"Color and composition of subjects can only exist and be part of our universe once you give birth to them. That is the power of the creative moment and this unique expression belongs to you only."
What are you waiting for?
You've been contemplating and procrastinating, perhaps even a little bit fearful to take that initial step towards your development as an artist. Your desire to create has been there since you were a child. You've put things on hold for a myriad of reasons. Your list of why you shouldn't grows longer and longer, meanwhile time passes by without ever exploring the painter within you.
What does that look like in your life? What would happen if you were to pick up a brush and suddenly position yourself to paint?
Aren't you curious to see what your paintings would look like, and how the action of painting may stimulate various parts of your life?
I don't approach my workshops with a fixed idea or curriculum in mind. I will meet you wherever you are at in your experience. Whether you've painted before or are a beginner, I'll welcome you in. The only requirement is to hold a passion and desire to explore your artistic talents. It is your world, your intentions, and your approach. I am simply here to assist and guide you through the process of learning more about yourself.
My workshops are intended to be challenging and to offer you the opportunity to get in touch with your inner expression. My role is that of a coach rather than a teacher. I do not teach you how to be an artist. I simply show you the way to knowing and accepting that you've always been one.
There is never a set curriculum except to help you to understand certain basics that will facilitate your journey.
The approach is one of continual drawing and painting. Relentless in the quantity produced. Never stopping at anything less than your personal best.
"Carmelo's joy and enthusiasm was contagious. His workshop was informative and inspiring. I can't wait to see what 2019 will bring!"
"Carmelo's workshop was informative and inspiring. His warmth permeated the group and made for a supportive, congenial atmosphere!"
"Carmelo’s workshops are fun, fast, full of insight and inspiration."
"Your class was an intense learning experience. You gave us a lot of good information as well as personal insights. Your discussion of composition was eye opening. I appreciate your direct approach to critiquing participants’ work. Overall, it was a big step ahead for my art."
"Great class... learned so much about composition... researched materials... there was something spiritual about whole class as we painted from our heart and we were in the moment."