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Artists in Residence

  • Lake Logan Conference Center Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)

Choose to work with one of three talented artists during this three day intensive instructional workshop at Lake Logan during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You will leave the workshop with your own works of art and new skills to last a lifetime.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, October 2
11 AM - 1 PM Check in
Noon            Lunch
1 - 5:30 PM   Workshop
6 PM             Dinner
7  - 9 PM      Workshop

Wednesday, October 3
8 AM              Breakfast
9 AM - Noon  Workshop
Noon              Lunch
1 - 5:30 PM     Workshop
6 PM               Dinner
Evening          Open Studio

Thursday, October 4
8 AM              Breakfast
9 AM - Noon Workshop
Noon             Lunch
1 - 3 PM         Workshop

Your overnight registration include three instruction days, two nights, lodging, seven meals (lunch Monday through lunch Wednesday), and snacks.

Double occupancy: $590
Single occupancy: $710

Commuter registration includes three instruction days, four meals (dinner Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday, lunch Wednesday), and snacks.

Commuter: $390

Art supplies are not included in the registration fee. A complete supply list will be provided prior to the retreat.


Cindy Walton
Oil and Cold Wax

Walton has developed highly personalized techniques that translate and transform nature and iconography. As a result, her pictures, whether abstract or figurative, are transformative interpretations rather than literal renderings. She is particularly expert in the use of extremely demanding cold wax methods and is highly respected as a teacher of the medium. 

Through writings and bold marks traveling in and out of the layers of oil and cold wax, Walton will teach participants how she captures action, energy, and quiet musings of nature in her paintings. The surfaces are layered with paint to create depth and texture. As the layers are built, Cindy incises the surface with sharp-edged tools and large sticks of oil paint.


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Karen Weihs 
Palette Knife Approach to Oil Painting

Using mostly palette knives and particular brushes, Weihs applies pigment in lush impasto layers interspersed with thin glazes that enrich colors and result in canvases that glow with mysterious light and form. The vague forms and evocative spaces in her paintings become magnets that draw audiences into the mystery of creation by way of human imagination.

In this workshop, Karen reveals her innovative and intuitive pairing technique that is, to quickly create imaginary landscapes defined by ethereal atmosphere and palpable textures.  Karen helps her students strive for the big breakthroughs when one finally leans to let go of outcomes to trust in the moment of their creative intuition.

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Connie Winters 
Oil Painting for beginner and intermediate level

Winters' signature style creates fresh vibrant landscapes and warm inviting interiors.

This workshop will focus on the basics of oil painting. Each day will begin with a lesson and demonstration to show how a painting evolves from beginning to almost finish. Connie will help to guide students in developing a better understanding of value and color. Students will paint from a still life and photographs. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, Connie has the unusual ability to make you feel right at home and will help you advance to a whole new level and personal style!

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