Upcoming Workshops

Oct 8, 9 & 10
2020
Color & Composition Simplified

Join me in Midland, Tx for a 3-day workshop and learn to create stronger compositions.  We will learn how color plays an important role in your compositions as well as value, masses and edges.

Aug   2021

San Miguel de Allende 

This international workshop is about capturing light, color and simplifying the painting process. It is limited to a small group so the participants will have more individualized instruction. This is also an excursion.  We will learn, paint and enjoy the sights, sounds and beauty of this enchanting place.     

The following workshops have been Cancelled Due to Covid 19:

Aug 22 to 29     2020

San Miguel de Allende, Mx 
7 nite excursion with 5 day plein air workshop

Apr 20 thru 24

Plein Air at Hupedo Ranch in the Texas Hill Country

This destination workshop will be located on a private ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill country. 

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Mar 2, 3 & 4

Light, Color & Composition

 Winter Street Studios           Houston, Tx

This class is an intensive, studio workshop. Fran will review the basics of solid design and composition, color, values, edges and paint application.  Each day will begin with a demonstration and quick lecture followed by students painting the remainder of the day. It will emphasize designing and simplifying the composition.  We will concentrate on shapes, values and edges:  the principles necessary to quickly and accurately capture the light and color.       Limited to 10 participants  - $350.

For more information, click on the button.  You will receive your suggested supply list after you

have enrolled. 

If you have questions on this or any other workshop, please call me at 936-499-7170.

Past 2019 Workshops

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This class will emphasize learning to see like an artist and to simplify the scene.  We will concentrate on shapes, values and edges:  the principles necessary to quickly and accurately capture the light and color.       Limited to six participants  - $300.

For more information, click on the button.  You will receive your suggested supply list after you

have enrolled. 

If you have questions on this or any other workshop, please call me at 936-499-7170.

Sept 14,15, 16       

Inside and Outside

Hindes Fine Art Academy

San Antonio, Tx

This three-day workshop will focus on the outdoor sketch– a key to understanding light and color.  This class will emphasize learning to see like an artist, how to simplify the scene.  We will concentrate on shapes and values and the principles necessary to quickly and accurately capture the light and color.   The workshop is designed to encourage artists at all levels to attain greater mastery of their painting skills. Fran will review the basics of solid design and composition, color, values, edges and paint application.    Limited to 12 participants - $300.

Nov  7, 8  &  9

Color and Light Simplified

 Red Oak Gallery & Studio

 Conroe, Tx

Full

April  24 to 26

Light and Color Simplified

Full

Red Oak Gallery & Studio

Conroe, Texas

Learn to simplify your process for fresh, impressionistic paintings.

Each day will begin with a short demonstration and quick lecture followed by students painting the remainder of the day. We will do studies/paintings outside and take we learn and bring that knowledge inside for studio paintings. The workshop is designed to encourage artists at all levels to attain greater mastery of their painting skills. Fran will review the basics of solid design and composition, color, values, edges and paint application.

 

​This 3-day workshop will be held at my studio and is limited to 6 participants. The class will be kept small with ample time for individualized instruction at the easel.

 

The cost of the workshop is $275. You will need to register and pay a $75 deposit here to insure your spot in this immersive, hands-on workshop. The remaining will be paid on the morning the workshop begins. You will receive a supply list and other information after you register.

 

If you would like more info, please call me at 936-499-7170 or email me at fran@ellisorart.com

Light & Color Outdoor 

Full

Mar 4, 5, 6

Red Oak Gallery & Studio

Conroe, Texas

This three-day workshop will focus on the outdoor sketch– a key to understanding light and color.  This class will emphasize learning to see like an artist, how to simplify the scene.  We will concentrate on shapes and values and the principles necessary to quickly and accurately capture the light and color.       Limited to six participants