Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshops

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint Fresher paintings? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? Paint Bigger paintings? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then my "Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser" Abstract Painting Workshops are for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. These workshops are not media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil or mixed media are welcome. Click the Button below to download the Abstract Workshop Materials List to see what you will need for the workshop.

David is Currently Booking Workshops for 2019-2020
If you are ready to move beyond realism to create work that is loose, colorful, fresh and emotionally expressive please contact me so that we can book a workshop in your area. If your art group is interested in booking a workshop please contact David by email for more information: david@davidmkessler.com 

What To Do If You Are Interested In Registering For A Workshop
Select the workshop that you are interested in from the list below. Visit the website link listed or directly contact the person listed for each venue to find out more information or register for the workshop. David does not handle any registration for workshops, except as noted in the workshop list.

Workshops in David's Studio in 2018!
David is now conducting workshops in his studio in Winston-Salem, NC - In 2018 we have scheduled 4 studio workshops - one of which is an advanced mentorship workshop! The studio will hold a maximum of five students, so those who sign-up for these workshops will not only be provided with the intimate setting of David's studio, but will receive personalized one-on-one attention that cannot be obtained in a large-group workshop setting. Lunch is provided each day. You can find out more by Clicking the Button below.

What If You Cannot Attend a Live Workshop?
David has a series of online courses that are the next best thing to attending a live workshop. You can find out more about those courses by Clicking the Button below.

2018 Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshops (Remaining)

July 27-29, 2018 Grand Junction, CO
Western Colorado Center for the Arts
Contact: Haley Van Camp
Email: hvancamp@gjartcenter.org

August 8-10, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC-Sold Out
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio Workshop
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

August 23-25, 2018 Lowell, MI
Franciscan Life Process Center
Contact: Kathy Bechtel
Email: kbechtel@lifeprocesscenter.org
Click Here for Details

September 6-8, 2018 Carlsbad, CA
Live Your Art Studio
Contact: Yvette Lyons
Email: ylyonsphd@aol.com

September 10-12, 2018 Merced, CA
Merced Art Center
Contact: Bo Petty
Phone: 209-388-1090

September 21-23, 2018 New Braunfels, TX
New Braunfels Art League
Contact: Sandy Oberg
Email: oberglabs@gmail.com
Click Here for Details

October 11-13, 2018 Atlanta, GA
Binders Art
Contact: Beth Robison
Email: beth@bindersart.com
Click Here for Details

October 19-21, 2018 Fairhope, AL
Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: Leanne Pearson
Email: leanne@esartcenter.org

October 25-27, 2018 Raleigh, NC
Painting Miles
Contact: Luisana Bethencourt
Email: luisanabg@gmail.com
Click Here for Details

November 10-11, 2018 Raleigh, NC
Art of the Carolinas
Contact: Sharon DiGiulio
Email: sharon@jerrysartarama.com

November 14-16, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

December 4-7, 2018 Mendocino, CA
Mendocino Art Center
Contact: Jonathan Palmer
Email: fineart@medocinoartcenter.org

 

2019 Abstract Painting Workshops (So Far)

January 10-12, 2019 Ft. Myers, FL
Arts Alliance of Lee County
Contact: Brandi Couse
Email: bcouse@artinlee.org

January 25-27, 2019 Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Art League
Contact: Robin Moore
Email: artleaguedaytona@gmail.com

February 6-8, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

March 5-8, 2019 Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Cultural Arts Alliance
Contact: Bonnie Lohman
Email: pghsteeler1@icloud.com

March 27-29, 2019 Amarillo, TX
Amarillo Art Institute
Contact: Rachel Flores
Email: director@amarilloartinstitute.org

April 12-14, 2019 Florence, AL
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
Contact: Christi Britten
Email: cbritten@florenceal.org

April 24-26, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

June 3-6, 2019 Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Dillman's
Contact: Stephanie
Email: vacations@dillmans.com

June 12-14, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

June 20-22, 2019 Floyd, VA
Floyd Art Center
Contact: Becky Latucca
Email: education@floydartcenter.org

August 7-9, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

August 23-25, 2019 Huntsville, AL
Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
Contact: Robert Daniel
Email: robertdaniel@lowemill.net

September 9-12, 2019 Whidbey Island, WA
Pacific Northwest Art School
Contact: Lisa Bernhardt
Email: lisa@pacificnorthwestartschool.org

October 4-6, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL
Arts and Design Society
Contact: Hanna Joensuu
Email: hanna222@cox.net

October 24-26, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Art Supply
Contact: David Kessler
Email: david@davidmkessler.com

November 6-8, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
Email: david@davidmkessler.com
Click Here for Information and Registration

November 17-18, 2019 Raleigh, NC
Art of the Carolinas
Contact: Sharon Digiulio
Email: sharon@jerrysartarama.com

David, the workshop was wonderful! I learned a lot and I think the new information will help me to move forward. You are an excellent teacher! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience. Happy painting and safe travels.
— W. Yeagar
Hi David, I feel great about what I learned in your workshop. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us and being so kind to me. The workshop was fun and HAPPY!
— S. Gur
The very first day and throughout the entire weekend I felt joyous. My heart was full and I enjoyed the energy you created in class. I was living and you brought it out of me. In terms of your teaching style it is so amazing. You are positive and encouraging and really work hard to help us learn. You also don’t have the ego and heavy critical nature that I have experienced with some other instructors. You couple that with your talent and that is an effective winning combo to teach! The way you teach I learn! What a fun weekend. Thank you again. Can’t wait for your next workshop. You seriously rock!
— J. Pera
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Hi David, A Fast Loosey-Goosey email to say WOW! I enjoyed your class so much that I had to say thank you one more time. Being a beginner and not having much instruction besides YouTube, you were the perfect teacher for me because you pushed me out of my comfort zone and into the zone of painting fast without a lot of thinking. And thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously. I love your book and it has been so useful because it has basic, useful information. My favorite part of the class was watching your painting demonstrations. I was amazed at what you painted in ten minutes. What a Fine Artist you are! I love your painting style.
— B. Pursley
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David, I painted today for the first time in over a year (except for your workshop) and the credit goes to you. Thank you so much for your wonderful workshop which re-awakened my love of, and joy in color! My left brain appreciated how organized and well thought out all aspects of the workshop were. And my right brain loved the emphasis on spontaneity and without too much initial planning. In addition you are the only instructor in the many workshops I’ve attended over the years who discussed the business of art - again thank you.
— B. Hammond
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David, thanks for the pics and thanks for a super workshop.  Your enthusiasm and expertise made it such fun to learn from you.  I loved also that you were clearly organized, in charge and so professional.

So thank you for your efforts, your generous sharing of all you know and your experiences...a super workshop from beginning to end. I love your methods and your approach and have to say, love the big brushes, the globs of paint color and the results.  Will keep playing with all you presented and will stay in touch.

With every good wish for your continued success!
— P. Harrison
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