Just a few minutes into this selective start demonstration and it is already starting to breath and look like Amelia.
By day three we're really working. All the nerves of day one are long gone. Folks have started to make new friends, go to lunch together and when we're painting, turn inward toward their own growth instead of focusing on what others are doing. Each workshop I teach is a remarkable experience for me. I'm astounded at the change I see in people, in their understanding and their growth, and I'm privileged to be there for their light bulb moments and to cheer them on through the hard work of learning.
Here's some of what my students have said about my workshops:
“Absolutely loved your enthusiasm and approachability! Very generous with your knowledge
and patience with (particularly) my lack of painting experience! Very encouraging to me! Especially at my advanced age. I can learn this if given enough time." —Cheryln Claman
“I can’t express how wonderful it is to have an artist who is so capable of simplifying techniques into an understandable format. Tina is an amazing artist and incredible teacher.
I learned so much!" —Terri Horner
“I love your energy and your kindness. Thank you for encouraging us to do our best. Thanks for taking extra time on lunch and breaks to give us hints and tips and answering questions. Can’t wait and hope to make it to Tuscany [in 2017 to paint with you again]!” — Jenny Hambleton, Salt Lake City, UT
“Tina is an extraordinary artist! She is open and honest about her methods and approaches
to her work. I found her comments and direction during the workshop very helpful
to me.” — Rose Moore, Rio, IL
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I learned so much at this workshop! You gave so many valuable tips and answered all my questions. I love the way you taught by demonstrating! I learned so much just being able to watch you paint. You are a wonderful artist and an inspiration to me." — Amy Van Fossen, IA
“Demonstrations for me are the best way I absorb information on the painting process. Although I worked in acrylic, I found all the information given easily adaptable to all mediums, especially in terms of color mixing. Thank you for your generosity in your style of teaching." — Brad Bisbey, IA
“Tina, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to attend your amazing workshop. Your warm, cheerful demeanor and refreshingly genuine personality made these past three days an absolute pleasure. The techniques and tricks on how to handle oil paint, as well as how to achieve beautiful, rich skin tones will forever be implemented into my process. I very much appreciated the insights and wisdom on the difference between P.R. and marketing and on getting our artwork out there for potential collectors and clients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Dean Larsen — UT
“I have met many wonderful artists and I have met many wonderful teachers, but it its rare to meet someone who embodies both great artist and great teacher. Tina’s demeanor is friendly and accessible. She seamlessly moves from beginner to advanced and knows how to handle any painting situation and any personality type. She’s a gracious host and she truly loves what she does!”
— Rachel Mindrup, Nebraska
“Tina is very knowledgeable and insightful. She has a way of looking at a painting and problem solving in the simplest way.” — Shrina Baumann, UT
“I have taken a few art lessons over the years, but have no formal training. Every time I approached my easel I would dread the struggle and frustration that would come, because I was so confused. I called Tina and arranged to take private lessons via the internet. Seven months later I can hardly wait to get to the easel. I have so much more confidence because I have had skill instruction. I learned about drawing, values, color theory, how to mix paint, brush strokes, edges, composition, choosing the right materials, and especially, I learned to find the joy in my artwork. These lessons were the best investment I have ever made.” — Marcy Roth, Arizona
“I enjoyed my individual lessons sooo much that I will be attending workshops and group lessons as soon as possible! Tina is a great teacher as well as a wonderfully talented artist.
I feel so privileged that she generously shares her wealth of expertise, her comfortable space, and her inspiring passion for painting!” — Dot Charest, Kansas
“One of the best workshops I’ve ever attended. Tina is very knowledgeable plus has the ability to teach. Another asset is her ability to make every artist feel successful regardless of their level of skill.” — Theresa Eisenberg, Tampa FL
“Thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. You presented all the information in a practical, fun and thoughtful way. Few instructors are as generous with info and dispel all the mystery. I take home so many new approaches and ideas on how to move my own art to the next level. Thanks for being a great teacher! And such an encouraging presence.” — Laney Haake, Kansas City, Missouri
“It’s always great to learn from different artists, especially at the high caliber Tina is. Even though I have been painting a while, I feel I was beginning to hit a plateau. I wanted to hone in on my style and absorb as much knowledge (painting & business) as I could. Tina surpassed my expectations. She is very willing to pass on the knowledge and expertise she has, and I am truly grateful to have worked with her.” — Kathryn Zansler New Orleans, LA