Susan Carlin
Portraits Paintings Figures Nature Pets



  EVENTS CALENDAR

Four Saturdays in June
A DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH SUSAN CARLIN
$160

June 9, 16, 23 and 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Increase your confidence in your drawing skills, in your ability to see value correctly, in your ability to mix the colors you want, be more deliberate in the quality
of your edges. We'll also discuss some composition considerations for more effective drawings and paintings. That's a lot to learn in such a compact workshop, but this workshop is as much for the brave beginner as for the seasoned artist who wants to build on her/his mad skills.

There will be an hour lesson on specific areas relating to being more accurate in drawing and painting at the beginning of each session. The remainder of the time will be individual instruction. So, bring a current project to work on, or start something afresh. You may work in oil, acrylic or pastel, or focus entirely on drawing, if that's best for you.

Supplies: Whistle Stop Corner has tables, chairs, table easels, odorless mineral spirits and walnut oil for you to use.

Oil Painters-
Pad of Drawing paper any quality, but at least 25 sheets. Masking tape. The blue or green kind is easier to remove. Drawing media Graphite pencils, 2B and softer, or charcoal pencils, and kneaded eraser. Drawing board or piece of Masonite an inch or two larger in each direction than your drawing paper and your canvas or panels. 11x14 canvases or panels (unless working on something already began). Palette- one with a lid is always good. 3-5 brushes from small to large (flats and filberts are most useful) oil paints: a good basic array is Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White and Ivory Black. You may add and other colors you like. Two small lidded containers 2-6 oz is large enough. A roll of paper towels or a stack of cheap paper napkins.

Acrylic Painters-
Same as above, but acrylic paints, of course. And only one lidded container.

Pastel Painters-
Same as above minus the paints and brushes and palette and containers. Instead, you'll need to have a good set of pastels, no fewer than 75 sticks, and be prepared to remove most, if not all of the paper labels. Medium value, neutral color sanded pastel paper is the best, but may use Canson Mi Tientes pastel paper in medium value, neutral color, as well. No Strathmore paper. At least 3 pastel pencils- brown, black and white. Newspaper or aluminium foil to make a dust catcher for the bottom of your drawing board. An old throw rug for the floor under your work area to prevent falling pastels from breaking.

Drawers-
Pad of Drawing paper- any quality, but at least 25 sheets. Masking tape. Blue or green kind is easier to remove. Drawing media- Graphite pencils, 2B and softer, or charcoal pencils, and kneaded eraser. Drawing board or piece of Masonite an inch or two larger in each direction than your drawing paper.

Susan Carlin 210-602-8562, susan@susancarlin.com, whistlestopcorner.com, susansartjournal.blogspot.com
 

PAST WORKSHOPS

Portrait Painting Workshop May 14-17, 2015 Whistle Stop Corner
Thursday May 14, 6-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday May 15-16-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


$345. Includes Welcome Party & Demonstration Thurs. eve, and lunch Friday- Sunday.

Open to artists from Beginner to Advanced, as instruction is on an individual basis. (For example, a beginner may want to focus on sharpening drawing skills, while an advanced painter may want to work on refinement of edges or building confidence in mixing skin colors and representing values- your priorities are important to me, too.)

Artists will work from photographs I will prepare. Or bring your own references, but if they aren't "worthy", we'll "discuss." If 4 or more artists wish to have a session of painting from a live model, we can do that on Sunday afternoon.

Modules of instruction will include-

Composition concerns
Drawing considerations
Seeing and representing values
Mixing color
Application of paint- options abound.
Drawing / Painting hair, clothing and backgrounds

All the above imparted with generous doses of humor, enthusiasm and encouragement.

To sign up for workshop please follow this link: Book Online

If you live further than a short drive away, we’d enjoy hosting you on site in our Guesthouse or Cottage, Please call or email us for availability.


Guesthouse- $180. for three nights (plus one complimentary night if you wish to stay over on Sunday night.) 3 Breakfasts included
Cottage- $240. for one person for three nights (plus one complimentary night if you wish to stay over on Sunday night.) $285. for a couple. Three breakfasts included, plus Welcome party for 2nd person in a couple.


Call 210-602-8562 or email us@whistlestopcorner.com with your questions.



Three Day Still Life and Portrait Painting Workshop In Bracketville, TX
, sponsored by the Fort Clark Arts Group January 26-28, 2015.

Two Day Still Life Painting Workshop in Del Rio, TX : October 10-11, 2014
. $150. Sponsored by the Del Rio Arts Council.



I'm now offering workshops at our Whistle Stop Corner. Thank you for your interest in studying with me!

Classes and Workshops
To arrange a workshop with me in your town, please contact me at susan@susancarlin.com

Ongoing:

Online Painting Demonstrations

www.ustream.tv/channel/susancarlin
Since July 2008 I've broadcast live painting demonstrations and have been kept company by a great, ever-changing group of artists and well-wishers. To sign up to be notified, add your email address to subscription form on home page or newsletter page. Thanks!

 

 








dividing line
Home   |   Contact Me   |    Calendar   |    News   |   Awards   |   Bio   |   Subscribe to Newsletter