Steps to Success with Sandra Duran Wilson | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Steps to Success with Sandra Duran Wilson
Studio Workshop

Steps to Success with Sandra Duran Wilson

  • Instructor Sandra Duran Wilson
  • Date September 29-October 1, 2017
  • Location Huntersville, NC
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Steps to Success Workshop with Sandra Duran Wilson

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017




Class Description:

Continue your painting moves with this 3-day class and put your new-found knowledge to work while exploring color combinations, composition, layers, textures and details. We begin with intention. What do you want to say? It may seem like a simple idea, but when you initially spend some time here you can save yourself a lot of frustration later. This intention will inform your palette and possibly your composition, beginning with the painting orientation. Do you want a long horizontal, a square or a more traditional shape?

The first painting we will do together using a similar shape, color range and composition. Follow the steps to color selection, mixing and layers. The second painting will be created using a different approach, what I call action method. This will give you a different voice and selection for the painting. I will help you make choices; however, you will have more decisions to make on your own. It is like taking the training wheels off and feeling the success of accomplishment. The third painting will be like zooming down the hill filled with confidence.


Artist Bio: Sandra Duran Wilson is an award winning artist whose work is found in private, corporate and civic collections across North America, Europe and Australia. She is represented in galleries in both the US and Australia. She is a trained printmaker and painter and has been teaching locally and internationally for over 15 years. She is the author of 5 art technique books, her work appears in numerous publications and she has several DVD's on mixed media painting.

She uses her background in experimental science to develop new ways to work with mixed media. "Exploration and experimentation are my obsessions. I spend days trying different things and then share the results in my books, DVDs and classes. I love to awaken the passion embedded in each person and to assist them in learning the language to express their own unique vision. I find working with all levels of artists to be the most rewarding and encouraging the question, what if...?"

Event Schedule
Wednesday  Sept 27th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday Sept 28th - 10:00am-5:00pm

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 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.

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.

Questions? Contact

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 3147250

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.
Questions? Contact