Classes and Workshops
Workshop dates (click on a venue):
Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD Dec 1-4, 2017
Nicole's Studio, Raleigh, NC Jan 24-26, 2018
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI Feb, 5-8, 2018
Debkart Home Studios, Ashburn, VA March 8-11, 2018
Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, MI, April 12-15, 2018
Coppinni Academy, San Antonio, TX, May 18-20, 2018
Rome Art Workshops, Rome, Italy, July 9-20 2018 ($150 discount for registration by Nov 30)
Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI, Sept 17-21, 2018
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, Oct 18-21, 2018
-Brushes: filberts, flats of varying sizes. Avoid brights and soft synthetic brushes.
For synthetic, stiff fibers are better ( Rosemary Ivory, Silver Bristlon are good examples)
NOTE: Bring at least 2 brushes which are ¾” and 1” wide
-Medium: linseed oil, but not cold pressed. (no stand oil)
-Odorless paint thinner for rinsing/cleaning brushes
-Rags or paper towels
-Rigid Palette no smaller than 11 x 14 in size
-Neutrally toned canvases or panels:
use Dick Blick matte acrylic "warm gray"
size range: 14 x 18 to 16 x 20 inches.
bring one canvas/panel for each day of class
Note: canvas/panel must be dry before class
-Paint cups or old cans
NOTE: Bring jars or cans for your thinner at least 3” in diameter
-Jar with lid for used paint thinner.
I recommend Gamblin Oil Colors
Cadmium red or equivalent
Cadmium orange or equivalent
Cadmium yellow or equivalent
Seldom do you find a brilliant artist whose abilities as a
teacher measure up to their talents as a painter. David is one such
Enjoyed your workshop. You are an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and well organized. I hope to use what I learned to "loosen" up my work and improve my technique in oil painting.
I believe I'm a better painter after taking David's workshop.
For me the best part of a workshop should be the demos. David did
great demos then set us loose to give it a try. In a 3-day workshop I
basically went home with 4 paintings which was exciting since I'm
normally a slow painter. I'm not a portrait painter so I was very happy
David demos both still life and portraits. Friends have commented they
think my painting has gone to another level. I gained a confidence to
paint looser and with larger brushes. I would take David's workshop
again and highly recommend his workshop to intermediate & advance
I consider David Shevlino to be a modern
master of wet on wet painting. I chose to study with David at both the
Scottsdale Artists School and the Sedona Arts Center because I wanted to
further my painting skills in oil. I highly recommend David's classes.
They are not to be missed. He teaches technique during his demos, and
he shows concern for each student as we paint on our own. He is very
generous with his time.
I was recently lucky enough to spend a day
with David Shevelino painting at his workshop and learning from the
opportunity to watch his free flowing painting style. It was a fabulous
experience and David's influence truly brought forth one of my better