Oil Painting Workshop

A 3 – day Master Series Workshop with instructor Clayton J. Beck III.

October 1 – 3, 2024 (Tuesday – Thursday)

Time: 9:00 – 4:00 (with lunch break 12:00 – 1:00)

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Minimum number of students is 10. Maximum is 15.

With excitement we welcome Illinois painter, Clayton J. Beck III, for this three-day painting workshop. Clayton calls himself a “Realist Impressionist” as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting that interest him. His aim is to show the story behind what often appears to be an ordinary scene… through painting in front of the subject. Clayton will help students find spontaneity, excitement and a greater comfort level painting. Students will find answers to questions like: What do I choose? How do I start a painting? When should I stop? Should I take photos? What’s my first move? The colors vary as the light moves… what do I do next?

Clayton will do a demo mixed with personal instruction. Students will also learn about harmony in composition, the colors of light, alla-prima lay-it-and-leave-it brushwork, and the beauty of restraint.  Plus, how to have some great fun in the midst of it all. This class is suitable for the confident beginner through advanced painter.

Supply list available after registrtion.


About the artist:   After graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Clayton studied at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts with his mentor, Richard Schmid. Clayton’s career began while still at the American Academy, exhibiting at Jody Kirberger’s Talisman Gallery in Bartlesville, OK and winning awards from the Midwest Pastel Society, the Palette and Chisel and the Pastel Society of America.

Clayton J Beck lll is this year’s judge at BAA’s Annual Art Show. Opening reception is October 4 at the Lyon Gallery in the Bartlesville Community Center. 

BAA art classes are open to members and non-members.

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