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CARLTON GALLERY 2023 WORKSHOPS

Participants with all levels of painting and artistic experiences are welcome!

 Please contact Carlton Gallery by telephone or e-mail to register.  A reservation form must be completed to assure proper registration. We encourage early registration, as space is limited. 


Please email carltongallery@carltongallery.com to request a reservation form OR
download the reservation and 
cancellation/refund policy form HERE.

Pre-Registration is required for all workshops with a $100 deposit.

The balance of the payment is due 45 days prior to the workshop


***Please review our cancellation/refund policy for more information

Contact Information:  828 963-4288 or carltongallery@carltongallery.com

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“Realistic Impressionism in Oil”

Any subject matter using your photographs 

May 30, 31 and June 1 (10am – 5pm) 

Egi is known for realistic impressionism whose paintings express his love of nature. The misty atmosphere and the sun often play a great part in his paintings, casting shadows on the paths and mountains depicting different times of the day. His technique is light, delicate, and gentle with romantic themes in these realistic impressionist paintings, while each painting evokes feelings of strength, grace and wonderment. Participants will explore the intriguing techniques to capture the essence of nature on canvas.

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome

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"Basics of Oil Painting"

June 20, 21, 22 (10am-4pm) 

Connie Winters has become a very popular and sought-after teacher of oil painting.  Although her works are impressionistic, her method of teaching can be used for any style.  She is one of the few instructors who teach real basics of getting the paint from the pallet to the canvas.

There will be a demonstration each morning to show how a painting evolves from beginning to almost finish.  The first day usually starts with a still life to promote the importance of working from life and how to go about it. Connie likes to demonstrate painting an interior, and a landscape to show that the same steps can be applied to any situation. Color, composition, value, drawing and many useful pointers will be touched on. The whole spectrum of utensils, canvases, mediums, etc. will be discussed. Connie is open to all questions during the workshop, is patient, thorough and consistent.

$395

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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“Let’s Go Bigger and Bolder"

in Oil/Cold Wax Medium

July 18, 19, 20 (10am-5pm) 

Expand your painting experience into a larger format in Oil/Cold Wax Medium! In this workshop we will go bigger and bolder- for a new experience with your abstract paintings in oil and cold wax medium. This workshop is for artists who have taken a previous workshop using oil and cold wax and have the basics down. We will explore art elements, mark making, color palette choices, and how to retain the excitement of painting big! This workshop will be challenging and fun, while helping you unleash your creativity as you “build” your larger paintings. Trusting your intuitive self, with personal guidance and demos, will push your paintings further! Join me for this exciting, challenging workshop and go Bigger & Bolder!
Artists will be encouraged to work in the 24x24 - 40x40 sized range.

$450

$15 supply fee payable to Lisa on the first day of workshop.

Limited to 8 Participants

Intermediate to Advanced Level

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“An Impressionist Painting Workshop in Oil” to take your paintings to the next level

August 8, 9, 10 (10am-5pm) 

Laine says, “It is important to feel the JOY in painting.  In this 3-day Impressionist Oil Painting workshop, I will share with you what I’ve learned from studying with notable master artists: from C.W. Mundy, Scott Christensen, Carolyn Anderson, Dawn Whitelaw, Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Lori Putnam, and others.  I will teach you to take your paintings to the next level as we strive to become better painters.....There will be demos, fundamentals, techniques, color, value, and paint manipulation discussed all with JOY!

$385

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome- but some experience is necessary

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“Landscape, Streams, and Rural Scenes in Watercolor”

August 22, 23, 24 (10am-5pm) 

Freeman Beard studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design in FL, is a winner of many awards and a signature member of the NC Watercolor Society.  His artwork is exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the southeast. His beautiful watercolors project the color, mood, and truth of the subject. 

Freeman says, “I feel that we (artists) are very fortunate to be able to create and grow with each drawing or painting and look forward to this for the rest of our lives. My goal is that you grow as artist and that we have a good time.”

From start to finish participants will enjoy painting local scenes from photographs as they learn how to use watercolor to capture the beauty of the mountains, streams and beyond. Each day will begin with a demonstration depicting a different subject each day. The demonstrations will be quarter sheet size (11" x 15") going from a sketch to a color sketch to a painting. We will talk about design, contrast color selection and any other thing you would like to talk about. A 16" x 20" matt will be provided for the painting you will do.

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

Beginners and All Levels Welcome

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"Realistic Impressionism in Oil” - any subject matter using your photographs

September 26, 27, 28 (10am-5pm)

Egi is known for realistic impressionism whose paintings express his love of nature. The misty atmosphere and the sun often play a great part in his paintings, casting shadows on the paths and mountains depicting different times of the day. His technique is light, delicate, and gentle with romantic themes in these realistic impressionist paintings, while each painting evokes feelings of strength, grace and wonderment. Participants will explore the intriguing techniques to capture the essence of nature on canvas. 

