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  JOY THOMAS WORKSHOPS  
  "Each day will be filled with instruction and lots of fun. If you haven't worked with Joy Thomas before, you are in for a real treat. She is the most energetic, communicative and delightful instructor you could possibly imagine. Plan to come like a sponge, ready to soak up her expertise." JW Boyd of WV, artist gallery owner and workshop director.

 
  PORTRAIT AND/OR STILL LIFE PAINTING  
 
Joy Thomas will begin the workshop with a portrait demonstration from the live model, teaching the principles of drawing, composition, anatomy, seeing in simplified shapes, calculating values and color mixing. Participants will work on two paintings during the workshop - a still life and a portrait. Joy Thomas will visit each easel to offer individual instruction. Participants will learn about the golden mean, plumb lines, lighting, gesture drawing and how to avoid and correct common mistakes. Joy will also answer questions concerning the use of limited palettes, photographing finished works, framing, entering competitions, accepting commissions and marketing.

 
  LANDSCAPE PAINTING en plein air

 
  This landscape-painting workshop is designed to teach artists how to paint rapid, expressive landscapes on location. Participants will learn techniques for designing and creating successful thumbnail sketches before each field painting. Participants will need French easels or pochade boxes and must bring sketchbooks.

 
   


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