Workshops

Upcoming painting workshops


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Mendocino Art Center

    Ever find yourself finishing a painting and realizing it doesn’t look the way you’d like it to look? In this workshop we’ll concentrate on the most important practice for getting the painting you want: seeing clearly. The workshop will include demonstration, as well as group and individual instruction. Visit the FAQ for a […]


Sonoma-Vineyard-Painting-Seamus-Berkeley

Mendocino Art Center Painting Workshop

    Ever find yourself finishing a painting and realizing it doesn’t look the way you’d like it to look? In this workshop we’ll concentrate on the most important practice for getting the painting you want: seeing clearly. The workshop will include demonstration, as well as group and individual instruction. Visit the FAQ for a […]


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Color Mixing Workshop with Peggy Cotton

Many of you have been asking for another workshop on fundamentals of oil painting. Well, your requests have been heard. A colleague of mine, Peggy Cotton, will be teaching the fundamentals of color mixing! And this 2 1/2 day workshop is coming right up this July 31 – August 2, 2015! Peggy is a Bay Area fine artists […]


Peggy Cotton Feel in Blue

Color Mixing with Peggy Cotton

Color Mixing – A Jump-Start Oil Painting Workshop for You! July 31 — August 02, 2015 Have you ever struggled to mix the color you want? This is a painting workshop for you! We’ll be: Creating a mixing chart Painting a still life based using the color chart If you are a beginner or a just […]


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Painting Workshop: Portraiture

Working from life: January 23-25, 2015 This workshop will cover the basics of portrait painting. Instruction will be with a model, the best way to paint a portrait! It’s time to get past the rush to get paint on the canvas. There is more to painting the likeness of a person than just getting the […]


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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

To all of the wonderful Mothers, Grandmothers and loving Mama-caretakers who make life just a little bit sweeter: Wishing you and your families a relaxing weekend of comfort and rejuvenation! Thank you for taking on such a powerful role and helping the people around you grow, flourish and thrive. If you are desperate for a […]


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Art Retreat in Taos

Seeing the World Anew TBA 2016 “I want to know one thing. What is color?” Picasso This five day retreat will be a contemplative experience at my studio in Taos, New Mexico, where participants will have time to seriously refine the act of seeing. The many art and meditation sessions will focus on creating from […]


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Mindful Painting Retreat: April 21-25, 2014

  Anything is possible when time and space are freed for creativity to flourish. Ready to enjoy the rejuvenating spring break you deserve? Why not prioritize your mental health and passion for painting, and make space for the first ever Contemplative Painting Retreat in Taos, New Mexico, April 21-25, with engaging instructor Seamus Berkeley. Road trip […]


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Painting Retreat in Taos, NM

Seeing the World Anew through Contemplative Painting Practice April 21-25, 2014 “I want to know one thing. What is color?” Picasso This five day retreat will be a contemplative experience at my studio in Taos, New Mexico, where participants will have time to seriously refine the act of seeing. The many painting and meditation sessions […]