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome

Lisa Boardwine - Falling into Winter - Acrylic-mixed media - 12x12.jpg

“Exploration in Oil/Cold

Wax/Mixed Media”

June 6, 7, 8 (10am – 5pm)

This workshop is for artists who want to learn how to create a good foundation, texture, and layers with oil and cold wax, and also for those who want to continue exploration by pushing your paintings further. An emphasis will be on creating paintings with powerful composition and unique color mixes. We will be working on panels and paper, doing various exercises to explore the concepts of sophisticated color mixes, good compositional design and what you want to express in your paintings! This workshop will offer discussions/demos, lots of studio painting time, as well as individual critique concerning your own personal direction in your art making.

$450

$15 supply fee payable to Lisa on the first day of workshop
(Beginner - Intermediate - All Levels Welcome)

Limited to 8 Participants

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“Not So Still Life”

Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor

June 27, 28, 29 (10am-5pm) 

Mary Dobbin has her MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in New York and has recently studied figurative watercolor at The Art Students League in New York. She has also taught Painting at Caldwell Community College. In this class we will explore a variety of ways to enliven still life paintings.  We will analyze arrangements created from objects chosen for shape, color, and personal meaning. Then, we will consider different compositions through value sketches.  After discussing color systems such as monochromatic, limited palette, complementary and triadic, we'll try out different approaches.  We will have frequent individual and group critiques. I will show the paintings of Janet Fish, Nell Blaine, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Cezanne, and others.

$339

Limited to 5-6 Participants

All Levels Welcome - but some drawing and painting experience helpful

Egidio Antonaccio - Cabin Along teh Mountain Trail - 36x32

“Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives”

July 25, 26, 27 (10am-5pm)

Experience color and the music of life through landscapes, cityscapes, florals and pastoral or garden scenes.  Bold, bright, and random blotches of color (like playing in kindergarten) to amazing layers of acrylic paint defining texture on the canvas embodies impressionistic details. Enjoy Egi’s sense of humor and Italian playfulness as he encourages you to loosen up and heighten your creativity.

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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“Floral Abstraction in Oil and Mixed Media”

Playing with the contrast of man-made vs organic forms

August 15, 16, 17 (10am-5pm) 

Nicholas studied at Radford University as a drawing major and found a love for painting studying under two of his mentors, Halide Salam and Z.L. Feng. He spent seven years in the art program at Radford during which he became an Instructor of Record and obtained a Master’s degree in Painting. With his recent mentor, Andrew Braitman, Nicholas flourished as his passion for creating met with his passion for sharing his knowledge with others as he began teaching classes and workshops.

In this workshop, first, we will discuss different flowers and blooms which will be easy without drawing with the paint brush. Next, we’ll create a form and composition, possibly on a tabletop and consider the shape of the vase, along with the shape of the bouquet. We will discuss and add a design, along with a splash of color to pull your eye into the painting, possibly by using a stencil pattern or brush mark. While building color into the bouquet and vase, we’ll discuss a variety of application tools – knife, brush, splatter, scumble, subtraction, etc. along with adding collage elements. We will finish by adding the finishing touches, while not making the painting too predictable. Two nicely “finished” pieces is our goal at the end of this abstract workshop.

$385

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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"Abstracting Nature"
Florals, Landscape with Water Reflection, Mountains & Clouds in Acrylic and Oil 

August 29, 30, 31 (10am-5pm)

In Monique’s workshop, you will learn to paint loose with confidence and discover your style.  She will teach you how to build up layers and create a compelling underpainting in acrylics with lots of textures. You will learn to trust yourself as Monique will show you how to develop successful designs. She will show how to approach your composition with more imagination. Also discover new tools and paint with a cohesive palette using juicy colors. And most of all…you will have FUN in the process! Monique has been teaching for over 10 years. She has studied under many well-known artists, including Guido Frick, Kim English, David Dunlap, Kathy Odom, Audrey Phillips, Aimone Art School. Monique also leads workshops in Italy and France. Monique says, “The reason why I teach is to help artists improve their painting skills, find their voice, and enjoy their art adventure.”

$450

$15 supply fee payable to Monique on the first day of workshop.

Limited to 7 Participants

All Levels Welcome, but experience in mixing colors is recommended

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“Inspired by Nature's Essence"

Oil/Cold Wax/Mixed Media

October 3, 4, 5 (10am-5pm)

Marks, Memory, and Texture - these are the key ingredients for this workshop! Building rich and varied layers will allow us to dig back through and reveal a history of beautiful, wabi-sabi, thought provoking surfaces. We will be allowing Nature and the Spirit of Place - (the landscape, flowers, rocks, trees, sky, and how we feel when we are in a certain place) - to be our guide and influence our pieces in an Abstract, Loose way! Through exploration of adding and subtracting layers, experiencing different techniques & textures, mark making and good composition - our paintings will come to life! Bring some of your older paintings to use as beginnings and if you wish to work from your own images - bring some photos! Allow your Sense of Play to flourish in this workshop and Let's Paint Together in October!

