Melanie Morris - Landscapes – It’s All About Color Workshop | June 23-24th, 2017
Studio Workshop

Melanie Morris - Landscapes – It’s All About Color Workshop

  • Instructor Melanie Morris
  • Date June 23-24, 2017
  • Location Huntersville, NC
Reserve your seat before spots run out!




Event Schedule...
Friday June 23rd 2017 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday June 24th 2017 - 10:00am-5:00pm 

Color can be confusing – figuring out how to mix a color or deciding what color goes where.  The focus of this class is learning how to use color effectively in acrylic landscape paintings.  Melanie will walk students step by step through how to mix colors with various exercises from mixing colorful grays to a gazillion greens.  She will show you how to make rich color the star of the show and share the three questions she asks whenever she mixes a color.  

Melanie will paint several demos throughout the workshop showing the class how she approaches a landscape painting from composition to deciding when a painting is finished sharing her color secrets along the way.  There will also be plenty of time for the class to paint from their own landscape photos with Melanie providing individual instruction. 

If you want to learn how to use color in your landscapes or you are just tired of buying all those tubes of paint and “tubing it” then this is the class for you.    This class is appropriate for all levels – from beginner to advanced. 

Melanie Morris Bio
“I have no choice but to paint – it is like breathing for me,” Melanie Morris says. Melanie has painted in oil and watercolor but prefers the versatility of acrylic.  Melanie applies layers of exquisite color to create her dreamlike paintings.  Her colorful landscapes and florals have been said to “evoke a range of emotion from the viewer, from quiet contemplation to bubbling-over joy”.  Her paintings have appeared in Cottage Journal, Art Galleries & Artists of the South and Birmingham Home & Garden.  Melanie has been the featured artist at the Art Show at BA in Nashville, TN and Southern Voices in Birmingham, AL.
Melanie’s paintings are in several corporate collections including Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Energen Corporation, Peace College, and Southern States Bank. 
Melanie grew up in Jackson, MS and has lived all over the South but now calls Birmingham home.  She shows her work at Bennett Galleries in Nashville, at her studio in Homewood, AL and online at or


Payment Plan Schedule...
Deposit - $225
2nd Payment - $200
3rd Payment - $200

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.

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

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 Cancelations
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.

Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


What airport do I fly into?
Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

Do I need to rent a car?
No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

Where can I park?
Parking is located along the left side of the building

Which hotel do I book?

Hilton Garden Inn (located 4 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
9315 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28269
Phone: +1-704-597-7655

To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code DOWNEY STUDIO

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