Abbey Ryan Workshop
Experience the Joy of Painting
DATE: June 20 - 23, 2013
SKILL LEVEL: All levels
...with Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan!
This workshop focuses on everything there is to love about painting. Drawing on her many years of painting, Abbey shares how to develop your own personal approach to painting and how to have a positive painting experience most every time.
To begin each day, Abbey will demonstrate her Alla prima method, and will cover basics such as selecting the best still life objects, arranging a still life to encourage a “spark”, lighting, brush selection, canvas toning, palette choices, paint, and mediums. In one-on-one instruction, Abbey shares all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful. She meets you where you are, answers all your questions, and moves you forward with your own personal method of painting. Abbey will cover many topics, such as how to begin a painting, the language of light, gesture, how to wield a brush, color mixing, the classical still life, blogging, galleries, showing and selling your work.
Abbey’s main goal for this workshop is to help you establish your own enjoyable approach to confidently continue on your painting journey.
This course is for beginners through advanced painters.
Abbey Ryan's Bio
Abbey Ryan’s painting work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” Seth Godin’s bestseller, Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, and FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia. Through her blog, Abbey’s work is in over seven hundred private and public collections all over the world.
Abbey’s art practice is two-fold: Her alla prima painting project speaks to her interest in traditional oil painting in relation to the complexities of globalization. The conceptual backbone of Abbey’s studio work stems from her experiences growing up on the shores of the Atlantic and scuba diving in the warm waters of the North Pacific. In a broad sense, her work reflects the friction and fragility intrinsic to places like these.
Abbey was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. She completed undergraduate work in both science and art at Arcadia University and post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Art Students League of New York (with David Leffel), and Hunter College/CUNY. Her work can be found at Gleason Fine Art, Tree’s Place, Mason Murer Fine Art, and Tercera Gallery.
Abbey is known for her inspiring and illuminating teaching approach. In addition to working in her studio in Philadelphia, Abbey teaches workshops throughout the United States, and studio art at Arcadia University. When she’s not painting, Abbey loves hiking with her black lab Blue and spending time with her family.