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

Joe Paquet Workshop on Catalina Island

Joe Paquet has a five day workshop coming up, Jan. 18th to 22nd 2010. There are still a few spots left. Don’t miss this ooportunity to study with one of the best contemprary painters in the country. I will be taking the class and I am really looking forward to it. Joe is a great teacher and if you are serious about painting and taking your skills to the next level he is the guy to help you do just that.
Here is the website

Images copyright Joseph Paquet

Maine Workshop

by Armand Cabrera

I will be teaching another workshop in Maine again this year at the Acadia Workshop Center on Mount Desert Island. The center is close to Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and a short ride from Bar Harbor and Acadia Park. It will be a fun intense workshop and a chance to paint some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast. I hope you will join me. The workshop is from Sept 19-23 2011 and is limited to a maximum of 12 students. The weather is usually mild that time of year and we have a big professional art studio if inclement weather does occur.  I hope you will join me.

For More information contact Gail Ribas at the Acadia Workshop Center

Gail Ribas
Workshop Director
Acadia Workshop Center
7 Bernard Road
Bernard, ME 04612

Workshop in Great Falls Virginia

I’ve firmed up my teaching schedule for next year and for my first workshop of the new year I’ll be teaching a studio class in Great Falls February 3rd, 4th and 5th in 2012; the hours of the class each day will be 10am to 5pm. I will demo every day for an hour right after the lunch break. The price of this workshop is $425.

Registration is through the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA)

Right now there are still spaces available. The workshop will focus on honing your skills for landscape still life and portrait painting. I will address drawing, color, and brushwork and good studio practices. We will also discuss what makes a successful painting and what step an artist can take to make sure their work has a focused idea from the start.
Students can work from sketches and photographs and I will discuss how to use each effectively to maximize the success of the final painting. We will also have some still life and cast set ups for those that want to work from life in the studio. The instruction will be targeted toward the individual student’s goals as a painter regardless of level of ability. The class size is strictly limited to 15 students.
This is the only completely studio workshop I am scheduled to teach next year, the other two are plein air landscape workshops. For those of you with a broader focus this is the workshop for you.