Hudson River Valley Workshops -Oct 2-6, 2017

Workshop Details

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Contact Name: Kim LaPolla

Contact Phone: 518-966-5219

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Greenville Arms Inn
11135 Rt. 32
Greenville, New York 12083

Start Date: October, 02 2017

End Date: October, 06 2017

Workshop Overview


Greenville NY is beautiful village in the fall and the Greenville Arms is a great place for a workshop. My class is not plein air but rather based on clear ideas. I am very much apposed to teaching art as an imitation skill.  Each student is encouraged and helped to find their most authentic way of painting. Realistic, abstract , or non-objective are all welcome styles with non being better than the others. Each day begins with a group breakfast followed by a day of painting and shared information, that naturally eases into good wine, conversation, and a fine dinner. Sounds like fun? it is!


Skip Lawrence’s Not-So-Basic-Basics

When you have outgrown the basics and the old ‘should’ and should nots’ of painting, then you are ready for Skip’s Not-So-Basic-Basics. With fifty years experience in guiding artists to their most authentic, personal expression, Skip Lawrence knows exactly how to get you there, too.

Your range of choices in your paintings increase by quantum leaps, once you add these tools to your design vocabulary. These Not-So-Basic- Basics give you the creative confidence to break the old rules and make art decisions that truly express YOU. It IS all about you!

If you have never taken a workshop with Skip, this is the perfect way to become familiar with his design language and art philosophy. If you have studied with Skip once or a dozen times, these lessons and exercises become an ongoing revelation, as your art process matures and evolves.

This is a structured class appropriate for all levels and media.