Larisa Aukon "Discover the Joy of Creativity" Workshop | June 9-11th 2017
Studio Workshop

Larisa Aukon "Discover the Joy of Creativity" Workshop

  • Instructor Larisa Aukon
  • Date June 9-11, 2017
Only 7 spots left



Class size limited....

Workshop Description...

If you feel that your artwork has become stale and a little predictable -  this workshop is calling your name. Larisa will walk you through the process of creating dynamic paintings while rediscovering the joy of creativity. Each day of the workshop students will focus on different subjects – floral  still life, landscape and  cityscapes .

In addition to the basic principles of painting such as composition, design, values and color mixing, this class will teach you how to paint a credible and convincing painting full of energy. 

Using photo references students will learn how to simplify and use structure, colors, values and how to move paint around to create dynamic composition and how to successfully navigate the painting process from start to finish while staying inspired at each step on the way

Each class will begin with a short discussion and a painting  demonstration.  At the end of each day, students will participate in a teacher-directed “show and tell” hour” during which students will discuss their accomplishments and concerns in a fun and lighthearted open environment.  There will be plenty of individual attention provided during each class to help students improve at their own level and in their own unique style.

Students should bring 10 photo references of landscapes (buildings, still life), what inspires you or you have an emotional connection. Images have to be of a good quality, not smaller then 5x7, HARD COPY.  

Event Schedule........

Friday June 9th 2017
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Saturday June 10th 2017
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday June 11th 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

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 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 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.
Questions? Contact

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