2009 Workshops

Workshops, Demos and E-Classes


Yes, I have to pay bills too.
This is a list of upcoming Armand Cabrera events for 2009.



Study Studio Painting
Intense, pesonal instruction by Armand Cabrera




~ FEBRUARY 2009 ~
Saturday, February 7th


Our first demonstration of the year will be held at
Ayr Hill Gallery in Vienna, Virginia.
The demonstration is free, but you must register in advance
for the gallery to hold a place for you.
Limited space12:30 – 2:30ish

This is a BYOC event—-bring your own chair!

Please contact Gail Roberts to register.
Email Gail

Telephone: (703) 938-3880141
Church Street NWVienna, Virginia 22180


Thursday, February 12th


This demonstration will be sponsored by
The Vienna Arts Society
115 Pleasant Street N. W. Vienna, Virginia


This is an indoor demonstration – so come, rain or shine
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We’ll begin right after their monthly meeting

Armand Cabrera Workshops


~ APRIL 2009 ~
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
April 26 – May 1
Evening Orientation * 3 days painting in studio * 2 days painting outdoors
~ SEPTEMBER 2009 ~
Brazier Studio Workshops
September 24 – 27
If there is any trouble with the links above please visit the workshop page on my site


Joseph Paquet Painting Bootcamp

Joe Paquet 12th Annual Bootcamp Workshop, St. Paul, MN
Seven Days

If you are serious about painting this is the class for you. Joe is one of the best painters in the country and he is a great teacher. This is a no nonsense class designed by a master of his craft. Don’t miss this chance, it only happens once a year.

For those of you unfamiliar with his work, you can see it on his website


Here are the particulars for the class.

Sunday May 31st – Saturday June 6th $850
Confronting the vargaries of working directly from nature is one thing; making good subjective choices which lead to artistry is something else. During this week you will be introduced to methods and ways of looking which will help you with both. All levels welcome with the understanding that you bring a healthy mix of humility and patience.— Joe Paquet
Break Down of the Week
Day One: Lecture on the prismatic pallet.Discussion will include:
Framing out an effect of light
Structuring an underpainting
Working in close, clean value
How color is affected prismatically by the angle of the sun and prevailing atmoshperic conditions
Days Two, Three and Four: Field work (two studies per day) Frequent critiques throughout the day
Day Five: In StudioMorning: Group critique of field workAfternoon: Begin block-in from chosen field work
Day Six and Seven: Continued studio work to fully realize your studio painting.
To register download this registration form.
Have questions, call: (651) 224-2975

Hilton Head Workshop

Armand Cabrera Workshop



Arts Center of Coastal Carolina April 26 – May 1
Evening Orientation * 3 days painting in studio * 2 days painting outdoors


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


This Armand Cabrera workshop is designed for all levels of students…including professionals who wish to take their painting skills to the next stage. This informative workshop will feature daily demos and students will paint at their easels.(Armand will demo in oils only)Armand will focus on all aspects of successful painting: concept, drawing, form, composition, color and harmony.



The Monday demo is open to the public, even though it is part of the class, this demo is free to anyone.


Zion National Park Painting Trip

Zion National Park Painting Trip

Armand Cabrera
I had a great time painting in Zion National park during the week of April 18th to 25th. One of the crown jewels of the National Park System, Zion is in southern Utah. The spring weather was beautiful with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s for the week.


The occasion for my visit was an invitational paint out that was part of the 100th anniversary of the park. 22 artists from around the country were invited. I enjoyed spending time with my artist friends and meeting new artists.
The show was called ‘In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran’. All the artists were allowed to paint in the same areas that Moran had painted in in 1873. The views were chosen from his sketchbook and it was interesting to see how much the Virgin River and time had changed the topography of the sites.

There was a wet painting sale on Friday at the Bingham Gallery in Mt Carmel and an auction Saturday at the Zion lodge.



For a trip like this I had to send all my equipment and frames ahead of time. I decided to paint everything 11×14 for the show, making my packing easier.

I boxed up the frames with the blank canvas boards attached in them with offset clips and screws. All the hardware and hanging wires were setup as horizontal paintings. This allowed me to change my mind and make a verticle if I needed to and still have enough wire to hang it.

My paints and gear were also boxed and shipped ahead of my arrival.
By doing this I was able to only have a carry on bag and camera on the flight, saving me time in the airport.

Painting Demonstrations and Other Events

Armand Cabrera
With spring and summer approaching fast, there are some things I want to let you know about  in the Northern Virginia Area. I will give a free painting demonstration On April 2 and again on April 9 At Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane VA.

I will start from a blank canvas at noon and complete a painting in about 3 hours.
Feel free to bring your dog, sit on the wonderful patio with incredible views, drink wine, listen to music, have a picnic lunch and watch a plein air painting being created!
I will also explain my process and answer questions as I paint.

I plan to do these free events as time and weather permit throughout the summer and I will post the information on my website and here as we lock down more dates.
These events are a lot of fun and I never know how many people will show up. I have had as few as 6 and as many as 100 come out to watch.


I also have a couple of workshops later in the year up and down the East Coast. These are already filling so make your plans soon if you would like to join me at one of these venues. More info can be found on my Workshop page on my website or using the links to the contact info below

In the fall I have a workshop in Maine at Acadia Workshops, the dates are Sept.19-23.  More info here
October 3-6 I will conduct a workshop through Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St Simons Island in Georgia this will precede my one man show at the gallery. Contact Anderson Fine Art Gallery for complete Info 912-634-8414
October 13-16 Northern Virginia Fall color Workshop. Come paint fall on my new home turf. More info here