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Paint Your Heart Out Spring Workshops 2018

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 […]

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Capturing the Mood of the Landscape”

Anne Christensen’s home 3375 Bailey Road, Franklin, TN

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Kay Keyes Farrar Capturing the Mood of the Landscape Capturing the Mood of the Landscape Energizing the mood of your paintings with color harmony, painterly brushwork and compositional design. Student Levels for this workshop: Beginner to Intermediate Supplies: Will be provided before the workshop.

$55 – $65

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Call for Juried Small Painting Exhibition, Workshops, Paintouts, and Demonstrations

1st Spring Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition April 30-May 26, 2018 Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN   Join us for Opening Week Events! To sign up visit www.noaps.org/boa-small-events-page April 30-May 2nd: Workshop with Dawn Whitelaw “Reaching the Next Level”, On Track Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN May 3rd: Plein Air […]

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Luminous Skys”

Leiper’s Creek Gallery 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Jo Ridge Kelley Luminous Skies   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 […]

$75 – $90

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “One Small Painting A Day/Abstract Flowers”

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 Ingrid Derrickson One Small Painting A Day/Abstract flowers 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 […]

$75 – $90

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Capturing A Likeness”

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 Jim Himsworth Capturing a Likeness 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, […]

$100 – $115

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Becoming Professional Redux!”

Lynn Samuel’s home 609 Belle Park Circle, Nashville, TN

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Kim Barrick Becoming Professional Redux! The wildly popular half-day class is back this Spring.  Bring a pen, lots of paper and your inquiring mind for this lively stroll into the business of making art. Student Levels for this workshop: All Levels Your supply list: Pen and notepad

$55 – $65

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Plein Air 101”

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

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

$75 – $90

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Four Fun”

Haden Pickel's House 415 Westview Ave, Nashville, TN

Friday, May 25th, 2018 Rain Date, May 27, 2018 Anne Blair Brown, Trey Finney, Marjorie Hicks, Haden Pickel “Four Fun”                                 Four instructors will set up in Haden’s beautiful backyard. Anne Blair Brown, Trey Finney, Marjorie Hicks, and Haden Pickel […]

$90 – $105

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Carnation, Lilly, Lilly, Rose – Come Catch The Twilight”

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

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

$75 – $90

Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast September Event

Leipers Fork-Franklin-On Track Studios

Events Include: Mentoring - 2 students per guest artist. $150 per 3 hour session. Paint alongside your mentor for the day and receive instruction. Mentor Sign up contact: bill@billfarnsworth.com Monday and Tuesday -Daily Paint Outs. Papse members Wednesday, September 12- 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Chestnuts and Papse Paint Day! Painting in Historic Franklin or […]

The Chestnut Group / Cumberland River Compact “River Talk” Event, Show and Pop-Up Gallery

The Bridge Building, 3rd floor 2 Victory Ave, #300, Nashville, TN

      The Chestnut Group is honored to be partnering with The Cumberland River Compact again for a show which will open with their River Talk event! "The Chestnut Group Art: Plein Air Painting for Land and Water Conservation" River Talk Thursday, October 11th, 2018 from 12pm -1p with Kim Barrick, Tiffany Foss, and […]

Winter Membership Meeting

Greenhills Library 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville, TN

Chestnuts! Our next Membership Meeting is planned.  Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 16, 2:30pm Green Hills Library, Benham Avenue, Nashville. Plan to join us for information and artists camaraderie on our 2019 Chestnut Group year, our 18th as an organization. We’re coming of age!  Door prizes and refreshments included.  If you missed the Holiday Party in […]

Cheekwood in Bloom

Chestnuts, our membership has been invited to participate in “Bloom”, in their effort to promote Plein Air painting.  Since this is part of our mission, we are hoping that you will want to help. This effort is in conjunction with our ongoing partnership with Cheekwood, Estate and Gardens, a Nashville iconic gem. They are putting […]

“Own a PART of the Park” Art Exhibition and Sale, benefiting The Conservancy | Parthenon and Centennial Park‎

The Parthenon 2500 West End Ave,, Nashville, TN

The Chestnut Group will partner with The Conservancy for an art exhibit and sale to further the mission of preserving and enhancing Centennial Park and The Parthenon.  A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit The Conservancy. The exhibit is open on May 23, 24, 25, and 27 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and […]

Paint Your Heart Out Reopens!!

SEE WORKSHOP LISTINGS BELOW  (September-November) Many thanks to a host of talented Chestnut Members who have created a fabulous offering of instruction. There are 15 workshops to choose from this year, from September 22-November 14, 2020.  Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis and you may take as many workshops as you like. We opened the […]

“Speaking for the Trees” Chestnut Group 2020 Partnership Project

Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville, TN

The Chestnuts are partnering with the Nashville Tree Conservation Corps (NTCC) on a Exhibit and Sale at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC) for the month of September 2020. Sixty paintings to be displayed and all will be for sale to benefit efforts to preserve our urban tree canopy.

