The students will be encouraged to maximize their time.
"When someone is talking next to you, they are taking your energy and focus from the painting." Everyone likes this policy because it allows each student to feel like they can concentrate and can get their work done.
This is what goes in my mind before I paint,
1. Do I want to create a soft mood or dramatic.
2. What do I want to say with my colors, values?
3. Where is my energy going? Movement?
4. Where is my "focal point" and much more.
There is more to painting than just " technique"
Please take notice!
When you come to the workshop you will notice that this is a place for:
Being respected as an Artist,
Being prepared for NON-STOP work,
Watching lots of demos,
Asking hundreds of questions, and
Lots of hands on sessions. ALSO, there are no male or female artists in my workshops......just CREATIVE PEOPLE that come to learn something NEW!
If you like a workshop were there is a lot of people working and not talking, this is for you!
The students will be given projects to work on. These projects are designed to bring the students to a higher level in a short time. There will be a variety of subject matter ....A people painting one day and something else the next day. The students will watch 5-6 small demos everyday and every demo will have problem solving goal.
My goal is for you to paint without guessing.
Things you will learn in the workshop
The demonstrations for Art groups have been around 75 to 150 people that have to come to see J. Fettingis paint and lecture on his methods of painting!
"Joe Fettingis uses and recommends Arches papers
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TURKEY RUN IN ..........May 9-10th
(Spring Sessions) sold out
Lewisburg WV....................June 3 - 4th
TRAVERSE CITY MI..........July 15th - 18th
4 day workshop
CHARLOTTE NC ...............Aug 14-16th
BARABOO WI.....................Sept 10th -12
VIRGINIA BEACH (DEMO) Oct 5 1 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH (workshop" Oct 6-8th
Turkey Run IN ...........Oct 31st -Nov 1st
KENOSHA WI ...........Nov 20th 21st
For 2014 I have only 9 workshops.....I have been on the road for over 30 years and it is time to slow down a bit.
How to understand and work with colors and values / How to control the moisture on your brush and your paper / How to glaze the colors / how to move the colors to create balance and movement / working on designing your composition and so much more!
" I like to create a mood in my paintings"
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