail, Bush, a tonalist, paints low
light and close values. When nature lingers in breathless moments, she
is there to capture dusk flirting with the last blush of sunset; moon
shadows veiling dimension; or mist hushing the earth. Studies, notes
and photos from painting plein air around the country remind her
of the tones, colors, scents and feelings so she can take the entire
experience back to her studio and depict the lyrical, the profound peace
and beauty in a lonely, exquisite sense.
After successful business career,
Nancy Bush threw herself into studying art at a rapid pace.
She attended Mission Renaissance art
school in Austin, Texas-a school dedicated to the study of the
“Masters”, while also taking many classes from Laguna Gloria Art Museum
School of Art.
She then began taking many workshops
throughout the United States. “My early workshop studies were dedicated
to colorful landscapes and still life, so many of my instructors were
known as colorists.” Several years later, she felt the need to
change her direction after some east coast and European travel. Nancy
became very interested in a more subdued tonalist palette
and started studying painters from the 19th and 20th
centuries such as George Inness, Isaac Levitan, Henry Twachtman, and
Russell Chatham. In the early 90’s she became familiar with the
work of Michael Workman and Scott Christensen and began to study with
them consistently for several years.
work is collected around the
country and has been displayed in numerous museum shows around the
United States. She has been published in numerous magazines
including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Western Art &
Architecture, Art of the West, American Art Collector, among others.
work is represented by
several galleries around the country including Astoria Fine Art-Jackson,
WY; Insight Gallery-Fredericksburg, TX;
Jack Meier Gallery-Houston, TX; Principle
See more examples of her work on her own
web site at