Great Falls Workshop Demo


Armand Cabrera

This little profile was painted on the last day of my three day workshop in Great Falls Virginia over the weekend. The class was a studio class and we had 15 people in the workshop. Everyone worked hard and hopefully came away with some new ideas for improvement.

Every day I tackled a different subject for the demos. I wanted to show that the process I teach and the color palette I use works with any motif. I limit my demos during class so students get more painting time. This was a one hour demo with some touch up at home to finish it. I usually finish things in one sitting but demos are a special circumstance and sometimes I feel the need to finish them when I’m home.

The Recruit 12×9 oil on linen


Bull Run Bluebells              16×20                       Oil on Linen

I will be conducting a painting demonstration  For the McLean Project for the Arts at the McLean  Community Center this coming Friday April 27 from 10:45Am to 1:30 PM. The demonstration is open to the public.


The address For the McLean Community Center is

1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia.
 I will start and finish a large oil painting from a small sketch painted outdoors. If you are in the area come on by and watch and ask questions about the painting process or the business side of being a professional artist. Last time we had quite a turnout with over 75 people showing up.

Maine Workshop Sept 17 – 21 2012


Armand Cabrera

I have a workshop coming this year in Bernard, Maine on beautiful Mount Desert Island. Last time I was up there at Acadia Workshops I had so much fun I signed up to do it again. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. If you are interested in painting in one of the most stunning coastal areas of the country I hope you’ll consider signing up. The dates are September 17th through 21st Please contact Gail Ribas at AcadiaWorkshops.

These are some of the paintings I did of the area.

Fall Workshops 2012

Armand Cabrera

                                                                     Jekyll Island

I have two workshops coming up in the next few months. In my workshops I work very hard to preserve the participant’s style of painting and help them get through to the next level wherever they are at in their career. Some of the things I cover are general approaches for making a painting, organization, color theory, paint application, edges, and drawing.  For more advanced students I work to get their ideas focused and to find the truth and emotional content of a scene and how to express their singular vision with maximum impact.

Wilmington Waterfront
The first is in Wilmington North Carolina, October 12-14. This will be sponsored by Nelson Fine Art. 
1982 EastwoodRoad
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910.256.9956

Denise Smith and Sandy Nelson, the owners have invited me down to teach a three day workshop.  That area has some great places to paint like Greenfield Park and Airlie Gardens, the Wilmington Waterfront and I’m looking forward to seeing that part of the state again.

Greenfield Park
Next I’ll be in Saint Simons Island Georgia again. The dates for the workshop are October 29-November 1 through Anderson Fine Art Gallery and we already have quite a few people signed up for this.
3309 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522

 Some of the places I’ve painted in the past include Christ Church and the cemetery grounds, Fort Frederica National Monument, Gascoigne Bluff, Jekyll Island, Darien, and Fort King George. There is a lot of rich history on the island and the surrounding areas and painting the Golden Isles is always fun.

                                                                           Marsh Edge

Armand Cabrera Workshop 2013

Armand Cabrera

I will be teaching a mix of outdoor and studio alla prima painting in Athens, Georgia this spring. The workshop will start Tuesday night April 16thwith a painting demonstration by me at the Lyndon House Arts Center. I will start and finish a large painting and talk about what to expect in the class. The complete dates are  April 16th to 20th 2013.

We will focus on the individual needs of each student to help them improve their work and take it to the next level, whatever their goals are as a painter.  We already have some great venues picked out and a perfect studio space for inclement weather if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with us.

 The class is designed for oil and acrylic painters.  Learn to make better statements with your art and develop your unique artistic voice to the best of its ability.

For a materials list and more class information go here
or go to and follow the links to the workshop page