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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Still Life Workshop, June 2-5 2011, McDonough GA

Painting the Still Life
hosted by The Winsor Gallery
McDonough GA
June 2 - 5, 2011
contact the gallery for registration information
PDF version of the flyer to download and share

This summer, we're pleased to be returning to The Winsor Gallery in McDonough GA for this 3 1/2 day workshop. The weekend will consist of a Thursday evening demonstration by Charles, followed by 3 full days of painting from life.

Informative and passionate, Charles approaches art instruction by addressing visual principles and the material power of technique to equip the student with the skills to fulfill their own artistic vision. "I understand the artistic hunger for good instruction and I don't waste time in my class with unnecessary gimmicks or tricks. I teach the fundamentals that all artists can use regardless of style or subject matter. ...Observation from life, not photos, is how your eyes, your mind, and your hand can develop artistic honesty."

"A Study in Blue"   12 x 16   oil on panel

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's The Season for Plein Air Paint-Outs!

It's finally springtime, and time to unpack the outdoor painting gear in preparation for all the upcoming plein air painting opportunities that are showing up on the calendar. Our inbox has been flooded with paint-out notices these last few weeks.

Last fall, before Charles stowed his gear away for the winter, we were able to participate in 3 paint-outs hosted by various organizations:

We joined the folks of Plein Air Georgia at Indian Springs State Park in Jackson GA on September 11 for International Plein Air Paint-Out Day.

Mid-October found us at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw GA for their twice-yearly paint-out. The trees were starting to turn and the roses were still in bloom - it made for a beautiful 2 days.

The very next weekend we were south of Atlanta in Newnan GA for Oil Painters of America's 2010 Georgia Paint-Out. Every autumn OPA sponsors paint-outs in numerous states. This year 42 Georgia artists gathered at the home of out hostess, oil painter Millie Gosch, to capture the beautiful autumn colors across the rolling hills.

Photos from all three of these outings can be found in albums on Charles' Facebook page:
--  Indian Springs paint-out 
--  Smith-Gilbert Gardens paint-out 
--  OPA paint-out

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Painting Class Dates thru August 2011

The new session of Charles' painting classes at Binders has just started this week, but dates have now been posted for classes through the end of August.
Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
sign up 2 weeks early to avoid $15 late registration fee

next 3 session dates:
- April 12 - May 17, 2011
- May 31 - July 5, 2011
- July 26 - August 30, 2011
class flyer PDF available here

The Art School at Binders
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online -- http://Learning.BindersArt.com/
contact person: Eli Pelizza - 404-237-6331 ext 203