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P. O. Box 438
North Salem, NY 10560




Check our current schedule for upcoming workshops.
Please contact us to request the most current workshop brochure through the mail.

Each weekly session is a well-organized, carefully integrated period of intensive study beginning with a 7:00 p.m. Sunday demonstration by Mr. Greene on the professional techniques of painting a portrait in oil — detailed information on how to begin and how to proceed — step by step. A similar demonstration is held Tuesday evenings on painting a portrait in pastel. These demonstrations are open to the public for an admission charge, but registered workshop artists are admitted free.

Monday through Friday, artists work six hours a day — from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — under the constant personal direction of Daniel Greene. Artists may work in either oil or pastel.

Instruction and critiques, personal and general, are given by Mr. Greene ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, covering information on every phase of portraiture. Mr. Greene's teaching is designed to help artists improve their ability to express themselves and enable them to strive to paint with the highest standards of artistic quality.

Regardless of their stage of development (practicing professionals, students, beginners), specific information is given to artists individually, guiding them through each phase of creating a painting. They learn how to proceed and what to think about step by step while painting a portrait.

In addition, artists will receive information dealing with the practical side of a successful career in Portrait Painting.

Tape recorders and cameras are permitted. Mr. Greene will critique several photographs or originals of participating artists' work.

Through this personal contact, artists will benefit from Mr. Greene's years of experience.

Each week six different models pose. During the summer session each model poses for a two—week period. (Monday mornings artists choose from three models; in the afternoon they choose a new position and select from three different models.) There are always a variety of interesting portrait types.

A one week workshop will provide a foundation of fundamental and advanced professional information upon which to build art skills. The information will repeatedly help artists successfully paint portraits back in their own studios.

(beginning with each two—week pose) enable portrait artists to carry their paintings even further and deal with the refinements of completion. Mr. Greene believes artists will learn the most from this format.

The longer the period of study the more the artist will learn from exposure to many portrait demonstrations, changing model and painting situations and the often repeated wealth of information. Understanding the material and applying it to invididual paintings takes time. Many artists extend their stays during the summer if there are openings in class, and the dozens of painters who return each year attest to the continuous value of extended study with Mr. Greene. Artists who attend Mr. Greene's workshops for an entire summer will receive over 216 hours of valuable information and experience.

One of the special advantages of participating in Mr. Greene's workshops is the camaraderie that develops between artists, the pleasure of working together in an artistic community. Groups of artists frequently get together for dinner after the workshops, for trips to museums and to discuss their shared interest in art.

SUNDAY REGISTRATION: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Portrait painted in oil. Professional portrait procedure explained and demonstrated. (Equally valuable to pastel artists.)
MONDAY REGISTRATION: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Introduction and explanations. Posing and lighting models explained. Choosing painting positions, arrangement of materials and easel. Canvas preparation and demonstration. Methods of painting (masses, values, color, texture, etc.) Personal instruction at each artist's easel.


During Lunch: viewing of Oil Portrait demonstration videotape "Bernard" by Daniel Greene.

1:30p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Explanation of posing and lighting. Choosing new model positions. Composition discussed. Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Portrait drawing demonstration. Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

During Lunch: viewing of Pastel Portrait demonstration videotape "Erika" by Daniel Greene.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Color: Explanations covering methods of observing and understanding color. Color mixing in oil and its application to pastel. Harmonizing and contrasting color. Portrait palettes of the Old Masters and Impressionists revealed. Professional portrait artist's palette explained and demonstrated. Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Portrait in pastel. Complete explanation for mastering pastels. Choice of materials, handling surfaces, techniques, etc. Pastel portrait demonstrated.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

During Lunch: viewing of new Pastel Portrait demonstration videotape "Jim" by Daniel Greene.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Personal instruction at each artist's easel.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

During Lunch: viewing of Color Method videotape by Daniel Greene.

1:30p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

FRIDAY 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Discussion of composition, pastel and oil techniques, special surfaces, canvases, wood, fixative, etc. Personal instruction at each artist's easel.

During Lunch: viewing of new Oil Portrait video "Erin" by Daniel Greene.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Personal instruction at each artist's easel. Professional portrait painting discussion. Detailed information on the conduct of a portrait commission from conception to completion. Question and answer session: re: pricing, working from photographs, promotion, etc. Critique of students' previous work.


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