Oil Painting Workshops & Resources

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Workshop Information

The fact is that with the excellent online instruction from Mark Carder and Michael James Smith, you can learn everything you need to know without paying for workshops or attending college classes. However, many prefer the personal guidance of in-person teaching and the fellowship of other students. With the right teacher, you can learn very fast.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to oil paint in a welcoming stress-free environment, you may want to consider one of my workshops. We have a blast in class and everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced students. I am a retired college art professor, taught at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha for many years, and now teach fine art oil painting to all age groups. I am extremely patient and will teach you everything you need to know. This is not a “Bob Ross” or “Booze & Brushes Class”, but a real art class where you will learn to EASILY mix any color in nature using just 5 colors of paint, how to use mediums to thin paint, and much more.

I am based in central Iowa but am often on the road in my art studio/RV so other locations are possible. I have been conducting classes every year in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Contact me if you are interested in setting up something. I do this because I love teaching others to paint so I only ask to cover my expenses.

The documents below are PDF's I provide students who take my classes or workshops. Feel free to download them, print them, and distribute them. If you have any questions or comments please contact me.

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