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

Available through Kara Bullock Art School.

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In-Person Plein Air Workshop: Light, Color and Composition
Warren, VT (in-person); June 20 – 22, 2023

3 DAY PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP – Part of Edgewater Gallery’s Plein Air 2023

JUNE 20TH – 22ND, 2023

Class fee: $540

Edgewater Gallery invites you to participate in a three day plein air painting workshop given by experienced painter and teacher Tracy Everly of Bucks County Pennsylvania. The workshop takes place for the three days leading up to Edgewater Gallery’s Plein Air 2023 event, a two day painting event Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 hosted by the gallery and The Pitcher Inn and Warren Store. Everly’s workshop will provide a wonderful opportunity for learning prior to the celebration.

This workshop offers a guided learning opportunity to immerse yourself in a multi-day experience painting outdoors with Tracy. We will paint together in and around picturesque Warren, Vermont.

We’ll focus on simplifying the majesty of nature through composition, value control, and color. Topics will include choosing a painting site, exploring compositions, using value to create structure, and creating color harmony, among others. We will also discuss equally-important aspects of painting such as active looking, focus, mindset, and expectations.

Our days will include:
-Live painting demos
-Ample time to paint
-Individual guidance and feedback
-Connection with like-minded artists

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

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

To register for Tracy Everly’s Three Day Plein Air Painting Workshop “Light, Color and Composition”, call the gallery at 802-458-0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com.

For more information, please visit Edgewater Gallery.

Online Demo: Cool Light, Warm Light

Friday, June 9, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: All – instructor demo will be done in oil


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

J.M. Turner said, “Light is therefore color.” When painting from direct observation, light is everything. The primary light source we work under changes what we see in dramatic ways if we observe carefully and tune in to what we see. Leaning on temperature relationships especially can help build a sense of color unity in a painting.

Join Tracy Everly as she shares some thoughts about the role color temperature plays in her own work. She will demonstrate painting two different studies from the same simple objects – one in cool light and one under warm light – with the idea of building color harmony naturally.

Online Class: Plein Air: Summer

Wednesdays, July 12-26, 2023
10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time)
Level: All – some plein air painting experience recommended
Medium: All (instructor demos will be in oil)

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

Our primary focus in this workshop will be on painting outdoors in the summer and simplifying the majesty of nature through composition, value control, and color. Topics will include exploring compositions, using value to create structure, and achieving color harmony, among others. We will also work on mixing clean color, creating a sense of depth and light, and keeping brushwork loose. Participants will paint on their own in between class time and submit work for feedback. There will be individual feedback, group critiques and instructor demonstrations in oil. This is primarily for students with at least some plein air painting experience, but beginners are always welcome.

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

3 Days: August 24 – 26, 2023

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.