Practical Solutions for Painting Anything

Armand Cabrera
I have another painting workshop planned in Highlands, NC; June 15 to 18 at the Bascom.  The course is designed to improve each student’s individual style. I work very hard in my workshops to avoid the one size fits all approach to teaching.
I am using my years as a production artist in the Entertainment Industry and my 20 years painting from life outdoors to helps students fill out gaps in their knowledge base to get them to the next level of their painting journey. How to improve all aspects of their work: drawing, color choices, paint application, composition and drama. I will conduct a small painting demonstration every day. Each student will receive personalized instruction tailored to his or her specific needs and level of ability. Students will work in the studio from sketches and photos and in the field.
Highlands has a sophisticated downtown with lots of great restaurants and high end shopping the whole town is very walkable and the mountain location keeps the temperatures pleasant.  The Bascom has access for the painting classes to some beautiful properties with great vistas as well as park like settings.


Show and Workshop in Great Falls September 2015

In conjunction with my workshop on at the Arts of Great Falls Gallery September 25 – 27 I have an exhibition of work “Favorite Subjects”  of 17 of my paintings September 2- 27. The work being shown includes all of my painting interests.  The genres on display are 5 imaginative pieces, 4 still life paintings, 4 landscapes 3 architectural pieces and 1 figurative painting. The sizes range from 8 x 10 to 30 x 40. On September 12 at noon I will start and finish a painting alla prima. The demo will be roughly three hours and is open to the public. 

Watercolor Workshop

Armand Cabrera


I will be teaching a watercolor workshop at The Bascom in the summer, the dates are August 2-4.
The price will be 400 for members and 450 for nonmembers. I expect this class to fill so book early if you are interested.

I will be teaching a basic approach to watercolor painting. Students will learn my techniques and approaches for handling the medium with confidence.

My style of teaching is to make sure each student gets instruction tailored to their individual needs. We will be working from students own reference materials or simple setups in the studio.

I will cover drawing, color, handling, and technique. Students will be shown how to approach different types of subject matter so they can get the most out of their watercolor images. People who are interested can sign up on the Bascom website.