Donna Downey's "Dont Fear the Easel" Mentor Workshop
Studio Workshop

Donna Downey's "Dont Fear the Easel" Mentor Workshop

  • Instructor donna downey
  • Date July 18-20, 2017

To allow for one-on-one instructions -Limited class size
ALL supplies provided
Lunches & snacks provided all 3 days
Dinner provided at the studio Wednesday night

Event Overview

If you have ever wondered how to connect the dots from start to finish of an idea? Or how the inception of an inspiration or idea becomes a tangible piece of Art? Or how to navigate through products to execute your ideas start to finish? FEAR NO EASEL is a 3-day workshop designed to establish the core principles of process and build a unique understanding and development of style.

We will be using a variety of surfaces, sizes and product to help better fit your personal style into the most comfortable working media for you.

We will create art everyday, as well as, cover the following topics:

Event Schedule........

Tuesday July 18th 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Understanding what makes your creative process unique and capitalizing an your strengths
Organizing your space/studio for the most effective use of space and time
Product knowledge and building your color palette
Choosing the tools that work best for you
Establishing your own personal artistic baseline and setting goals for growth
Developing your practice


Wednesday July 19th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Understanding Abstract Art
Developing practical applications for painting what you “see”
Modifying what you see to fit your style
Painting Florals, Landscapes and Abstract compositions
Developing your work flow


Thursday July 20th 10am - 4:00pm

Individual one-on-one sessions involving personalized
Skills building

    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 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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