teaching & events

My teaching objective is to create a positive environment, empowering students to take risks, ask questions and pursue their own individual artistic path. My method involves sharing some aspects of my own process, aiming to help students build tangible foundational skills and to offer guidance about materials. I also focus on mindset and thought process as important aspects of creating art. 


Online Mentoring – Mastrius; Monthly Beginning Dec. 14, 2022

Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month

Belong to a Master led group of like minded individuals to accelerate your creative journey.

Mastrius Mentorship Group sessions are ALWAYS live. Mentorship is fluid and RELATIONAL. Mentorship groups address the full picture of what it means to be an artist on a heart level, career level, or both!

To learn more or to register, please visit Mastrius.



Online Video Course: Layered Moments: Painting the Still Life; Self-directed, ongoing


Available through Kara Bullock Art School.

Please click on the link below for more information or to purchase. If you decide to purchase, please purchase through this link only.

https://karabullockart.com/ref/23059/


One Motif, Two Studies: Letting Intent Drive Design (Online); Friday, December 2, 2022

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: All
$40

For more information or to register, please visit the Winslow Art Center website.

Painting realistically is part observation, part design. We want to be responsive to what’s in front of us (the motif/subject), but that doesn’t mean we want to paint a laundry list of everything we see or to make every element in a painting equally important.

Join Tracy Everly as she shares some thoughts about the role prioritizing and subordinating play in her own work. She will demonstrate painting two different studies from the same motif, with the idea of creating two different pathways for the viewer.


2023

The Power of Limits (Online); Tuesdays, January 10, 17, February 7 & 14, 2023

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 17, February 7 & 14, 2023
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Pacific Time/3:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time/8:00 PM-10:00 AM London Time
Level: All
Medium: All – Demos will be done in oil

$75 each; $260 for all four

For more information or to register, please visit the Winslow Art Center website.

The world around us is full of limitless visual beauty, and we have a multitude of options when we set out to make art of any kind. Wrangling what we see and feel into a concrete 2-dimentional composition can be overwhelming. One of the core practices I employ when making paintings is to limit materials, values, ideas, and more. Limiting comes in many forms and we will discuss several of them in these weekly sessions.   

Each two-hour session will include discussion, examples, and a demonstration. These classes are meant to further your understanding of concepts and skills specifically related to the idea of limits. We will not focus on creating paintings from beginning to end.  

Participants will work on a composition of their choice during the week from whatever motif/reference they would like. Tracy encourages working from direct observation as much as possible, but working from your own photos is also OK. Tracy will work in oil, but participants can work in their medium of choice. 

Sign up for one or take all four of these workshops as a series. Each session includes a 2-hour Zoom lesson with Tracy and a private class group message board for students to share their work and give and get feedback.


2-Day Guided Direct Floral Still Life Painting
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA (in-person); January 21 – 22, 2023

Date: Saturday, Jan. 21 & Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Level: All
Medium: All – Demos will be done in oil

$395.00

For more information or to register, please visit the Community Arts Center website.

The focus of this intensive workshop will be on painting a floral still life from direct observation, fostering active response, full engagement, and letting go of expectations for a perfect painting. 

Tracy will share a loose workflow, which includes:
-Exploratory drawing
-Mixing color
– First layer of color
-Extended looking and layering

We will also discuss such things as active looking, composition, value structure and color harmony, among other topics.

Each class will include some discussion and painting demonstrations, as well as time to paint. Tracy will bring flowers you can use to make your own still life setup. Bring a favorite vase or vessel and at the end of the class on Sunday, you can take your arrangement home.


Plein Air Workshop: A Fresh Approach
Bluebird Hill Retreat, Tennessee (in-person); May 3 – 6, 2023

4 Days – May 3-6, 2023
$750 (includes daily lunch and snacks)

For more information or to register, please visit the Bluebird Hill Retreat website.

This workshop offers a guided learning opportunity to immerse yourself in a multi-day
experience painting outdoors with me. We will paint together at the peaceful Bluebird
Hill Retreat, a serene country getaway created by visual artists, located in picturesque
Santa Fe, TN. The distractions that dominate everyday life are suspended here and our
sole purpose will be to paint and talk about painting.

We will work to develop technical, mental and perceptual skills needed to translate our
response to what we see in nature into 2-dimensional form. Topics will include exploring
and choosing a painting site, organizing the majesty of what we see into interesting
compositions, using color to create harmony and unity, editing and prioritizing elements
in a painting, and organically developing interesting painting surfaces, among others.
We will also discuss equally-important aspects of painting such as active looking, focus,
mindset, and expectations.

Every day spent painting outside is an opportunity to enjoy the moment and grow as a painter. 

Suitable for all levels of experience, although some plein air experience is helpful.


Plein Air Workshop: A Fresh Approach
Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan (in-person); Aug. 24 – 26, 2023

3 Days: August 24 – 26, 2023
$500

We will work to develop technical, mental and perceptual skills needed to translate our response to what we see in nature into 2-dimensional form. Topics will include exploring  and choosing a painting site, organizing the majesty of what we see into interesting  compositions, using color to create harmony and unity.

For more information or to register, please visit the Franciscan Life Process Center website.