Celebrating 11 years of painting together - June 7, 2:30 - 5:30

The Tuesday Night Studio's 11th anniversary show at the Limelight Gallery in Binders Art Supplies 

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.

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

Can't make the opening?

The show will be up May 31 - June 26

Binders Lime Light Gallery
3330 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30305

See more photos on our Facebook Event Page

Let's Get to Painting - Winter Classes & Workshops

Spicy Salsa, 12x12 oil on canvas.  Dawn Kinney Martin

Big Sky, 12 x 12 oil on panel, Dawn Kinney Martin

New Studio in Midtown Now Open for Classes

I am very excited about my new teaching space in Midtown. I have recently renovated the apartment in our charming house into a teaching studio

Having my own teaching space allows for lots of extra features you just can't offer at other places.

I hope you can join me for a class or workshop.

We meet on Thursdays for an afternoon of plein air painting. No Cost - Just Fun

Hope to see you out there or in the studio. Happy painting my friends!


Let's get to painting!

I'll be teaching a new painting techniques class Wed mornings, starting Jan 28 in my Midtown Studio. Beginners welcome.

Joy of Painting 

Jan 28 - March 4, Wed 10:00am - 12:45 pm

This is a techniques class designed to give you the tools needed to solve problems in your paintings and help you get your creative ideas onto the canvas.

The class is limited to 6 students - 1 spot available

DawnArt Studios Midtown, Atlanta 

180 11th ST NE

 * Atlanta GA

 30309 * 


Find out More

Very excited to be teaching 2 workshops at the

Art Materials Expo

held at the Gwinnett Center Feb 20 - 22, It's the largest art supply expo in the Southeast. Each class is 65.00 and Ampersand will be giving us free panels to try out. 

Color Class Friday Feb 20 2:00 - 5:00

Palette Knife: Capturing Boats Feb 21 9:00 - 12:00


Vibrant Sky Palette Knife Workshop

Learn to capture the majestic sky. We will paint either a sunset or sunrise 

 with the palette knife.

Feb 28 10 - 3pm

Full class description

Supply List

Callanwolde Art Center

Atlanta GA

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Jan 13 - March 3

DawnArt Studios Midtown, Atlanta 

180 11th ST NE

Atlanta GA 30309



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


***Full*** Next series begins March 24

Mark your calendars for 3-day plein air workshops this spring 

April 17 - 19 Callaway Gardens/ Warm Springs  Plein Air Retreat. The azaleas should be beautiful!

May 14 - 17 Parker Ranch No Stress plein air workshop in the beautiful North Ga Mountains.

If you are new to plein air, but want to give it a try, get in touch. I usually  have a couple of extra 


I'll have more details up right away.

List of Winter Classes

Supply lists

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

Classes at The Artist Materials Expo!

I am very excited to be teaching two workshops at the upcoming Artist Materials Expo Feb 21!

Summer Fun 12x12 oil on panel, palette knife painting. - Dawn Kinney Martin

Saturday, Feb 21, 9:00 - 12:00

Palette Knife Workshop

Room 4B




Supply List



 will be supplying the panels for the class!

I love to be on 


 water and boats are one of my favorite 

things to paint. This 3 hour

s course will cover issues like different way to handle the knife,blocking in design, color mixing , and capturing reflected light. Students

 should expect to 

loosen up and 

 create expressive paintings with a palette. Working with a palette knife allows a broad range of textures.  Students learn the nuances of value, working wet in wet and layering in order to keep colors rich and vibrant.  There will be an emphasis on color mixing and keep you colors clean (no muddy colors) This course will begin with a demo to cover the basic approach.  Demonstrations will continue as well as working one on one with the students as you work on your paintings. All levels welcome. Appropriate for beginners. The class will be taught using oils. Please contact instructor at 


 with any questions.

The class will be taught using oils. Can use Acrylics with a slow drying medium.

Supply List

Dawn Kinney Martin shows and newsletter

DawnArt  - 2 art opening this weekend
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Join us for Plein air Thursday, No cost just fun

Momentum 10
Opening reception this Friday
Friday, June 13, 5pm - 8pm

Stop by and help us celebrate 10 years of painting and show our work together
Click here for full list of galleries and art openings

Arts Gone Wild at Zoo Atlanta

Art sale and silent auction this Saturday 6 - 9
Announcing the Zoo’s first-annual plein air event, “Art Gone Wild,” Over 30 artists have spent the week capture the zoo on canvas. Stop by this Saturday to see  what we've created. An art show and silent auction will take place on Saturday, June 14. Check out the website

Upcoming classes, workshops, and events

 Tuesday Night Painting Studio 
July 8 - July 29 

Tues evenings 6:30 - 9:30   4 week session
As an ongoing class you have lots of flexibility and can always make up classes.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skys, 1 Day 
July 19, Sat 10 - 3:00

Spruill Art Center
Dunwoody GA

Color 1 - Color Confidence  1Day
July 20, Sun 10 - 3:00 
Dawn Art Studios
Atlanta GA

Palette Knife Workshop: Trees, 1 Day 
July 26, Sat 10-3:00
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Atlanta Ga

Color 2 -  Controlling  Your Mixtures
July 27, Sun 10 - 4:00 1 Day workshop 
Dawn Art Studios
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA


Fall ScheduleStill in works but here's what's scheduled so far:

Tuesday Night Painting Studio
Sept 23 -  Nov  18
Tues evenings 6:30 - 9:30
DawnArt Studios

Palette Knife Workshop: Fall Trees 
September 27  @Spruill  Art Center

Plein air workshop: Weekend workshop
Parker Ranch in Clayton GA
Oct 10 - 12

Palette  knife workshop
Nov 1 @ Callanwolde Fine ArtsCenter

Capture the Light: One day workshop 
Dec 13 @ Spruill Art Center

Upcoming Art Shows

Homegrown Decatur - The GA Arts Show
Friday May 23 5 - 10
Stop by and check all the local offerings. Homegrown is now carrying my work. Check back regularly to see what's new!


Decatur Arts Festival - Memorial Day Weekend
Sat - Sun, May 24 & 25, 10am - 6pm
East Ponce de Leon, Decatur GA

I will be in booth 49 which is in front of the Old Court House facing Ponce. Stop by and check out my new paintings! The Decatur show is always so much fun and a great area to hang out. Lots of local art, great restaurants, and music.


Artevaggio - Dreaming, Grand Opening reception June 7 2014 6 - 9 pm
Check out my newest gallery with these group exhibition of national and international artists.
Artevaggio 3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Suite 2003
Duluth GA 30096 
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Binders' Limelight Gallery - Presents Momentum 10 opening Reception June 13, 2014 5 - 8 pm Join me and 10 other artists as well celebrate 10 years of painting and showing our work together. Our 10th anniversary show will be a special night!
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Art show and silent auction June 14
Zoo Atlanta is hosting it first plein air painting event June 2 - 6. Stop by and watch over 20 artists try to capture the scene. You can see the finished work  June 14 from  6 - 9 pm at the Art Sale and Silent Auction.