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These workshops are for artists working in a figurative/representational style.  Please take the time to read this overview of what you can expect. The aim of the workshops is: to hone your drawing & painting skills;  to discuss and explore western figurative traditions and their conceptual and skill influences on your art production; to inspire you to new ways, formally, technically & conceptually of working towards your artistic goals; and to work intensely in the company of other figurative artists. 


Your instructor Duker Bower will emphasize a figurative/representational approach heavily informed by a drawing tradition begun in Renaissance Italy that has been an inspirational touchstone for figurative artists ever since.  Its qualities of line; proportion; spacial integration; anatomy; realism, naturalism; contour; body & facial expressiveness; form; light & shadow, etc., will be explored. Instruction will be done through demonstration,  observation, commentary, group discussion,  and plenty of working from life at your easel. For a fuller description of Duker's approach in these workshops, please go to the WORKSHOPS drop-down menu above> COURSES, for descriptions of individual guiding elements of the workshops.


All workshops at the Inn at Charlotte B&B include: access to shared studio space in our old one-room schoolhouse studio; limited storage; parking; the Common Room for meetings, crits, eating, etc.; a beautiful countryside location in Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley; great local restaurants & other foodie delights (beer, wine, cheese); plenty of recreational activities including hiking, biking and much more, all just out your door.  All Workshops have an Inn at Charlotte B&B lodging-included option. We also provide several suggested nearby  lodging options. 

Stay tuned for future workshop dates.










Due to Corona Virus, Spring Workshops 2020 have been cancelled. Come back for updates. We will paint and draw again, together, soon.

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