Draw & Paint 1 Day Workshop with Keirce - Oil Painting Still Life in Layers

  • $180.00


Come paint with Debra Keirce in a 1-Day Workshop at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). In this 1- day workshop you will use modern material similar to how the old masters would have used them. Debra Keirce teaches drawing and painting in layers from photos. Her painting layers are thin, letting them dry before each one is applied, so as to make rendering details easier. Keirce emphasizes how each layer has one job, so this workshop will focus on one layer at a time. At the end of the workshop, you will have learned the steps essential to creating realistic art!  This workshop is chockfull of learning, so plan to take notes and ask lots of questions!

Master artists have studied realism for centuries. When you learn to draw and paint realistically, you are learning to turn form. That means you are learning magic! It's an illusion to create art in 2 dimensions that can be understood as a depiction of 3 dimensional objects.

Keirces's painting methods utilize ancient concepts that optimize on speed and realism. Her process is independent of subject matter. That means that you can apply what she shares to any still life, portrait, landscape, seascape, floral, architectural or pet painting you are working on.

January 20th, 2023 - 10am - 4pm

(All supplies are provided by instructor.)

Debra Keirce

Registration: Registration closes 72 hours prior to start date. If you miss the start date, email info@visualartcenter.org and ask to join mid-session. Please register and reserve your space online. If you have difficulty registering online, please call the VAC at 941-639-8810 (10am and 2pm, Monday through Friday), or email info@visualartcenter.org and someone will help you.

All class dates and times are subject to change. Classes with a start date within 30 days require payment in full to reserve a place. Prepaid class fees (paid more than 30 days in advance) are refundable less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $25 (VAC Members $20) up until 30 days prior to a class start date at which time all class fees become non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.  

Please register early. Classes with less than five registered students may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the start date.  Cancellation notifications are made by email and/or telephone (including voice messages) to the email address and telephone number on file. Please check your voice mail and email prior to leaving for class