Join Us For Next Year at The Parker Ranch

Join un in Clayton for the next painting retreat and you can be painting right here on the river!

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Still time to sign up Plein air at Parker Ranch

3 Day Retreat $75 Plus Lodging   May 4 - 6  Friday -  Sunday

Stay together, paint together. The Parker Ranch  in Clayton, GA is a cozy gathering place and a place I go back to year after year. 

Painting Retreat $75

Stay together, paint together. The Parker Ranch  in Clayton GA is a cozy gathering place. The owners, Becky and Paula have hosted my plein workshops several times and they always out do themselves to make sure everyone is comfortable.
 

 Working from the landscape is such a great way to improve your paintings, but it can be overwhelming when just starting out.  I'll help you with tips and tricks to setting up and how to find your focus. This is a painting retreat with a loose structure and limited instruction. I will be available to give advice as you paint or you can strike out on your own.  This year, I would love for us to hit the town of Clayton for a night painting as well. ( optional - but fun!!) I love the energy working outdoors brings to my paintings and I think you will too.
Retreat Times
 2 - 6 Friday,  10 - 5 Saturday,  10 - 2:30  Sunday (optional night painting on Friday or Saturday ) 

 

Join me for a relaxing weekend painting  and camaraderie in the beautiful North GA  mountains.
Cost - $75 for the retreat pay here  and $140 for a single room/ $70 shared room a night for the rooms - reserve with Becky at Parker Ranch and pay her directly.  Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566

Retreat Includes daily tips in the field as needed, nightly critique, and social hour with wine and cheese. Breakfast each morning is provided by the Ranch with your reservation. 

Deadline to sign up is April 2nd.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge
Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566

You can request a private or shared room.

What's not included:
Lodging
Lunches and dinner
Painting supplies

Supply list

This is a rain or shine event. Bring photos to work from just in case we have bad weather. There are plenty of covered porches we can paint from as well

Here is a link  to a great post from fellow artist Lori Putman with tips for flying with you paints.
http://www.loriputnam.com/blog/taking-flight-tips-for-the-winged-artist/

** I have a few extra plein air easels if you are new. Just let me know right away if you need one.

Find out more HERE
Deadline to sign up is April 2nd.

Other Classes and Workshops


For more info, check out  my  Classes page. 

Hooray for spring!
Dawn

DIY Palette Box and Wet Panel Carrier

As I am getting ready for the 3 day painting retreat at The Parker Ranch in Clayton, I thought I would share this earlier post on how to build a palette box. If you are handy, it's nice to make your own! - Dawn

In a recent Plein air workshop, one of the students asked me to share how I made my palette box and wet panel carrier. Of course I've had that on my to do list for months, but that was the motivation I needed to get my to sit down and work on it.

A portable palette box and wet panel carrier for plein air

I typical paint 12 x 16 when working plein air, so I made the bottom of the box large enough to hold that size once I put the sides on. 13x 17 plus the handles.  Once I had the back cut out, I cut out the space that will go around my tripod. I used the jigsaw and drill with a spade bit to make this cut.

Now I have base of the palette box, I made the sides. I used  1/2 inch oak for this and cut them to size using the miter saw. Next I cut a block to bring the handle up to the same height as the sides. Now I put an adjustable bracket on the handle that will hold it on to the tripod.

This is a close up of the handle.  I mitered the top piece so that it can easily slide on to the tripod and the tension will hold the box in place. Also, it can be adjusted if I ever change tripods. 

Time for the folding shelves. I made two sides for the shelves first to make sure I had the measurements right, then cut the panels to make the tops. Glueing and nailing them to the frames

Okay ready for the hinges. I ran four small hinges down each side. 

Here's the completed box. I put blocks on the back as well with enough open space for me to guide the panels in. I have clips on the sides that will hold the panels in place.  It will hold 2 panels facing each other with plenty of space between them to keep them from touching. 

I also stapled elastic to the sides, that holds my palette knives, brushes and small tubes of paint. Then put mirror hangers on the sides and attach a shoulder strap and voila!!

Okay, there you have it. I hope it's helpful  

Thanks Megan for motivating me to actually do this. Let me know if you have any question!

 

 

Time to finish!

All of us get so excited about the next painting or next project. I love to get started! But as the days go by and so many things need attention, it can be hard to keep that energy going......and finish the painting! So, over the holiday break from classes, I am going to tackle my homework pile. This 30" x 40" painting is the first on my list. Time to revisit Vernazza and see if I can finish it. This poor thing has been sitting in the studio for years, just waiting on 


Painting Away in the Adirondacks!

