Alla Prima Intro Workshop
November 20 – 22, 2019
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Chastain Arts Center and Gallery
135 West Wieuca Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30342

Intro to Plein Air Workshop
December 13, 2019, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

135 West Wieuca Road, NW Atlanta, GA 3034

Paint and Win! Blue Ridge, GA

2 Day Plein Air Workshop 

Date: Sept 4 – 5, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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I teach Kennesaw State University KSU/Olli Courses, including an advance oil painting or All Prima.

All these classes are very economical and financial assistance is available too. Come over to the Olli campus for the studio classes. I have a good group with varied skill levels. The new All Prima class is for those wishing to push into intensive and more advanced still life and portraiture.

The Plein Air class meets in locations around the area and if the weather is prohibitive I teach fundamentals inside that will improve your outdoor painting. 

Winter semester classes available for enrollment:

Beginning Oil Painting
Course #​28057
1/27/2020 – 3/16/2020
8 Sessions, Weekly, Mondays 9am–12pm
Fee: $139

Plein Air
Course #25312
1/27/2020 – 3/16/2020
8 Sessions, Weekly, Mondays 1:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $139

Intermediate Oil Painting
Course #25535
10/15/2019 – 12/3/2019
8 Sessions, Weekly, Tuesdays 9am–12pm
Fee: $139

Advanced Oil Painting
Course #28128
1/21/2020 – 3/10/2020
8 Sessions, Weekly, Tuesdays 1pm–4pm
Fee: $139

2019 Events

New Smyrna Beach Plein Air
Oct 20–26

Stone Mountain Plein Air
Sept 28

Blue Ridge Plein Air
September 5–8

Plein Air Easton
July 14–21

Plein Air in the Mountains
June 7–9

Forgotten Coast
May 17–18

Open Air Meriwether
April 8–12

Sautee Plein Air
April 12–14

Olmsted Invitational
April 28–May 5

Duluth Plein Air
Dates to be announced

Supply List:

All supplies are available at Blicks in Marietta or others in store or online.

Oil Paint Brands:
I recommend Utrecht, alternatives are Gamblin, Winsor Newton, Old Holland, Michael Harding. No studio brands—Example: Winton, Gamblin 1980, Blick Studio brand.

Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue—no hues
Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon—no hues
Cadmium Red no hues
Alizarin Crimson—no hues

Optional colors (not required)
Cerulean blue, Ocher
Viridian or Pthalo Green

Brushes: (Various, but these are essential)
Brands : Utrecht Tuscany, Grumbacher, Princeton, Gainesboro, etc
#14 (1 inch wide) Hogs Hair Flat or an Egbert
#12 ( half inch wide) Synthetic Flat
#6 Flat or Filbert
Liner or small brush


For initial drawing:
Vine Charcoal—Medium
Paper Towels —Complete roll or painters rags
View Finder—View Catcher or similar

2-4 Oil or Gesso Primed Canvas (or linen) Boards
either— 9 x 12”, 12 x 12, 12 x 16”, 8 x16″ or a mix

Jerry’s OP Deluxe Centurion is my recommendation

Odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol or other brand

Small cup for cleaning —No regular mineral spirits or turpentine.

French Easel or Half Easel or Pochade Box w/Tripod
Brands: Jullian French easel, Judsen’s boxes, Open Box M,
Many others online, (Check that the size will match your boards)

Below are links to the vendors I use: