Q: Do I need prior art experience to take a class?
A: No. However, to get the most out of classes such as portraiture some prior art experience is beneficial (drawing, etc.).
Q: What materials do I need for class?
A: See the watercolor or oil supply list provided in the links at the top of this page.
Q: What about art stuff I currently have, can't I get by with that?
A: The materials I recommend are a suggestion -- there are many good manufacturers of quality materials. Inferior materials
will lead to inferior results. If you are in doubt, bring what you have to the first session, and we can go over your items.
Q: Watercolor classes and oil classes are listed, but what about acrylic classes?
A: Acrylic is currently only taught through private lessons. Plein-air workshops and classes are scheduled in the
spring and fall and all media is welcome.
Q: Do you teach private lessons?
A: Yes, see below.
Private Lessons are taught in: watercolor, drawing, oil, and acrylic. Foundation elements of art such as color theory, and
picture composition are also covered. An effort is made to mix what the instructor feels the student is ready for and encouragement
for the current level of artwork achieved. Critique on an individual level can be especially rewarding to those not sure
of direction, or that have reached a 'plateau' in their work.
Private Lessons have limited openings. Please contact Christine for details. lashleystudio
(at) yahoo (dot) com - don't forget a subject line such as 'art lessons.' (fix the email, it's spelled this
way to prevent spam)
Watercolor Workshop Student
Christine Lashley's Spring Plein-air class in Georgetown.
With 20 years of teaching experience, Christine Lashley
includes demos, lectures, critiques, and lots of painting time to teach students how to see colors and shapes with artistic
eyes. Fundamentals of composition, color theory and value structure are also covered. Painting with loose, fresh brush strokes
comes from understanding these core art concepts. All oil painting is with solvent-free methods and non-toxic ways to paint.
Wet-in-wet painting, layers, glazing and alla-prima methods are explained for both oil
classes and watercolor.
INTERNATIONAL & USA
Telluride, CO, 2019
TELLURIDE AND THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: Paint Plein-Air in the wild
west! Learn to paint America's rugged beauty: historic western town, aspen trees, jagged mountains, rivers and 'alpenglow.' Rooms (private or shared) will be in suites and have a kitchen, living
area and fireplace. All media welcome. Instructor demos in watercolor and oil. Dates: June 24-29. Includes art instruction, hotel room, some meals. 6 days, 5 nights. $1965 early-registration
** Email Christine for a pdf brochure for
Atlanta, GA: Jan. 15, 2019
WATER REFLECTIONS WORKSHOP:Join Christine
for an exploration of water reflections. Learn to create realistic water (including tips on best colors to use, and understanding
reflection principles) from photos. All day workshop to benefit Olmsted Parks and Olmsted Plein Air.
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Don and Mary Ellen Harp Student Center
A demo in the morning
of a pond with water lilies will highlight how the
complexity of water and reflections can be simplified. Media can be
watercolor or oil. Students should have some prior experience with using
their paints and equipment. All levels.
$175 for workshop**A FEW SEATS LEFT**
more information: email@example.com or 404.376.7075
Tuscany, Italy, 2020
TUSCANY, ITALY: Paint Plein-Air in Tuscany! Learn
to paint the best of Italy: Near Siena, fly in and out of Florence. Rooms will be in in the estate section of the property. Fabulous Tuscan vistas plus: pool, 3,000 acres of forest,
livestock pastures, organic vegetable gardens, and olive trees. All media welcome. Instructor demos in watercolor and oil.
Dates TBA. Includes all ground transportation, day-trips,
meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) except Sat. dinner. 8 days, 7 nights. Group trip to Siena and another hill town. Our wonderful
pastoral organic farm retreat has been written up in BonAppetit , Travel + Leisure Magazine and many other publications as
a favorite 'green retreat'.
** Email Christine
to be notified of future details and pdf brochure for this workshop.**
FUTURE ONE DAY/WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
PLEIN AIR 1-DAY OR WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Past workshops have been at varied locations, such as gardens, gourmet restaurants, farms, wineries, and local historic
places such as Harper's Ferry. Email Christine to be notified on her "pre-notify list."
Workshops will be posted when details are available.
Glen Echo Park, MD:The Registrar's Office is located on the second floor above the Popcorn Gallery. You may register in person. Register online at: http://www.glenechopark.org. Or call the Glen Echo Registrar at: 301.634.2222
Christine Lashley: For day-workshops and travel workshops. See 'contact' page to contact Christine.
Please register early to avoid disappointment, many classes fill quickly!
Echo makeup classes are offered within each season.