Graphic for Paint the Fear Out of Here workshop.

Discover Your Own Artistic “Light,” and Take Your Painting to a New Level

Space is lim­it­ed to 10 par­tic­i­pants

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Do you secretly fear that you don’t have what it takes to create “good” art? Do you crave to make a beautiful painting but just don’t quite know how to go about doing it?

In this one-day work­shop, award-win­ning artist Dawn Boy­er will show you how to approach a paint­ing with a sense of play and inten­tion. She’ll teach you tech­niques to cast out fear and self-doubt, and show you how to tap into the deep-down, intu­itive, joy­ful place inside that allows you to express your­self ful­ly and cre­ate art that is unique­ly you. You’ll learn how to qui­et your crit­i­cal voice and move beyond your self-imposed lim­i­ta­tions.

Dur­ing the morn­ing ses­sion, we’ll focus on let­ting go of any expec­ta­tions or out­come. Dawn will give a demo of her process and pro­vide exer­cis­es that cat­a­pult you into your own pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and appre­ci­a­tion. She’ll also encour­age you to make mis­takes and then wipe them out in order to cre­ate room for paint­ings that sur­prise and delight you.

After a one-hour lunch break, we’ll look at the intu­itive first lay­ers we cre­at­ed, and we’ll explore how to uncov­er what they’re try­ing to tell us. 

Dawn will con­tin­ue with her demo and illus­trate how to focus on bring­ing that ini­tial, intu­itive paint­ing to a deep­er, more mean­ing­ful place. She will begin with instruc­tion on tra­di­tion­al artis­tic tech­niques such as com­po­si­tion, val­ue, col­or, tem­per­a­ture, line, and shape, and help you bring your own vision to life as you add fur­ther lay­ers to your paint­ing. Through­out the course of the day, Dawn will work with you indi­vid­u­al­ly to help guide you in the use of those tech­niques.

At the end of the work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will have at least one paint­ing to take home with them.

 In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:

  • Uncov­er your own unique way of express­ing your­self
  • Enjoy inspir­ing demon­stra­tions and put them to use in your work
  • Work with com­po­si­tion, val­ue, tem­per­a­ture, shape, line and col­or to bring the best out in your paint­ing
  • Coax hints of real­i­ty from abstrac­tion
  • Pur­pose­ful­ly use val­ue and col­or for emo­tion­al empha­sis
  • Let go,” paint intu­itive­ly, and see what your sub­con­scious is try­ing to tell you
  • Mix and effec­tive­ly use col­ored neu­trals
  • Devel­op more con­fi­dence
  • Embrace vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty
  • Employ curios­i­ty
  • Dis­cov­er cre­ative courage
  • Appre­ci­ate what only you have to offer

About the Artist

Dawn Boy­er is known for her love of vivid col­or in a style known as abstract lyri­cism, the “space between” the real­is­tic and the abstract, the per­son­al and uni­ver­sal, the intel­lec­tu­al and intu­itive. She believes that peo­ple are most open to cre­ativ­i­ty and learn­ing when they have fun, and she is adept at demon­strat­ing a mul­ti­tude of tech­niques to help them take their art where they want it to go. Begin­ning stu­dents will find encour­age­ment and con­fi­dence, and more advanced stu­dents will ben­e­fit from her insight­ful solu­tions to their cre­ative chal­lenges.

Dawn has received grants from the NH State Coun­cil on the Arts, and her paint­ings are exhib­it­ed in gal­leries and pri­vate col­lec­tions through­out the Unit­ed States. Her work can be seen on her web­site at, on Face­book at dawn­boyerfin­eart, and on Insta­gram at dawn­boy­er­artist.

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Reg­is­ter Now

Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2019
9 am to 4:00 pm 

Ear­ly Birds: Reg­is­ter before Feb­ru­ary 9 and get $30 off!

Cost: $150
Bring your own lunch
Com­plete sup­ply list and instruc­tions sup­plied after reg­is­tra­tion