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Art Show/Teaching Calendar
Please check back as we continue to add dates.

(Green = Confirmed, Purple = Pending)

2017 Art Shows and Plein Air paintouts

Jan 7-8
Las Olas - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Jan 10-19 Paradise Paint Out - Florida Keys
Jan 20 Ocean Reef Paint out - Key Largo, FL

Jan 28-29 St Armand's Square - Sarasota, FL

Feb 17-26 Maui Plein Air - Maui, HI

Mar 10-12 Under the Oaks - Vero Beach, FL

Mar 21-23 Winter Park Art Festival - Winter Park, FL

April 20-23 Main St Art Festival - Ft Worth, TX

May 8-11 4 day WORKSHOP - Dadeville, AL

*On location workshops typically attract a handful of students, and are a great opportunity to spend a day or two painting and learning from Greg (and each other). Let us know if you want to participate in one!


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Workshops / Plein air painting

Greg teaches pastel and plein air painting the way he learned: By giving daily demonstrations and instruction at your easel. This format accelerates the learning process by first seeing and then by doing. While pastel is the medium Greg focuses on, oil or acrylics are welcome. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, you will enjoy your experience with Greg.

Selected comments from a recent workshop:
"wonderful experience"
" excellent workshop - it is the best I have ever participated in"
" Felt like Greg strived very hard to make sure that everyone got personal attention and positive suggestions"
" A delightful person, who translates "Yes, you can" to students"
" wonderful workshop - please come again."


Ongoing Classes - Tue or Wed 10-1
Studio has moved - please call!
Charlotte, NC
 $60 per class or 5 for $250

Contact us if you want to paint in the evening -
Tuesdays from 6-9 pm may be available!

WORKSHOPS / Demonstrations

Click Here for outline of 2 day workshop & suggested materials list

May 8-11
Dadeville, AL
Tallapoosa School of Art
Contact: Dorothy 334-332-8457


Contact us if you are interested in attending one of the above, or scheduling a workshop in your area in the future!

Basic Workshop materials list :

portable easel (Julian or other similar type)

pastels - minimum of 36 landscape colors. A variety of brands is recommended but not necessary for the class. Generally NuPastels and Rembrandts, which are harder than most, are used frequently to begin a piece, while softer brands such as Unison, Schminke, Sennellier are added later.

paper - Greg recommends Uart or Wallis brand pastel papers. One pad or 2-3 9x12 sheets per day should be plenty. In some cases, a limited supply of this paper may be available at workshops for purchase

mounting surface - gator board, foam core, or light plywood will be used to temporarily mount your paper to while painting.

masking tape - 3/4" to 1" wide to mount the paper to the board


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