Workshops

Painting Workshops and Local Classes

National/International and LaPorte, CO Studio


The workshops welcome all levels of students. The demonstrations and instruction are for oils but those well versed in pastel and acrylic are welcome to join us. The painting instruction will benefit the experienced students wanting to enhance their skills as well as the novice oil painters looking for more confidence and a solid background in the basics.

Both plein air and studio workshops are offered. The focus is not only on painting but on solid composition, creating atmospheric perspective, understanding color temperatures and values. The students will develop their individual abilities while enhancing their own creative styles. The workshop emphasis will be on oils but artists familiar with other mediums are welcome.

For a workshop flyer or schedule of local classes please email from this site. If you would like to be notified of future workshops please provide an email address. Your email/address information is kept private and used only for Jeanne Mackenzie workshop notifications.

 

MACKENZIE STUDIO CLASSES

LAPORTE, COLORADO

Winter SESSION 2015  /  Next Studio classes:  Wed. and Thurs. /  9am-3pm

January 8,7,14,15,21,    February 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26    March 4,5,11,12

Call for workshop flyer- 970-215-9220


 

COLORADO WORKSHOPS


2/21/2015 9/5/2015

 

UPCOMING COLORADO WORKSHOPS

The workshops are available to all levels of students. The painting instruction will benefit the experienced students wanting

to enhance their skills as well as the novice oil painters looking for more confidence and a solid background in the basics.

TYPES OF WORKSHOPS

- PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP 

This outdoor painting class will help you learn to tackle the immense subject matter around us. The focus is not only on

painting but on solid composition, creating atmospheric perspective, understanding color temperatures and values.

The students will develop their individual abilities while enhancing their own creative styles and learning

to feel comfortable on location. 

- STUDIO 'PLEIN AIR' WORKSHOP

Make your studio paintings look as spontaneous as your plein air paintings done on locations. Often we paint 'plein air'

with a sense of bravado and then tighten up when we work from a photo. During the class we will use photo references

while learning how to treat them as if painting the scene live. Emphasis will be on choosing good composition, an inviting

design, correct values and color that sings. 

 

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

2-DAY STUDIO 'PLEIN AIR'

FEBRUARY 21-22 , 2015

Learn how to interpret photos to make your paintings 'real'. This studio class will help to liven-up

your brush strokes and achieve the correct color. We will have an optional day for personal critiques, taking

your studies up in size and taking your art to the next level ($75). This is a great class to get you ready for the

Pikes Peak Plein Air. 

CONTACT: KEN SHANIKA -  EMAIL

 

ESTES PARK, COLORADO
2-DAY STUDIO 'PLEIN AIR'
AUGUST 21 and 22, 2015 (revised date)
$195
ART CENTER OF ESTES PARK

Learn to paint the beautiful Rocky Mountains from the comfort of the studio.

We will take the stupendous local scenery and give it the energetic feel of a plein air painting.

Working from photos we will learn to put in the aerial perspective and stunning colors of the

mountain peaks and valleys.


OURAY, COLORADO
3-DAY PLEIN AIR
AUGUST 24-26, 2015
$350
The Ouray area has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Colorado. This plein air is for all levels
and will help you tackle the spectacular subject in front of us. August is a wonderful month to paint the 
mountain and riparian landscapes. 
CONTACT: SHEELEIGH - EMAIL

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

2-DAY STUDIO 'PLEIN AIR' / 2-DAY PLEIN AIR

SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2015 (revised date)

$450

STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM 

Make your studio paintings look as spontaneous as your plein air paintings done on location.

This will be both 2-day studio and 2-day plein air workshop. We will work on studio skill exercises

to set us up for confidence and competency out in the field and then take what we learn outdoors.

This class will help you loosen up and become more spontaneous with your painting.

This will be a great warm up for those attending the Steamboat Plein Air.

CONTACT: DOTTIE -970-870-1755 

STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM

 

PAINTING PARADISE- Dive, Snorkel, Paint

Roatan, Honduras
6/6/2015 6/13/2015

ROATAN ISLAND, HONDURAS    

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP JUNE 6-13, 2015

$2217.00 / Key Island Deluxe double-occupancy

       Includes Snorkel/Dive Package plus Painting Workshop and

       all artist supplies. 

