OCTOBER 10–18, 2020

INSTRUCTORS: David, Sherrie and Jackie $3000 9 days (model fee included) Limit 13 students

Oct. 10 – 11, 2020—Painting the Taos LandscapeWhere: First Day/ Sherrie & David’s HomeSecond Day/ Overland Sheepskin in El PradoWhen: 9am – noon2pm – 5pm
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Jackie (w/help from Sherrie)
Jackie & Sherrie will start off with a dual demonstration at David and Sherrie’s home to show how they both start a landscape. Students will remain on site to do two studies on their property, with a lunch break in between. The second day Jackie will take students to the Overland Sheepskin property at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Scenery will include colorful aspens and cottonwoods, mountains, and the ever-changing skies of Taos. Sherrie will make appearances on site as they both help students find the idea in their environment, capturing the rich coloration of the New Mexican high desert in its golden Fall colors.  
What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Field easels will be provided.  
  • Bring paints, brushes, medium, Bounty paper towels and boards. Plexiglas palettes will be provided.
  • You will probably want at least four panels for this portion of the workshop, doing one study each morning and possibly two studies in the afternoon, the last one possibly being a sunset painting. It is probably wise to keep the sizes under 16” x 20” considering the time constraints. 
  • Lunch will be provided the first day at David and Sherrie’s home, but if you want snacks and water before or after lunch, please bring your own for the two days of landscape. The second day lunch will be provided at a local restaurant, The Farm House. These lunches will offer a welcomed respite in the middle of your landscape-painting day. 

Oct. 12 – 14, 2020—Painting the Concept in Still Life Where: Fechin StudioWhen: 9am – 4:30pm
Sherrie (w/help from Jackie)Sherrie will demonstrate still life the first morning to show how she decides on her composition based on an abstract visual idea. She and Jackie will then help students arrange their own set-ups, making sure that there is a solid idea to develop; this will be a vital part of the lesson learned. The rest of the time will be one-on-one critiques and demonstrations on students’ panels when warranted.
What Do I Need to Bring?

  • We supply still life objects, draperies, and flowers
  • We also supply easels, taborets, stools and brush cleaner; you will need to bring all other art supplies. 
  • As for boards, in your own studio, if you have trouble taking a painting further, you may want to try and push past that point by focusing on one painting the entire three days. Beginners and people for whom concept is a new idea may want to do multiple starts to internalize the idea of thinking abstractly. This will help you decide how many boards you’ll want for this portion of the workshop—one or one for each day. 

Oct. 15 – 18, 2020—Painting the Portrait & Costumed Model Where: Fechin StudioWhen: 9am – 4:30pm
David (w/help from Sherrie)David will open the first morning with a portrait demonstration in order to explain the basics of brushwork, edges and color as it relates to the human face. Then David will help students with their work in one-on-one critiques. Sherrie will help as needed. On the 17th Sherrie will do a costumed figure demo to help students who would like to also capture the costumed figure as well.
What Do I Need to Bring?

  • We provide easels, taborets, brush cleaner and stools. You will need to bring all other art supplies. We have a local art store, but their supplies are limited. If you want to buy supplies when you land, Santa Fe has a great art store: https://www.artisansantafe.com. 
  • As for boards, if you would like to do a portrait first and then do a figure second, we’d recommend bringing one smaller canvas for the portrait (16” x 12”) and a canvas 20” x 16” or larger for the figure. There is a place that ships FedEx and UPS and will pack anything to ship home: https://www.taoscrating.com 
  • Taos Crating is open 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday.


Hill Country Arts Foundation

October 28 – 31, 2020 Tuition: $475

(Wed. – Sat.) October 28 – 31, 2020 Tuition: $475

120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram, Texas 78025

If you have ever planned an overseas trip and been inspired to paint, but the thought of packing oil paints and canvases seemed daunting or prohibitive, Stacy Kamin has the solution. 

For years Stacy has been traveling to Europe armed only with a sketchbook, ink pen and a small travel watercolor kit. There she does sketches and takes photos as reference material so that once she returns to her studio, she can recreate these visual ideas in a larger format, and all done while traveling light.  

Now that she has her process down to a science, she can share her supplies and ways of working so that you too can respond artistically to your surroundings even when you travel. She will do demonstrations to explain her process as well as help you transform provided reference material into paintings of yourown. 

In this class you will learn how to compose a painting from sketches and pictures, as well as how to decide what information is relevant to include. This class will focus on creating a unique painting inspired by Stacy’s own beautiful sketches and photos.  if time permits, she will help students decide what reference material would make a beautiful painting of their own and perhaps start that painting. But regardless of time, Stacy will guide students on how to use their reference material to create unique compositions once they’ve returned to their own studios.

Since this is a shorter class, you will learn how to use pictures and sketches to create a painting as practice for work you’ll do on a future trip. You will learn what to look for when choosing a scene so that the result will depict a simple visual idea. 

This is a not-to-be-missed class for anyone contemplating traveling with the idea of gathering material to produce larger works back in your studio, and for someone who wants to travel light. 

*There will be demonstrations and daily individual critiques; all levels are welcome

(Wed. – Sat.) October 28 – 31, 2020

Tuition: $475 for HCAF Members & $500 for Non-Members


To register for a workshop, please call (830) 367-5121


Stacy Kamin/ Instructor


Stacy Kamin/ Instructor

3-Day Workshop 

Date: Friday Sept. 11, 2020-Sunday Sept 13,2020

Cost: $415. early bird, $425. after March 31 (Please email livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com for early bird price)

Installment option available upon request.

WHERE: Liv and Chiu art studio

   1355 Fourth St. 2nd FL, 8A

                 Berkeley, CA 94710

CONTACT: 510-289-5472 


In this oil painting portrait workshop we will examine the classic portrait to understand how painting works. Since oil painting requires a different language than drawing, Stacy will help you understand their important differences.

In this class you will explore the very specific language of painting and how to make translations from reality into paint. You will be introduced to the tools to accomplish this: color temperature, edges, paint quality and composition. 

If you have felt afraid of using oils, Stacy is the perfect instructor to help you overcome your fears and help you achieve beautiful brushwork in your paintings. Informed by her many years of teaching experience here in the United States and abroad, you will learn why painting has been one of the most beloved mediums for artists over the centuries. 

You will paint from live models every day and there will be two portrait demonstrations and individual instruction throughout the week. 



Cost: $415. early bird, $425. after March 31 (Please email livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com for early bird price)

Installment option available upon request.