VAST Workshop with Mickey Archer SWS, TXN September 25-27, 2017 MTW

“Cowboys and Indians” During the three day workshop, I hope to expose the class to a variety of alternate techniques that you may not be used to. First day, we will be painting on a colored watercolor paper using watercolor and gouache. The second day, we will be doing a portrait using an underpainting to illuminate your painting, and the third day we will tackle a more complicated portrait. I’ve found some very simple color combinations to get great skin tones which we will employ. Western subject matter has been a primary focus of my painting since I retired from architecture in 2008 and I hope to give the class some ideas for finding similar subjects to paint. A large number of Indian POW WOW’s are held at this time of year and are great venues for lots of colorful dancers. I will be furnishing photo copies of the subject matter we will be painting, however, if you wish to paint something different, you certainly may do so. See his work at

Cost: VAST Members: $195; Non-Members $230

Where: Patterson Appleton Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory and Bell)

Daily Time: 9:30 – 4:00, with a lunch break; 9:30 – 2:00 on the last day

Registration Fee: Please make the check out to VAST, and send to Kristin Spalding (214-578-0357, 2507 High Pointe Blvd. McKinney, TX 75071

Cancellation by Participant: If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own. No refunds will be made a month or less prior to the class.

Cancellation by VAST: If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

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