 Painting the week away with friends in the upper Adirondacks! What a way to spend the week!  For a week in June a group of about 100 artists arrive at Paul Smith College in upstate New York for a week of plein air painting and fellowship.

These are a few painting I worked on during the week along with one someone painted of me while out in the field. This is my second year going to the Adirondack Plein Air Invitational. I love having a week with no distractions,  just paint all day. A great way to make improvements in your work and catch up with friends. 

Dogwoods are in bloom in Atlanta

After painting for months, I am so excited the

Dogwood Festiva

l is almost here! I have all new

paintings and I can wait to see what people think.

Artist Market hours

Friday 12 - 7

Saturday 10 - 7

Sunday 10 - 7

I'll be in booth 120 close to the 14th street entrance off Piedmont.

There are so many great things to do at the

Dogwood Festival

. Music last until 11PM Friday and Saturday. There will be cooking and painting demos. Come out and enjoy the show.

It's going to be a beautiful weekend!!

Check out the website for a list of all the events.

Hope to see you there!

Dawn

Happy painting!                           

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Vibrant Sky Workshop

Vibrant Sky Workshop 

Big Sky

16x16 oil on panel 

In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Working with a palette knife to create 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 keeping 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, including beginners. The class will be taught using oils. Make sure to bring a sack 

lunch and any snack and drinks that you need. There are no close by restaurants.

 Min. 4, max. 14.

Sat Feb 28 10:00 - 3:00

Callanwolde Art Center

Atlanta GA

Supply list below

120.00 

 Registration

Follow the restoration link and scroll down until you see class code PAD121 Palette knife workshop: vibrant sky.

Let me know if you have any questions

dawn@dawnart.com

Hope to see you there

Supply List Vibrant Sky Workshop

Bring what you have but this is what you need for class. 

I prefer working in oils because my mixture will stay wet for the class. Acrylic will  dry quickly  so you will need to keep them wet with water or a retarder.

Here is a list of suggested colors. But bring what you have. I like to have cool or neutral yellow, a warm blue, and a cool red and blue. Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Sienna are just great to mix with. 

** See more about pigment codes below*

  • Pick a cool red - Alizarin Crimson Pigment code PR83, or Permanent Rose Pigment code PV19 (primary).
  • Pick a warm red -  Such as a Naphthol Red pigment code PR170, a Cadmium Red or hue - (either the light of the medium), the Cad light, PR108, will be more orange and the Cad Med, also PR108, will be more scarlett. An orange such as Cad Orange will work as well
  • Pick a cool or neutral Yellow - *Cadmium Yellow Light, PY 35 or PY3, or Cadmium Lemon PY 35 (primary), or Hansa Yellow PY 74
  • Pick a cool blue -  Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB 15 (primary), Cerulean Blue Chromium PB36. Prussia Blue, Manganese Blue – Just fine
  • Pick a warm blue - Ultramarine Blue PB29 , or Cobalt Blue PB 28 
  • Titanium white   5OZ Tube  (Opaque wihte)
  • Yellow Ochre PY 42, or Yellow Oxide, either will be fine will be fine. (Great for Mixing)
  • Sap green or any warm green (mixture & gray for mixing)

Optional colors to add later

Naphthol Red/ Cadmium Red or hue / an orange (Warm Red)

Dioxide Purple 

(Combo of the  red and blue primaries - great for mixing)

Burnt Sienna (Great for Mixing)

  • 9 x 12, 12 x 12,12 x 16 or panel or larger (panels work better for palette knife, but canvas is fine for all other classes) Bring extra panels or canvas pad for practice
  • Acrylic and oil disposable Palette Pad 9 x12 . You can use a roll wax paper 
  • Palette knives  plastic or metal  - The  plastic 5 pack at Binders is great for beginners

***If just buying one get Utrecht 1003 or one similar to the image below

Paint thinner to help base coat your canvas. Turpenoid  or liquid for oils -  water for acrylics

  • Sketch pad
  • Pencil
  • Roll of paper towels

This is the end of the supply list - the rest is just useful info

If using oils you may want LIQUIN IMPASTO or Solvent 

to extend the paint

If using acrylics you will need a 

slow drying medium

 or 

retarder 

and spray bottle for water to help slow the dry time.

