Develop your creative potential

Do you want to learn a painterly approach to any subject—portrait, figure, landscape, or still life? Whether working from life or photographic references, Alain will teach you to fill your visual toolbox with all the techniques necessary to succeed.  All levels are welcome, beginner to advanced.

2017 Workshops in Connecticut, Mississippi, Ohio, Northern California, New Jersey, and Holland. Read below to find a workshop near you.

“Not only is Alain an incredible artist, but a gifted and generous teacher.”  Read more…
 

CAPTURING LIGHT IN CROATIA

Seven-Day Workshop
July 1-8, 2017
Location: Istria, Croatia
Registration: For more information and registration please click here.    

On this beautiful vacation art workshop to Croatia, we’ll study the magical coastal light of this ancient archipelago on the Adriatic Sea. Full of everything from quaint historic villages to olive groves, remote reefs and islets, we’ll have much to explore as we focus each day on a unique location and subject. With beautiful accommodations, delicious food, and endless inspiration surrounding us, we’ll learn how to observe and capture the light before us by combining direct study from nature with further development of our work back in the lovely hotel studio.


THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP MISSISSIPPI

Two-Day Workshop, April 5-6, 2017
Wednesday-Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Pastel Society of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi
Registration: Please contact julia.ann.sherwood@gmail.com


CAPTURING LIGHT WORKSHOP MISSISSIPPI

Three Day Workshop, April 7-9, 2017
Friday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Pastel Society of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi
Registration: Please contact julia.ann.sherwood@gmail.com


THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE CONNECTICUT

Weekend Workshop, April 21 & 22, 2017
Friday 7:00-9:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Newtown, Connecticut
Fee: $125 (only a few spots left)
Register online here or download registration form here

Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges.


CAPTURING LIGHT CALIFORNIA

Four-Day Workshop, May 2-5, 2017
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Napa Valley Area, California
Register online here or download registration form here

This unique workshop setting will allow you to choose which you prefer to work on landscape, still life or portrait– or all three. The workshop will take place on a beautiful private estate with gardens, sculpture, pond, pool and a stunning mansion built in 1891.


THE PAINTERLY LANDSCAPE OHIO

Three-Day Workshop, May 16-18, 2017
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: The Art Studio, Beachwood, Ohio
Registration: Please contact Susan Porges at susanporges@gmail.com


THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP CONNECTICUT

Two-Day Workshop, June 15-16, 2017
Thursday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, Connecticut
Registration: Please visit www.lymeacademy.edu

In this workshop, we will work from the live model, learning how to light, pose, and paint our subject using pastel to create lifelike painterly portraits.


CAPTURING LIGHT IN CROATIA

Seven-Day Workshop, July 1-8, 2017
Location: Istria, Croatia
Registration: For more information and registration please click here.    

On this beautiful vacation art workshop to Croatia, we’ll study the magical coastal light of this ancient archipelago on the Adriatic Sea. Full of everything from quaint historic villages to olive groves, remote reefs and islets, we’ll have much to explore as we focus each day on a unique location and subject. With beautiful accommodations, delicious food, and endless inspiration surrounding us, we’ll learn how to observe and capture the light before us by combining direct study from nature with further development of our work back in the lovely hotel studio.


THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP HOLLAnd

One-Day Workshop, A) July 15, 2017  B) July 16, 2017
Saturday or Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Nieuwegein, Holland
Registration: click here for workshop A, click here for workshop B

In this workshop, we will work from reference photos, learning how to create lifelike painterly portraits.


THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOp CONNECTICUT

Three-Day Workshop, October 26-28, 2017
Thursday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Newtown, Connecticut
Registration: Please visit uartpastelpaper.com

In this workshop, students will work from a live model as well as photographs, learning how to light, pose, and photograph the subject to create lifelike painterly portraits on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper.


THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP NEW JERSEY

Three-Day Workshop, November 17- 19, 2017
Friday - Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: The Goshen School of Art,  Goshen NJ
Registration: Please contact StanSperlak.com

Have you always wanted to create a portrait of your loved one—be it a friend, child, grandchild, or spouse? Perhaps you are looking to develop your working process as a commissioned artist. Whether for business or pleasure, Alain will show you how to create lifelike painterly portraits using reference photographs and life study.