I am posting this for any of my blog followers who may live in the Sacremento area and who may want to attend a four week block of still life workshops presented by Yours Truly. Call Patris Miller at 916-397-8958 for location, what to bring, time, price, how to act, what to wear, and how to make Don happy.
Each student will have his/her own still life booth and set up and will be able to control the light to facilitate design. We provide all of the props--just show up with your paints, brushes, canvas, and portable easel--if you have one. We provide easels if need be.
If you are a beginner--that is best! Often beginners are less resistant to real instruction than the experienced who can be stuck in cement.
If you are experienced--then get ready to hate me--because you are going to see close up and personal the guts of real representational painting as it is was classically taught and understood by the big boys--who are the big boys?--they are all dead and their work can be viewed in museums only.
If you want to bring your aunt Sophie's Crystal, your sparkling jewelry, your mink boa, and your Ester Williams swim cap to paint--in the hope that you can paint them with my help and sell them to make a contribution to AARP--then, by all means, please don't attend. This is not a paint and sell class--it is a paint and improve class!
Please visit my website at >donhatfield.com< or visit my blog >Ruminating on the Profundities <. You may view video trailers of my teaching on my website.
I am a nice guy, I am a Christian, but I work hard at not acting like one, I only tell dirty jokes upon request and in private, I brush my teeth 6 times a day to make up for not showering, I am a health food fanatic but I smoke cigars and eat a lot of chocoate just in case. So don't worry-- just show up and expect to have some fun, meet some artists you may not know, drink some of Patris' 12 day old coffee, and have a general good time.
I make a big point of hands on, mind engaged, heart involved instruction--this is my gift to the art world. See you next Tuesday.
Yours in the Oil Paint--Don Hatfield