Robert Burridge ISAP, PWCS    October 5 – 11, 2008 (Five Teaching Days)
Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage

Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new “Loosen Up Workshop.” Also you will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show. Robert, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Daily you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Come prepared to paint your stuff!

This highly energized painting workshop emphasizing loose and creative experimentation. Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will create many works of art using spontaneity for maximum effect. "It’s Like 4 Years of Art School!" In just a few days you will know more than most artists about color, composition and your painting intentions. Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshop nurtures individual success and personal enrichment with a big emphasis on daily painting projects at your own pace. It is stress-free, but be warned; you could end up with too much enthusiasm for painting. Burridge’s flagship workshop offers a variety of painting subjects for everyone. This workshop is designed for the professional painter who is stuck in a style, as well as for the novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting.

Starting with small 6”x9” multiple warm-up painting exercises up to larger-format paintings, Burridge’s positive approach towards the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up, have fun again and paint more! His critiques are famous for “how to look at your own work” and “where do I go from here?” This workshop has become a must for artists who want the confidence and permission to paint the way they have always wanted to paint. Students will take home preprinted notes of useful and need-to-know information. A positive attitude is a must! Burridge’s newest color wheel technique is also included.

Robert Burridge leads an exciting and lively career with an impressive resume of credits to his name: He is the first artist featured on Starbuck’s Commuter Mugs; the Official Artist for the 2001 Sausalito Art Festival-- his image, “Party of the Arts” was selected as the top festival poster of the year by Sunshine Artist Magazine. As the Official Pearl Vodka Artist, his “Three Cheers America” is featured on the hang tags of every bottle. Burridge has just completed his 4th label for Pearl. Named by the LA Times as one of California’s “Top Ten Emerging Artists”, Robert is a winner of the prestigious Philadelphia Water Color Society Crest Medal, previously won by Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth and Pablo Picasso. Locally his work appears on two billboards on US Highway 101, touting the local wine country. Hollywood has become another avenue for Bob; he has created 12 huge abstract paintings for a film “Dean Quixote,” and he is working on illustrating a book written by one of the directors of the TV show “Just Shoot Me.”

Burridge was honored as the 1st Place Award winner for his Abstract paintings at the prestigious “Affair in the Gardens,” in Beverly Hills, California. Burridge exhibits his work in San Francisco, Sedona, Raleigh, Mendocino, Maui, Australia and on Cruise Ships.

About his style of painting, Bob says “Art should be an uplifting experience and celebration of all that’s wonderful about life and its quirkiness!”

Studio: Something for all levels.
Workshop Fee: $550 + tax.
Room & Meal Fee: $433 + tax.
Class Fees Explained
Workshop Itinerary

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"Birds Inside"

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"Pants on Fire"

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"Flowers and Stripes"

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"Two Alone"


Workshop’s itinerary
Sunday 10/5
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception
6:00 Dinner

Monday – Friday 10/6–10/10
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Tuesday 10/7
6:00 Dinner

Friday 10/10
4:00 Farewell Champagne Toast

Saturday 10/11
Depart after breakfast (check-out time is 10:00)

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class for breakfasts and dinners (additional fee).

PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $300, includes accommodations. Costs for breakfasts, dinners and receptions are additional.

Box lunches are available at Dillman’s for an additional fee.


Sunset at Dillman's