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St. Catharine's?

We do a 2 hr. program for spouse/companion
showing how to use your creativity to manage stress/relaxation

Email us  your first and second choice dates & number of attendees and
we will send you a quote & more info
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Plein Air Painting Art Workshops in Niagara Falls,Ontario, Niagara Falls, USA, St. Lucia, West Indies,
Sarasota Florida, San Diego, South Carolina, North Carolina,Taos, San Miguel Allende,
The Greek Isles and Monhegan Island, Maine .
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workshops
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As seen in written articles about
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Wall Street Journal,

Country Living Magazine

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Island Institute News

LEXUS Magazine
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Coastal Living Magazine
and work published in

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Artists Magazine

The Artists Sketchbook
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American Artist
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Plein Air

Magazine
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International Plein Air Painters 
WORLDWIDE Organization.
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

Sept/Oct 2006
Cover Image
Rising Women
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Paint Niagara Falls USA















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One of the most beautiful painting locations in
North America. 

Learn to get the composition and values down before the light changes. Critiques for personal growth included. Two day intensive plein air workshop,


Niagara Falls, USA
June 6-7, 2015

Want to know the
10 Secrets to a
Great Workshop Experience ?

1.  Pick a Location that appeals to you.

Is there someplace you've always wanted to go? What better way than to spend the time there doing something you love in the company of other artists?

2. Look at the organization of the workshop.

Is transportation or organization at painting sites included? or will you spend precious painting time driving around looking for places to paint? Or better yet, looking for the class? Is the class limit reasonable , or will you be vying for attention with 20+ other participants?  Is the painting schedule flexible to allow for non planned opportunities?

3. Look at the work of the instructor.

Does the work represent a direction you would like to go in? or perhaps try something new to give your work a jump start?


4. Come to the workshop with an Open Mind

A workshop is a place to try new techniques and ideas.
If you approach the workshop starting in doing what you've always done, the way you've always done it, you defeat the purpose of the new experience, saturated in creativity.
A workshop is not a place to show off your skills.

5. Keep a journal

I ask my students to begin a journal 3-4 days before the workshop and continue it for at least that long after they get back home. The journal should be something you keep for yourself. Don't use this as a textbook, be personal. Write down your goals for this workshop. This will enable you to relive your workshop experience when you need your memory jogged.

6. Bring a camera

Record your travel, your painting locations and any demos your instructor may  do. Sometimes it's the little things you may miss that makes a difference.

7. Ask questions

No such thing as a silly question at a workshop. 
No questions... no answers!
And the person next to you may have the same question.

8. The Cookie Cutter Syndrome

If your instructor specifies that you use ( for example) the exact pallette that they do, you're not getting individual attention. An instructor should meet you ''where you are' in terms of your painting knowledge. This is not to say a beginner or someone looking for guidance in buying supplies should not take instructor's suggestions. Some fantastic painters are not necessarily good instructors. You've all seen classes of 'cookie cutter' students where you can pick out the instructor by looking at the work the class has done.

9. Network - Be a Sponge

Rarely do you have the opportunity in a creatively charged atmosphere where you will eat, sleep and breathe painting.
The osmosis in such an adventure is amazing!
Take the time to know your fellow students, some of the most enduring friendships are born in a workshop.

10. Don't expect finished Paintings

If your goal is to come away with finished paintings, you're going to miss a lot of stuff! It's tempting for all of us to do this.

A. You may not be experienced painting outdoors and may be overwhelmed by the information in front of you. Give yourself some slack time to adjust. If you have normally painted in a studio, you will now be doing problem solving 'on your feet'. 

B. Use Professional Materials
Don't let your struggle be with inferior student grade paints and supports. Buy a few good artist grade materials instead of a store full of cheaper supplies.

C. If you put your energy into 'finishing', you're missing your next great painting.
It may very well be your "AH HA" painting!

The Best thing I can give painters at my workshops is a  "Pocketful of Seeds" to take home...
tools that you will have the week after you get home, and the week after that, when you're problem solving on your own.

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Monhegan Island, Maine
August 2015






Have a question -
ask HERE
or call me toll free
at 1 800 393-7270
Here's your chance to stay and work on the magical, mystical island of Monhegan, long known for creative, spiritual and life altering forces with like minded individuals seeking the essence of oneness and serenity with nature. Experience the ancient romanticism long known to artists, poets, writers and musicians that is Monhegan, the island that time forgot...
Get in touch with your inner creative force in a reality most artists just dream about.

Imagine waking in the morning, looking out your door and everywhere you look is a painting waiting to happen. Paint en plein air in and around  Monhegan Island. Classes will concentrate on capturing the light and atmosphere on location. Emphasis on color temperature and grisaille to simplify outdoor painting. All levels accepted.


