Guest Workshops at Bluebird Hill Retreat

Anne Blair Brown and guest artists from around the U.S. host day-long and mutli-day painting workshops at our beautiful venue. 

Interested in taking a course with Anne Blair Brown? Check out in-person sessions and digital workshops on Anne’s website.

Interested in hosting your own workshop or retreat? Reach out to Anne for booking details and availability.

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Joseph Gyurcsak

"Capturing Light & Atmosphere"
Plein Air Workshop
June 2-5, 2022 (4 days) 9am - 3pm daily

Suitable for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor artists.
$875 (Lunch and snacks included)
Deposit of $250 will secure your spot.


*To register, please click the button below.
Questions? Contact Rachel Blair rachelblair1144@gmail.com or 615/504-7201.

Joe is known for his juicy, energetic brushwork and moving compositions.  In this workshop you will learn how to paint energized plein air paintings which capture the unique light and atmosphere of the scene. Joseph will help you see your subject more clearly,  while you learn to put your artistic “stamp” on your creation.  You will leave this workshop having discovered the more confident artist within.

 

You can expect daily demos, a short lecture, and morning and afternoon painting sessions with individual guidance and critique.  Subjects covered include Drawing, Composition, Value, Color, Edges, Paint and Surface manipulation.

All skill levels welcome.

"The Still Life Outdoors"

Peggi Kroll Roberts

3 Days - September 22-24, 2022
$575 (deposit of $150 to secure your spot)


*To register, click the button below. Questions? Contact Rachel Blair rachelblair1144@gmail.com or 615/504-7201.

About this workshop

In this workshop, the outdoor still life will be the subject matter with a focus on improving drawing skills and seeing value and color relationships. There will be daily demonstrations focusing on design and emphasizing the big, simple shapes that are the foundation of good painting. 

 

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Jim Carson

"Simplifying the Design"

October 27-29, 2022 
Max. class size is 9 students
$575 (deposit of $150 will secure your spot)


*To register, please click the button below. Questions? Contact Rachel Blair rachelblair1144@gmail.com or 615/504-7201.

Jim will show you how to simplify and solidify your compositions, giving you a solid foundation for strong paintings.  He will spend a good amount of time strengthening your color mixing knowledge, and will demonstrate how perfect color placement will make a painting pop!