WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT!

Dear Artists,

The Frank Covino Workshop is seven weeks away. This may seem pointed, but…

We never know if this is the last chance we will have of being taught by one of the world’s greatest master teachers of oil painting in the manner of the Old Masters. In October, Frank will be in his mid-eighties and his traveling might be curtailed at any time. When we are with him, I think we sometimes take his presence for granted, but in this next workshop, as much as possible, we should hang on his every word, watch what he does at each workstation, audio-record what he says, take thorough notes, and ask good questions.

Have you priced workshops lately? There is no big-name artist today holding a serious workshop for less than $1,000 (Frank’s is $695), and a big name, does not a great teacher make. I have forked out my money for this, first hand, and I can tell you, Frank is one of the few “greats” alive today that can actually TEACH others how to paint. They may be wonderful painters themselves, but they frequently can’t convey their knowledge to students. Thus, you come away learning less than a tenth of what you would learn spending one week (and a lot less money) with Frank. That’s like getting 10 half-days VS. just 1 half-day, $300 cheaper.

I apologize if this sounds a bit like a sales pitch, but it isn’t–I have to pay the same amount as you do, plus do some of the behind the scenes prep work. It’s just that to avail ourselves of the joy of this knowledge while Frank is still with us, is such a privilege. There is nothing else like giving pleasure to our family and friends through our art–that wonderful feeling of giving a painting or a giclee’ to someone you love, and seeing their smiles and pride when they hang it on their wall. It would be terrible to look back and think, “If only I had taken his class when I could have…now it’s too late.”

Here is a sample of what you can learn to do at Frank’s workshop:
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Here are the details–

What: Frank Covino Workshop
When: November 9-13, 2015
Where: Gilbert, Arizona

A $200 deposit is due on Oct. 9, three weeks from now.

There will be space for a maximum of 12 people.

Frank is offering a special treat–If you sign up a new student, you AND the student each get $100 off the tuition (only 2 given per workshop).

Keep your tunnel vision set toward Frank’s instructions, and you will be creating exquisite paintings this year that will still be around 300 years from now, because they will be so good that anyone who owns them, will not part with them! Remember, it’s better to spend a few weeks creating one work of significant art, than painting 10 quick ones that will end up in garage sales and bought for the frames they’re in (I’ve done this many times–have you?).

If any readers out there would like to join this workshop or have any questions, just comment below, and we will be in touch.

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All the best,
The Arizona Renaissance Art Guild

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2 comments on “WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT!

  1. Carol Erickson says:

    Would you mind if I shared your link to our Art Guild facebook page? He came to Baudette, MN for many years and it would reach many of the guild members. This has been a tough week for our members, we also lost a very dear friend and member who came to art late in life-he became one of Frank’s favorites here.

    • Dear Carol, for some strange reason, I just received your question. Of course, you can link to me anytime–may I link to yours also? Sadly, just a week before our workshop with Frank, he passed away. It was quite a shock to us, as he had just been deemed “cancer free,” and we all had sighed in relief. A memorial service will be held for him soon, and we are trying to arrange for a Go-To-Meeting broadcast out here in the west, since most of us won’t be able to afford to travel to the east coast from Arizona. Karen Schmeiser and I have decided to continue his teaching methods here in the Phoenix Metro. It was a big decision for us because we love to spend much of our time painting, but we feel that, since each of us have studied with Frank for over twelve years, we owe it to him to assure that these Old Master techniques do not get lost. Thanks for reaching out. The best to you,
      Marsha

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