Workshop Titles & Descriptions
All Robert Burridge Painting Workshops can be scheduled as 3, 4 and 5 days
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"Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting"
It's Like 4 Years of Art School!
Burridge's popular "Loosen Up" workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with a big emphasis on daily painting projects at your own pace. It is stress-free, but be warned; you could end up with too much enthusiasm for painting. This Burridge flagship workshop offers a variety of painting subjects for everyone. Designed for the professional painter who is stuck in a style as well as for the novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting. Starting each day with multiple, small "warm-up painting exercises" and up to larger-format paintings, Burridge's positive approach towards the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up, have fun again and paint more! Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will create many works of art using spontaneity for maximum effect. This workshop has become a must for artists who want the confidence and permission to paint the way they have always wanted to paint.
Students will take home preprinted notes of useful and need-to-know information. Burridge's newest color combination technique is also demonstrated. A positive attitude is a must!
For "Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting" materials list click HERE.
"Larger and Looser: The New Master's Program
for the Postmodern Painter"
Think Big. Creative painting techniques for the Postmodern artist are now available in this cutting edge, large and loose workshop. Using Holbein Acryla acrylic paints, Burridge will demonstrate his latest color theories, goals and theme techniques for the purpose of creating powerful show stoppers. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude. Paint and canvas are just a point of departure for you to explore a high intelligent work of art. Emphasis is on originality, personal vision, intentions and goals. Daily demos and handouts included. This expressive abstract workshop pulls out all the stops and propels you into the stratosphere of what it's like to be a truly contemporary painter.
For "Larger and Looser: The New Master's Program
for the Postmodern Painter" materials list click HERE.
To see more paintings click HERE.
"Start Abstract Painting Today!"
Always wanted to do abstract painting, but don't know where to begin? Experience the hands-on demos, techniques and basic formulas, compositions and color techniques to create more meaningful abstracts. This intense, concentrated workshop emphasizes intuitive painting where you will create many works of art for the 21st Century.
Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Students will take home preprinted notes of useful and need-to-know information on abstract painting. Burridge's newest color wheel technique is also demonstrated. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude.
For "Start Abstract Painting Today!" materials list click HERE.
To see more paintings click HERE.
"Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage"
Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new “Loosen Up Workshop.” Think Matisse, Rauschenburg, Diebenkorn, Motherwell… and you! Using your own ragbag of cool stuff to glue and assemble, plus acrylic paint and your off-center imagination. And, imagine painting with no brushes! This wild workshop is about jumping off the cliff and creating artwork no one has ever seen you do. Finger painting, stick painting and collage -- plus anything goes from there. Also you will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show.
Robert Burridge, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Burridge’s newest color wheel technique is also demonstrated.
Come prepared to paint your stuff!
For "Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage" materials list click HERE.
To see more paintings click HERE.
"Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage"
Drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. Your “drawing the nude” skills are not a prerequisite.
Variety of poses with undraped model. Lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Materials list provided. No photography, please. Handouts provided.
For "Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage" materials list click HERE.
To see more paintings click HERE
"Experimental Workshop for the Advanced Painter"
Think looser, bigger, fresher... and set your goals higher.
This advanced painting workshop is all about creating new, fresh directions in your old work. It's like a college masters program where individual intentions are encouraged. Burridge does not force his style on anyone, but instead helps you do the work you have always wanted to do. Create a painting series with your own conceptual theme, working everyday at your own pace. You may create a body of work for your next possible solo exhibit. This is the place for you to do it. Daily handouts, brief painting demos and lectures to inspire you.
Participants should have a firm grasp of the basics, understand design and color theory. Positive attitutde is a must.
For "Experimental Workshop for the Advanced Painter" materials list click HERE.
"The Burridge Plein Aire Experience"
Discover the actual painting "high" of Van Gogh, Manet, Monet and others. See for yourself why painting outdoors was (and still is) so popular. This on-location and studio painting workshop is for all levels of painters who want to learn the time-honored joy of paint sketching outdoors and finishing up in the studio.
Starting in a controlled studio environment you will paint and practice the principles for why and how to paint sketch outdoors using acrylics. How to setup and prepare for the outdoor plein aire experience. Travel to the site and set up your outdoor "studio," painting all day with acrylic. Back in the studio, using acrylics, we commit to paper or canvas and paint what we have visually imprinted, sketched and photographed. This course will teach you all the basic principles to paint trees, clouds, meadows, mountains, water and abstract landscapes.
Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. Handouts provided.
For "The Burridge Plein Aire Experience" on location materials list click HERE.
For "The Burridge Plein Aire Experience" in studio materials list click HERE.
To see more paintings click HERE.
"Loose and Juicy Florals" - No more botanical illustrations!
This workshop emphasizes multiple action painting techniques that will invigorate your next floral painting. Burridge will demonstrate new ideas and you will be painting many creative floral paintings just the way you've always wanted to paint them... looser and juicier. And it's all made up--- no still life setups. Learn the key points to make your floral paintings say "Wow!" and outshine all the others.
Chiaroscuro style techniques are included in this workshop. Chiaroscuro is all about the movement of light. This bold, breakthrough teaching approach to the Rembrandt-inspired painting technique combined with Burridge's spontaneous luminescent painting demos will help you to play more with lights and darks and that important focal point.
Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer and lighter. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and handouts. Burridge's newest color wheel technique is also included.
For "Loose and Juicy Florals" materials list click HERE.
"Loose Action Oil Painting"
Oil on canvas, emphasis on Abstract Expressionism powered by left brain thinking and free wheeling techniques!
This lively and popular, hands-on workshop is for all artists who are motivated to learn more about creating expressive contemporary oil paintings. Combining a dynamic positive attitude and a fearless approach to oil painting, you will learn how to put "joie de vivre" back into your paintings for modern collectors. While painting with the students, Burridge shows his techniques from oil sketching to the last "signature stroke." Burridge breaks those "fussy oil rules" and moves towards the 21st Century with contemporary concepts.
The workshop includes: Preparing your canvas; Introduction to "impressionistic painting"; Modifiers and varnishes; Composition and "building a painting" with lights and darks; Burridge paint-exercises for building and sustaining creativity; plus tips for finishing and drying.
For "Loose Action Oil Painting" materials list click HERE.
"Put the Wow Back in Watermedia"
Contemporary materials for contemporary times
This powerful painting course will cover the latest in avant-garde watermedia materials and techniques that Bob is currently doing. The new Burridge bright and vibrant Color Wheel and Design Composition principles are emphasized. You will learn how to create with higher intentions and personal stuff. Be ready to create a huge frenzy of painting on paper or watercolor canvases in a variety of subject matters. Watercolor varnish techniques included. Plenty of time for personal critiques; daily demos and handouts included. Not your normal watercolor techniques class! Think experimental, contemporary Aquamedia Painting!
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Robert Burridge or Kate Burridge
Studio, 1451 Paseo Ladera Lane, Arroyo Grande, California 93420