3-day Painting Workshop in Texas

An immersive 3-day workshop to guide students through visual concepts in portrait painting.


Where and When:

Friday October 14th- Sunday October 16th, 2016.  9:30AM - 4:30 PM.

Bide-a-While Bed and Breakfast, 1705 Oleander Drive, Dickinson TX 77539.



On the first morning we will explore the planes of the head from a live model.  The emphasis will be on simplifying the planes of the head and learning to see accurate values and color relationships.  In the afternoon, by way of another demonstration, you will begin to understand the approach to portrait painting.

Day two and three will be devoted to painting a studio portrait from life.  I will do demonstrations from a life model all mornings while teaching key visual concepts including light and shadow, low key and high key, limited value, dark and light pattern, graphic and atmospheric portraits.

Students can watch or paint along during the morning demonstrations.  I will provide personalized critiques during the afternoon sessions.


Workshop Fee: $700 (Includes breakfast, lunch and model fee.)

Does not include lodging.  See "accommodation" section below if you'd like to stay at the bed-and-breakfast

Limited to 15 students.


Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations before September 14, 2016, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded. 

For cancellations after September 14, 2016, no refund will be offered.



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Accommodation Options at Bide-a-While Bed and Breakfast


Bide-a-While is a four and half acre site of a restored century old Texas house.  The property, located in Dickinson, Texas,  includes a Main House, Cottage, “Sunday” House, Tree House, Chapel, Jackson’s shed, and art studio.  Here is a link to it's website.

Each participant who wishes to stay on site will pay a total of $50 per day.  This includes overnight stay in a shared bedroom with twin beds and breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast includes, homemade casseroles, homemade scones, fresh fruit, juice and coffee/tea.  Lunches include a full salad bar, sandwich or soup, chips, fruit and desserts.  All bottled water, coffee/tea and sodas are complimentary.

To  reserve your accommodations please contact  Sue Bown at suejbown@gmail.com or call  713-851-5316 (cell). 

If you plan on being a day student and drive daily to the workshop, then the cost of studio fee, breakfast and lunch is included in the workshop fee per day.  If you plan on attending the workshop but choose not to stay on site, there are several motels within a 5 mile radius.  Contact Sue Bown for names and numbers.

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