) Learn How to Paint Fast, Loose and bold and BOLD!

2016 Schedule of Workshops

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February 7, 2016  10 AM - 1 PM  
Seductive Surfaces & Tantalizing Textures Mini Workshop  (*see description
at bottom)Rockland Center for the Arts  Nyack, NY

February 13 & 14, 2016
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold* (*see description at bottom)
The Art Guild at Elderfields Historic Preserve Manhasset, NY 516-304-5797 www.TheArtGuild.org theartguildpw@gmail.com

March 7,8,9 2016 -
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Artists League of the Sandhills Aberdeen, North Carolina
www.artistleague.org Kathy Leuck kleuck@gmail.com 910-944-3979

May 9,10,11,12 &13 2016
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Greenville, New York Hudson River Valley Art Workshops www.artworkshops.com  (518) 966-5219

June 1,2,3 &4
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Soulful Art Studios, Cumming, GA 404.403.8334 www.soulfulartstudios.com Jeanne Matey <jmatey@bellsouth.net>

July 18, 19, 20 & 21 2016
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI 920.868.3455
www.PeninsulaSchoolofArt.org info@peninsulaschoolofart.org

August 27 & 28, 2016
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT www.rowaytonartscenter.org  suzyaubrey@gmail.com 203-246-2568

October 31, Nov. 1, 2, 3 & 4 2016
Learn to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Northeast Art Workshop Retreat, Gloucester, MA
www.northeastartworkshops.com  info@northeastartworkshop.com 978-729-4970


Fast Loose and Bold Painting Workshops

Through a series of targeted exercises you will learn to paint confidently, using brilliant color, gestural brushwork and starting from strong compositions. Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll learn:

• how to see limited values clearly
• how to mix colors so they stay clean and bright
• how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
• how to translate your design into exciting and endless color possibilities
• how to economize and let go of the unnecessary repetitive brushstrokes
• how to simplify - know what's important detail- and what's not
• how to start out with large shapes rather than smaller details
• how to work with bigger brushes for a more gestural quality
• how to hold your brush for a bolder application of paint
• how to paint small but necessary details with big brushes
• how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
• how to work with thicker paint
• the importance of grays
• how to mix colorful grays
• and more

The most eye-catching, dramatic paintings are based on strong composition with simple, large shapes. Learn how to get your fundamentals in place, right from the start - to create dramatic, brilliant and confident paintings!

All levels and all media are welcome. Painting demonstrations will be in acrylics or oils, but the fundamentals taught apply to all media.

* Seductive Surfaces mini-workshop
Have you ever walked up to a richly textured, multi-layered painting in a gallery and thought “how did they do that”? Have you ever wondered what techniques are possible with all the new acrylic materials you see in stores? The answer is...more than you ever imagined! Whether you are a representational or abstract painter, this workshop will open your eyes to a world of exciting new ideas and creativity.

Experiment with an extensive range of Golden acrylic paints, textured pastes, thickening and pouring gels and mediums . All Golden products are included, plus you will receive free samples and hand painted color charts.

Can't attend a workshop?
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Want to coordinate/host a workshop in your area? 12 student min. required

Private/small group classes are held at my studio at
990 Bradley Hill Road, Nyack, NY 10960 

See June 2010 American Artist
See March 2010 Artists Magazine
See Acrylic Artist Magazine, Winter 2015

For questions or more information, or to be on the mailing list for future workshops, send email with "subscribe" subject heading to: patti(AT)pattimollica.com

2015 Schedule of Workshops:


Loosen Up! April 24,25,26, 2015 Charlotte, NC
Bending Reality - Color Theory, Schemes and Strategies! April 28 & 29, 2015 Cary, NC

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY, May 18-22, 2015
Plein Air Painting in Upper Connecticut River Valley, July 6-10, 2015
Paint Fast, Loose and Bold! Stevensville, MD August 5-9, 2015 Chesapeake Fine Art Studio
Capture the Greek Islands in Bold and Brilliant Color September 2-13, 2015
Loosen Up and Get Painterly for Beginners, San Clemente CA, October. 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2015
Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, CA October 19-23, 2015