Private one-week two-student lessons in my personal art studio located in Waynesboro, VA.
Finish the Unfinished!
Beverley Street Studio School - Staunton, VA Beginner-Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 13-15; 10am-4:30pm (1/2 hr. lunch break) Resolving unfinished and “problem” artwork is the focus of this workshop for artists working in pastel, watercolor, acrylic or mixed media. I will guide students toward solutions based on the elements of art: an interesting and creative use of composition, a command of the full range and linkage of values, and use of compatible color schemes. Bring in at least six to eight unfinished pieces and some blank canvas, paper or panels (depending on your preference) plus your usual supplies, and leave with completed work and knowledge that will help you finish pieces on your own in the future. I will provide both individual and group instruction.
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"That was the very best workshop I have even been in, bar none. Your talent for organization and teaching is evident and the reason your workshops are so effective. You are approachable, helpful and can accomplish the impossible--keeping everyone on the same page to bring us in "on time" with our various projects." - Joanne
"I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed your workshop! My head is swimming with new ideas and concepts and I'm so excited! I especially liked the way you gave a demo and then had us go our separate ways and experiment with our new knowledge. It was so helpful to learn in that way. I have large number of watermedia books that I'm always reading, but it's your demonstrations and 3 intense days that helped me the most. It made everything come together for me. Also, your kindness and gentle manner made everyone so comfortable and happy! Thank you for an exhilarating experience! I loved it all and hope to do it again. I had the best time!" - Karen H.
"I wanted to let you know that I entered my big dark abstract into the New Jersey Watercolor Society show this past September and it got juried into the show. I was so excited. I have tried to get into this show for at least 4 years so this was a major accomplishment for me. I am still thrilled to death. Thank you. I am enjoying my new work with acrylics and abstracts immensely. I am hooked." - Ann G.
"One of my workshop starts has been juried into the most difficult show of this area .... the Cambridge Art association Open Show... Thanks again for your help and support." - Marcia B.
"My wife, Marcia, just returned from an exciting week at your art class. I am just thrilled with the wonderful new images she brought back with her. She is so pleased with the new techniques she learned." - Stanley H.
"I just want to thank you so much for the magical 3 days I spent in your workshop. My friend said that he was looking at a different artist when he saw my new pieces. Those words are still ringing in my head. I am so thankful for your encouragement and friendship. Your artistry is truly an inspiration to all of us. Karen, I was blown away by what came out of those ladies." - Barbara A.
"Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. It was such a powerful workshop for me. It will surely change my work I have no doubt. It is almost as if I want to travel down two paths: one for the sheer joy of color, the other for the joy of solving problems. Perhaps, some day I will find a marriage of both. So, thank you again for sharing your time and knowledge with us." - Susan W.