2015 Workshops

The Landscape Atelier Spring Workshop
Clarksville, Texas
March 27- April 2, 2015 
$795 Fee

This annual workshop will take full advantage of beautiful spring weather in the rural beauty of northeast Texas. Easy access to fields, ponds, woods and streams make this a perfect opportunity to work outdoors. Our beautiful new 4000 square foot studio space located on the charming, historic square and fully equipped with easels, taborets, full kitchen and bath, 700 + volume art library, plus printmaking studio, make this a wonderful field to studio learning experience.

We will work outdoors for the first few days, gathering reference material in the form of drawings and color studies and transparent grisaille which can be finished alla prima in the filed or in the studio using indirect techniques. Giving students a solid foundation in drawing, values, color, edges and design will be the focus. We will then work in the studio creating underpaintings (transparent grisaille) and adding layers of color using indirect painting techniques.

Instructor demos will include : drawing demos in dip pen and ink wash, drawing using toned paper, charcoal and white charcoal, color mixing, creating an underpainting, glazing, scumbling, velatura and other indirect techniques.

This workshop is intended for all levels of experience. Beginners are welcome. More advanced painters will especially benefit from the opportunity to explore indirect painting techniques and how to enhance their repertoire of painting techniques.

April 3, 2015  10 am to 4pm  Introduction to Printmaking
$120 Fee  (Materials included)

A one day class on mono prints and drypoint will be held April 3, 2015. Students will learn how to create mono prints, the most painterly of printmaking processes, as well as drypoint using a copper plate. All materials included.

April 18, 2015 10 am to 4pm Introduction to Etching
$120 Fee (Materials included)

Travel & Lodging
Clarksville is an easy two hour drive from the Metroplex, about five hours from Austin. Students can also fly into DFW. Lodging in Clarksville consists of The Courthouse Inn, a Victorian B&B, or private cabins and cottages.  There are chain hotels available in nearby Paris.

Please select from the drop down menu either the Spring Workshop , Spring Workshop + Printmaking One Day Workshop , or One Day Printmaking Workshops (April 3 and April 18) options.

2015 Spring Workshops

The Landscape Atelier Summer Program
Estes Park, Colorado
June 22-28, 2015

$200 deposit; the remainder of the workshop fee is due 60 days prior to the class.

The Summer Program will be held in beautiful Estes Park Colorado on the grounds of the YMCA of the Rockies, immediately adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. The Y provides a unique facility and beautiful grounds on which to study and learn.

This will primarily be an outdoor class, but we will have a studio for class lectures, some demos and studio painting, and in which to work in case of inclement weather. In this class we will focus on successful strategies for working outdoors- both drawing and painting. We will learn a different approach to field work which emphasizes both obtaining reference for studio paintings but also forging a deeper connection with our subject matter.

Instructor demos will include : drawing demos in dip pen and ink wash, drawing using toned paper, charcoal and white charcoal, color mixing, creating an underpainting (transparent grisaille) , glazing, scumbling, velatura and other advanced indirect techniques.

~how to use field sketching to gather reference material for studio work (and reduce your dependence on the camera!).
~how to use field sketching to aid in working from memory and imagination
~creating a grisaille or monochromatic underpainting  which can be finished outdoors all a prima or in the studio with indirect 

Who Should Take This Class? This class is intended for all levels. Beginners are welcome.  It is suggested but not required that students take my Drawing the Landscape online course prior to taking this workshop.

I will work with each student individually on particular areas of study they wish to emphasize.

Travel and Lodging. There are a number of different lodging options available at the Y or students may choose to find accommodations in Estes Park. For students not lodging at the Y, the YMCA requires a $20 per day use fee. Students may fly into Denver. Estes Park is located about 60 miles north of Denver.

Summer Workshop

Workshop Cancellations
~All cancellations must be in writing. There are no exceptions.
~A non-refundable deposit  is required at registration. Deposits will only be refunded in the event a class is canceled .
~Payment in full is due sixty days before your class begins. Cancellations received 60 days in advance will receive a full refund (less the  deposit); Cancellations received less than 60 days in advance forfeit the entire workshop fee. No refund will apply.
~In the event a workshop does not reach minimum enrollment and is canceled, all payments and deposits will be refunded in full.
~ These policies apply for all workshops organized by Deborah Paris. For workshops sponsored or organized by third parties, please refer to their cancellation policies.