Melinda Cootsona's Scheduled Workshops for 2019


January 28 - 30, 2019 Palm Desert, California

Embracing Chaos
Using Cold Wax Medium to Explore New Ideas in Your Work

In this three-day workshop, Melinda will demonstrate numerous techniques using this exciting ‘new’ medium that is rapidly gaining popularity with oil painters.  In addition to speeding up drying time, Cold Wax brings an element of the unexpected to the painting process which is ideal for artists yearning to work more abstractly and intuitively. Known for her abstract figurative work, Melinda will include some focus on the figure, however all subject matter is welcome in this class.  Students will leave with many new techniques and concepts to explore in their own work.
This course is for oil painters. Students should have a working knowledge of oil paint.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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May 17 - 19, 2019 Raleigh, North Carolina

Abstraction, Balance and the Figure
Methods to Abstract the Figure and Background

In this exciting new course, Melinda will focus not only on abstracting the figure, but also truly seeing the entire design of the canvas. Emphasis will be placed on seeing all shapes as equal in importance. Various abstraction approaches will be covered as well as concepts to achieve balance in your abstract work.  You will walk away with specific ideas for abstraction and new ways to bring more emotional content to your work. Students should have a working knowledge of their medium. Oil and Acrylic painters welcome.
This is the same course that I will be teaching in Tustin, CA. (See below)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER


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May 20 - 21, 2019 Raleigh, North Carolina

Embracing Chaos
Using Cold Wax Medium to Explore New Ideas in Your Work

In this two-day workshop, Melinda will demonstrate numerous techniques using this exciting ‘new’ medium that is rapidly gaining popularity with oil painters.  In addition to speeding up drying time, Cold Wax brings an element of the unexpected to the painting process which is ideal for artists yearning to work more abstractly and intuitively. Known for her abstract figurative work, Melinda will include some focus on the figure, however all subject matter is welcome in this class.  Students will leave with many new techniques and concepts to explore in their own work.
This course is for oil painters. Students should have a working knowledge of oil paint.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER


July 10 - 14, 2019 Berkeley, California

YIN/YANG, THE FIGURE AND WAX
with Jerry McLaughlin and Melinda Cootsona
Using the Power of Pervasive Contrast to Enhance and Deepen Your Work.

Melinda and Jerry team up for an intensive five-day workshop exploring abstraction, cold wax and the figure. Learn about the power of 'Pervasive Contrast' and how it can change your approach to abstraction. Focus will be placed on looking at the painting as a whole and seeing the figure and 'setting' as equal and integrated. This workshop is for experienced students who are looking to bring more emotional content into their work as well as develop their skills of abstraction. One-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions with Jerry and Melinda are also included.

THIS COURSE IS FULL. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST.

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October 18 - 20, 2019 Tustin, California

Abstraction, Balance and the Figure
Methods to Abstract the Figure and Background

In this exciting new course, Melinda will focus not only on abstracting the figure, but also truly seeing the entire design of the canvas. Emphasis will be placed on seeing all shapes as equal in importance. Various abstraction approaches will be covered as well as concepts to achieve balance in your abstract work.  You will walk away with specific ideas for abstraction and new ways to bring more emotional content to your work. Students should have a working knowledge of their medium. Oil and Acrylic painters welcome.
This is the same course that I will be teaching in Raleigh, NC. (see above)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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January 27, 2019 Palm Desert

Open Your Studios – How to Price Your Work

Melinda Cootsona is a recognized authority in staging a successful Open Studio. She has hosted over 15 Open Studios, routinely grossing as much as $20,000, and her book “Open Your Studio, Nine Steps to a Successful Art Event” has been an Amazon #1 Best Seller. In this popular lecture, Melinda will focus on how to hold an open studio and price your work, including deciding what to show, how to price, discount, negotiate and even how to handle a price increase. Bring your questions and notepads for this informative afternoon!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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