The Simplified Portrait | September 13-15, 2019 | Donna Downey Studios Inc
The Simplified Portrait | September 13-15, 2019
Studio Workshop

The Simplified Portrait

  • Instructor donna downey
  • Date September 13-15, 2019
Reserve your seat before spots run out!

One of the most magical discoveries I have experienced as an artist is that, "I can paint faces!!" These were the exact words that escaped in excitement when I finished my first portrait. Since painting that portrait, I have not only seen my portrait work grow beyond my own personal artistic boundaries, but I have also gained a more expressive quality and voice in my work. Exploring this new expressive approach to my art, I can directly attribute much of that growth to simplifying my portrait painting process.

I designed this class for all levels from the very beginner to the practiced artist. although we will work together in establishing some basic face basics, we will not draw a single line! YES that is what i said NO DRAWING NEEDED. We will be painters all weekend, enjoying the art of the painted portrait without measuring and technical mumbo jumbo that only confuses the joy of painting.

 JUST THE FACTS!

basic overview of the weekends lessons 

  • Class size is limited to a 10 student maximum
  • This workshop can be done in acrylics or oils (or both)
  • We will be working in several sizes from 6x6 up to 16x20
  • We will not be striving for realism, more focussing on the expressive quality of portraiture
  • We will explore paint colors, skin tones and color mixing.
  • Elements of the face and how they apply to facial expressions.
  • Portraits from different perspectives
  • Defining the face through shadow and light.
  • Highlighting the stylistic differences each artist brings to their own painting.

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Donna Downey Studios Retreat Weekends provide all students with...

ALL supplies needed for workshop lessons

Fresh, clean-eats on-site Chef Prepared lunch everyday

Afternoon refreshments and snacks

Exclusive access to our 3 on-site Markets

Private Gallery Artwork and house grounds

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* NOTE : Students staying with us in our on-site accommodations will also receive continental breakfast, Chef prepared dinner, unlimited access to studios & art supplies, and on-site amenities. To inquire about on-site lodging contact Gabby@donnadowney.com for availability and pricing.  

 

Workshop Schedule 

class begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM each day
(with a 1-hour break for lunch)

 

Donna Downey Studios 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 bill@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.

Questions? Contact gabby@donnadowney.com

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.

FAQ

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 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 donna@donnadowney.com.
To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

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


If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
please send an email to donna@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact donna@donnadowney.com