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    • 10/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/08/2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • 1111 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite E, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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    3 Day Portrait Workshop with Susan Patton

    Dates: October 6 - 8, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Workshop Location: 1111 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite E, Ridgeland, MS 39157 (Please park behind the building and not in the front.)

    Click Here for Map of Location

    Cost: (includes model fee):   

         $395 for MAG Members, registration open now 

         $420 for Non-MAG Members, registration will open on Sep. 8, 2021

    Registration and Deposit:  $200 is due by September 14th to reserve a seat. Remaining balance is due by October 1, 2021. Seats are limited and a waitlist will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

    • Click "Register" and select "Pay Online" to immediately register and pay the full workshop fee safe and securely online thru the MAG website.
    • Click "Register" and select "Invoice Me" if you want to register and pay online at a later date and/or by check.
      • If paying by check, make the check payable to MS Artists' Guild and mail to: Carol King, 605 E Abbey Pl., Brandon, MS 39047. Note "Susan Patton Workshop" in the memo field. Your payment and/or registration will be recorded once the check is received in hand.

    Workshop Contact: mailto:TerriHerring@comcast.net

    Description: Join Susan as she takes you through the process of a portrait commission. Students will paint from life followed by painting from photos of the same subject and finally painting from life to finish the portrait. Emphasis will be on the form and structure of the head as well as the color temperature within skin tones.

    Supplies: Supplies are not included but a list can be found on Susan's website. Click HereSupply List for Portrait Workshop. Oil and Acrylic mediums are preferred. Tables and chairs will be provided, artists should bring a portable easel.

    BIO: Susan Patton (b. 1975) is a professional artist residing in North Mississippi. She is also a Registered Physical Therapist but has put that profession aside for a season to pursue her passion for art. 

    Susan has won multiple awards locally, as well as in juried national shows. Her art has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, as well as the Oil Painters of America Salon, Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, the Boldbrush art contest, and the American Impressionist Society National Juried Small Works Show as well as the prestigious American Impressionist Society's National Juried Exhibition. In addition, she was a finalist in the 2020 Portrait Society of America’s Members Only competition. 

    An avid learner, Susan is also known for her love for teaching. She teaches multiple sold-out workshops a year on a variety of subjects including design, brushwork, Plein air, and portrait painting.  Susan is a founding member of Mississippi Plein Air Painters, where she assists with organizing local and statewide paint-outs, one of which was featured on the national HGTV show, "Home Town." She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, and American Impressionist Society. She is a regular blogger with Oil Painters of America.  Her work hangs among some of the most prestigious art collections. She is a highly sought-after portrait artist and is also known for her figurative paintings that capture fleeting moments in everyday life that people want to remember. She describes her paintings as, “memories to hold on to.”

    Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

    MAG Cancels: If MAG finds it necessary to cancel a singular session or an entire workshop, all participants will be notified immediately, and a refund will be made within two weeks of the cancellation date. MAG reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum number of participants is not obtained by a specific date.

    Participant Cancels: Our workshop sizes are small and we rely on your commitment to green-light the event. If you withdraw:

    • 14 calendar days or more, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued.
    • 13 calendar days or less, the deposit is non-refundable but any other payments will be refunded.

    Please understand that even when a class has a waiting list it's difficult to fill spots at the last minute because people have made other plans. If you cannot attend you may transfer your spot to a friend or find another student to take your place. Please contact us within 2 days (48 hours) prior to the class to inform us of the transfer. 

    If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, MAG must be informed immediately so that the Artist Educator can be notified. MAG will consider the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

    • 10/18/2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 10/21/2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • St. Stephens Anglican Church, 5049 Lakeland Dr, Flowood, MS
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    Workshop LocationSt. Stephens Anglican Church at 5049 Lakeland Dr., Flowood MS

    Cost: $400 MAG Members; $450 Non-MAG Members

    Payment: $150 deposit due at registration;; Full Payment due by October 15, 2021

    Workshop Supply List: Art Supply List.pdf

    Online registration will guarantee your space is reserved. Once the class is full, a waitlist will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The workshop is reserved for MAG members until April 1, 2021 and then will be open to the pubic if space is available.

    Verbal Registrations along with check deposits will be confirmed upon receipt by the workshop coordinator if space is available.

    Contact/Questions: Contact Rebecca "Tree" James, 601-214-6025

    Qiang Huang (pronounced Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing China and now lives in Austin, Texas. His interest in art developed at a young age, strongly influenced by his uncle, Hong-En Huang, a professional painter and art educator.  For various reasons, he was unable to attend professional art institutions, studying science and technology instead. He moved to America in 1985, obtained a Ph.D. in physics in 1993, and embarked on a career in optical engineering.  Meanwhile, he remained active in local art communities. To further develop his artistic skills, he attended classes and workshops. He studied with well-known artists like David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Scott Burdick, and Caroyn Anderson. In the summer of 2012, Qiang attended the graduate school of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and studied with well-known figurative artist, Zhaoming Wu.


    ​Qiang is a guest artist with the Putney Painters, and has painted multiple times with the modern masters of representational art, Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. Qiang’s paintings are known for their remarkable accuracy and expressive brush strokes
    He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America.
    Qiang is represented by the InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, the Capital Fine Art Gallery in Austin, and the Marta Stafford Fine Art Gallery in Marble Falls, Texas.
    Qiang is also a self-represented daily painter. He showcases his updated work on his blog, and markets his paintings in online auctions. Qiang uses the internet efficiently and shares his ideas and techniques about his art journey as well as his thoughts and feelings about the world on his blog. Thousands of artists follow his painting blogs and communicate with Qiang regularly.
    He has been teaching workshops on still life painting and the on-line art business since 2008. Utilizing his training in the technical fields, his teaching is well organized, informative, and easy to follow.  Many artists have attended his workshops multiple times, and have seen significant progress in their own art.
    ​Qiang’s still life work was featured in Southwest Art magazine in March, 2011.  American Artist Magazine featured his art and teaching in the 2009 summer issue of the “Workshop” Magazine and  his art was featured again in the April 2014 Artist Magazine. Please see Qiang’s work at www.qhart.com and http://Qiang-Huang.blogspot.com. 

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