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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Course Number: 243PTPA050

Dates: Sunday, August 18-25, 2024
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Meets: Su from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM , 2 sessions

Fee: $170.00

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Learn the wonderful art of plein air oil painting with Chad Creasy! This workshop is for intermediate oil painters. You need a basic understanding of oil painting materials. We will meet at a beautiful location, in nature, within 15 miles of the Spruill Center. An email that includes a map to this location will be sent out to all who register before the date. Chad will paint along with you and guide you through his unique landscape painting process. It is an educational and fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Every work shop is a unique adventure.
On our first day, we will meet at the location at 10:00am. Paint until you are finished or at a reasonable stopping point. It usually lasts about four or five hours. Easels will be provided, or you can bring your own. Everything you need is on the supply list. Bring a packed lunch or snack, and plenty of water. If you like to listen to music while you paint, bring ear buds, or listen to the birds. Sunscreen or a large hat may be necessary on hot days. Also, painting gets messy. Wear old clothes, have plenty of towels, bring an apron, or coveralls.
On our second Day, we will meet in room 113 at Spruill center. This class will take place at 10:00am and end at 1:00pm. During this session, we will paint our final details over the first layer. Chad will paint with you and show you his secret techniques that make paintings colorful and dynamic.
Fee: $170.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 170.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

Chad Creasy

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I've always enjoyed being creative. In my younger years my dream of becoming a musician crossed paths with my natural aptitude for visual art. Creating posters and album covers for the bands eventually led to an interest in painting and graphic design.

I'm a native to Atlanta, I studied painting at the Atlanta College of Art. I graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2001. My wife and I moved to New York City to pursue the glamorous lives of starving artists. It was very competitive and inspiring. We eventually moved back to Atlanta and had children. I took on a graphic artist career to support my growing family. Time for making paintings got scarce for a while.

By 2015 I began to notice I had more free time. My children were older. I needed a way to focus on the present moment and find happiness. I always express myself with creativity. My longing to return to my artistic roots prompted me to pull out my paints again. After posting my first painting on social media, it sold instantly. I haven't put down the brush since. For several years I have enjoyed a steady flow of commissions and sales. Painting has always been part of my true nature.

Oil paints are my primary medium. I paint portraits, landscapes, and I have a special focus on animals. You can take a look at my website for examples of my work,

I also have a YouTube channel Paint Good with Chad, where I host painting tutorials.

Date Day Time Location
08/18/2024Sunday10 AM to 3 PM OFFSITE
08/25/2024Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 113


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