teaching

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.    

online

Martin Campos, Tracy Everly & Gage Opdenbrouw – Plein Air Painting (Online); Fridays, August 14-September 11, 2020
$225

https://winslowartcenter.com/product/martin-campos-tracy-everly-fridays-august-14-september-11-2020/

Date: Fridays, August 14-September 11, 2020 (5-week course)
Time: 10:30AM-1:00PM PDT
Level: All
Medium: Oils or Acrylics
Supply List: https://winslowartcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CAMPOS-EVERLY-OPDENBROUW-Materials_List_July_2020_.pdf

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Join Martin Campos, Tracy Everly and Gage Opdenbrouw for this one-of-a-kind experience! This class brings three award-winning artists together to share their plein air painting approaches, motivations and techniques.

Week one will be an introduction session with all three instructors giving slide-shows and discussing their approach to plein air painting. Weeks two through four will each be instructed by a different artist individually who will give a slide show and lead us through a critique group/discussion forum. The final week, all three instructors will come together for in-depth critique and discussion.

Please Note: Participants will not paint during class time. Participants and instructors will paint en plein air throughout the week between sessions and discuss the paintings produced.

Mindsets and Methods for Oil Painting; Thursdays, July 16-August 6, 2020

Date: Thursdays, July 16-August 6, 2020
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:00 -3:30PM Eastern Standard Time)
Level: All (Some previous experience helpful)
Medium: Oils
Supply List: https://winslowartcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Materials_List_June_2020_Everly.pdf

$160

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

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

This class will explore ways of putting down what we see simply while also capturing a sense of the specific. The focus will be on painting with oils from direct observation and aiming to capture feeling and movement in what we see. We will cover such topics as color unity, suggesting versus delineating, subordinating and prioritizing elements, composing and revising, taking risks, and building interesting surfaces.

Each week will include discussion, examples and either live or recorded painting demos. Participants will paint on their own between class sessions and can share work for critique and ask questions in a private online group. We will work from direct observation of the still life, working quickly but deliberately. Some painting experience is helpful, but everyone is welcome. You need not have taken the first class to enroll.

in-person

Ethereal Forms -Arts Council of Princeton
(September 25-26, 2020)

Members: $ 150.00; Non-Members $ 175.00
Flowers continue to be a favorite subject for painters, and many believe that seeing the beauty in a flower can awaken the spirit. How do you translate these fleeting, ethereal forms into paint? 
In this workshop, we will explore the mindset for painting flowers and how to stay true to your initial impulse as you work. We will cover specific methods for sustaining focus as a painting progresses, and the importance of drawing, composition, values and color. The focus will be on direct painting with oils or acrylics. We will work from direct observation, quickly but deliberately. We will start with a bunch of flowers from which students will make their own individual arrangements. Students can start a new painting each day, or they can continue a work from the previous day. At the end of the workshop, participants can take their arrangement home to continue working (or just to enjoy). Please bring a favorite vase or container as the starting point for your still life. This workshop includes a materials fee for the instructor to purchase flowers. 

Suggested materials: 
Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, Gamblin and Rembrandt
Recommended pigments: 
Cadmium yellow medium – small tube
Cadmium red light – small tube
Transparent earth yellow – small tube
Transparent earth red or transparent oxide red – small tube
Sap green – small tube
French ultramarine – small tube
Alizarin crimson or alizarin permanent – small tube 
Phthalo green or viridian green (if you can’t find phthalo) – small tube
Titanium white – large tube
Quinacrodone magenta


Original Liquin 
Odorless mineral spirits (such as Gamsol)
For brushes, please bring what you have. Recommended Blick Scholastic Wonder White round brushes in sizes 2, 4, 8, 10 or larger. 
A steel palette knife, 3″ trowel 
12×16 disposable gray palette.
Please bring in a surface of your choice for each day of class – any size between 6×8 and 11×14. 
Sketchpad + pencils
Rags or paper towels
Plastic grocery store bags
Baby wipes
 ValueComp  Size: 5-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ – available from Artwork Essentials at www.artworkessentials.com/products/accessories/accessories.htm

Feel free to contact me with any questions. You can also contact Erin Armington at the Arts Council of Princeton at earmington@artscouncilofprinceton.org or (609) 933-5517.

You can also find more info here, once the listing is posted:

https://public.artscouncilofprinceton.org/public/adultclasses