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Painting Retreat with Danni Dawson

From a 2007 workshop.

Last week, painting students gathered for an artful getaway at instructor Danni Dawson’s home. They spent the week painting, eating gourmet lunches prepared by Danni and her neighbors, and sipping wine — and you can, too!

The workshop, “Painting in Danni’s Living Room or Rose Garden,” is held twice yearly, with the next session August 20–24. Students set up their easels outside in the rose garden, like Danni did for the demo below, or in the living room or Danni’s upstairs studio.

We visited the workshop last week for some lunch (caprese salad, two kinds of pasta, and salmon) and to film a demo Danni did for the class. Here’s part one of the demo:

Lunch was so good, we decided to go back and film part two of the demo the next day — that video is here. We also have lots of other instructor demos up on YouTube!

For more info about the workshop in August, click here. Danni will also be teaching a travel workshop in Thomas, West Virginia (along with Mike Francis, Paul Lucchesi, and Kurt Schwarz) from August 8–10 and August 27–31.

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