What we're about

PURPOSE
These workshops are gatherings where motivated artists come together to practice and learn how to draw and paint people. The sessions include hands-on training by professional portrait/ figurative painters that guide participant from the beginning conceptual stage all the way to finished paintings or drawings. The meet-up size is purposely small to insure each participant gets individual instruction and no one is left behind. Participants will paint from professional live models

WORKSHOP CONTENT
We review your skill set and help you build your drawing skills, figurative anatomy, measuring systems and proportions. For artists who are familiar with basic drawing and have some experience painting, these sessions are for you! We help develop an understanding of the importance of initial block-in techniques, use of full value color pallete and choosing a painting style that fits your temperament. Demonstrations by workshop leader will show you each step along the way. The group leader will challenge participants to push their work to a satisfying finish. Hard and soft edges, contrast and emphasis, impasto and the power of suggestion will be exciting elements to add to your work of art!

WORKSHOP LEADERS

Don Mullins, PSA, OPA.
Don’s art career revolves around the beauty and intricacies of figurative painting. Whether portrait of paintings with people, Don strives to give his paintings the colorful vitality of impressionism with the rock solid structure of the old masters.

Trained at the famous Old Lyme Academy of Fine Art under Deane Keller, Don brings a wealth of experience and a straightforward approach to help students of all levels achieve their artistic goals. Website to see samples of work: www.donmullinsfineart.com (http://donmullinsfineart.wix.com/donmullinsfineart)

Gene Dillard, PSA
Gene Dillard comes to portraiture from a background of extensive academic training and experience in the graphics field. He studied art first at Baylor University and then completed his first degree in fine art at the University of Texas at Austin. He then studied at The California Institute of The Arts in Los Angeles and completed his second degree at The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

He has taught art and design classes at Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Art Institute and in the School of Visual Arts at The University of North Texas.

Gene is a member of The Portrait Society of America. He manages Rail Station Studios in Plano, Texas. He exhibits in galleries throughout Texas. His portrait commissions are in private collections throughout the U.S. Website for examples of work: www.railstatonstudios.com (http://railstationstudios.com)

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