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Paint Your Heart Out Spring Workshops 2018

April 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - May 26, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor Name: Multiple
Workshop Dates: April 29, 2018 to May 26, 2018

 

Get ready for our most popular workshop series, Paint Your Heart Out!

Chestnut artists are volunteering their time to teach a variety of art-related skills, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting our group.
This year we will have workshops in the Spring and in the Fall, with more classes falling on weekends. Be sure to scroll all the way down so you can view every workshop offered this Spring. The Fall workshops will be posted late summer.

Chestnut Group members enjoy a discount on registration. If you are not a member, there’s no better time to become a member. You may want to consider this before signing up by following the link to learn more about us and, if you choose, you may join on-line to receive immediate discounts: https://chestnutgroup.org/members/.

Registration and payment this year will be entirely online. The Chestnut Group website will process all registrations and payments securing your spot in the class. Checks are not an optional form of payment. After registration, you will get a confirmation email from the site. Please note the classes you have registered for and take note of the supply list.
If you have issues with registration, please contact Rachel Blair (chestnutnews2@gmail.com). Workshops will fill up fast so do not delay.
Note: All Full Day Workshops will start at 9:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. There are different times for some other workshops so please make note of the times for the ones you sign up for.
Note on supplies: Bottled water will be provided. Bring your own lunch since most of the workshops will be in the field, and bring your stool/chair for the demos.
All locations have restrooms and shelter in case of rain, plus we have reserved two “rain date “days just in case.
Paint Your Heart Out Cancellation policy for each session:
• 100% refund for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the workshop
• 50% refund for cancellations made 15 to 30 days prior to the workshop
• 0% refund for cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the workshop

Note: All Full Day Workshops will start at 9:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. There are different times for some other workshops so please make note of the times for the ones you sign up for.
Note on supplies: Bottled water will be provided. Bring your own lunch since most of the workshops will be in the field, and bring your stool/chair for the demos.
All locations have restrooms and shelter in case of rain, plus we have reserved two “rain date “days just in case.
Paint Your Heart Out Cancellation policy for each session:
• 100% refund for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the workshop
• 50% refund for cancellations made 15 to 30 days prior to the workshop
• 0% refund for cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the workshop

Here is the list at a glance, with links to registration on the Chestnut Group website. All registration will be made online. Links to register for each workshop are included below in each description:

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 1 of 8

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Kay Keyes Farrar
Capturing the Mood of the Landscape

Capturing the Mood of the Landscape

Description: Energizing the mood of your paintings with color harmony, painterly brush work and compositional design.

Time: 2pm-6pm

Student Fee: $55-$65

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-capturing-the-mood-of-the-landscape/

Location: Anne Christensen’s home in Leiper’s Fork
3375 Bailey Road Franklin, TN 37064

Type of Workshop: Half day from 2-6 pm

Student Levels for this workshop: Beginner to Intermediate

Student Limit: 10 Supply List: Will be sent to students.

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 2 of 8

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Jo Ridge Kelley
Luminous Skies

Luminous Skies

Description: Plein air workshop focusing on capturing luminosity in your skies. Mixing luscious grays, creating great cloud formation, design and atmosphere, including tips for capturing vibrant light will be demonstrated. Use of palette knife and large brushes and even your fingers to express yourself will be the highlight of this exciting workshop on skies. The palette knife and brushes will be demonstrated for a loose, more expressive capture as well as a more traditional approach to painting clouds.

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Student Fee: $75-$90

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-luminous-skys/

Location: Leiper’s Fork, TN –Meet at Leiper’s Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd. 37064

Type of Workshop: Full day en plein air with a short lecture in the studio

Student Levels for this workshop: All Levels Welcome Student Limit: 20

Supply List: Supply list: Oil colors- 2 each of primaries – warm and cool plus white
On my palette: ( mostly Gamblin brand)
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue Or Windsor Blue-green shade
Cad red medium
Quinacridone red
Cad lemon
Cad yellow medium
Titanium white

Optional:
Viridian
Cobalt Blue light (Rembrandt)
Burnt sienna
Cad orange
Perm Alizarin Crimson
Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
Transparent Orange
Odorless mineral spirits/brush washer
Viva paper towels
Small trowel type palette knife

Flat hog bristle brushes #4 #8 #12 (Utrecht brand series 209 is good affordable brush)
Small round sable type brush
Rigger or script brush
Pencil or old ball point pen
Canvas or canvas panels – 2, approx. 12×16 – 20×20 or 12×24 (I use Raymar linen panels for travel and gallery wrap canvas for local outdoor work) Your choice!
Wet panel carrier (or a way to transport wet canvas)
Plein air type easel- I use Open box M for small panels and my French easel for larger canvas- even up to very wide, elongated Canvases.
Palette (if applicable)

Tote or backpack
Sketchbook, graphite or charcoal
Other:
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Umbrella
Portable Stool/chair
Hand wipes
Lunch and snacks!

