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Master Artist-Instructor: Douglas David

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March 10, 2025 @ 9:30 am - March 11, 2025 @ 3:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday, March 10 & 11, 2025 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
2-day workshop fee: $423 / $345 annual donors

New Workshop!

Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting regarding painting Palms. Includes interesting and memorable discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow: and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting).

Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, whether a beginner or seasoned professional.  After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class gets students mixing colors and preparing to paint. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.  Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend how this preparation makes the painting process a little simpler and gets a working understanding of the value/strings of color. Students will work from wonderful photos of Palms that Douglas provides.

This incredible hands-on painting experience will yield a palm or two through a logical thought process in a fun yet focused atmosphere to help you guide your future study. Your painting can be as complicated or as simple as needed. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to start to begin.

Students have access to refrigeration if they bring lunch.

The class will meet at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.

Call the box office to register: 239-395-0900.
Registration Deadline: 03/03/25

BIG ARTS Master Artist Cancellation Policy:

We offer a variety of workshops taught by nationally and internationally recognized master artists. Due to the contractual agreements with these artists. $75 of the workshop fee is non-refundable and non-transferable upon registration.

Cancellations made more than one week (7-days) prior to the start of class will receive an 80% refund, less the $75 non-refundable fee.


Your funds may be applied to any other workshop of your choice during the current season, less the $75 non-refundable fee.

All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made less than one-week (7-days) prior to the start of the class.


March 10, 2025 @ 9:30 am
March 11, 2025 @ 3:30 pm
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