Acrylic Workshop



*Acrylic Workshop*

Terry Isaac- Wildlife

Friday thru Sunday
May 4,5,6, 2018

$285; deposit required by April 15

9:00am - 4:30pm
Terry is a native of the Northwest but now resides in British Columbia and paints wildlife and landscapes of North America. Terry paints predominately in acrylics and strives to capture not only the characteristics of his subjects, but also the light that surrounds them. He takes a great deal of care to depict both his subjects and their habitats with accuracy. 2018 subject will be a big horned sheep.


David Kitler/Acrylic Wildlife

August 10,11,12, 2018

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

$285 deposit required July 25

9:00am - 4:30pm
David will return from Calgary to teach an acrylic wildlife painting workshop. He will review drawing and painting basics while also teaching his method of applying washes over opaque layers to create realistic images. Attention will be given to choosing the best composition, creating depth and the use of light in your paintings. Learning is further facilitated by live demos, slide shows and a critique of students work. You will need to bring your own wildlife reference material and remember, the better the reference, the better the painting. Also, check




Oil Workshop



Hilarie Couture/Portrait
Thursday July 19, 2018
$60+$15 model fee


deposit required

Have you wanted to loosen up in your painting style? Do you see too many things when you paint outside? This workshop is an opportunity to paint with Hilarie using oil or pastel. Working with the challenges of changing light. She will show you a quick, consistent method of painting the figure in the beautiful Arts Desire. This workshop is a teaser for the Art Travel Holiday in France April 2019!

There will be a quick demo in both mediums and plenty of personal attention for each student. The last half hour will be spent on a group technique. Supply list available upon payment of the deposit. Photo is representative of a setting you might be painting.




Mary Carole


July 15, 2018


deposit required asap

Mary Carole will teach a 16x20 sand hill crane



Ruth Bergstrom Stewart

July 20, 2018
$75per day includes gallery canvas, water soluble oil paint, and packet.

deposit required asap
9:00am - 5:00pm
Ruth is new to Arts Desire but not new to the area. She will teach a 12x12 bowl of apples on gallery canvas. Bring (or rent from Ruth) your own synthetic brushes.

Ruth Bergstrom Stewart

July 21, 2018
$75 includes gallery canvas, water soluble oil paint and packet

deposit required asap
9:00am - 5:00pm
Ruth's Ssturday project will be a 12x16 bowl of cherries.



Brian Davis


October 31-November 4,2018

deposit required by October 20
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 November class will be a 16x16 white peony (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.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday

February 21-23, 2019
$300 includes paint and 18x24 canvas

deposit required by February 8
9:00am - 5:00pm
Kim will return to Arts Desire after a many years absence and teach his unique techniques featuring this back lit landscape.




Buck Paulson
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 21,22, 23, 2019
$100per day includes paint

deposit required by March 1
9:00am - 5:00pm
Buck will return in 2019!!



Susan Jenkins
Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday,

April 11,12,13,14, 2019
$85per day

deposit required
9:00am - 5:00pm
Susan will return again!