Impressionistic Oil Painting
with Palette Knife & Brush
September 6-11, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)
New to Dillman's in 2020
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Learn to create dramatic paintings with palette knife and impressionistic brushwork. You will learn how to design a painting through value and strong composition that will lead your eye through the painting to tell a story. You are the director and in this class Michele will show you how to direct the viewers eye with value studies and strong compositional plans. Basic perspective will also be covered. You will learn various techniques on how to hold the knife to make a great variety of marks. Information on paint manipulation and brushwork will also be included.
Four day class – Indoors first two days, outdoors next two days. This class will be held indoors the first two days. On the first day I’ll be teaching the basic rules of perspective as well as creating a strong value study. You will learn how to design a painting through value and strong composition that will lead your eye through the painting to tell a story. You are the director and in this class I will show you how to direct the viewers eye with value studies and strong compositional plans. The second day I’ll be teaching various techniques on how to hold the knife and make a great variety of marks. Information on paint manipulation and brushwork will also be included. We’ll paint a still life or floral on the second day. The last two days we’ll head outside, weather permitting, and practice what you’ve learned. Each morning there will be demos and in the afternoon I will spend time with each student helping them through the process.
The days will be fun and inspirational!
Michele Byrne is a nationally known palette knife impressionistic oil painter and workshop instructor. She is a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, as well as a member of OPA, Salmagundi Club, Plein Air Painters Of New Mexico and others. She has won numerous awards for her plein air palette knife work, and travels extensively throughout the US and Europe to paint. Michele has three instructional videos with Liliedahl/Streamline productions – the newest one produced in 2019 titled “Palette Knife Cityscapes”. She has a BFA from Kutztown University and studied at PAFA in Philadelphia as well as with CW Mundy, Caroline Anderson and Ken Auster. Michele’s artwork was on the cover of Plein Air magazine in January 2020 along with an eight-page article on her palette knife adventures. In 2020 she moved from PA to Santa Fe, Mexico to enjoy the sunshine and the vibrant art life.
This is a Studio and Plein Air Workshop.
Intermediate to Advanced Levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $610
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $625
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $650
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $695
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Monday, Sept 6 (Please note this week is different with a Monday arrval compared to our normal weeks)
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Sept 7-10
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
Friday, Sept 10
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
6:30pm-9:00pm Paint Party with David R. Becker (Optional: $49 Additional)
Saturday, Sept 11
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Thursday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.
2021 COVID Precautions
It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.
- Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
- Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
- Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
- Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.
A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet.
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.
Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...