2021 Workshops

3 Day Plein Air and Studio Painting Workshop - April 30, May 1, May 2 2021

This is an example of the still life we will complete on the first day of class. 

To register, please email me at kylemartinfineart@gmail.com 

The hours are:
Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 10am-3pm

The 3 day class costs $300. I am limiting the class size to 6 students to respect the need for social distancing. Once you are registered, I will send out a supplies list.

If you would like to join us for dinner on Saturday evening, we will go out to Cancun Bay restaurant in Reedsburg around 6:30.

Thanks for looking!


Are you interested in becoming a colorist? In this class, I will present everything that I know working with color!

Color is the element of art that I am most interested in, and I am happy to share what I have learned with you in this three day workshop! The class curriculum is designed to take the mystery out of observing and mixing the colors that you see in the landscape. You will learn how different lighting situations effect the mood of nature in this class.

On Friday we will be working in the studio. We will start with a discussion of the tube colors that we will use, and different palette arrangements such as a limited-palette vs a split-complimentary palette vs a spectral-palette. These different palettes can all achieve different results and we will discuss each.
I will present the concept of color space and we will then have a mini project that will get you observing and mixing colors right away. You will get a lot of practice with mixing color during the first exercise.

Also on Friday we will work in the studio on a still life color study.
The landscape looks different at noon than it did at sunrise. The color of the light illuminating the subject effects the local color of every object, this is known as the light key.
By understanding light key you can create a mood in your paintings.
To get experience with this concept, we will paint a simple still life twice, once illuminated by a warm lightbulb, and once illuminated under a cool lightbulb. The local colors of your still life will be transformed in a similar way that the landscape is transformed at different times of day.

On the second day, we will be painting the landscape on location. I will demonstrate my full color seeing and painting technique that I use when painting en plein air. After my demonstration, you will set up your easel outdoors and and paint your own en plein air color study. We will build on the concepts from the first day, and you will gain even more mileage in observing the light key and mixing color while painting in the landscape.

On the third day, I will give a short demo, recapping all of the concepts from the first two days of class. You will have a large chunk of time to paint on the third day. At the end of the painting day, we will have a critique of all of our paintings, and some time to close up the class.

I have three workshops planned at the Peninsula School of Art

Please visit this link if you would like more information, or to register for the Door County Workshops.

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The following listings are from past years. 


Spring is FINALLY here! It is my favorite time of year, there are so many nice days ahead of us!

I am getting ready for a workshop at my farm in June. 
Painting outdoors is a great and worthwhile activity. There are so many reasons that artists love to work directly from nature, en plein air. Nothing beats setting up your easel in front of nature, mixing colors on your palette and working on a canvas. The birds sing to you while you mix and paint the vivid colors of the landscape. As you make brushstrokes on your canvas the country air refreshes you, and at some point you realize that you are truly living in the moment.

I teach classes that will give you the skills that you need to confidently get outdoors and paint. I have worked with so many amazing students over the years, and have seen them create striking paintings. I have had people come to my chicken coop studio who have not painted since their school days, that left with tears of joy because they never thought that they could paint. It just took a class to show them that they could. I want you to succeed. I have put together a curriculum that shows you what you need to pay attention to, and allows you to forget about everything else and immerse yourself in your artwork.

My workshops are perfect for the absolute beginner, who wants to try out plein air painting for the first time because the concepts are easy to grasp. The classes are also perfect for advanced painters, because the concepts can be infinitely built upon. If you are an beginner, and do not have supplies, I am offering a supplies package to use one of my easels and all the supplies you need for the weekend class for only $25. This is a great opportunity to give it a try!

I want to check in, about some calendar dates, with those of you who are thinking about taking a class. If you have any interest in taking one of my workshops, at my farm in Rock Springs, could you please send me an email to kylemartinfineart@gmail.com with which weekend works for your schedule? 

June 15 and 16


June 22 and 23
I will also be teaching classes at the Peninsula School of Art. These dates are set, and the June 3 and 4 class is FULL.

Thank you for allowing me to share my paintings and my classes with you. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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2016 Summer Workshops will be listed mid March.

I have a workshop coming up in  Madison, at Gallery Dillon on March 7,8,9. For more info, please email me at kylemartinfineart@gmail.com

 Thank You

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