TINA GARRETT WORKSHOPS:

General Info:
Tina teaches at her studio in Lee's Summit, Missouri as well as art centers and private studios across the U.S. and Europe where she is invited to teach. Visit Tina's Workshop Schedule for details. 

Oil painting and workshops are open to adults of all skill levels though some of Tina's workshops are designed especially for beginning painters.

Workshops may be geared towards painting from life, painting from photos or a combination of the two. Supply lists and itineraries are given when you sign up. In the spirt of true mentorship, Tina always stays in touch with workshop students and is excited to see their progress and coach and critique them when needed. 

Most workshops have space for 8 to 12 students. Workshops usually last 3 to 5 days and start at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily. Tina usually demonstrates and lectures until noon when the group is set free for lunch and returns to begin painting at 1pm where Tina works, one-on-one, with each artist. 
Tina's model/still-life lighting kit, brush set and general info on paint colors can be found here: CLICK HERE

Here is what artists think of Tina's workshops...
Student Testimonials:

“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

“Of all the workshops I have attended, I feel that this one made the largest and quickest influence in my work. At the end of day two, I felt that the small 4 inch section of a face I had done was the best work I've ever done! Thank you Tina, for your expertise, your generosity in sharing that with us and for your amazing heart” — D.H., Texas

“In no other workshop have I learned so much! Tina, you were personable, you made it easy to explain and follow your demonstrations. I liked the time you spent with me helping me and showing me how important values are and teaching me point-to-point measuring. I got so much information from you and am so excited to practice at home now. I would take another workshop with you...I enjoyed every minute of this workshop! Not only are you an amazing artist, but also a wonderful person and a great teacher. Thank you!” — Cindy Bradley, Ocala, Florida

“Thank you Tina! The class was wonderful and the learning environment superb. You are so kind and your guidance perfectly designed fro constructive learning. I had a terrific time! I think anyone with a little natural talent is doing themselves a disservice by not attending your class!”
— Joanne Chapman, Salt Lake City, UT

“Tina gave us valuable information, she made me feel like it was okay to not make a masterpiece during the workshop. I didn't even want to go to the restroom because I didn't want to miss anything!” — E.G., Missouri

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Tina was a very patient and offered a world of knowledge. She explained things in a way that helped me understand without undermining any other point of view.” Thank you Tina! — Marla Duggins, Salt Lake City, Utah

“What a comprehensive workshop! Valuable information presented in a logical fashion. Some artists can teach and some artists can't teach. Tina can paint AND teach.” — D.B., Missouri

“Excellent, concise instruction. Tina holds nothing back and will find some way to help "you" understand. Her enthusiasm is infectious.” — S.H., Missouri

“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

“What an absolute pleasure it was to see a great artist at work. I am an artist myself — I am a concert Violinist — and I truly appreciate being in the presence of those who know their craft. My life is enriched by this experience and I have learned a potential new passion. This experience will add to my life, my art and my music. Thank you!” — Benjamin Robinson, UT

“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

“It pushed me to a higher level than I could imagine. Thanks for helping me keep the values accurate it has always been a challenge for me.” — Pat Deeter, Lee's Summit, MO

“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, on getting our artwork out there for potential collectors and clients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Dean Larsen — UT

“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 really appreciate Tina’s method of instruction helping me push outside my painting habits but keeping me from getting lost in the new knowledge. Some artists take classes that just don’t work for them. They may be frustrated and even give up painting all together. No matter where you are in your artistic journey, Tina will share with you what she has learned from master painters and you might just think twice!” — Glenn Adams, Blue Springs, MO

 

     In progress Selective Start Method, "The Teacher" 28x34, Oil Private Commission. 13th Annual Arc Salon Finalist.

    In progress Selective Start Method, "The Teacher" 28x34, Oil Private Commission. 13th Annual Arc Salon Finalist.


    2018 Workshop Schedule, CLICK HERE for detailed info:

    February 16, 17 & 18, 2018 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Carolton, Texas (More details to come soon)

    March 9, 10, 11  & 12, 2018 — 4-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Bountiful, Utah

    April 4, 5 & 6 — 3 Day Starting Methods from Life and Photos in Overland Park, Kansas

    April 8, 9 & 10 — 3-Day Starting Methods in Oil Painting Portraiture From Life in St. Louis, Missouri

    April 13, 14 & 15 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Village Arts Putney in Putney Vermont

    April 23, 24 & 25 —  3-Day Portraiture Starting Methods for Beginners Workshop in Indiana Hoosier Salon, Brush of Spring

    April 27, 28 & 29 — 3-Day Starting Methods for Beginners in Maryland at Compass Atelier

    June 2 & 3 — 2-Day Portrait from Life & Photos in San Clemente, California

    September 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 — 5-Day Painting the Portrait form Life at The Florence Studio in Florence, Italy

    September 28, 29 & 30 — 3-Day Painting the Portrait from Photos in Arkansas

    October 5, 6 & 7 — 3-Day Starting Methods for Oil Painting Beginners at Beréskin Gallery in Iowa

     

    2019 Workshop Schedule, CLICK HERE for detailed info:

    January 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019 — 5-Day Portraiture in Selective Start Method from Life & Photos Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ

    February 16, 17 & 18, 2019 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Carolton, Texas at Hull Art Academy 

    February 22, 23, 24, 2019— 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Galeria San Francisco in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    June 2019 — 2-Day Portrait from Life & Photos in San Clemente, California -TENTATIVE, CHECK BACK FOR FIRM DATES

    July 12, 13 & 14 2019 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan

    September 13, 14 & 15 —3- 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin, NJ

    September 19, 20, 21, 22 (Day Off on 23rd) 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2019 Special 10-Day Oil Painting from Life and Photos Garden & Safari, Selemboush, Cape Town, and Kruger Park, South Africa

    Tina's Favorite Supplies: CLICK HERE

     In progress image of "City Blues" 36x24 Oil, painted in Selective Start method. 

    In progress image of "City Blues" 36x24 Oil, painted in Selective Start method.