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
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: 

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

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. There were some moments when I was painting that I forgot about my cancer. 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
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
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

January 18-20, 2018 Birmingham, AL
Forstall Art Supply
Contact: Annette

February 1-3, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC-Sold Out
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
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February 12-15, 2018 Bluffton, SC
Society of Bluffton Artists
Contact: Sandra Wenig

February 21-23, 2018 Ft. Smith, AR
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Contact: Casey Seamons

March 9-11, 2018 Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Arts and Design Society
Contact: Hanna Joensuu

March 21-23, 2018 Tucson, AZ
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona
Contact: Jan Sennewald

March 26-28, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Art Supply
Contact: David Kessler
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April 13-15, 2018 Conroe, TX
Conroe Art League
Contact: Kathryn Marks

April 18-21, 2018 Dallas, TX
Artist's Showplace
Contact: San Cheang

May 3-5, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC-
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
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May 17-19, 2018 Huntsville, AL
Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
Contact: Amy Mayfield

June 6-9, 2018 Door Peninsula, WI
Peninsula School of Art
Contact: Elysia Michaelson

June 24-27, 2018 Southport, NC
Associated Artists of Southport
Contact: Carol Kidd

July 13-15, 2018 Greensboro, NC
Art Alliance of Greensboro
Contact: Liz Busch

August 9-11, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC (Advanced)
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio Mentorship Workshop
Contact: David
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August 23-25, 2018 Lowell, MI
Franciscan life Process Center
Contact: Kathy Bechtel

September 6-8, 2018 Carlsbad, CA
Live Your Art Studio
Contact: Yvette Lyons

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

October 11-13, 2018 Atlanta, GA
Binders Art
Contact: Beth Robison

October 19-21, 2018 Fairhope, AL
Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: Leanne Pearson

October 25-27, 2018 Raleigh, NC
Painting Miles
Contact: Luisana Bethencourt

November 1-3, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC
David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio
Contact: David
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