Chestnut Group Hosted Workshops

“Contagious Plein Air!”

Kathie Odom 

June 10-12, 2020

$465 Non-member Price/$400  Member Price

*YOU MUST BE SIGNED IN TO GET TO THE MEMBER PRICE*

You have the option to pay in full or make a $150 deposit. If you choose the deposit option the process will show your total amount, deposit amount, and balance. Your credit card or PayPal will only be charged $150 at this time. You may pay the balance any time before March 10th

Space Limited to 15 Students,

$150 due at registration, $250 due by March 10th, 2020

To Register:  CLICK HERE 

Join Kathie for this three day oil painters workshop and allow her to help you find excitement and a greater comfort level painting outside. Find answers like What location do I choose? How do I start? When should I stop? Should I take photos? The sun is moving and colors are changing and I dont know what to do next! All this and much more with boots on the ground and brush in hand in the great state of Tennessee!

Kathie was born, raised and educated in Tennessee. Kathie’s high school art teacher, her mentor and inspiration, offered her a vision that still lives on today.

After graduating from The University of Tennessee in Art Education and Fine Arts, Kathie received early recognition for pastel works in the 1982 Dogwood Arts Festival. But it was 2009 when her artistic endeavors seem to soar, setting her on course for a career as an oil painter.

She proudly paints weekly with an enthusiastic plein air community and travels extensively participating in plein-air events. Her original works can be seen in some of the finest galleries in the south, namely Leiper’s Creek Gallery. Kathie has sold internationally and has received many awards and honors.

View more of Kathie’s art at  kathieodom.com

Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made on or before April 1, 2020, you will receive a PARTIAL REFUND of 25% of workshop fee. The balance is nonrefundable unless your space is filled.  If cancellation is made after April 1, 2020, the workshop fee is NONREFUNDABLE unless your space is filled. We appreciate your understanding.

 

“Painting the Impressionist Landscape”

Richard Oversmith

October 8-10, 2020

$490 Non-member Price/$425  Member Price

*YOU MUST BE SIGNED IN TO GET TO THE MEMBER PRICE*

You have the option to pay in full or make a $150 deposit. If you choose the deposit option the process will show your total amount, deposit amount, and balance. Your credit card or PayPal will only be charged $150 at this time. You may pay the balance any time before July 8th.

Space Limited to 15 Students,

$150 due at registration, $275 due by July 8th, 2020

To Register:  CLICK HERE 

This workshop is designed for students to improve their landscape painting skills. Our goal at the end of the three days will be to paint with more confidence and with clear intent. Working on canvasses with large brushes will help students focus on the bigger shapes of a composition. Emphasis will be put on paint application, value, edges, color harmony and simplifying a composition to create paintings that have unity.

Richard received formal training in Fine Art and Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Kendall he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he gained experience in plein air painting and found direction in his work as an oil painter.

The natural beauty of Western North Carolina, where Richard resides, has proven to offer infinite inspiration for Richard’s impressionistic landscapes. From rolling mountains to abundant waterfalls, the majestic Biltmore Estate to a simple farm scene, this region evokes the artist’s muse. Richard finds inspiration not only at home but in his many travels. He has painted all over the USA and has taken several trips overseas to France and Itlay. Whether at home or abroad, Richard surrounds himself in the elements of the scene while painting, in true “en plein air” fashion. In the studio, his sense of vision and mood guide him to produce still lifes ranging from the classic to the imaginative.

Richard’s purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with his pieces. His paintings are his voice, and stroke by stroke, he composes a whole that relates his vision. Richard works in oil on linen, a medium compatible with the passion he puts into his creation. He strives to achieve a mood in every painting through the use of such visual stimuli as color, edges, value and drawing. He has derived his style from the lifelong study of past masters, the influence of contemporary painters he admires, and elements that have evolved from deep within himself. He allows the setting to speak to him, creating only as many brushstrokes as are needed for the viewer’s eyes to understand and connect.

   

View more of Richard’s paintings at  richardoversmith.com

Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made on or before August 1, 2020, you will receive a PARTIAL REFUND of 25% of workshop fee. The balance is nonrefundable unless your space is filled.  If cancellation is made after August 1, 2020, the workshop fee is NONREFUNDABLE unless your space is filled. We appreciate your understanding.
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