Participants with all levels of painting and artistic experiences are welcome. A reservation form must be completed to assure proper registration. Please email to request a reservation form or download a reservation form HERE. A Supply List will be provided. We encourage early registration, as space is limited. A $100 Deposit is required with Pre-Registration for all workshops.

The balance of the payment is due 45 days prior to the workshop
***Please review our cancellation/refund policy for more information


Oils | Aug 11 - Aug 13 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $385 | 7 participants
“Basics Of Oil Painting” with Connie Winters
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 teaches 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. Limited to 7 participants - (All Levels Welcome)
Acrylic | Aug 18 - Aug 20 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $325 | 8 participants
Join Debbie in a process for beginners using collaged images and paint to speak directly with your inner artist. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be open to the messages and guidance you receive that allow you to create from a soul level. This process will help you to paint work that you can be proud of and to find confidence in your ability to make art. Debbie has been painting professionally for more than 35 years and is a standing artist with Carlton Gallery for many years. Limited to 8 participants - (All levels Welcome) – Most materials provided
Painting With Acrylic On Collaged Images with Debbie Arnold
Acrylic | Aug 25 - Aug 27 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $325 | 8 participants
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. Limited to 8 participants - (All levels Welcome)
"Painting With Knives In Acrylic" with Karin Neuvirth


Acrylic - Mixed Media – Fibers & Collage | Sep 15 - Sep 17 | 11 AM - 5 PM | $285 | 8 participants
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. No prior art experience is necessary. (All Levels Welcome) – Most materials provided Limited to 8 participants
“Explore, Experience And Express” with Toni Carlton
Oils | Sep 22 - Sep 24 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $325 | 8 participants
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. Any subject matter using your photographs - (Acrylics okay - All Levels Welcome) - Limited to 8 participants
“Realistic Impressionism In Oils” with Egidio Antonaccio
Acrylic | Sep 29 - Oct 1 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $325 | 8 participants
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. Limited to 8 participants - (All Levels Welcome)
“Impressionistic Landscapes In Acrylic Using Palette Knives” with Egidio Antonaccio


Oil And Cold Wax | Oct 6 - Oct 8 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $395 | 7 participants
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. Limited to 7 participants - (Beginner - Intermediate Skill with Oils recommended but All Levels Welcome)
“Exploration In Oil/Cold Wax/Mixed Media” with Lisa B. Boardwine
““Drawing Introduction, with Optional Color Notes”” with Mary Dobbin
Graphite & Any Water Media | Oct 13 - Oct 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM | $325 | 7 participants

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.

10360 NC Highway 105 South, Banner Elk, NC 28604

(828) 963-4288

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