Workshops at McCormack Studios
Take this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized portrait artist, Paul W. McCormack. Students will be working from a live model and or photographic reference as Paul demonstrates and lectures on all the principles and techniques needed to execute a traditional portrait. To ensure personal guidance from Paul throughout each program, workshops are strictly limited to 8 students. With demonstrations and lectures given each day students are taken through a step-by-step procedure…watch, listen, learn, and then apply. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction, students will have the opportunity to create a finished portrait under Paul’s guidance. Beginners and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience.
PLEASE NOTE that the McCormack Studios will be moving in September of 2013 to a new location at 129 Overlook Avenue in Beacon, NY. The new location is marked on the Plan your Visit page +. Presently the studio is located in the Market Street Industrial Park of Wappingers Falls, NY, McCormack Studios is housed in the former Historic Dutchess/Garner Print Works building. All workshops are held in Paul’s personal working studio, with over 750 square feet of space, 16-foot high ceilings and large north lit windows. Easels and Tabourets are provided.
Travel and Accommodations
McCormack Studios is centrally located in the Hudson River Valley an area that boasts fine dining establishments, better lodging and many culturally significant attractions. For detailed information please visit the Plan your Visit page of the website.
2013 Workshop Schedule
Registration forms for workshops held in the McCormack Studios can be found at the bottom of this page. For workshops held outside of the McCormack Studios please refer to the website of the hosting facility for prices and information.
3 Day Portrait Drawing from Life Workshop
October 18, 19, 20, 2013
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fee: $ 450 (model fee included)
McCormack Studios, Inc.
400 Market Industrial Park, Suite 11
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 380-9546
Here is your opportunity to learn the primary foundation for all portrait work. This course is specifically designed for the beginning and intermediate portrait artist that seldom works from life or perhaps has been too intimidated to try. It is Paul’s belief that only by working and studying from life an artist will be able to tell truth from lie if the need to work from photographic reference arises. With instruction on the proper use of angles, plumb lines and relative measurement, students will learn how to acquire correct proportions in order to achieve a likeness of the model. With the inclusion of rendering techniques you will learn how to draw and render form in a realistic fashion.
Art of the Carolinas 2013
November 14, 15, 16, 2013
Here is a great opportunity to take one of my workshops in a one day format. Held at the Hilton Hotel in Raleigh, NC the AOC offers over 120 workshops, a huge art material trade show with bargains galore…the entire event is simply a blast.
Workshop Descriptions to be Announced.
Art of the Carolinas 2012
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Information and Registration for Workshops held at the McCormack Studios
For workshops held outside of the McCormack Studios please refer to the website of the hosting facility for prices and information.
Deposits: Enrollment in all workshops is very limited. A deposit of 50% of the tuition shall be necessary to reserve a place; reservations are made on a first come first reserved basis. The balance of the tuition will be due two weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: Workshop participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop. The cancellation must be made in writing. Prior to the 30 days the deposit and any tuition monies paid over the deposit will be refunded, less a $75.00 cancellation fee. For cancellations with less than 30 days notice, the deposit is non-refundable. We cannot be responsible for refunds or credits of workshops missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control.
There are 2 ways to register for workshops held at the McCormack Studios.
Option 1: Download and print out the registration form and mail it in with your check or money order.
Option 2: Register online and pay by credit card through a secure transaction online. An email confirmation will be sent to you within 48 hours of your payment.
Download and print out the registration form: Click Here
Register Online: Click Here
Make payment here: Use the drop down menu to pay in full or to make a deposit only. After a successful transaction you will be redirected to the Home Page.
Travel and Accommodations:
For travel information and accommodations please visit the about page
Supply Lists: (Easels and Tabourets are supplied)
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Additional workshops are being continually added. To stay informed of all future workshops be sure to join our mailing list found on the contact page. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about a workshop program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.