* All have the same code PY35. Make sure to open the tube on Cad yellow light, Lemon and some times Cad Yellow Medium and check to see it doesn't have an orange tint. Same name and pigment code Cad Yellow - but some are neutral and some have too much red. Cad Lemon should be the coolest. You can always add red, but you can’t take it out**

**Where do you find the pigment codes and what does it tell me? 

Manufacturers are free to give their art supply colors whatever name they deem appropriate. Different manufacturers give different names to the same color, even if the same  pigments are used. Therefore, names may vary from one brand to another. I tend to buy single pigments except for color that I mix all the time. If love a mixture that I don’t want to buy, often the codes on the back will tell me how to mix it myself. Also, I like working with a lot of transparent colors. You can always add a touch of white to make them opaque.

Alizarin Crimson PR: 83 (single pigment)

PR: 83 – The first letter Identifies whether a pigment or a dye is used. Here the P indicates that a pigment is used.

PR: 83 – The second letter identifies the pigment code. Here, the pigment code stands for red.

PR: 83 – The number indicates the specific pigment number.

Sap Green PG7, PY75, PBk9 (mixture of three pigments)

***If just buying one, pick one of these

This is a good 

variety to started

March 24 Spring Tues Painting Studio starts back Dawn Art Studios.

             3 Day Workshops

         April 17 - 19 Callaway Gardens/ Warm Springs  - Plein Air Retreat - Azaleas in full bloom!

         May 22 - 26 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.htm

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See more paintings at www.dawnart.com

1 Day workshop Nov 22 , Sat 10 - 3:30 Color 2

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
Color Confidence 2 -  Learn to control your mixtures
Now that you have mastered pure color and are comfortable moving color from one hue to another, learn how to manipulate your colors to make neutrals, and make colors recede back in space.  In this class you will learn the best way to get the most life out of your mixtures and how to keep your mixture clean and other store bought hues.
                                                                                                              DawnArt Studios LLC 
                                                                                                                        180 11th ST NE, 
                                                                                                                      Atlanta Ga 30309
                                                                                                                          404 399 0853
Click on the  photo link below to register online, by email dawn@dawnart.com

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Happy painting!                             
Classes start back soon.


Dec 2, 9, 16  Mini Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30  DawnArtStudios
Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

Winter Schedule in the works


Jan 17 10 - 3  Palette Knife Workshop: Boats on the Water Spruill
Jan 28 - March 4  Wed 10:00 am - 12:45pm Joy of Paintng - painting techniques / beginning painting  DawnArt Studios
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
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1 Day workshop 10 - 3:00 Sat, Feb 7, Color 1 Class


1 Day workshop 10 - 3:00  Sat, Feb 7, Color 1 Class
DawnArt Studios
180 11th St NE, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com

Paint with Color Confidence! Have you been struggling trying to controlling color in your art? Do you mix a lot of mud? Well, no more. This class will have you painting with color confidence.
You will learn about pure color and why it is so important, how to bend a color, how to use the color wheel to lighten and darken your colors, and more. The first half of the workshop will demonstrate the color mixing lessons, then students will be able to apply their new knowledge with a painting. You will finish a painting in class and you are going to love it! All levels welcome.


Supply listSupply list
DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
Click on the  photo link below to register online, by email dawn@dawnart.com
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Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

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.

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This Saturday - 1 Day Workshop Nov 1, Sat 10-3:00 Palette Knife: Landscape

1 Day Workshop Nov 1, Sat 10-3:00  Palette Knife: Landscape

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
404.872.5338 
980 Briarcliff Rd Atlanta GA
 $110
Course code 7592
Full Class Description

In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Working with a palette knife to create 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 missing and keep you colors clean (no muddy colors). Also, as a landscape class, it will address how to make your colors recede to suggest distance. 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 dawn@dawnart.com with any questions.


