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Art Loft COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Art Loft is open and we are practicing procedures, as advised by the CDC, to ensure a safe, fun, and creative environment for all visiting artists.

For everyone’s safety the following guidelines will be applied to


1. We are requiring guests who have not been fully vaccinated to wear masks or face coverings in the studio and during any interactions in common areas of the house. We ask you bring your own face covering and spares but will have a limited number of extra masks to ensure all have a covering.

2. Upon arrival all participants, instructors, and staff will asked questions about possible symptoms and hand sanitizer will always be available during the workshop.

3. All participants will be asked to practice social distancing throughout the house. The art loft will be providing adequate space between easels in the studio to do so.

During workshop events the studio and facilities will be sanitized on a regular basis. Any prepared food will be served in single use, self-contained receptacles.

If you or anyone in your home is feeling sick or displays any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

The Art Loft will be using all practices outline by the CDC to ensure a safe environment for the workshops. We ask all participants to do so also. For more information go to Centers For Disease Control And Prevention.

Up Coming Demonstrations…

If your busy schedule doesn’t allow a full class try one of our demonstrations.



David will be giving a painting demonstration on:

Sep 26th, 2021 from 10am to 1pm

Workshops for 2021

MARGARET DYER – The Figure in Pastels and Oils

AUG 20 to 22, 2021 – $425

In Margaret’s workshops students are taught traditional pastel and oil painting techniques. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel and/or oil application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method.
Bring your digital cameras (with small compact flash memory card), iphones or ipads for a short photo session at the end of day one. We will have a small portable printer with wifi capability and the ability to read your camera’s memory cards and will work from our printed photos on day two. Day three, back to the model.

For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take.


More about Margaret Dyer at MARGARETDYER.COM

Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm           Minimum 6, Maximum 12

DEBRA NADELHOFFER – Exercises to simplify your paintings

August 26 to 28, 2021 – $425

Debra is a signature member on American Society of Marine Artists, American Impressionist Society and Southeastern Pastel Society.  She currently has had a painting accepted into 2021 OPA Thirtieth National Exhibition in Escondido, CA and has a painting in the ASMA 18th National Exhibition now on tour.  She has painted in several plein air events nationally.  Debra has taught at Chastain Art Center in Atlanta and teaches workshops around the southeast.

Painting from life is the best way to enhance your skills and encourage growth as an artist. Working from life can be confusing whether you are in the studio doing a still life or figure or outside painting en plein air. Learning how to see differently and how to pull essential elements together is a challenge. What should the background be? What can I leave out to make this a better painting, or what to add? We will be using photographs to begin breaking down this process through small studies first in black and white then in color. Through the process of doing small studies inside, you will be able to use this information as you begin working on your own in the field or studio.

More about Debra Nadelhoffer at DEBRANADELHOFFER.COM

Thursday to Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE – Figurative Painting Workshop

SEP 30 to Oct 2, 2021 – $500

 Figurative painting workshop with landscape as the backdrop will be the focus of this workshop. Models will be present for your figure studies. Model fees are additional for this workshop. This will be a combination of figure and landscape study.



 More about Morgan Samuel Price at MORGANSAMUELPRICE.COM

Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm           Minimum 6, Maximum 12

DAVID SHEVLINO – Painting Alla Prima from Life and Photos

SEP 23 to 25 ,2021 – $425

Come paint the figure and portrait wet into wet. Focus will be on simplifying forms and using an economical paint application.

This workshop is ideal for those wishing to break away from a tighter/traditional style of painting.


More about David Shevlino at DAVIDSHEVLINO.COM

Thursday to Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

DAVID SHEVLINO Demonstration

David will be conducting a painting demonstration on

SEPTEMBER 26th, 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Price $55          Register by clicking the button —>

MARY GARRISH – Design Principles

NOV 5 to 7, 2021 – $475

Design will be the emphasis of this workshop. Through lectures and demonstrations concentrating on thoughtful lines and shapes, a greater understanding of what good design “is” will become apparent. Dividing the canvas into simple abstract shapes and lines will be explored in exercises designed to open our eyes to new possibilities. Linear and atmospheric perspective will be covered to enhance the depth of your paintings.

More about Mary Garrish at MARYGARRISHFINEART.COM

Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm           Minimum 6, Maximum 12

ANITA ELDER – Hand Painted Holiday Cards

NOV 13th, 2021 – $85

Bring your Christmas spirit and join us for a fun filled day of creating your one of a kind Christmas card. Bring your own medium, oil, watercolor, or acrylic. Instructions will be given to each individual student on there personal card. You may bring your own reference material for your design, or the Art Loft can supply reference material. We will also be covering the process of reproducing (printing) your card for The Christmas Holiday. The Art Loft will be supplying lunch and Christmas snacks for our special day.

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshops for 2022