One of my favorite plein air paintings

Wow, I won a sponsorship  award !!

I was almost too embarrassed to

turn mine in. Turn out it's really stressful

 painting in a competition!

The final painting, "Hard Days Work " 12 x 16 oil on panel Sold

The inspiration!!! I've learned a lot out there painting this year,

I look forward to getting out that more in 2016 and see what

 happens.

Cheers, Dawn

 

"Rainy Days and Bourbon"

Plein air in VA- Highlands. I have been trying to catch a few local spots in between the rain storms.

Street scenes are a struggle for me, so I'm going to work on them and see if I can make a little progress .  

To be clear, I'm not drinking Bourbon - Just painting a colorful Bourbon bar across the street! : )

Click

here

for purchase info

http://mkt.com/dawn-art/rainy-days-bourbon

Cheers,

Dawn

 

Let's get back to painting!

Happy 2016!! It's is hard to believe it's already here. I was able to take a little  time off. Now, I'm looking forward to getting back the studio and classes. I have weekly classes and workshops starting soon. ***Keep an eye out for a new Abstract Workshop, with Lauren Adams, details soon.

WEEKLY CLASSES

Jan - March 1  6:15 pm - 9:30pm, 4 or 8  weeks 

Tuesday Night Painting Studio  -  140.00- 4 weeks, 240.00 - 8 weeks

Jan 20 - Feb 24  Wed 10am - 1 pm,  6 weeks 

Painting Techniques class - 225.00

Check out all classes available online: click 

Classes and Workshops

, choose the Classes and Workshop heading.

WORKSHOPS

Palette Knife One Day Workshops 95.00

Sunflowers - 

 Jan 30, Sat  10:00 - 3:00

Boats -  

Feb 27, Sat  10:00 - 3:00

Plein Air One Day Workshop 

No stress introduction to painting plein air. 75.00

April 16, Sat 10:00 - 3:00

May 7, 

Sat 10:00 - 3:00

Weekend workshop at Parker Ranch

May 20 - 22  

More Info

T

hese will begin with demos and exercises followed by working on a painting.

Coming soon - Abstract Workshop with Lauren Adams

Hope to see you out there.

Happy Painting, Dawn

Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309.

Check out all classes available online: click 

Classes and Workshops

,

Questions? Get in touch

dawn@dawnart.com 

Painting With Color!!

Last weekend I taught a two day workshop on my favorite subject - color! The first day we worked with color mixing, specifically, using the color wheel to make your colors lighter or darker. Working with the color wheel will keep you colors, vibrant and fresh. The next day we tackled making neutrals by working with compliments, and make them recede in space in your paintings.

It was a lot to tackle in a weekend, but everyone did a great job and left the class with a lot more knowledge about paint mixing.  It's easier than you think!!

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving,

Dawn

Summer Art Openings and Classes

Art Gone Wild

  It's that time of year again - Plein Air Paint Out in Zoo Atlanta! 

The event started today and will be going on through out the week. Stop by the Zoo and you will find over 30 artists around the park creating great works of art. So come out  to the zoo and check out the additional "wild Life" in the park.  You won't want to miss the Art show and Silent auction at the Zoo on June 13, 6 - 9 pm. The works created in the park will be on display and available for purchase. A great event and fundraiser for the zoo!  Find out more about the event here - 

http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/artgonewild#u-zktY

Momentum 2015  

Opening Reception Sunday, June 7, 2:30 - 5:30

Stop by the Binders Limelight Gallery and help us celebrate

The Tuesday Night Studio's 11th anniversary art show.

Don't miss a chance to meet all these wonderful artists and celebrate their accomplishments. 

We will have live music and a wine 

tasting as well.

Join us if you can!

Summer Classes

I'm heading up to paint in the Adirondacks, but will be back in time to  hold a 4 week Tuesday night class before heading back up north. This time to paint in New England. YAY!!

Tuesday Open Studio

June 30 - July 21

Summer teaching schedule

I am wrapping classes until the fall and packing my van for a 3 week painting trip, YAY! After looking at my schedule, I decided that I do have time to run a 4 week painting studio class on our usual Tuesday evenings.  Take a look at your summer plans, and if you have time, join me in the Studio! 

Classes begin June 30.  

