Jamie Carter, a well-known professional artist and workshop instructor from Paris, Texas, will team up with the Forest Heritage Center Museum and Oklahoma Forestry Services to offer an Art Retreat and Outdoor Painting Workshop: “Capturing Nature’s Beauty” for adult beginners or advanced painters.
Oklahoma Forestry Services is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
Carter has gained national attention from galleries and publishers such as Ducks Unlimited and the Turkey Federation. Her artwork and teaching methods have been used on magazine covers and catalogs and over 80 images are being used by greeting card companies, fine art publishers, rug makers, and home décor manufactures.
The Art Retreat will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, in Beavers Bend State Park at the Forest Heritage Center Museum.
In the cool morning hours, art students will learn how to capture the nature’s outdoor beauty by sketching, painting or discussing the location and subject they choose. As the day progresses and temperatures increase, artists will retreat to a cooler classroom, inside the FHC, for demonstrations and painting assistance by Carter.
Participants can expect to learn: how to improve and simplify paintings, how to mix and control colors, how to plan a painting and how to build upon reference sketches.