2018 Oil Painting Workshops

Monthly oil painting workshops are held at my studio or on location for landscape work. Workshops are typically full day in length, for one to four days.  Materials are required, and a list will be supplied upon registration.  Among other materials, students will need to bring a portable easel.



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February 23-24, 9-4    Composing a Painting and Using the Background $230

Paintings that appear carefree and liberal in brushstroke often have an unseen backbone and purposeful composition.  This first workshop of 2018 examines both important elements of painting.  Participants will receive instruction in composition and choosing color/imagery in backgrounds, see painting demonstrations, and will leave with several complete paintings.  

March 24, 9-4              Flower Painting $125

Would you like to spend the day exploring flower painting using large brushes and loose brush strokes?  participants will explore color mixing and see a painting demonstration in the morning.  After a quick break for lunch, the afternoon will be spent painting bouquets of flowers.  Expect to complete one to two paintings to take home. This is a great workshop for all levels.

April 20-21, 9-4           The Power of Backgrounds $230

Still life and flower paintings can change dramatically, all due to the background that a painter utilizes.  This two day workshop explores various backgrounds over two days.  Students will see painting demonstrations, review color mixing, and explore still life using different colored backgrounds.  

May 19, 9-4                 Still Life Painting $125

Objects placed in relation to one another engage in a visual conversation.  Students will look at the power of composing still life objects, discovering color relationships, and complete their own still life painting in this workshop. This is a great workshop for all levels.

June 23, 9-4                Limited Strokes/Limited Palette  $125

Do you get stuck in a painting, working over and over the same part of an image, only to find that you end up with a dull, grey image with no life?  This workshop is designed to help participants loosen up, find the essence of a composition, using a limited number of strokes, brushes, and color.  This is a great way to break up with irritating painting habits that don't serve one well.

July 19-20, 2-7            Afternoon Landscape Workshop, Rye, NH $250

This late afternoon two day painting takes place at beautiful Odiorne Point in Rye.  Participants will paint on location and complete several paintings over two sessions.  The light is beautiful and the shadows elongated as the day progresses.  Fee includes admission to the state park.

August 11, 9-4             Flowers and Windows $125

Building on the April workshop related to backgrounds, this workshop incorporates the use of windows and landscape to enhance a flower bouquet.  Participants will learn how to build space between an object (bouquet) and a landscape (through the window) so that neither the window or the bouquet compete for attention, but they work together harmoniously. This is a great workshop for all levels.

September 7-8, 9-4     Color Mixing and Composition $230

This two day workshop emphasizes mixing color using a limited palette (five tube colors) and examining the impact of composition on a painting.  Learning to mix a full range of color using only a few tubes of color can be very liberating.  Participants will see color mixing instruction and practice, painting demonstrations, and compositional instruction.  Using looser brushstrokes and larger brushes, participants will complete several paintings over two days.  

October 20, 9-4           Flower Painting $125

End of season flowers will be painted in the last workshop of 2018, and we will spend the day learning to make quick decisions, utilize broad brush strokes, and use color unabashedly! This is a great workshop for a levels.  

One day workshops cost $125.  Two Day workshops are $230 (except landscape workshop). Space is limited and they fill quickly, so make sure to sign up if you have interest.  
To register, email me and send checks to Amy Brnger Art & Paperworks, 855 Islington Street, Studio 325, Portsmouth, NH  03801.  Checks need to be received within one week of registration in order to hold your spot.  Supply lists will be sent to participants approximately one month prior to each workshop.





To register, student information (including name, email, and phone number) and full payment must be made to Amy Brnger Art & Paperworks. Payment reserves your space in a class or workshop and can be made by credit card, cash, or check mailed to:

Amy Brnger Art & Paperworks

855 Islington Street, Studio 325

Portsmouth, NH  03801

Once you have registered and completed payment, you will receive your course confirmation, and supply list by email.

Full payment must accompany your registration. A $30 fee will be charged for checks returned for insufficient funds. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements will be canceled, typically two to four business days before the class begins. Registered students will be notified and refunded in full.


Adults 18 or older may register  workshops. Students under 18 require special permission. Amy Brnger Art and Paperworks reserves the right to cancel courses, change course times, and limit enrollment. The student agrees to abide by any and all rules of the studio. Amy Brnger Art and Paperworks will assume no responsibility for any loss, personal or physical. 


100% Refund: Student must withdraw at least 6 business days prior to the start of class. There will be a $25 processing fee for withdrawing.

50% Refund: Issued when a student withdraws 5 business days or less from the start of the class. There will be a $25 processing fee for withdrawing.


If Amy Brnger Art and Paperworks cancels a course, all fees will be refunded.


Inside workshops are held at The Button Factory, 855 Islington Street, Studio 325 (third floor-no elevator), in Portsmouth, unless otherwise noted. Courses that take place at an offsite location (ie. plein-air) will include addresses and directions in the registration information. 



To Register

Complete the email form and I will contact you with workshop and payment details. 

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