My teaching objective is to create a positive educational experience all around, empowering students to take risks, ask questions and pursue their own individual artistic path. My method of teaching involves sharing my own artistic process fully and openly. My aim is to help students build tangible foundational skills and to offer guidance about materials, but I also focus on mindset and thought process—all of which are important aspects of creating art.    

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Winslow Art Center – Bainbridge Island, WA

Begin Without Beginning: Methods and Mindset for Painting Intuitively: 3-Day Workshop, November 8-10, 2019

  • $450.00

November 8-10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
All Levels

Do not let it look as if you reasoned too much. Painting must be impulsive to be worthwhile.
Charles Hawthorne

Make room for intuition, but that doesn’t mean you let it take over. Firmly grounded in skills, always. But let it have a voice. Let it play a part in what you are doing.
Charles Movalli

What does it mean to have an attitude of openness and lack of preconceptions when starting a painting? And what skills can you use to translate that into paint?  Painting is largely an intellectual process that involves observing, analyzing and problem solving. It is easy to overthink and feel overwhelmed before you even begin.

The focus in this 3-day workshop will be on direct painting in oils or acrylics, and will cover specific methods to help you jump in and short-circuit the overthinking brain. We will explore the mindset for starting a painting and staying true to your initial impulse as you work, as well as specific methods for sustaining focus and retaining the “beginner’s mind” as your painting progresses. Special emphasis will be placed on simplifying colors, values and materials, and on prioritizing and subordinating the elements in a painting. We will work from direct observation of the still life, working quickly but deliberately.

For more information or to register, please visit https://www.winslowartcenter.com/product/tracy-everly-begin-without-beginning-methods-and-mindset-for-painting-intuitively-3-day-workshop-november-8-10-2019/