Melinda Cootsona‘s Scheduled Workshops for 2020

Final Dates and Times are being scheduled for a few more workshops so be sure to be on my mailing list for all announcements. As always, THANK YOU for your interest! I look forward to working with you! Join Newsletter

 

January 27 – 29, 2020, Palm Desert, California
Create Center - Registration Open Soon

Stay in the Play
Techniques in Abstraction and Figurative Work

Do you have moments of complete frustration with your work? We all do. In this course Melinda will help you to embrace those moments and learn to work with the idea of Chaos and ‘The Uglies’ in your paintings for as long as possible in order to achieve rich work with history and lasting interest.
We will look at the Elements of Design to give you some concrete ideas in abstraction that can help a painting move forward. These Elements, mixed with several Approaches to Figurative Abstraction will spark your creativity and give you lots to work on going forward. Join Melinda Cootsona in this fast-paced workshop as we learn “Stay in the Play” to find our most authentic work.
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced level students. Oil paint or Acrylic paint is acceptable. Some cold wax techniques (for oil painters) will be discussed, however, this is not a cold wax specific course. 

 
”Palm Cafe” - Cootsona

”Palm Cafe” - Cootsona


January 30-31, 2020 , Palm Desert, California
Create Center - Registration Open Soon

Techniques in Cold Wax Medium

In this two-day workshop, Melinda will demonstrate numerous techniques using this exciting 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.
Students who participate in both the “Stay in the Play” workshop and the Cold Wax workshop, will be able to further develop their paintings as well as learn new techniques.
This course is for oil painters. Students should have a working knowledge of oil paint. Cold Wax and Solvent will be provided. A $25 material fee will be collected at the workshop.

 
Catalina by Cootsona

Catalina by Cootsona


March 23 - 27, 2020 San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

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

Melinda and Jerry team up again for this 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 at the request of each student. The combination of Jerry and Melinda is alchemy at its finest! Come join us and transform your work at this very special workshop.

“On a scale from 1 to 10...a 15!!!”
~ Mary Ellen A.

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION
AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.


Cootsona

Cootsona

McLaughlin

McLaughlin


August 14 -16, 2020 Bainbridge Island, Washington
Winslow Art Center Register Now

Embracing Chaos
Techniques in Abstraction and Figurative Work

Do you have moments of complete frustration with your work? We all do. In this course Melinda will help you to embrace those moments and learn to work with the idea of Chaos and ‘The Uglies’ in your paintings for as long as possible in order to achieve rich work with history and lasting interest.

We will look at the Elements of Design to give you some concrete ideas in abstraction that can help a painting move forward. These Elements, mixed with several Approaches to Figurative Abstraction will spark your creativity and give you lots to work on going forward. Join Melinda Cootsona in this fast-paced workshop as we embrace chaos and make history together! 

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced level students. Oil paint or Acrylic paint is acceptable. Some cold wax techniques will be discussed, however, this is not a cold wax specific course. 

Includes Artist’s talk on the evening of August 13.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

 
Shadows and Steps - Cootsona

Shadows and Steps - Cootsona


June 7 - 13, 2020 Competa, Spain

Journeys in Abstraction. Register Now
Melinda Cootsona and Pauline Agnew team up once again!

Join us in 2020 in magical Spain! Every countryside is unique; the viridians, grays and violets of Ireland; the ochres, olives and cobalts of California. Come and capture the unique colors, forms and essence of Competa and its surroundings, in this five-day transformational workshop with Pauline Agnew and Melinda Cootsona, two highly regarded painting teachers internationally, who are combining their impressive range of skills on this occasion, to create a dynamic range of approaches to painting. Attention will be given to each individual’s goals to create a truly unique learning experience.

In this workshop you will…

  • Have 5 days of intensive painting tuition with Pauline and Melinda.

  • Learn to use the colors, shapes, lines and textures of a specific place to influence and develop stronger compositions and content in your paintings.

  • Use landscape, the figure and abstraction, to create work with more history and depth. Experience “Stay in the Play” and how to look at ‘mistakes’ in the painting process as portals of discovery and joy!

  • Learn to work from on-site sketches and photo references to jumpstart a painting. All in the beautiful Spanish countryside!

  • Look at how art journeys have helped transform and refresh artists work throughout history right up to today, and understand what insights we can gain from their discoveries.

  • Have one-on one time with Pauline and Melinda to address artistic goals and professional development issues specific to each student.

For more information and to Register CLICK HERE!

Competa, Spain

Competa, Spain

Pauline and Melinda

Pauline and Melinda

Hotel Pool

Hotel Pool


September 22 - 24, 2020, Tustin, California
Kara Bullock Studio - Registration Open Soon

Stay in the Play
Techniques in Abstraction and Figurative Work

Do you have moments of complete frustration with your work? We all do. In this course Melinda will help you to embrace those moments and learn to work with the idea of Chaos and ‘The Uglies’ in your paintings for as long as possible in order to achieve rich work with history and lasting interest.
We will look at the Elements of Design to give you some concrete ideas in abstraction that can help a painting move forward. These Elements, mixed with several Approaches to Figurative Abstraction will spark your creativity and give you lots to work on going forward. Join Melinda Cootsona in this fast-paced workshop as we learn “Stay in the Play” to find our most authentic work.
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced level students. Oil paint or Acrylic paint is acceptable. Some cold wax techniques (for oil painters) will be discussed, however, this is not a cold wax specific course. 

Palm Cafe - Cootsona

Palm Cafe - Cootsona


September 25 - 26, 2020, Tustin, California
Kara Bullock Studio - Registration Open Soon

Techniques in Cold Wax Medium

In this two-day workshop, Melinda will demonstrate numerous techniques using this exciting 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.
Students who participate in both the “Stay in the Play” workshop and the Cold Wax workshop, will be able to further develop their paintings as well as learn new techniques.
This course is for oil painters. Students should have a working knowledge of oil paint. Cold Wax and Solvent will be provided. A $25 material fee will be collected at the workshop.

Catalina - Cootsona

Catalina - Cootsona


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