Winter Schedule in the works


Feb 28 Palette Knife Workshop : Vibrant Sky Callanwolde

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

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


DawnArt Studios
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com
January 13 - March 3, Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30

This course emphasizes artistic development in a relaxed and fun studio environment with a variety of music to keep you motivated. You will work on your own projects, using any medium you choose,  You are encouraged to pursue individual interests and further develop your unique style. Self expression is the joy of painting. My goal is to help you get the art inside you on to the canvas through guidance, motivation and demonstrations of techniques. There will be class demos as well as individual assistance. Bring your painting supplies and reference materials to the first class sessions and be prepared to work. This is an on going class that offers a lot of flexibility for the students.  You can always make up missed classes. If you know you will miss a few classes, just sign up for 4 weeks and come any time over the 8 week class. 
Be a part of it, ongoing students are invited to participate in the 11 annual art show at Binders. Please contact the instructor with any questions about materials and what to bring for the first class. This class is open to all students regardless of your level of training or ability. Beginners welcome. You can leave your materials in the studio while taking classes. Tables, chairs, and storage shelves are available. If you work on an easel, you’ll need to bring your own. I do have a few extras, but I can’t guarantee one for every class.
Click on the link below to register online or pay in the first class

8 week session 240.00
4 week session 140.00
https://squareup.com/market/dawn-art/week-tuesday-painting-studio

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Directions 
DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
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Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

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.

Check out the class FB page Dawnart Classes




1 Day Workshop 10:00-3:00 Sat, Sept 27

1 Day Workshop 10:00-3:00 Sat, Sept 27  
Palette Knife Workshop:Fall Trees  
Spruill Art Center 770 394-3447
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, 
Dunwoody, GA 30338
130.00 or 110.00 for members
In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Working with a palette knife to create 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 missing 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 dawn@dawnart.com with any questions.


Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           


                            

Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde
Nov 2 - 9 Splash Week, Elizabeth City, NC . Week long painting event Plein air & Studio****More info soon****

Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill 
See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

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6 Week Painting Studio Wed 6:30 – 9:30 Oct 1 - Nov 12

6 Week Painting Studio Wed 6:30 – 9:30  Oct 1  - Nov 12
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center  404.872.5338 
980 Briarcliff Rd Atlanta GA
Full Class Description
180.00
Register 
Supply list 
Directions
Painting Studio Wed 6:30 – 9:30   6 Weeks  190.00

This course emphasizes artistic development in a relaxed and fun studio environment with a variety of music to keep you motivated. Regardless of your level of training or ability, you work on your own projects, using any medium you choose, in this self-paced class. You are encouraged to pursue individual interests and further develop your unique style. The instructor is available for guidance, motivation and demonstrations of technique. There will be class demos as well as individual assistance.  Bring your painting supplies and reference materials to the first class sessions and be prepared to work. This is an on-going class that offers a lot of flexibility for the students. Being a part of it, on-going students are invited to participate in the 11th annual art show at Binders. Please contact the instructor with any questions about materials and what to bring for the first class.


Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           


                            

Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde
Nov 2 - 9 Splash Week, Elizabeth City, NC . Week long painting event Plein air & Studio****More info soon****
Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill 
See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

Check out the class FB page Dawnart Classes



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

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

This a a great painting event   - not to be missed
210.00 for the weekend
Lodging, breakfast, social hour included in price.
50.00 for the class and 80.00 a night for the lodge - you can't beat it!!  
Room arrangements must be made through Becky at Parker Lodge,
Becky Hoover   becky@parkersranch.com
404-373-0566
Becky is offering the painters a reduced rate of 80.00 a night. (Big thank you - it's peak time)
She is a wonderful host and will take great care of you. Make sure to let Becky know if you'd like to share the room with a friend.

This will be a relaxed painting event in the mountain during the beautiful fall color.  We will meet after breakfast, around nine and go to our first painting  location.  Take a break for lunch and the paint  some more.There will be demos on how to set up your work space and how to get started, along with individual  instruction during the day.  This is your painting experience, so get in as much as you'd like. you can also set up at the lodge to paint. It's up to you. We will me back at the lodge around 5 for a 6:00 wine social before dinner.
Click on the  photo link below to register For the class.





































Happy painting!                             
Classes start back soon.
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks

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Palette Knife Workshop:Trees




Palette Knife Workshop:Trees
In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore
techniques used to create expressive paintings with
a palette knife. Working with a palette knife as well
as with paint additives to create 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. Paint a landscape with trees, and cover issues
like making trees recede in space and how to paint
the sky. Begins with painting demo to cover the basic
approach, and continues with demos and working
one on one. Appropriate for beginners. Taught using
oils, but you may use acrylics. Supply list online; please
touch base with Dawn (dawn@dawnart.com) if you
have questions. Bring a sack lunch. Min. 4, max. 10.
Instructor: Dawn Kinney Martin
Callanwolde Fine Art Center
Fee: $110
Class Code 7396
Saturday, July 26

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Supply List Palette Knife Workshop / Beginning painting
For questions  email dawn@dawnart.com

If you already have paints, bring what you have but this is what you need for class.
I prefer working in oils because my mixture will stay wet for the class. Acrylic will dry quickly  so you will need to keep them wet with water or a retarder.

