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3-DAY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Gene Dillard Aug. 18-20, 2017

3-Day Portrait Workshop by Gene Dillard will help you unlock secrets of developing vibrant color within value patterns in portraits. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com.

Friday, August 18, 2017 9:00 AM
to Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM

Rail Station Studios
1013 15th Place, St. 101, Plano, TX (map)

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3-Day Portrait Workshop: Color May 19-21


May 19, 20, 21
Workshop lead by Gene Dillard
At Rail Station Studios  1013 15th Place, Plano, Texas 75074
9:00 am till 4:00 pm

Seems the most common challenge for aspiring (and sometimes accomplished) portrait painters is the mystery and mastery of color especially when it comes to skin tones. In this workshop we will not only study the theory of color but some very direct hands-on mixing techniques. The subtle blends of warm and cool temperatures can bring magic to a face because flesh color is not the color of flesh it it the color of light reflecting on a face…a very different idea.

We will be painting three different models, each with distinctly different skin tones. These exercises should be fun for both accomplished painters and those early in the struggle with color.

Cost for workshop is $300. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Payment can be made online at www.legacyportraitpainters.com  (WORKSHOPS)

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Xiang Zhang Portrait Workshop April 13, 14 & 15 in Bedford

xiangzhangportraitsXiang Zhang – Portrait Workshop

April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Renowned artist Xiang Zhang will present a portrait workshop with live models April 13, 14, &15, 2017 at Trinity Arts Guild; Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, TX. 

Workshop times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop will be:

     $375 for members of Trinity Arts Guild

     $425 for non-members

Minimum class size is 10 participants; maximum class size is 15 participants.

A deposit of $150 is required at time of sign up. This deposit will be non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To reserve your space sign up at trinityartsguild.org or contact Beverly Richmond via email ; phone/text 817-408-0719

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25


Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to
www.dfwartworkshops.com and click on payment options.
Or email
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.


Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins www.donmullinsfineart.com
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard  www.legacyportraitpainters.com
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

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Laurie Goldstein-Warren Watercolor Portrait Workshop April 18-20


The Laurie Goldstein-Warren workshop is scheduled for April 18 – 20, 2017! 9am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Society of Watercolor Artists. Laurie is also the juror for SWA’s 2017 International Juried Competition.

Location: St John’s Episcopal Church 2401 College Ave., Ft Worth

Subject: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience can participate in this workshop. Cost is $250 for SWA members and $300 for Non-Members. A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

In this fun and informative workshop, Laurie will show you how you can achieve any skin tone using the same limited palette of four colors. For more information see the Flyer: SWA Workshop Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

Sign up and payment should be made on the SWA website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/workshops

If you have questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com. A supply list will be added to the website soon. Come join us for what looks to be a great workshop!

For more about Laurie, see her website http://www.warrenwatercolors.com/


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3-Day Portrait Workshop October 14, 15, 16


Gene Dillard will be conducting a 3-day workshop starting October 14. It is another in a series to help folks who are striving for adding to their skill set in mastering portraiture. Because everyone is working at different levels, I strive to provide assistance to help you reach your next level of competency. There are universal challenges we all face and we can all benefit from concentrated instruction and focus.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The sessions will be held in my Rail Station Studio in the downtown Plano Arts District.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to http://www.dfwartworkshops.com

The workshop will focus on all the proven techniques for achieving a likeness in your portraits. That means tackling the entire spectrum of challenges…from getting proportions right to the finesse needed to render skin tones and the landscape of faces. There will be demonstrations, visual presentations and lots of hands-on, one-on-one instruction. (More details to follow. Materials list will be provided when you sign up.)

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Colored Pencil Portrait Workshop with Noriko DeWitt June 23-26

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Want to draw a realistic portrait?  Learn skills and techniques to breathe life into your artwork, create realistic shine in the eyes, glowing skin, and silky hair that you can almost feel!

In this 4-day workshop, we will learn how to transfer reference image onto paper, step-by-step instruction on the coloring process, and how to create simple backgrounds to complement your subject.  Previous drawing experience (in any subject matter) is a plus.  Please bring a head-shot image of your desired subject printed in color on letter size paper.


June 23 (Thurs)   6-9pm
June 24 (Fri)        6-9pm
June 25 (Sat)       1:30-5:30pm
June 26 (Sun)      1:30-5:30pm

Location: McKinney Art House, 502 N. Kentucky Street, McKinney TX

Age: 12 to adult
Course Fee: $185 plus supplies

Instructor: Noriko DeWitt

Registration: Please visit http://norikodewitt.com/blog/colored-pencil-class/workshop/ for registration


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3-Day Workshop: How to use both Face and Hands in successful portraits

This workshop will be lead by Gene Dillard, who is an experienced art teacher recognized for his years of painting portrait commissions. This workshop will be an exciting look into how both the human face and human hands express the character of a portrait subject. As always great emphasis will be given to mastering drawing, nailing values and managing color when depicting the human form.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com

Location: Rail Station Studios, 1013 15th Place, St. 101, Plano, TX
Dates: Friday, April 1, 2016  to Sunday, April 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

If you have other questions call Gene Dillard 214-403-9171 or gene@thedillardgroup.com

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Portrait Workshop Feb. 3 at Alyce Green’s Art Studio


We will be holding our second Portrait Workshop of the year at Alyce’s Art Studio on Wednesday February 3rd Don’t miss this chance to expand your portrait skills in a casual, encouraging environment with artists of all skill levels.  We will have a live model, coffee & tea, and easels and tables are provided.  Please bring your own materials.

Our model for February is Brian Patrice!

DATE: Wednesday February 3rd

TIME:  9:00am1:00pm

Life portraits session, one pose, $25.00


Alyce Green’s Art Studio, 14330 Midway Road, Suite 205, Dallas TX 75244


Hosted by Jenny Mader 

Please call or text or email to reserve your spot.



Or call Jenny Mader directly at 214-991-4805


Mark your calendars! 

Future Portrait Workshops in 2016:  March 2nd, April. 6th

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