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May 22nd - 24th Studio Workshop

May 22nd - 24th Studio Workshop

Melissa Monroe Art
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All Level In-Studio Workshop "Painting Abstract Faces & Figures" - May 2020

Limited to 12 students

Dates: May 22nd - 24th (Friday- Sunday)
Hours:10:00am - 5:00pm
location - Melissa Monroe and Jesse Reno Studio, NE Portland, OR 97220
questions? email

Class Description

This artsit workshop is for all levels of painter, including those who paint every day and those who have not painted at all.

Spend 3 days immeressed in painting in a large artist studio with every comfort and supply you need provided.

Each Day will include Several Demo and Q&A sessions. I will take you through my processes of starting, getting stuck, and finishing a piece.

The remainder of the day will be work time with individual instructor attention.

We will be working on at least 3 smaller to medium sized pieces throughout the workshop.

My whole process is based on making marks in a compositional method and painting without having a plan or preconceived idea about the outcome of the work.

I will be encouraging you to let go of details and any "perfectionist" skills you may have

Showing you my process of making marks, messes, and constantly adding/subtracting from the surface to inspire a face/ figure to appear.

By using layer building and color composition methods, we will find true expression in our work.

As a self-taught artist, I will demonstrate that you don’t need to be a traditionally trained painter to create a piece with meaningful expression.



Workshop Space
The studio work area is 1500 sq ft and located inside my home, with lots of natural light and space. Outside of the studio space there is plenty of room to just be, including kitchen, outdoor space, show room and more. The studio has a ton of natural light and great views.

Casual healthy sandwich and salad bar lunch will be provided daily, I am knowledgeable about special diets and allergies and will accommodate the best I can. Let me know when you sign up if this applies to you.

Lodging close by includes air bnb's and hotels. When you sign up more information will be provided or feel free to email with questions

Here is a video Jesse put together of one of his workshops in the studio last year, watch to get an idea of the space.

Supplies List

Everything you need to start painting is included in the class fee:

Acrylic Paint, brushes, colored pencils and painting surfaces.
There is nothing you need to bring besides your paint clothes however if you have favorite acrylic paint, brushes, or surfaces feel free to bring with you.

Sign up

Price: $450 includes 3 full days of instruction, daily Lunches, all Supplies needed!

Class Size Limited to 12 Students

Payment can be made via my site, check, venmo or money-order.

If you would like to make payments email me to set up.

You will receive an email confirming your spot soon after your payment is received.

$100 of this fee is non-refundable, Let me know by APRIL 1st If you can't make to the workshop and $350 will be refunded.  After April 1st no refunds will be given unless your spot is filled and the workshop is full.