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Letter of recommendation

Recently, a young artist who is self-taught and self-employed asked if I might help with a letter of recommendation for grad school. Knowing her work and self-starter style, I agreed and asked her to draft the letter herself, in order to feature the details she thought would be most helpful. She replied with a list of bullet points about what drew her to the school’s program, her artistic aspirations and a mostly completed letter draft. She also sent me an updated CV listing the eight shows she’s participated in since graduating from university in 2017....Read On

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Upcoming Art Shows

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Feb 19, 2020 to Feb 26, 2020 - PLEIN AIR PAINTING MEXICO – with Hermann Brandt

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    If you live in the cold north like I do, this is the BEST thing you can do with a February – believe me! Join me, Hermann Brandt for my 4th annual PLEIN AIR workshop/retreat on the west coast of sunny Mexico. Casa Buena Art Retreat Center is a beautiful private residence overlooking the ocean. While our vivacious hostess, Jane Romanishko takes care of almost every need, I will guide you through the process of identifying, designing, composing and painting the gorgeous land and seascape that surrounds us. Medium: oil or acrylic.

    At the end of each day, we gather on the veranda by the pool and critique our work – it’s a beautiful thing :-)

    I endeavour to run a friendly, encouraging, no-pressure workshop so beginners are welcome. Minimum of 6 participants. IMPORTANT: Registration by 1 Dec 2019

    I look forward to painting with you

  • Feb 26, 2020 to Mar 4, 2020 - Figure and Portrait Drawing in charcoal with Henry Yan at Casa Buena Art Retreat, Mexico

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    Learn from the Master! The way to do accurate drawing with painterly approach. Join us for this 7 day retreat with 4 day workshop in magical settings of Mexican back country with one of the best instructors of drawing the human figure. From short pose gesture and anatomy studies, to long pose painterly approaches, students will learn step by step the drawing methods, human proportions, anatomy and much more. Live model with small class size will insure lots of personal attention.

    Henry Yan has been teaching at Academy of Art University in San Francisco for more than twenty years. His book, “Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing – Techniques and Tips” published in 2006, has been widely used by art students and professional artists in the US and internationally.

     
    Casa Buena Art Retreat is a calm and beautiful place to relax and explore your creative energy. Non painting partners welcome.

    For more info check http://www.casabuenaartretreat.com/Retreat_HenryYan.htm
    or contact Jane at janerom@shaw.ca

  • Apr 3, 2020 to Apr 5, 2020 - Dive Into Abstract Painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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    Join Julie Schumer and James Koskinas and take a leap into the unknown in this 2 1/2 day intensive acrylic workshop.  Through a series of structured exercises designed to help you loosen up, we will explore various elements of a non-objective painting including color, composition, and eye flow, line, value and texture using acrylic paint and a variety of mark making tools.

     

    Bring your artistic passion and the willingness to try something different and gain a new perspective.  This workshop is available to all levels but is perfect for those new to abstract painting.  Cost is $595.00.  A materials list will be provided or materials can be provided for an additional $100.00

     

    https://julieschumer.com/julie-schumer-workshops/

  • Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020 - 3rd Annual Art Retreat for Women in San Miguel de Allende

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    Join painter/author Ellie Harold in sunny Mexico for a week of immersion in a facilitated discovery of your deepest and most essential artist self. If you’re feeling blocked, thwarted or simply longing for a more meaningful expression, the retreat is a unique opportunity to focus on your life/art purpose, discover new directions and explore next steps. You’ll enjoy your own room in the charming Casa de la Noche in San Miguel’s Historic Centro district, painting and writing (with materials provided), guided reflections and focused discussion with plenty of time to explore the color and culture of this vibrant art city. Created with the needs of mature women in mind, this retreat focuses on process rather than product and is for both experienced and novice art-makers. Limited to 12. Register by November 30 to receive Early Bird free shuttle. Click here for a full description, photos and testimonials from past participants.

  • May 1, 2020 to May 3, 2020 - Up to the Mark: 2.5 Day Abstract Intensive with Emphasis on Mark Making in Santa Fe, NM with Julie Schumer and James Koskinas

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    Experience beautiful early spring in Santa Fe, NM.  Develop your own unique marks and painting vocabulary in this 2 1/2 day abstract acrylic workshop.

     

    We will work on paper, and for those who like, unstretched canvas, using conventional and unconventional mark making tools and drawing media.  Via guided exercises you will practice a variety of marks and learn how to create a work rich with history and depth through the process of layering these marks with acrylic paint.

     

    This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.  Cost is $595.00  Materials list provided one month prior to the workshop or can be provided at an additional cost of $100.00

     

    https://julieschumer.com/julie-schumer-workshops/

     

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