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July 25-27, 2017
3-Day workshop: Explore “A Painting a Day” and Alla Prima Oil Painting
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4pm
Limited to 12 students
Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth (Cape Cod), MA

October 14-15, 2017
1.5-Day workshop: Explore “A Painting a Day” and Alla Prima Oil Painting
Saturday, 10-4pm
Sunday, 9-12pm
Limited to 12 students
John F. Peto Museum, Island Heights, NJ

November 11-12, 2017
2-Day workshop: Explore “A Painting a Day” and Alla Prima Oil Painting
Saturday, 10-4pm
Sunday, 10-4pm
Limited to 14 students
Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA

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Official Workshop Description

Gain mentoring and valuable insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan

Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey shares how to strengthen your approach to painting and manage your internal painting dialogue so you’ll have a consistently positive painting experience. Abbey’s inspiring teaching approach balances all there is to love about painting with what she has identified as the most universally challenging aspects of painting.

Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting ideal still life objects, arranging a still life to see a "spark" and communicate an idea, and her strategies to begin a painting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master's concept of light as a subject, alla prima painting, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the role of classical still life painting in 2017.

Through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, palette choices, materials, blogging, galleries, showing, selling, relationships with collectors, social media, and marketing your work.

Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward in painting.

For all levels, beginner through advanced.

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