Upcoming Workshops

Painting Cats and Dogs with Nancy Van Meter

When:  Saturday July 29, 2017
Where:  Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
Time:  10am -3:30pm
Cost:  $65 Member, $75 Non –Member
Cut-off date: June 29

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Nancy Van Meter, "Dynamo"

Learn and discover unique and essential techniques in painting beautiful cats and dogs. Artists will learn how to create more luminous fur colors and textures, find essential lights and shadows, focus on important details, and capture a unique personality and expression. Beginning with a review of how Earth Colors work best in watercolor (pre-mixed versus mixing), students will progress in their color work with greater understanding and less fear.

Morning session will feature a step by step demo and paint-along using an image to be shared by all. Afternoon session will review each step of the process as each student works on a unique image. We will also learn what makes a good reference image and how to photograph a cat or dog for best effect. Lessons in cats and dogs also apply to people portraits.

Instructor: Nancy Van Meter

Nancy Van Meter is a 2013 graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore. She is a teaching assistant for Fritz Briggs watercolor and plein air classes at Schuler, and also teaches Dog and Cat Portraiture classes at Maryland Hall. Nancy is represented by Dog and Horse Fine Art gallery in Charleston SC and Halcyon House Antiques in Lutherville MD. She currently lives in Baltimore with Torrie, a fine Scottish Terrier of 8 years.

Nancy Van Meter, “Imaal Terrier”

Recent workshops

(in reverse chronological order):

Kathy Daywalt                  April 2017
Steve Fleming                  September 2016
Lynn Ferris                        June 2016
Linda Luke                        April 2016
Sue Corrigan-Yo              February 2016

Steve Bleinberger           November 2015
Brenda Kidera                  June 2015
Bruce Handford              March 2015