3-day Painting Workshop in Texas

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


Where and When:

Friday May 20, 2016 - Sunday May 22, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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



On the first day we will explore color theory through a simple still life setup.  Students will learn to accurately see tones and understand how to mix subtle color relationships given the temperature of the light source. 

Day two and three will be devoted to painting a studio portrait and a figure in the landscape respectively (weather permitting).  I will do demonstrations from a life model while teaching key concepts including planes of the head, light & shadow patterns, shapes, values & edges, and creating atmosphere

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


Workshop Fee: $550

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 12 students


Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations before April 30 2016, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded. 

For cancellations after May 01, 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 $60 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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