Garden Party Workshop | Miriam Schulman, October 20-21, 2018 | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Garden Party Workshop | Miriam Schulman, October 20-21, 2018
Studio Workshop

Garden Party Workshop

  • Instructor Miriam Schulman
  • Date October 20th-21st, 2018
  • Location Lincolnton, NC
Pay with a Payment Plan
Only 8 spots left

Class Description

Enjoy the diversity of mixed media and learn a variety of techniques for creating transparent and harmonious layers in this floral painting class that will explore the wild beauty of nature. On the first day, you’ll learn a step- by-step process for creating majestic layers with balance and harmony that will allow flowers to pop against the background. As you add each layer you’ll fall more deeply in love with your beautiful art making process as you tend to your garden and gain confidence in your color choices. You’ll explore new ideas for imaginative backgrounds that doesn’t always have to be “sky and grass.”

On the second day, we will begin the day with drawing exercises designed to quiet your inner critic while you embrace your true authentic voice. This sketchbook practice will enable you to attack the canvas with courage as you develop an intuitive approach to organic flower painting. You’ll explore how to reduce the complexity of a flower to a few lines that suggest the flower rather than copy it exactly. You’ll (finally) understand how to make your composition dance across the surface of a painting with personality and discover when to stop instead of going on and on until you’ve overworked the painting.

By the end of this two day workshop, you’ll bring home a completed work of art and your creative well filled to the brim with new ideas and inspiration.

Instructor Bio

Miriam Schulman is an award winning and internationally collected artist. She embraces her creative life with wholeheartedness in Scarsdale, New York. Schulman studied art history at Dartmouth College and after the devastation of 9/11 abandoned a hedge fund career to work on her art full time. Her watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines, home decor books and featured on The Frick Collection. In addition, the Hudson River Museum, Katonah Museum of Art and Bruce Museums carry her artistic accessories in their gift shops. She has been published in art magazines such as Art of Man and most recently in Art Journaling Magazine by Stampington. Explore her art at or learn her techniques at

Event Schedule........

Saturday Oct 20th 2018
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop 
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday Oct 21st 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio 

* To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or

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?

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 our hotel partner.

To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or 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

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 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 and you will be put on a waiting list.
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