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Paint Your Heart Out: Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience with Todd Saal

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

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience Todd Saal Description: Learn to build confidence in painting onsite in watercolor. You will learn the fundamental techniques of the medium. Discover how to interpret and simplify subjects to produce successful urban paintings.   After a career in music and formal training in pastels, oil, and […]

$85.00

Paint Your Heart Out: A VALUE-able Lesson with Brenda Coldwell

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

 May 29th, 2019 A VALUE-able Lesson Brenda Coldwell Description: The first part of the day, there will be a slide presentation and handouts that will help the artist interpret value more clearly. Value and composition exercises and studies to be painted by each participant, from provided photo reference or image projected on screen.  You are […]

$85.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Trees in All Seasons with Karen Philpott

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

May 30th, 2019 Painting Trees in All Seasons Karen Philpott Description: For an artist painting the Tennessee landscape one of the greatest elements you can capture are trees.  Here in the South trees captivate artists in every season with their soft spring auras, the lush greens of summer, their vivid fall foliage and the lovely […]

$85.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Illustrated Travel Journaling with Susan Jones

Rippavilla Plantation 5700 Main St., Spring Hill, TN

Friday, May 31st, 2019 Illustrated Travel Journaling Susan Elizabeth Jones Description:  Have you ever taken a walk in a spring meadow or ridden your bike on a country lane or any other outdoor experience that was so beautiful you wanted to capture it to savor at any time? The sights, sounds, and feelings of nature […]

$82.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Understanding the Split Primary Palette with Gayle Levee

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Saturday, June 1, 2019 Understanding the Split Primary Palette Gayle Levee Description: We all know that, ideally, most colors can be mixed from the primaries Red, Yellow and Blue. But in real life there are limitations to that ideal. None of our pigments are absolutely pure – they are made from minerals found in nature, […]

$85.00

Paint Your Heart Out: Design for Impact! with Kay Keyes Farrar

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

Monday  June 10, 2019 Design for Impact! Kay Keyes Farrar Description: Organize shape, value, directional angles and color to create paintings with impact. Add the fresh brushwork of plein air to capture light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience so your paintings capture the mood of the day. Start by gathering information in sketches […]

$85.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Brigitte Hubbard- Plein Air Painting 101: Getting Started

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

Plein Air Painting 101: Getting Started Never painted outside, or new to painting outside? No problem! Come join other newcomers to take the courageous leap into painting in the great outdoors! Welcome to Plein Air 101, where we will spend a fun day of learning all about plein air painting. We will cover everything from […]

$75.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Todd Saal – Impressionistic Landscapes with Watercolor

Paint Your Heart Out - Impressionistic Landscapes with Watercolor with Todd Saal Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - please bring our lunch and a water bottle This workshop will focus on interpreting the landscape while painting outdoors using watercolor. We’ll explore different approaches to create more narrative and expressive paintings. Todd […]

$75.00

Paint Your Heart Out – Learning from Critiques with Kim Barrick

Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN

Learning from Critiques with Kim Barrick Join award winning artist Kim Barrick, founder of The Chestnut Group, for this 1/2 day workshop designed to elevate your artwork through the process of critique. Good critiques provide artists inspiration to create better work. This class will be helpful to all levels, especially artists terrified to show their […]

$50.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Pam Padgett – Masses and Mark Making

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

Masses and Mark Making with Pam Padgett NEW DATE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - please bring your lunch and a water bottle Skill level: intermediate Instructor: Pam Padgett OnTrack Studios Class size: 10

$75.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Robert Blake – The Quick Oil Sketch

The Quick Oil Sketch with Robert Blake Friday, May 21, 2021 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. - please bring your lunch and a water bottle Skill level: All levels welcome Instructor: Robert Blake Location: Radnor Lake Class size: 12

$75.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Lori Putnam – Capturing the Spirit of Nature Outdoors

Putnam Fine Arts Studio 1225 Breeden Rd, Charlotte, TN

Capturing the Spirit of Nature Outdoors Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Lori Putnam, LoriPutnam.com Putnam Fine Art Studio 1225 Breeden Rd Charlotte, TN 37036 Price: $150 member / $175 non-member Max: 15 Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. (https://loriputnam.com/painting-skills-levels) Class description:  This workshop will focus on finding and painting the […]

$150.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Brigitte Hubbard – Plein Air 101

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Plein Air Painting 101: Getting Started Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Brigitte Hubbard, BrigitteHubbard.com OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37067 Price: $110 member / $130 non-member Max: 12 Skill level: Beginner Class description: Never painted outside, or new to painting outside? No problem! Come join other newcomers […]

$110.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Judson Newbern

Walter Criley Visitor Center at Radnor Lake 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN

Plan Like the Tortoise . . . Paint Like the Hare Friday, October 8, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (option to stay after from 12 to 3 and paint—Judson there to help—oils or watercolors) Instructor: Judson Newbern Radnor Lake, 1160 Otter Creek Rd Nashville, TN 37220 (Meet: To the left side at first big […]

$90.00

Paint Your Heart Out – Marketing Panel Discussion & Social

Ellen Bibb's Home 4104 Westlawn Drive, Nashville, TN

Marketing Panel Discussion & Social Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Ellen Bibb's home in Sylvan Park: 4104 Westlawn Dr., Nashville, TN 37209 Price per ticket: $50  (Two drink tickets included in cost) Panel description: Join us for a panel discussion on art and art marketing. With a combined experience of […]

