• Tuesday - Thursday
    July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gain mentoring and valuable insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan.

Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey shares how to strengthen your approach to painting and manage your internal painting dialogue so you’ll have a consistently positive painting experience. Abbey’s inspiring teaching approach balances all there is to love about painting with what she has identified as the most universally challenging aspects of painting.

Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting ideal still life objects, arranging a still life to see a “spark” and communicate an idea, and her strategies to begin a painting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master’s concept of light as a subject, alla prima painting, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the role of classical still life painting in 2017.

Through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, palette choices, materials, blogging, galleries, showing, selling, relationships with collectors, social media, and marketing your work.

Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward in painting. For all levels, beginner through advanced.47_abbeyryan-golden-series-figs-peaches-silver


Abbey Ryan is an artist’s artist, known for her inspiring, illuminating, and supportive teaching approach.
Inspired by the “A Painting a Day” movement, Abbey started making daily paintings for her blog, Ryan Studio, on 9/23/07. Over nine years later, Abbey’s blog has had more than a million visitors from over 100 countries. Her paintings have been featured in “O, The Oprah Magazine’s” Live Your Best Life—Women Who Make Beautiful Things, Seth Godin’s bestseller, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, and FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, among many others. She was named #5 on the list of 49 Creative Geniuses by Boost Blog Traffic. Through her blog, Abbey’s work is in over nine hundred private, public, and museum collections all over the world. Her larger works are represented by Gleason Fine Art (Portland, ME).
Daily painting is Abbey’s meditative time and the best part of her day. Attempting to paint every day speaks to her interest in ritual, practice, classical still life and trompe l’oeil painting, and the complexities of Internet globalization in daily life.

Abbey studied with David A. Leffel at the Art Students League of New York. This experience, combined with her painting travels in Italy, continues to have the greatest impact on her work. She also completed undergraduate work in both science and art at Arcadia University, graduate work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and graduate work at Hunter College, NYC. Abbey was born and raised in New Jersey, USA.

In addition to working in her studio in Philadelphia, Abbey teaches Painting Workshops and offers one-on-one Private Painting Mentoring online instruction. She is also an Associate Professor of studio art at Arcadia University.
Visit www.abbeyryan.com for more information.

To learn about Abbey’s teaching philosophy and see her teaching in action, watch this short video: http://tiny.cc/abbeyryanworkshops


MATERIALS LIST will be provided to those who register.

Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop or within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.
If Falmouth public schools are closed due to weather conditions, the Falmouth Art Center will also be closed.  Missed classes will be rescheduled.



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