Happy summer! Dawn

2015 Classes and Workshops

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30    June 30 - July 21

DawnArt Studios

180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA

404 399 0853

dawn@dawnart.com

Full Class Description

Supply list

Directions

Click on the link below to register

4  Week Studio Classes

Joy of Painting - Painting Techniques / Beginning Painting Wed 10 - 12:45

Classes will start back in  September

DawnArt Studios

180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA

404 399 0853

dawn@dawnart.com

Directions

Supply list 

6 week 225.00

Register

                                               This is a techniques class to design to give you the tools needed

 to solve problems in your paintings.  Have you struggled with knowing how to get your creative ideas on the canvas? Than this is the class for your. 

Each class will show a specific painting technique with demos and examples.   Followed by a painting assignment to reinforce the technique. The class will cover composition, value, color . and finishing techniques. You can use my example for your projects or bring in your own photos. All levels are welcome  - 

appropriate for beginners. 

Class size is limited to 6.

Come Paint with me in Callaway Gardens !

April 17 - 19 No Stress Intro to Plein Air.  

Deadline to Registar is April 14

This is a plein air workshop for everybody.  I try to create a relaxed and fun environment for you to learn in. The class will be taught in oils and use palette knife and brush techniques.  I use a limited palette that helps control and harmonize the color and  If you've never tried plein air  and want to give it a try, come on! I even have a few extra plein air easels that you can use if need. I will discus topics ranging from tips on setting up, how to narrow down the scene to dealing with the elements to  flying with your supplies and wet paintings. Each morning will begin with a talk and a demo. Then, I'll help everyone get started and keep working with each student one on one and with group demos. We'll paint at Callaway Gardens, (the azaleas should be in full bloom), and the charming towns in the area, Warm Springs and Pine Mountain. Everything is within a few miles. You'll be surprised how much this area has to offer.

I love to get outside and really try to capture the essence of the landscape.   All levels welcome, even complete beginners. Let me know if you will need an easel as I only have a few. 

We'll paint from 10 - 5 each day.

$255.00   Max 10 Students

100.00 deposit to hold your spot

Pay online 

here 

By check

DawnArt Studios LLC

180 11th ST NE

Atlanta GA 30309

Deadline to Registar is April 14

Any questions? Email me at

 dawn@dawnart.com

or 404 399 0853

Class includes  entrance fee to Callaway Gardens, daily instruction and demos, maps of the area, and a wine and cheese social.

Not included are lodging and meals.

You will need to bring all your painting supplies. 

Supply list 

I will have a limited number of easels for rent for $10. Let me know ahead of time if you need an easel, as I have a limited number.

I have family in the area, so I have a list of great restaurants to try. I'll have those links up soon.

Lodging suggestions

Callaway Gardens

- This is a great option if you'd like to bring the family.  Free access to the park and many of the amenities****If many of you'd like to stay at Callaway, let me know and I'll try to get a group discount.

Pine Mountain

  http://www.pinemountain.org/accommodations

LaGrange  

http://www.priceline.com/

WarmSpring

 http://www.warmspringsga.com/lodgingwarmsprings.htm

Camping / RV

Pine Mountain 

 RV Park http://www.rvcoutdoors.com/pine-mountain/

FDR State Park 

   http://www.pinemountain.org/accommodations/f.d.-roosevelt-state-park/

Spring Schedule

March 28 Tues Painting Studio at DawnArt Studios 

3 day workshops

April 17 - 19

Callaway Gardens/ Warm Springs  - Plein Air Retreat - Azaleas in full bloom!

May 15 - 17

 Parker Ranch -  No Stress plein air workshop

Joy of Painting - Painting Techniques / Beginning Painting March 25 -May 13

Joy of Painting - Painting Techniques 

/ Beginning Painting 

6 weeks

****DATE CHANGE****

April 29 - June  3 

Wed 10:00 am - 12:45pm

DawnArt Studios

180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA

404 399 0853

dawn@dawnart.com

Directions

Supply list

/dawnart/p/supply-lists.html

6 week 225.00

Register

This is a techniques class to design to give you the tools needed to solve problems in your paintings.  Have you  struggled with knowing  how to get your creative ideas on the canvas? Than this is the class for you. Each class will show a specific painting technique, with demos and examples and then have a painting assignment to reinforce the techniques.  The class will cover composition, value, color and finishing techniques. You can use my examples for your projects or bring in your own photo. All levels welcome - appropriate for beginners. You will we able to  leave your wet canvas and supplies in class. Class size limited to 6 students. Street and pay lot parking.

This 6 week session will focus on composition, different ways to begin your paintings and, how to work from photos.

Contact Dawn with any questions

dawn@dawnart.com

3 day workshops

April 17 - 19

Callaway Gardens

/ Warm Springs - Plein Air Retreat - Azaleas in full bloom!