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 3 of 8

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Ingrid Derrickson
One Small Painting A Day/Abstract Flowers

Description: This class is designed to inspire you to start the process of painting one painting daily using Ingrid’s expertise in Abstract Flowers. This can be from any small still life setup. I paint a daily floral from fresh flowers every day. The benefits are the daily habit, working from life, developing free and easy brush strokes, and of course, refining the ability to see and mix color, shape, and value.

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Student Fee: $75-$90

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-one-small-painting-a-day-abstract-flowers/

Location: Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place, Nashville, 37204

Type of Workshop: Full Day in Studio
Student Levels for This Workshop: All Levels
Student Limit: 16-18 students

Supply List:
PAINT
Acrylic, heavy body paints, such as Liquitex or Golden brand
Colors
Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent
Cadmium Red Medium or Napthol Red
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Phthalo Blue (green shade)
Ultramarine Blue (green shade)
Titanium White
Quinacridone Magenta

PAINTING SURFACE
Masonite/Hardboard panels. 6”x6”, quantity 5.
Available at http://www.dickblick.com/items/14945-1066/
Approximately .75 cents each
BRUSHES
• Windsor and Newton University Bright #8 and #12
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Paper towels
Spray bottle for water with fine mister
View Catcher
Utility spotlight from hardware store, such as Lowe’s. Approximately 
$12.00. A valuable tool in the studio for use with still lifes. A great purchase!
50-watt spot Halogen light bulb, Sylvania. A strong, bright, clean light is essential.
Empty container for washing brushes
Disposable paper palette, white
Easel, tabletop or freestanding 
I will provide vases, flowers and colored tissue for background color.

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 4 of 8

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Jim Himsworth
Capturing a Likeness

Capturing a Likeness

Description: There are four necessities for achieving a successful portrait painting: recording a likeness, capturing a persona, creating a work of art and, when working professionally, pleasing the client. This workshop will focus on the first: Capturing a Likeness! Learn Jim’s method of seeing, and then recording, accurate values, colors (temperature), shapes, angles, proportions and edges while avoiding features. Coincidentally and paradoxically, this method, if faithfully executed, inevitably produces a likeness.

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Student Fee: $75-$90 + $25 for Model Fee (2)

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-capturing-a-likeness/

Location: OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37067
Type of Workshop: Full Day
Levels for This Workshop: All Levels
Student Limit: 12
Supply List:
Recommended or suggested Oil Colors: (in order from left to right on palette)
1 Cadmium Lemon (W+N)
2 Cadmium Yellow (W+N)
3 Yellow Ochre (G)
4 Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
5 Cadmium Orange (W+N)
6 Cadmium Red (W+N))
7 Perylene Red (G)
8 Permanent Rose (W+N)
9 Alizarin Crimson (W+N)
10 Quinacridone Magenta (G)
11 Dioxazine Purple (G or W+N)
12 Ultramarine Blue (W+N)
13 Cerulean Blue (W+N or G)
14 Viridian (W+N)
15 Phthalo Green (G)
16 Permanent Green Light (G)
17 Ivory Black (optional) (G or W+N)
18 Titanium White (120 ml) (W+N)

Key: Winsor and Newton = (W+N)
Gamblin = (G)

Brushes
Silver Brush Grand Prix Brand (recommended).
Bristle Filberts #2, #4 and #6 (at least three of each).

Paint Rags
Viva Paper Towels (recommended)
Please bring a plastic trash bag to dispose of soiled rags/towels.

Canvas
At least one Acrylic or oil primed canvas or panel (linen is also acceptable). Size may range from 11” x 14” up to 20” x 26”.

A completely dry, toned canvas is preferred, but white is acceptable.
To Prepare canvas tone mix: (if using an acrylic ground, toning with acrylic or oil paints is fine. If the ground is oil based, use only oil colors to mix the tone.)
2 parts Ultramarine Blue
1 parts Burnt Umber
8 parts White
The result should be a medium-light blue gray tone ( aucasian flesh value) , similar to Pantone 401U (Ask art store salesperson for Pantone sample.) Apply tone thinly, yet opaquely, to white primed canvas or substrate.

Thinner

Must be ODORLESS thinner such as Gamsol, Turpenoid or Turpenoid Natural.

Additional Supplies
1 Palette.
2 Palette knife.
3 Resealable metal container for odorless thinner (for brush cleaning).
4 Easel
5 Handheld Mirror

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 5 of 8

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Kim Barrick
Becoming Professional Redux!

Becoming Professional Redux!

Description: The wildly popular half-day class is back this Spring. Bring pen, lots of paper and your inquiring mind for this lively stroll into the business of making art.

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Student Fee: $55-$65

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-becoming-professional-redux/

Type of Workshop: Half day

Location: Lynn Samuel’s home at 609 Belle Park Circle, 37205 (near Cheekwood entrance)

Student Levels for this workshop: All Levels

Your Student Limit: 15

Your supply list: Pen and notepad

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 6 of 8

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Rain Date – June 11, 2018
Carol Demumbrum, Karen Phillpot, Brigitte Hubbard, Sue Catchings
Plein Air 101

Plein Air 101

Description:
This workshop is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and would love to capture their surroundings with a brush and paint. Come join others who are excited to learn and ready to paint plein air for the first time. It is not necessary to have had previous painting experience. This is a good time and place to begin!

Upon completion of class you can/will:
– Select materials for your next plein air outing.
– Know the best books to purchase to help you along your journey.
– Pick out a scene and know how to best compose it.
– Feel encouraged to start your next plein air painting.

You will also receive an instruction manual describing the basic rules of landscape painting.

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Student Fee: $75-$90

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-plein-air-101/

Type of Workshop: Plein Air

Student Levels for This Workshop: Beginner

Student Limit: 12

Supply List:
Old Clothes/Apron to paint in
Sunscreen
Insect Repellant
Hat
Notebook for notes
Chair if needed while outside

On Track Studios –

Bring your lunch. Refrigerator available if needed.
Grocery is a short drive away.

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 7 of 8

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Rain Date, May 27, 2018
Anne Blair Brown, Trey Finney, Marjorie Hicks, Haden Pickel
“Four Fun”

Four Fun

       Anne Blair Brown

Four Fun

Haden Pickel

 

Four Fun

Trey Finney

 

Four Fun

Marjorie Hicks

Description: Four instructors will set up in Haden’s beautiful backyard. Anne Blair Brown, Trey Finney, Marjorie Hicks, and Haden Pickel will join for a day of Demos and Painting. Each instructor will choose a different venue to demo.

Participants are invited to come paint along with them or just watch. Opportunities abound as we will offer a figure, a still life, two wonderful porches, and in May the flowers and trees will be lovely. All Plein Air! Four IS for more fun. Watch, learn, and paint along.

Parking will be limited so if possible please try to car-pool. Because this is a private residence please look for an assistant there to direct you where it is best to park.

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Student Fee: $75-$90 + model fee of $15

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-four-fun/

Location: 415 Westview Ave., Nashville, TN 37205
Type of Workshop: Full day
Student Limit: 14
Student Levels for this workshop: ALL students who have a plein air setup and know how to use it.
Supply List: Your plein air set up and we recommend basic good colors which are best for plein air…not student grade.

 

Paint Your Heart Out 2018, 8 of 8

Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Laura Shepard
Carnation, Lilly, Lilly, Rose – Come Catch The Twilight

Laura Shepard

Description: John Singer Sargent’s plein air masterpiece, about which poems
and musical compositions have been written, was completed over the course of two years, 1885-86. In an attempt to catch the twilight and the lamplight, he painted two young girls in white dresses, lighting their lanterns in an English garden on summer evenings at the same time of day. We are going to explore how he did it.

A short talk will be followed by a full day of painting our own version of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Each participant will decide how they want to paint it, representationally or as an abstract, the whole painting or a portion of it. At the end of the day, we will share our paintings, our experience, and what we learned.

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Student Fee: $75-$90

To Register, go to https://chestnutgroup.org/event/pyho-carnation-lilly-lilly-rose-come-catch-the-twilight/

Location: Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Pl, Nashville, TN 37204

Type of Workshop: Full Day in Studio

Student Levels for this workshop: Though everyone is welcome, participants should understand that this is an unstructured, experiential class. The Instructor will be painting alongside the students.

Student Limit: 20

Supply List: Painting Kit & Surface (panel, canvas, linen)
Participants will be provided with a copy of Sargent’s painting or they may wish to bring a laptop computer to work from. Wikipedia has an excellent reference photo of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.

Student Limit: 20

Supply List: Your preferred setup, Odorless Gamsol, basic good colors, not student grade.

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Workshop Location: Multiple
Workshop URL: https://chestnutgroup.org/events/

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April 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End:
May 26, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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