Non artist companion:

       $1,652 - Resort Package

       $1,912 - Snorkel Package 

       $2,012 - Dive Package

 

Website and to register -   ANTHONY'S KEY RESORT  (listing under 'packages')

 

During our week at Anthony's Key Resort, you will learn to paint the paradise around you. Snorkel or dive (or just chill) in the morning and then, after lunch, come paint the beautiful landscape of the island of Roatan. There is no need to bring art supplies as all materials are provided. Roatan is a very safe island. The resort is all inclusive and the little nearby town is a delight to visit and paint. The island is only a two hour flight from Houston. Come share a little bit of paradise.

 

Includes:

  • 4 Art Instruction days at the Resort and in Sandy Bay
  • All art supplies provided- brushes, canvas, water based oil paint, wet paint carrier to take painting home, easel loaner
  • 7 nights accommodations at Anthony's Key Resort
  • Full American Meal Plan (3 meals daily)
  • 2 single boat dives/ or snorkeling boat trips per day
  • Air tanks, weight belts and weights-other equipment can be rented 
  • Day excisions to Maya Key, Island Fiesta Night, Dolphin Show and Kayaking.
  • pick up/ drop off at airport

Does Not Include:  Airfare/ adult beverages

QUESTIONS: Jeanne-970-215-9220


Printable  ROATAN FLYER

 

PAINT VENICE PLEIN AIR

Venice, Italy
10/3/2015 10/10/2015
Il Chiostro

 

VENICE, ITALY

OCTOBER 3-10, 2015

All levels

Double Occupancy- $2,495

Single Supplement (limited available) $450

Non-artist Participant- $2,350

 

During this week in the always inspirational city of Venice, participants will be treated in individual attention, detailed instruction and demonstrations. Although a beautifully challenging subject we will work at compelling composition, correct values and exciting color. There will also be plenty of independent time to work and to explore (museums, cafes, outer islands). We will have one studio within the courtyard convent where we are staying; the other studio is Venice itself: cafes, canals, architecture, and campos (squares) where we will work to capture the incredible light and color of  Venice. Oils will be the primary medium, but those well versed in other mediums are welcome. 

 

Includes:

  • Plein Air Workshop tuition
  • 7 nights accommodations - single or double room with private bathroom and shower
  • Daily Venetian breakfast
  • 5 dinners at local restaurants, including wine
  • Guided tour of Venice
  • Selected excursions to outer islands
  • Meet up at Airport

Note: If you are traveling alone, we can match you with a roommate.

Price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Lunch, Independent meals and sight-seeing
  • Museum entry fees, Art supplies
  • Local transportation: vaporettos, water taxis
Registration:  web site: IL CHIOSTRO /  EMAIL / 800-990-3506
Questions: Jeanne- 970-215-9220
Printable VENICE FLYER

 

PAINT SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE 2016

LOT River Valley, FRANCE
5/1/2016

Plein Air in Southwestern France

Upcoming 2016 workshop

At Domaine du Haut Baran, Lot River Valley, France

 

 

The Workshop:

Join Jeanne Mackenzie in the luminous countryside of France. Painting instruction will be in oils but other mediums are welcome. Come for beginning plein air instruction or just some personal mentoring, sketching or local photos.  May is a wonderful time for poppies and wisteria, food markets and century old farm buildings. There will be many relaxing paint mornings/afternoon but also many opportunities to explore the area and indulge in wonderful meals and wines.  Domaine du Haut Baran has loaner French paint easels if you would like to leave your easel at home. There are lots of activities for non-painters.

 

Domaine du Haut Baran country house:

This beautiful French country house is owned and managed by an American couple, William and Rosalie Haas. It is a two hour drive from Toulouse Airport, featuring bedrooms with modern, private bathrooms, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. William, of French descent and fluent in both French and English, provides transportation for the airport and serves as a guide on painting excursions to small villages, medieval castles, vineyards and farms. The beautiful grounds offer many vistas to paint as well as having a large studio for rainy days.

 

Workshop Includes:

  • 7 days painting in southwestern France
  • 7 nights accommodations at Haut Baran (double occupancy)
  • Daily continental breakfasts (best croissants!)
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners (wine included)
  • Transportation for painting/tour sites
  • Guided tours by William Haas
  • All taxes and free Wifi
  • Studio and French easel use
  • Transportation to/from Toulouse Airport (everyone picked up at same time)

 

What is not included:

  • Air Fare
  • Some meals, personal items, tips and phone calls
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Details

Jeanne Mackenzie- 970-215-9220/ jeanne@jeannemackenzie.com

William or Rosalie Haas-  hautbaranfrance@gmail.com