May 14 - 17

Parker Ranch -

No Stress plein air workshop in the beautiful North GA Mountains

Contact Dawn with any questions dawn@dawnart.com or

404-399-0853

Supply lists

http://dawnart.blogspot.com/p/supply-lists.html

See more paintings at 

www.dawnart.com

Check out the class FB page 

Dawnart 

DawnArt at First Thursday Art Walk!

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Featuring Downtown's First Thursday Art Walk & Group Show at Binders, Ponce City Market
Fuse Announcements The Fuse Arts Center offers space for your office, studio, rehearsal, meeting, performance and more. Office and co-working memberships are available at affordable rates. Host your event at the Fuse Arts Center. Contact Joe Winter to schedule a tour today!
Twilight in the Park - Dawn Kinney Martin
First Thursday Art Walk List of Locations & Events
Artworks by Dawn Kinney Martin and Emily Clanton
March 5, 2015 4PM-8PM
Free & open to the public
RSVP
Dawn Kinney Martin is an Atlanta-based artist with national and international collectors. Each year she paints plein air, which is painting on location, and takes photographs on her travels. These are used as reference materials throughout the year at her studio. Recognition for her expressive oil paintings includes acceptance at an Artists in Residence Program in Elizabeth City, NC, June 2013, November 2014 and a Merit Award from Manhattan Arts International Museum in New York for their juried exhibition, Herstory 2004. Check out her website at http://www.dawnart.com.
Emily Clanton is a creative-type living in the Atlanta area. Her latest work is inspired by traditional Japanese painting and her personal investigations into nourishing foods and their affects on the human body. A graduate of the BFA Painting program at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art, Emily appreciates a well-told story, a home cooked meal and tons of color in works of art. Keep up with her on-going material explorations at RatiosAndRecipes.com
RSVP
Fuse Arts Center
115 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
*photo used with permission of Dawn Kinney Martin
C4 Atlanta Juried Exhibition:New Spaces
March 6, 2015 6:30-8PM
Binders Ponce City Market
Free & open to the public
RSVP
Come see how C4 Atlanta member artists tackle new ideas about innovation, community engagement, architecture and more. New Spaces explores the impact of creative placemaking on visual artists and how the arts world intersects with other sectors and the community at large.
All works were selected for exhibition by our panel of jurors: Susannah Darrow with Burnaway, Julie Delliquanti with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Carlton Mackey with the Emory Center for Ethics.
Artists to be featured:
Kat Goduco
Roxane Hollosi
Lauri Jones 
Michael Jones 
Stephanie Lloyd
Deborah Sosower
Diana Toma
RSVP
*photo used with permission of Lauri Jones
C4 Atlanta's programming is made possible with support from
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Georgia Council for the Arts
ArtsGeorgia
Dixon Hughes Goodman
M Rich Center
*Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

End of the year Classes and workshops


1 Day workshop Nov 22 , Sat 10 - 3:30  Color 2 - Controlling  Your Mixtures
DawnArt Studios
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com
Click on the  photo link to register

3 Week Mini Open Studio Tues 6:30 - 9:30  Dec 2 - 16 
DawnArt Studios
$90.00
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com
Click on the link below to register


Capture the light 1 day palette knife workshop
Dec 13, Sat 10 - 3:00
Spruill Art Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, 
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770 394-3447
130.00 

Ready to sigh up for Winter Studio classes

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30    Jan 13 - March 3

DawnArt Studios Midtown, Atlanta
180 11th ST NE
Atlanta GA 30309
Directions
404 399 0853
More info
Click on the link below to register online or pay in the first class

8 week session 240.00
4 week session 140.00
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DawnArt Studios



Dec 2 - 18 Mini Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30  DawnArtStudios

Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill

Winter Schedule in the works

Feb 7  10 - 3 Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Feb 20  2:00 - 5:00 Color confidence 2:00 - 5:00 AME
Feb 21 9:00 - 12:00am Palette Knife Workshop : Vibrant Sky AME
See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

Contact Dawn with any questions dawn@dawnart.com or 404-399-0853

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The Inaugural Class!



 Well, the studio is finally open and last night was the first class. It was such a hubbub of activity, I completely forgot to take any photos. But here it is the next day. I love having all this activity in the studio. Just feels great to walk through it. Maybe next week I'll remember to take a photo of artists at work. 

Happy Painting!

Dawn


                            

Sept 23  Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 4 or 8 weeks DawnArt Studios***FULL***
Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios***Only 2 Spaces Left***
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde
Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill