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Angus Wilson's Simple rules for better colorful painting

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  • with Angus Wilson
  • June 21-23, 2019
  • Lincolnton, NC

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    June 21-23, 2019

    Workshop is open to all levels of artist....

    Workshop will focus on simple rules and techniques to create more expressive looser painting. Angus will focus on techniques for breaking free from conventional styles and old habits. Encouraging simple and easy methods to create stunning artwork, opening the students up to more creative confident work. During the workshop Angus will teach many aspects to painting, with a particular focus on color, simplifying composition, and the importance and power of dynamic ‘under painting’.

    The workshop will be held on ‘still life’ painting, but ideas and methods learned in the class can apply to all painted subjects.

    The class will work in the studio from a number of arrangements. During the workshop painting exercises will be used as a method for teaching ideas and principles. These will include an approach for - ‘designing & re-imagining color choices’, and ‘creating energetic simplified brush work’

    The workshop will focus primarily on Acrylic, but oil painting is also welcome. If the student wishes to work in another medium, please arrange directly before hand.

     Additional information on subjects covered in the workshop.

    1. Composition - basic golden rules to better composition.
    1. Color planning within a painting (using the power of under painting and complimentary colors) Many ‘traditional’ workshops and teaching gets      bogged down in the complexities of color and paint, this isn't strictly      necessary for painting great paintings, find out why.
    2. Freeing up color - methods for adapting the colors in a subject to create a stronger painting.
    3. Getting to know paint – Acrylic and oil. Ways to approach each medium.
    4. Optionally to in interested students, Angus will explain and demo how he uses a computer, (or tablet), to plan a painting and make color choices.

    Event Schedule........

    Friday June 21st 2019
    9:00am - 4:00PM workshop 
    12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

    Saturday June 22nd 2019
    9:00am - 4:00PM workshop 
    12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

    Sunday June 23rd 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm workshop 
    12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio 


    * NOTE : Students staying with us in our on-site accommodations will also receive continental breakfast, Chef prepared dinner, unlimited access to studios & art supplies, and on-site amenities. To inquire about on-site lodging contact donna@donnadowney.com or call 704.240.8076 for availability and pricing.  


    Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

    Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person.

    **If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds**

    Emergency Cancellations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

    If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to donna@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What airport do I fly into?

    Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

    Do I need to rent a car?

    We offer complimentary rides (at specified times) to and from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio. For more info, click here.

    Where do I stay?

    You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with one of our hotel partners.

    To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or donna@donnadowney.com. For more info on rooms, click here.

    To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

    Quality Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-623-432-0782
    Book Here

    Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-704-736-2000
    To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Purchased class spots are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, and the workshop is sold out, please email kelli@donnadowney.com to be put in contact with the first person on the waiting list. From there, the payment must be worked out between both parties. If there is no waiting list, we are unfortunately unable to provide any refund or credit.

    If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
    please send an email to donna@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.
    Questions? Contact donna@donnadowney.com