CARLTON GALLERY 2021 WORKSHOPS

Participants with all levels of painting and artistic experiences are welcome. A reservation form must be completed to assure proper registration. Please email carltongallery@carltongallery.com to request a reservation form or download a reservation form HERE. A Supply List will be provided. 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

“Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives” 

May 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.

$335 

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

Conceptual Skills exploring the 5”D’s” Oil

June 15, 16, 17 (10am-4pm)

In this “Follow-The-Leader” abstracted landscape workshop, participants will work on prismatic progression, mixing different colors to same value, and mixing same or close color to different values.

The use of enough medium with lay or leave principle, along with shapes first and light and shadow descriptions if needed.

Conceptual Skills explored will be the 5”D’s”. Diminishing color; Diminishing form; retaining or refreshing your larger Dark; Deceit which suggests not describes and exaggerated elements; Drama for foreshortening or color saturation, along with creating overlapping shapes.

$435

Limited to 8 Participants

Advanced Level

“Abstraction in Figure Painting - A Contemporary Approach”

Gouache and Watercolor

July 6, 7, 8 (10am-5pm) 

Explore unusual ways of applying gouache and watercolor to create beautiful figure paintings with a contemporary, abstract look.  Students will work with a clothed model as well as photographs.  Strong design, good drawing and color choices will be emphasized.  Students will layer paint building up color and texture using printmaking brayers, scrapers, brushes and other tools including stencils. The class will work with gouache/watercolor in an opaque manner, not in a traditional transparent way. 

$385

Limited to 5-7 Participants

All Levels Welcome

Includes Model Fee

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

July 27, 28, 29 (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.  

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

(Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome) 

“Mixed Media Painting

Inspiring Art Play”

August 17, 18, 19 (10am-5pm) 

Acrylic Painting - Mixed Media Collage - A three-day multimedia workshop that will allow you to experiment with multiple mediums and techniques using layers of liquid acrylics, gel mediums and more to uncover your expressive joyful artist. Enjoy learning new applications while using translucent paints, photo transfers, graphite, ink, rice papers and fibers to create texture. This is a great workshop for ALL levels of artistic creativity and no experience is needed to give yourself the gift of joyful play and to produce fun and inspiring art.

$325

Limited to 7 Participants

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

September 21, 22, 23 (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.  

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome

“Drawing Introduction, with Optional Color Notes” Graphite, any Water Media…Watercolor, Gouache or Acrylic Would be Welcome 

October 13, 14, 15 (10am-5pm) 

Have you always wanted to learn to draw or improve your confidence in drawing?  In this workshop you will learn to see and draw in the artist’s way through delightful exercises that train you to really see what you are drawing.  We will work on still life objects such as fruits or vegetables, and the human face.  Color work in watercolor or opaque watercolor (gouache) will be introduced.  The workshop will be supportive to all levels of students! 

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. 

$325

Limited to 5-7 Participants

All Levels Welcome

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

June 1, 2, 3, (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.  

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome

“Using Music to Inspire Exciting Paintings” Oil

June 22, 23, 24 (10am-5pm) 

We all have an instinctive way of reacting to art and music, so why not combine the two to inspire your best work? Fill your paintings with light and energy while using photography for reference. This class focuses on a traditional and representational treatment of painting in oil from photographs, but also incorporates music to drive you into your “right brain,” allowing the creative juices to enhance the outcome. Creating a painting from music stimulates rhythm and mood and this method can be incorporated with any subject matter. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs and Holly will offer demonstrations and assist each student with seeing and mixing color, composition, and brushwork. This class is open to all skill levels.

$325

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

“Let’s Go Bigger and Bolder

in Oil/Cold Wax Medium”

July 13, 14, 15 (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 new workshop and go Bigger & Bolder!Artists will be encouraged to work in the 24x24 -36x36 sized range.

$335

Limited to 7 Participants

Intermediate to Advanced Level

“Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives” 

August 3, 4, 5 (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.

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

(All Levels Welcome) 

Painting with Knives in Acrylic

August 24, 25, 26 (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.

$325

Limited to 8 Participants

“Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives” 

September 28, 29, 30 (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.

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

“Exploration in Oil/Cold

Wax/Mixed Media”

June 8, 9, 10 (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.

$405

Limited to 7 Participants

“Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives” 

June 29, 30, July 1 (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.

$335

Limited to 8 Participants

All Levels Welcome

“Fundamentals Bootcamp” Oil Painting 

July 20, 21, 22 (10am-5pm) 

We will work on all the basics including brush strokes, value, basic color theory and much more. After learning the basics of seeing light and a drawing demo, our first painting will be a still life. Next, we will move on the understanding how to paint landscapes.  Allison began teaching with Andy Braitman over 10 years ago after completing his “artist in residence” program. She has taught the Fundamentals programs at Braitman Studio as well as the Landscape classes. Allison now leads many other multi-level workshops throughout the Southeast and most recently took a group to Provence, France.

$385

Limited to 8 Participants

(Beginner - Intermediate Skill with Oils recommended but All Levels Welcome) 

Laine Francis

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

August 10, 11, 12 (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) Supply List Will Be Provided 

“Explore, Experience and Express”

Mixed Media workshop 

September 14, 15, 16 (11am-5pm)

Explore, experience and express yourself through artmaking using acrylic paints, papers, textured fibers and more. This creative process combines painting - mixed media with writing, movement, toning and meditation.  Open your heart with art!  Discover your passion, joy, love and connection to spirit through the intuitive process of Expressive Arts. For over 25 years Toni Carlton 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 Healing Arts.

$325

Limited to 8 Participants

No Prior Art Experience is Necessary

All Levels Welcome – Most Materials Provided

“Exploration in Oil/Cold

Wax/Mixed Media” 

October 5, 6, 7 (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 into 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.

$405

Limited to 7 Participants

Beginner - Intermediate Skill with Oils recommended but All Levels Welcome

10360 NC Highway 105 South, Banner Elk, NC 28604

(828) 963-4288

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