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Color Theory and Color Mixing Workshop for Oil Painting

Harold Nelson, Instructor

January 25-27, 2020

at Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon

For Beginners withOUT OR SOME experience AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting, but don't know what colors to buy. Have you been painting in oils but you just need some clarification on colors and color theory? Do you want to know why your colors go muddy and you can’t seem to get them right? Using only 3 colors, Harold will give you a better understanding of the relationships of primary, secondary and tertiary colors? This is the one of the most important workshops you can attend! All paints and color charts will be provided. Guaranteed!


Harold Nelson is a lifelong professional artist and art teacher since 1982 who taught many years at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale Artists School and held workshops throughout the West and Mid-America, as well as privately. He has helped many artists along the path to success. For more information on Harold, please go to his web site: haroldnelsonart.com



Jan. 25 - 9:30AM to 4:30PM; Jan. 26 - 1:00PM to 4:30PM; Jan. 27 - 5:30PM to 8:30PM


COURSE FEE - $115.00 (Members); $135.00 (Non-members) Fee includes $25.00 for supplies which become the property of the student.



To register and pay online by credit card, go to https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/workshop-registration OR, come into Mountain Artists Guild and register and pay in person.

CLASS ATTENDEES NEED TO BRING:                               

  • regular or disposable palette,  9x12” preferred

  • Viva or blue shop disposable paper towels, 1 roll

  • (3) #4 brushes,   bristle or equivalent

  • small palette cup or small container for solvent

  • notebook and pencil

  • 8x10 or 9x12” canvas or canvas board

  • plastic shopping bag….to dispose dirty towels

All else will be furnished which becomes attendees to keep  ( paints, reference charts, paint exercises, a good palette knife for mixing and cleaning, plus lots more.


You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop.


An Introduction to Oil Painting with Water-mixable Oils

Patrick Harper, Instructor

February 29 & March 1, 2020

at Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott

For Beginners who can draw but limited or no oil painting experience

Using water mixable oils, this two-day workshop will introduce the student to such basic oil painting techniques such as: color mixing and blending, shading and tints, dry brush, scumbling, wet into wet, pallet knife use and glazing. Students will create two paintings in this work shop: a still-life and a landscape. Water mixable oils are a new and exciting painting medium that offers a non-toxic solution to traditional oils and their toxic solvents. Most materials will be supplied - see supply list below.


Patrick Harper is a professional Artist working Film, TV and Advertising in Los Angeles with over 38 years of teaching experience in California at UCLA, Fashion Institute, Mt. Sierra College and Dreamworks Studios. He now lives in Prescott, Az where he paints, sculpts, teaches privately and shows his work at Mountain Artists Guild and the Parlor Gallery. 



February 29 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM; March 1 – 9:00 to 4:00PM


COURSE FEE - $175.00 (Members); $190.00 (Non-members) until January 28;


After January 28: $190.00 (Members); $210.00 (Non-members); INCLUDES SUPPLIES

To register and pay online by credit card, go to https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/workshop-registration OR, come into Mountain Artists Guild and register and pay in person.


You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop.

Supplies for the Water Soluble Oil Painting Class

1. Water container ( for cleaning brushes during class.)
2. A palette knife to mix paint colors
3. Table Easel or a Plein Air field easel.
4. Apron and wear “painting clothes”.
5. Paper Towels (the Blue Shop ones at Walmart.)
6. Masking Tape ( 3/4 inch wide.)
7. Brush Cleaning soap (Masters is best) or Murphy’s Oil Soap
8. Canvas (panels or stretched, two each. 9 x 12 and 11 x 14)

9. Bring something thick (Cardboard or Hollowcore, also known as coreplast, or thick mat board cut to hold 12 x 16 inch grey palette paper with a large border around it in case you slop over the edges when mixing paint)

NOTE: Artisan Water Soluble Oil Paints, brushes, grey palette paper and linseed oil will be supplied.


Color and Perspective in Landscape Painting

Robert Goldman (All Mediums), Instructor

March 28 & 29, 2020 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday

Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86301

Beginners with some experience, intermediate and advanced students or professionals are welcome in this class, and although the emphasis is on oil painting techniques, all mediums such as watercolor, pastel, or acrylic are welcome. This workshop will cover the fundamentals necessary for each student to produce successful paintings and advance to a higher level of accomplishment. In addition, there will be demos by the instructor and personal instruction tailored to each student’s needs.


The Instructor will go over all the basics such as value control, color mixing, color temperature, edge control and the use of grays and how to mix them. Drawing, design and perspective will be addressed. There will also be instruction on how to accurately reproduce a painting from a study or photo image by using the grid method. 

Robert Goldman is an award-winning Southwest artist known for his plein air and studio oil paintings. In 2019: Best in Show (Plein Air) Grand Canyon Celebration of Art  Juror, May 2019 One Man Show, Thunderbird Foundation Gallery; Best Landscape 2018 Plein Air Salon  August/September

Check out Bob’s art and bio at: https://robertgoldmanfineart.com


COURSE FEE - EARLY BIRD PRICE - $185.00 (Members); $205.00 (Non-members) until end of day February 27, 2020  REGLAR PRICE - $200 (Members); $215.00 (Non-members) after February 27, 2020.


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (Seats are held upon payment)

  1. Come to Mountain Artists Guild and pay by check or credit card: Mountain Artists Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.  

  2. Register and pay by credit card on MAG’s web site: https://www.mountainartistsguild.org/workshop-registration


You MUST be registered and paid to hold your seat in the workshop