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2024 Summer Art Workshop with
visiting Artist, Debbie Mattison

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Paint’n With Friends is thrilled to welcome the talented Debbie Mattison to our Gilroy studio at 7560 Monterey St., Suite 202, for an immersive two-day workshop on August 20th & 21st, 2024.

Dive into the artistry of “Moonlight in Maui,” one of Debbie’s most exquisite works. This workshop not only offers a deep dive into the techniques required to bring this painting to life but also includes engaging exercises and ample opportunity for personalized feedback and questions. It's an invitation to fun and creativity!


**Workshop Details:**


**Venue:** Paint’n With Friends Art Studio, Gilroy, CA. Contact Tami Brown at 408-710-2327 for inquiries.

**Timing:** From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily on August 20th & 21st.


**Features:** Artist-led demonstration of “Moonlight in Maui,” interactive Q&A sessions, and hands-on painting activities for all participants.


**Registration Fee:** $150 for the full two-day experience, inclusive of a $50 booking fee (Note: Art supplies are not included).


Secure your spot for a memorable artistic journey with Debbie Mattison and Paint’n With Friends this summer.

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**Important Information for Participants:**


**Cancellation Policy:**
- Booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred. We understand that unexpected circumstances may occur. If you need to cancel your participation, please inform us at least 14 days before the event to incur an additional cancellation fee of $50. Cancellations made with less than 14 days' notice before the event will result in a $75 cancellation fee.

**Transportation, Meals, and Accommodation:**
Participants are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and accommodations. Our studio, Paint’n With Friends, provides a microwave, coffee maker, Keurig, assorted teas (tips appreciated), and a refrigerator for your convenience if you choose to bring your own snacks, lunch, and drinks. Recommendations for local lodging and dining options will be provided.

**Art Supplies You'll Need:**
The workshop takes place in a fully equipped art studio offering tables, chairs, and tabletop easels. Participants need to bring their own art supplies, which include:
- 3 Canvases (One 16x20" and two 8x10" canvases; 8x10" canvases available for purchase at the studio)
- White Gesso
- HB Acrylic Paint or Water-Mixable Oils (a color list will be provided)
- Brushes
- Water bucket
- Charcoal for sketching
- Sta-Wet Palette
- Dabble Board
- Mister Water Sprayer
- Paper Towels

**Art Critique Opportunity:**
You are encouraged to bring 2-3 pieces of your artwork for critique. While original pieces are preferred, we understand that travel constraints might require you to bring high-quality photographs instead. If so, please pre-select 2-3 photos for review.

After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with the supply list, registration form, and additional information, including suggestions for lodging and dining for those traveling. Please bring the signed registration form to the studio on the day of the workshop, or you can fill out and e-sign the release here on our website.  Click HERE to access the form.  

Space is limited, sign up early!  

Contact Tami for more information.
Phone:  408-710-2327


About the Artist:    Debbie Mattison 


As a child and young adult Debbie was a musician, studying flute and piano.  After becoming and “empty nester” she found a creative outlet in painting and become more passionate about her art.  While raising her children she had the opportunity to live in Holland and it was there that Debbie took her first painting class in 1992. 


Debbie’s love of painting grew, and she spent most of her time painting landscapes.  After returning to the United States, she began watching art shows on TV and taking workshops with Jerry Yarnell.  She continued to study with Jerry and in 2013 became a “Yarnell Certified Artist” and in 2016 she became a “Yarnell Certified Instructor”.  More recently Debbie has become interested in Plein Air Painting and has attend the Publisher’s Invitational for Plein Air painters. During the summer months she works outdoors as often as possible and enjoys the extra challenges that painting outside poses.  

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