Here is a list of suggested colors. But bring what you have. I like to have Cadmuim Yellow and a warn red and blue and a cool red and blue. Sap Green, Naples Yellow. and Burnt Sienna are just great to mix with, but you don't have to have them.
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium yellow, or hue   
  • Ultramarine blue or phtalo blue
  • Sap green
  • Titanium white   5OZ Tube 
  • Yellow Ochre  or Yellow Oxide  or Naples Yellow. Any will be fine
  • Optional colors
  • Burnt sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Naphthol Red/ Cadmuim Red or hue / an orange- Optional
  • 12x12, 12 x 16 Canvas  or larger
  • Acrylic and oil disposable Palette Pad 9 x12 . You can use a roll wax paper
  • Palette knives  plastic or metal  - The plastic 5 pack is great to start with
  • If just buying one get  Utrecht 1003
  • Sketch pad 
  • Pencil
  • Roll of paper towels 
If using oils you may want LIQUIN IMPASTO to extend the paint
If using acrylics you will need a spray bottle

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!             

July 27 Color 2 - Controlling  Your Color Mixtures

Fall Schedule
Still 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
Paint the Fall colors
Parker Ranch in Clayton GA
Oct 10 - 12 Friday - Sunday

210.00 includes  instruction, lodging, breakfast, and social hour

Palette  knife workshop
Nov 1 @ Callanwolde Fine ArtsCenter

Palette Knife Workshop Capture the Light 
Dec 13 @ Spruill

See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.







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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!

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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.

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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.





Tues Evening Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 Sept 23 - Nov 18

                                        Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30    Sept 23 - Nov  18

DawnArt Studios
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com
September 23 - November 18, Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30
No Class Nov 4th

This course emphasizes artistic development in a relaxed and fun studio environment with a variety of music to keep you motivated. Regardless of your level of training or ability, you work on your own projects, using any medium you choose, in this self-paced class. You are encouraged to pursue individual interests and further develop your unique style. The instructor is available for guidance, motivation and demonstrations of technique. There will be class demos as well as individual assistance. Bring your painting supplies and reference materials to the first class sessions and be prepared to work. This is an on going class that offers a lot of flexibility for the students. Be a part of it, ongoing student are invited to participate in the 11 annual art show at Binders. Please contact the instructor with any questions about materials and what to bring for the first class.

Click on the link below to register online or pay in the first class

8 week session 240.00
4 week session 140.00
https://squareup.com/market/dawn-art/week-tuesday-painting-studio

Supply list
Directions 
DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
Click on the  photo link below to register online, by email dawn@dawnart.com

























Happy painting!                             
Classes start back soon.
***Only 3 spaces left ***Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks
Nov 2 - 9 Splash Week, Elizabeth City, NC . Week long painting event Plein air & Studio****More info soon****

See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.





Plein air painting weekend retreat!

Mark you calendars for May 30 - June 1. The plein air group is headed to the Parker Ranch for a great weekend of plein air painting. We can come up Friday evening or Saturday morning, it's up to you. I am going to arrive on Friday so I can start painting right away. This is a wonderful lodge in Clayton Ga. I have been talking with the owner Becky and she is giving us 20% off the rooms, covering the taxes, and feeding us breakfast as well! Contact Becky directly to reserve your room.
Becky Hoover
becky@parkersranch.com
The Parker Ranch
404-373-0566

Before heading to town for dinner on Saturday, let's have a wine and cheese happy hour in the lodge. After breakfast on Sunday, we can head out for a little more painting before heading home, or just relax, it's all up to you. This is not a class just a great opportunity to paint with friends and make new ones.
http://www.parkersranch.com/#!about-us/c6cz

A little about the lodge. It's a laid back lodge built in the 1907 as an Atlanta family summer home in Clayton GA. It has 6 rooms all with private baths. Some room are double occupancy - two beds - so you can share a room if you'd like. Just let Becky know when you call or email. Clayton is about 1hour and 45 minutes from Atlanta and should be a pretty easy drive. The Ranch is about one mile from downtown Clayton with good restaurants and lots of charm.

Happy Painting!

Dawn