Monday, April 16, 2012 - Oxbow Hosts Painting With Oils Workshop With Artist Charles Walker April 28Join the Oxbow Eco-Center for a special demonstration and workshop on “Painting with Oils” with Charles Walker on Saturday, April 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $20 and pre-registration is required.
Walker’s oil paintings highlight Florida native wildlife and landscapes with bold paint strokes and deep colors that bring the scene to life. The workshop is designed as a demonstration for those who want to just listen, watch and learn. Participants who want to practice along with Walker are encouraged to bring their easels and supplies.
Walker will begin with techniques for preparing a canvas – the first crucial step toward a successful painting. He will show participants how to mix colors and ways to create textures and depth in a painting. Finally, Walker will share how you can make frames for your work.
Born and raised in St. Lucie County, Walker started drawing as a boy. He was inspired to paint beginning in his mid-20s by his wife Gertrude, an artist in her own right and sister of one of the original Highwaymen, Livingston Roberts. Mr. Walker graduated from Lincoln Park High School and has taught drawing and painting to young people and adults in classroom settings as well as private lessons.
Register early as space is limited.
The Oxbow Eco-Center is a St. Lucie County environmental learning center located at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie on 225 acres along the St. Lucie River. For more information, contact the Oxbow at 772-785-5833, send an email to email@example.com, or visit www.oxboweco.com.