Students always ask me (Joe) about my favorite suitcases, packs, and clothes to pack when I travel to plein air paint (especially via air). I've pulled out some of my favorites to show you in this video. Check it out! I'll be posting another video about my favorite tools to pack. Look for that soon!
We're spending a little time this October talking about our June 2017 Venice instructor, Patti Mollica. Not only is she a wonderful in-person teacher, but she is an excellent instructional author as well. Patti has written three books: “Modern Acrylics," “Color Theory," and “Acrylics - Getting Started." Each one continuously receives rave reviews. Here’s a couple purchaser praiseworthy comments on each book (taken from Amazon) just to show you how much people get out of working with Patti and her techniques. I mean, how fun would it be to have individualized instruction from her in the piazzas and alongside the canals of Venice?!! A once in a life-time opportunity to say the least. Register for your spot today and snag that early bird special! Check out her books early to get a head start and some inspiration :-).
"LOVE this book. Fun to see different effects and what you can do with acrylics.
Fun to play with and learned a lot." - Barbara
"Well written, easy to follow and far more helpful than volumes 3-4 times in size." - H. Thomas
"Love her technique and this book got me back to painting." - anonymous
"A must book for painters using any medium. This is such an excellent book. I'm so glad the author/artist Patti Mollica wrote it. The many images, diagrams, examples are concise and helpful and inspiring. If you don't already own this book, I highly recommend it." - Elizabeth
"Patti Mollica is brilliant." - DC
"A Gem of a Book" - Katy
"One of the best color theory books I have read. It expains color in a way that is easily understandable.
I have been painting professionally for over 26 years and learned things.” - Angela
“Patti Mollica keeps concepts simple and too the point. Great reference guide!” - Alicia
"Although I am an oil painter, I find this, and all of Patti's instructional material, to be relevant.
An artist can not help but improve using the information she provides." - Diane
We can’t be more excited to have Patti teaching the Venice workshop in June, and here’s just one of the many reasons why: every student who takes a workshops from her loves it and her. Unequivocally loves it! Her style and method of teaching is fun, instructive, inspiring, and well student’s have used the phrases “heel-kicking” and “exhilarating” to describe the experience. She focuses on you as an artist rather than trying to have you copy her. She brings new insight into color, value, brush handling, and so much more. Here’s what some of her past workshop students have had to say, and don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from her in Venice!
From Patti’s students about past workshops of hers:
“All I can say is absolutely fabulous workshop! So content rich!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! You are an amazing, soulful art studies instructor and human being.”
“Best workshop ever. Life changing experience. Patti’s talented, delightful, and offers such great advice and encouragement! A truly inspiring experience!”
“Learned more in Patti’s workshop than in any of the others I’ve attended. The others literally pale in comparison.”
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“Patti Mollica is one of the finest instructorsI have had at HRV, and I have had some great workshops here. She has a well thought out week planned - great reference photos and interesting exercise. I have learned so much about color and brush handling from her. I give her five stars! Terrific workshop!!”
“Best workshop ever! Even if you have been painting for a long time. Topics cover ways to solve ‘what’s wrong here?’ questions, is organized, clear, easy to understand.”
“Thank you so very much. Rather than trying to ‘copy your paintings,’ you gave us concrete concepts that we can grab onto and incorporate in every painting we do. Workshop is honestly the BEST one I have ever taken!! Fantabulous!!”
“Patti’s workshop is an exhilarating, heel-kicking, authentic leap into color and value that will knock your artwork to another level. Don’t miss this workshop!”