$450

$15 supply fee payable to Lisa on the first day of workshop.

Limited to 8 Participants

Intermediate - but All Levels Welcome - Some knowledge of oil/cold wax painting is helpful!

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"Mini Alla Prima in Oil"

June 13, 14, 15 (10am-5 pm)

Nicholas studied at Radford University as a drawing major and found a love for painting studying under two of his mentors, Halide Salam and Z.L. Feng. He spent seven years in the art program at Radford during which he became an Instructor of Record and obtained a Master’s Degree in Painting. With his recent mentor, Andrew Braitman, Nicholas flourished as his passion for creating met with his passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He began teaching classes and workshops and was invited to be a guest lecturer at many institutions. 

In this Mini Alla Prima (at the start, one time through) workshop, we will discuss how to look at and break down the essence of a landscape, such as the directional stroke, rhythm, color, or value. We will also talk about how each landscape will be broken down into at least 3 different sections, along with how to think about the unbalance and eye movement through the art works. We will discuss the 5 main points that make up a little alla prima, including color, direction, tool, focal point, and texture. Participants will look at other artists’ attempt to get to this “essence” of the landscape and tackle it on their own. We will work on an average of 5 x7 and possible finish up with a larger alla prima. By the end of the workshop, each participant should walk away with 8-9 mini paintings.

$385

Limited to 8 Participants

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“Painting with Knives in Acrylic”

July 11, 12, 13 (10am-5pm) 

Create vibrant, textural, impressionistic landscapes using a palette knife and heavy body acrylic paints.  Palette knife painting is all about using interesting shapes of broken color in your composition. Painting with a knife will force you to loosen up and abstract the details of your subject. We will also cover topics such as color mixing, broken color, the use of value in your composition, and the benefits of an under-painting. We will be using photos as reference for our paintings. You can bring your own or Karin will have several available for you to use.

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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“Plein Air Workshop in Oil” at Local Park

August 1, 2, 3 (10am-5pm) 

Plein air painting, or painting en plein air, is simply painting from life outdoors.  We can learn from the outdoor experience and use that information in our studio paintings. Studying and painting from life is the best way to learn about how to create atmosphere and convincing natural color in your landscapes.   

This is a 3 day outdoor painting workshop where we will begin at Carlton Gallery with a brief talk about what to bring and consider when plein air painting. Linda will share information about the tools, tips, and techniques she has learned through trial and error and years of painting in nature. Instruction and painting will be in one of the local parks with facilities. Students will have a chance to complete 3 to 6 small paintings during the workshop and will learn what is needed for a solid start, using the fundamentals of Drawing, Value, Design and Color. Linda will give demos in oil, and individual instruction with students at their easels. No plein air experience necessary. All levels welcome however some experience with your medium is needed. A supply list will be provided. 

$339

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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“Alternative Firing Workshop”

August 18, 19 (10am-5pm) – Friday and Saturday Workshop

This 2-Day workshop is intended for ceramicists who have limited to no previous knowledge of Alternative Firing techniques or those who would like a fresh perspective on these methods.                                    

The workshop will start with a brief demonstration on how I mix, apply, and burnish with Terra Sigillata. This workshop will cover my firing techniques which include, Saggar firing and Raku firing using soluble metal salts and a combination of these methods.  Saggar creates a localized reduction atmosphere that concentrates the effects of salts, metal oxides and organic materials on the surface of the ware. Participants are encouraged to bring their own organic materials to experiment and use.

Participants will not be making any work, and each would ideally bring suitable bisque pieces - either sculptural or vessel forms. Information on this will be provided after registration. The focus will be on decorating and firing techniques. It is anticipated that each participant will take home around 6 finished pieces. Most pieces should be of 'modest' size (no taller than 8 inches).

$285

Limited to 8 Participants

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“Heartfelt Art Expressions - Art as a Prayer”

Acrylic - Mixed Media & Collage - Expressive Arts  

September 19, 20, 21 (11am-5pm)

Explore and express your passion, joy, love, and connection to spirit as your artwork becomes an inspiring offering or prayer - Trusting your own inner guidance and intuition through journaling, vocal healing sounds, meditations, simple movement, and art making.

Beginning with the written word as a prompt to express the subliminal aspects of ourselves, art creations evolve using mixed media including multiple translucent layers of various media, acrylic gel mediums and various textured papers and materials to explore “Art as a Prayer”.

For over 25 years Toni has been creating art to deepen her connection to the divine and express the oneness of all. In her workshops she intends to help participants with their self-discovery and open their hearts through the creative process.

Toni has been awarded Certificates in Expressive Art Therapy along with others in the Healing Arts.

$339

Limited to 7 Participants

No Prior Art Experience is Necessary

All Levels Welcome – Most Materials Provided

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TBA

October 10, 11, 12 (10am-5pm)

TBA

$---

Limited to 8 Participants

Intermediate-but all levels welcome - Some knowledge of oil/cold wax painting is helpful!

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