Honing Your Skills: Registration Closed Colin Page

                This Class is now closed to any further Registrations.  Sorry!                                     If you entered the Lottery, we’ll let you know by Thanksgiving!                        1517384_889161594429383_3188158218375309549_n

1176356_642592939086251_85656007_n12803160_1127326607279546_2999843191828337119_nThis class is for experienced painters either Intermediate or Advanced level, who want to re-ground themselves in the basics, redefining what they know and how they make use of it, illuminating what they may have missed or forgotten along the way and polishing it all to take their work to the next level! We’ve paid attention to your request for more time with Colin so the class will be limited to twelve.


Page From-the-dock-12x16sm1981994_754932754518935_1179757524_nYou’ll paint outside as much as possible at several of our most scenic locations. A four-season Plein air painter, Colin is full of tips on painting outside in all kind of weather! If it pours, we have a big, well-lit studio and Colin brings in an array of great still life materials to challenge you. On Friday afternoon, he leads a retrospective group critique of three paintings per student. Supportive and interactive, it is a highlight of the week and a great way to learn!

14708143_10209898406553357_4719356920548218149_n13166084_10208562224949652_1447428779863936404_nThe class includes daily demonstrations and lectures followed by time to execute the daily exercises Colin assigns. Paint as much as you want once you finish the exercises, the building blocks to moving forward. Generous & supportive time and input, Colin will work with you individually at least once a day. His exuberance, skills, fluency with paint & humor permeate the class; you will work hard, laugh hard, learn tons & love it! 

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Page 12118716_10206855495280013_8758218318828287212_nPage 12046716_10153630215558899_6464331873484991439_nColin’s website and blog Journal pages tell more about him than any workshop blurb! One of the area’s most popular, approachable and prolific painters, his career rise has been meteoric. His art education includes Cooper Union (2000) RISD (1997) Baltimore School for the Arts (1995) As fluently competent an instructor as he is a painter, Colin is a joy to be around!

Some General Class Information:

  • We will process your payment after we get your online Registration and will email you a receipt. A $300 deposit will hold your space. Refund and Cancellation Policies are at the bottom of the Registration Form.

  • You will get a Supply List and more detailed info when you Register, and again about a month before the class.

  • If you will need mediums, let me know and I will have them here for you to buy in class. You are also welcome to ship materials ahead…ask for the address!

  • The first day, the Studio will open early…we will make sure you know the time!Classes usually run M-F, between 8:30-4:30, but the exact hours are at the Instructor’s discretion…never fewer than 6 hours total/day, but sometimes we start earlier or end later…or both!

  • We eat dinner (Dutch) somewhere as a group at least once, usually Monday nite for starters; friends, companions, hosts are welcome to come along.

  • We always have a lunch break, to use or not, it’s up to you…and a lunch plan depending on where we are painting.

  • The Plein Air plan for the day is weather-dependent and usually decided at the end of the previous day if possible, or more likely, each morning!

  • If your class is Plein Air, make sure your Class Monitors know where you have set up, and try to stay close to the demo area. Less running around for them, more time for feedback to you!

  • Our Studios are large with good light; you’ll have your own table space and you are welcome to leave equipment etc. there for the duration of the class. It may be possible to paint after hours, we’ll explain the logistics!

  • There are some steps to the main floor where the Studios are located but there is an elevator in the building if you need it.

  • There is ample free parking at the Studio building, which is within walking distance of downtown.

  • We carpool (or sometimes walk) to Plein Air painting sites, most of which have shade and at the least, a porta-potty or nearby facilities. You will get good directions and we usually caravan. Please, do NOT depend on your GPS unless we say so!

  • Each class has an experienced Monitor (or two!) as your Go-To person for any problems or needs…please ask…we all will do our absolute best to see that you have a great class experience!

  • Downtown has great galleries, shops and food and the area is full of wonderful places to paint!

  • For Lodging and Travel info, click on the buttons on the Home Page.

  • Cancellation and Refund info is at the bottom of the online Registration Form…(please do read the Policies before you check that you have!)

  • Be sure to contact us with any questions. Thanks!