$50.00

Paint Your Heart Out with Mike Sowers

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Procreate for Landscape Painters Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Instructor: Mike Sowers OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37067 Price: $90 member / $110 non member Max: 10 Class Description: The goal of this class will be to demonstrate and practice using the tools available with the iPad Procreate App […]

$90.00

CANCELED: PAINT OUT – Kim Barrick at Lockeland Springs Park

Lockeland Springs Park 1810 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

January 8, 2022 Cold snap cancels this paint out - please join us next Saturday, January 15. See event listing for more info. PAINT OUT  - Kim Barrick - 11 to 3 - Lockeland Springs Park - 1810 Woodland Street- East Nashville (Rain Dates Jan 9, or Jan 16 or 17) (click for more about Lockeland Springs […]

CANCELED: PAINT OUT – Karen Philpott at Lockeland Springs Park

Lockeland Springs Park 1810 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

January 15, 2022 PAINT OUT  - Karen Philpott - 11 to 3 - Lockeland Springs Park -1810 Woodland Street- East Nashville (click for more about Lockeland Springs Project) Directions - Turn off of N 17th St. at Lockeland Elementary School onto Woodland St. which dead-ends at the park's tiny entrance at the end of the street on the […]

PAINT OUT – DATE CHANGE TO SUNDAY: Judson Newbern and Todd Saal at Lockeland Springs Park

Lockeland Springs Park 1810 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

Paint Out - Jan 23 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Saal and Judson Newbern Watercolors and Oils at Lockeland (click for more about Lockeland Springs Project) Directions - Turn off of N 17th St. at Lockeland Elementary School onto Woodland St. which dead-ends at the park's tiny entrance at the end of the street […]

ART SHOW & SALE – Speaking for the Trees & Lockeland Springs Park

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway 1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville, TN

Lockeland Springs Park Fundraising Partnership - The Chestnuts have been working with the neighbors in this historic East Nashville neighborhood since fall of 2021 in their efforts to protect 4 acres of greenspace from being lost to development. We agreed to produce some paintings of the existing park adjacent to the parcel in jeopardy to raise […]

CAWS: Outdoor Still Life Demo & Art Tour

Kim Barrick Home Studio, 2228 Castleman Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 2228 Castleman Drive, Nashville, TN

We are so pleased to kick off the spring workshop series with our co-founder, Kim Barrick! Join award winning artist Kim Barrick at her home studio in Nashville for a garden still life demo and art tour. Kim will share her technique, generously offering students how she creates her sophisticated color palette and uses her […]

$125.00

CAWS WORKSHOP: Plein Air 101 – Getting Started

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Thursday, April 28, 2022 (rain date April 29) Never painted outside, or new to painting outside? No problem! Join other newcomers to take the courageous leap into painting in the great outdoors! Welcome to Plein Air 101, where we will spend a fun day of learning all about plein air painting, including everything from a […]

$125.00

CAWS WORKSHOP: Plein Air the Advanced Journey

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Join Karen Philpott, Saturday, April 30th at Ontrack Studios for and in-depth workshop in plein air. This intensive class will focus on intentional composition, design and creating a strong painting in the field. Students need to have previous plein air experience. Class will begin at 9:00 a.m. with studio discussion and move to outdoor location. […]

$125.00

POSTPONED: CAWS: Plein Air Demo in Shelby Park

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway 1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville, TN

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES SOON. Join accomplished plein air artist, instructor and long-time East Nashvillian, Kevin Menck for a demo and instruction in Shelby Park. Kevin will share his approach and focus on the fundamental principles of painting including composition, drawing, value, color. Kevin will begin […]

$100.00

CAWS: Watercolor Demo and Paintout in Franklin

Fort Granger Park, Franklin TN 308 Eddy Lane, Franklin

Join accomplished watercolorist Todd Saal for a day of painting in Williamson County. This demo will focus on interpreting the landscape while painting outdoors using watercolor. Todd will explore different approaches to create more narrative and expressive paintings. He will demonstrate the tools and methods of his approach to translating plein air subjects, as well […]

$100.00

CAWS: Marketing/Social Event

Home of Brigitte Hubbard 4335 Chickering Lane, Nashville, TN

Discussion topic: Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill Join your Chestnut marketing specialists: Ellen Parker Bibb, Suzannah Rountree Green, and Jess Peoples for another Marketing Social! The fall Marketing Event on Ellen’s back porch was such a success, we decided to do it again! This time we ask that everyone read this short essay […]

$50.00

ART SHOW & SALE – Painting to Preserve II – MBA Partnership Continues!

Montgomery Bell Academy 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN

We are excited to share that we will once again be partnering with Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) for the 2nd installment in our Painting to Preserve show series. This show benefits The Chestnut Group artists and organization and the MBA Financial Aid department. Please join us for the Friday, June 24th opening night event and […]

CAWS: “Painting Barns” with Gayle Levee, OnTrack Studios

OnTrack Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN

Saturday, October 1st, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin TN Price: $95 member / $125 non-member (must be logged in for member pricing option) In this full-day workshop, we will talk a lot about Tennessee barns! We review how to get the barn drawing right as well as painting techniques […]

$125.00

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