MONHEGAN 2 Day
Workshop
Aug 2015

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Map of Monhegan
See article from
Good Morning America
about
Monhegan Island HERE
THE ISLAND SHEPHERD

   Almost thirty years gone by
  the day I first saw Monhegan,
  shaped like the back of a whale
    Almost thirty years gone by
         I first saw the shepherd,
         the congregation of sheep,
              his companion gander.
        Almost thirty years gone by
  I began a search for the storybook
  long out of print, now out of reach,
  of the island shepherd and the island boy who found a friendship.
        Almost thirty years gone by

and Fate set circumstance in motion.
through mutual love
of the magical island,
I meet a stranger who becomes a friend.
Fate had entwined our lives.
Without my knowledge,
and beyond belief,
it placed the book in her grasp.
She understood at once the Truth
and Essence of the event...
"There are times
when we become the Instrument
that Fate uses to bring joy to others.
We must allow ourselves
to be taken over
for that rare and unique purpose."
And so it came to pass,
on the magical island
one perfect July day,
almost thirty years gone by,
I held the book,
a gift from Fate,
delivered by an understanding friend.
The island shepherd looked upon us
that day,
he smiled,
for he knew he had brought two lambs
into his flock of sojourning island souls, two lambs
whose frendship was forged
by the hand of Fate,
and the island the shepherd loved.

Jacqueline Baldini
R.A. Szostek

published
Monhegan Commons
copyright

Watch for the chance
to paint one of the
most
dramatic
locations in
North America  !

Niagara Falls
MINI
Workshops
Summer  & Fall
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Oil
Acrylic



Watercolor Journalling
Do you want to
Achieve drama in your composition ?
Simplify chaos on location ? 

Learn the value of underpainting ?
Stop overworking your paintings ?
















Niagara Falls, Ontario CANADA
art workshops outdoors

September 27 -28, 2014
Paint at the base of Niagara Falls and experience the
Majestic Power!

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VIDEO

Niagara On The Lake

Watercolor Workshop

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness...the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred... Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
-Goethe
Workshop  Title : Problem solving  ‘on your feet’ en plein air painting

Description :
5 day working on location workshop to help you achieve drama in your painting. Demo/lecture each
morning.
You will learn to ‘bake the cake ‘ before you applying the frosting.
Ever wondered why your finished painting  bears little resemblance to the excitement you felt when starting
your painting ?
Students will work on location and complete 2  12x12 or smaller paintings per day. Typical work day is 9 - 4pm


Goals : Students at the end of a 5 day workshop will be able to recognize a strong composition and see
values using grisalle. This will enable them to make decisions when doing problem solving on their own, painting
on location.
Grisaille studies, directly on canvas will enable students to commit to a composition and value plan instead
of constantly adjusting their values and shadows, commonly known as ‘chasing the light’. This eliminates the
also common fragmented , unfocused  painting.

Experience level : Beginner to Intermediate

Prerequisite Student Skills:  It is suggested that beginners have the experience of at least one drawing
course.


Student Supplies Materials: The workshop is taught using a limited primary color pallette. A complete list of suggested oil & acrylic pigments is supplied upon registration. Canvas board or stretched canvas 12 x 16 or smaller. A support for canvas and carrying materials. Incidental list also provided. A painting umbrella is strongly suggested.

Class maximum : 15 students


Registration online requires payment by Paypal - no account required

Your privacy is important to us and we do not sell, share or otherwise divulge any information submitted to us
You can visit my website at  http://jrbaldini to view my Gallery of Paintings
and my NEW BLOG is here
*$175.00 US deposit required pp to hold your space in the workshop.

$175.00 US deposit required pp to hold your space in the workshop.
Balance is due 30 days before start of workshop. For registrations made less than 30 days from event, full amount is due at time of registration.
Full refunds available up to 45 days from start of workshop - minus a $50.00 processing fee.
Less than 45 days from start of workshop, we regret refunds are not available due to advance reservations.
Non painting companions welcome!

You can Call us toll free Mon-Sat EST 9-5 at 1 800 393-7270
Questions ? Call Mon-Sat EST 9-5 at
1 800 393-7270

workshop payable by Check or PayPal - No PayPal account required

M. Graham
Mr Graham found a recipe for walnut oil paint from 1550 by Giorgio Vasari. Modern analysis confirmed an authentic, traditional oil paint of high quality could be produced using walnut oil. In fact there are many improvements. Walnut oil exhibits less cracking and less yellowing than linseed oil. Walnut oil absorbs more pigment than linseed oil and creates more vibrant colours. No harmful aromatics - turpentine is not required! It cleans up with soap and water, which reduces pollution from the disposal of harmful chemicals.

Too many artists are forced to quit oil painting due the cumulative harmful effects of turpentine. “Most studios are not efficiently equipped and worse yet, many artists who live in their studios or work within the home environment are exposing themselves and others to dangerous fumes.”

(Traditional Oil Painting without Solvent a leaflet from M. Graham & Co). After years of oil painting Mr. Graham almost had to give it up because he had become too sensitive and developed adverse reactions to his favorite medium. His study confirmed that it wasn’t the paints that created the toxicity issues (most modern paints use chemically pure pigments) but use of turpentine to clean up and thin the oils. Solvents are neither necessary nor desirable when working with oil colours.

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