Paint Your Heart Out: Human Gesture Painting/Drawing with Marjorie Hicks *SOLD OUT*

Zoom

 WORKSHOP WILL BE CONDUCTED USING ZOOM  THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Marjorie Hicks Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 Human Gesture Painting/Drawing   Description:  In this workshop, our group will be using reference photos shown via a projector.  Artists may choose to paint using their preferred […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Promoting your Artwork in a Changing Environment with Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott   Sunday, September 13th, 2020 Promoting your Artwork in a Changing Environment    Description: Panel Discussion on marketing and promoting artwork in a changing environment. Topics will include gallery representation, social media, online and grass roots efforts to create sales in 2020 and beyond.  Time: 1pm – 4 pm […]

$75.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape with Karen Philpott

Warner Park, Butler Field

Karen Philpott Monday, September 14th, 2020 Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape   Description: Join Karen as she demonstrates in Plein Air how to define a composition from a complex scene and capture wildflowers in the landscape. From interiors to broad sweeps of color, wildflowers bring dramatic interest and emotion to the painted landscape. Two […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Creating Depth with Edges and Color in your Landscapes with Pam Padgett *SOLD OUT*

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Pam Padgett  Monday, September 21, 2020 Creating Depth With Edges and Color in Your Landscapes   Description: We will work at creating strength and dimension in your plein air studies. We will be outside (weather permitting) or on the […]

$90.00

PYHO: Open Discussion, Any Topic or Questions/Paint Along with Beverly Ford Evans and Roger Dale Brown

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

Beverly Ford Evans and Roger Dale Brown Sunday, September 27, 2020 Open Discussion, Any Topic or Questions/Paint Along with Roger   Description:  Open Discussion- with both Beverly and Roger on any topic, any questions. To be prepared, create them before you come.  The Paint Along- students and Roger will paint the same image. He will first […]

$50.00 – $110.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Shifting Warm and Cool Values in the Landscape with Paula Frizbe

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Paula Frizbe Monday, September 28th, 2020 Shifting Warm and Cool Values in the Landscape   Description: We will be working en plein air in the front of OnTrack, to learn better how to think about warm and cool values as they relate to landscape painting.   Time:  12 noon to 5 pm Member Fee:   […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Florals with Attitude! with Diane May *Canceled*

Diane May Studio 228 Ensworth Pl, Nashville, TN

We are sorry to announcement that this workshop has been canceled. Refunds are being issued to ticket holders. Diane May Sunday, October 4th, 2020 Florals with Attitude!     Description: Learn how to energize your floral paintings with dynamic gestures from block-in to finish. Students may paint an outdoor floral still life or paint flowers […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Fun with Gouache! with Trey Finney

Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, Tennessee

Trey Finney Monday, October 5th, 2020 Fun with Gouache!   Description: Gouache is great for Plein Air, travel, preliminary sketching, quick color and value notes, or taking it all the way to a finished product. The paints are fast drying and an inexpensive alternative to painting with oils, whether in the studio or on location. […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Simplifying The Landscape with Kevin Menck *Sold Out*

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Kevin Menck Thursday, October 8th, 2020 Simplifying The Landscape   Description: This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of basic landscape painting. There will be an emphasis on value, temperature and being able to see and define big shapes […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Florals and Still Life Outside with Brenda Coldwell

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Brenda Coldwell Saturday, October 10th, 2020 Painting Florals and Still Life Outside     Description:  Still Life and Floral Arrangements will be set up outside on the porch at the studio. There will be a brief discussion of how the light affects the subjects and then a demonstration. Afterwards, everyone will set up and paint […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Getting Started with Plein Air Painting with Jessica Lewis

On Track Studios (1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN  37064)

Jessica Lewis Getting Started with Plein Air Painting Sunday, October 18, 2020 Rain Date: October 19, 2020  Description: Have you ever been interested in taking your paints outside and painting “en plein air”? Not sure what to bring or where to start? Jessica with lead you through the basics-from initial set up and materials, composition, […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Modern Impressionism in Miniature Still Life with Ingrid Derrickson *SOLD OUT*

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Ingrid Derrickson Thursday, November 5th, 2020 Modern Impressionism in Miniature Still Life   Description: Small Impressions...painting miniature still lifes in oil or acrylic. This class will enhance your abilities to express color, encourage daily painting habits, create expressive little gems abstracted in light and shadow. Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Member Fee: $70           […]

$90.00

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