Acrylic Workshop



David Kitler/Acrylic Wildlife

October, 2020

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

$285 deposit required

9:00am - 4:30pm
David will return from Calgary to teach an acrylic wildlife painting workshop. Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or whether you have already been using this versatile medium and want to develop your skill, this is the workshop for you while working on a wildlife subject of your choosing. David will review fundamental skillsin drawing, design and painting and also introduce techniques that are specific to painting with acrylic. You will learn howto recognize the basic shapesthat make it easier to draw any subject, how to mix any color by using a few basic ones, how to achieve smooth gradaions, and how to creat optical texture by using David's signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers. You will need to bring your own wildlife reference material and remember, the better the reference, the better the painting. Also, check Check out the Arabella magazine article on David at Kitler/David_Kitler.htm





Oil Workshop

Bev Birdwell

July 9,10, 2020

Thursday 1-4

Friday 9-4

deposit required by July 6

Bev will teach the Parrot Tulips. Thursday the background and leaves will be painted and Friday will be spent painting the tulips. 12x16




to be rescheduled

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

$300 includes paint and 1 canvas

deposit required
9:00am - 5:00pm
Kim will return to Arts Desire after a many years absence and teach his unique techniques featuring these beautiful roses. His special painting surface, paints and odor free mediums are provided and included in the class fee., Just bring your brushes! Painting is on display.


Brian Davis

This workshop will be rescheduled at a later date due to theCoronavirus


, 2020

deposit required
9:00am - 4:30pm

Brian Davis is a master floral artist who is coming to teach a 5 day workshop. Brian captures light and shadows as they exist in nature and transfers them to the painting surface with his unique attention to texture to and detail. The April class will be a 16x16 pink rose with dew drops(reference photo shown). A grisaille value study is done before applying color. Check Brian's website at to see the wide array of floral paintings plus gardens and portraits. Also check the Student Comments under the Teacher tab. This is a unique opportunity and class size is limited to 12. Our previous workshops with Brian were great! Also check magazine article at and If necessary Brian will accept payments.