David Goatley
Portrait Workshops
from north america: +1 250 882 6725
from europe: +11 250 882 6725
email: studio@davidgoatley.com

Workshops




Upcoming Workshops


Workshops Listed by Date


David is currently scheduling in-person workshops for 2022.   Please check back often as arrangements are made.

Jan. 28-29, 2022
Pender Island Art Society
"Painting Portraits From Life"

Details TBA


Feb. 19-20 Part 1
Feb. 26-27 Part 2, 2022
Ladysmith Arts Council
"Oil Paints Demystified"

10:00am-4:00pm
Ladysmith, BC
https://www.ladysmitharts.ca/event-details/oil-paints-demystified

March 19-20, 2022
Comox Valley Arts Council
"Getting Started with Portraits"

To register: https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/event/getting-started-with-portraits/


March 24-26, 2022
Comox Valley Arts Council
"Painting Portraits from Photos"

To register: https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/event/painting-portraits-from-photographs/


Apr. 9-10, 2022
Ladysmith Arts Council
"Getting Started With Portraits"

10:00am-4:00pm
Ladysmith, BC
To register: https://www.ladysmitharts.ca/event-details/portrait-painting-with-a-live-modeladysmitharts.ca/classes

Oct. 19-21, 2022
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre
"Portraits From Life"

9:30am-4:00pm
Qualicum Beach, BC
To register: https://www.theoldschoolhouse.org

 

Oct. 29-30, 2022
Federation of Canadian Artists
Victoria Chapter
"Getting Started with Portraits 

10:00am-4:30pm
Victoria, BC
To register: https://www.victoriafca.ca/workshops.html

 
Nov. 12-13, 2022
Federation of Canadian Artists
Victoria Chapter
"Getting Started with Portraits" 

10:00am-4:30pm
Victoria, BC
To register: https://www.victoriafca.ca/workshops.html

 
 
"Workshops are all about learning from each other and having fun while doing it!"

What to Expect


Art is for sharing. Teaching has been a path of giving back, sharing knowledge, study and growth for me ever since I became a professional artist.

I have taught in schools, colleges, summer programs , art clubs and societies across North America. I enjoy it and student evaluations consistently tell me they are pleased with the classes. It has enriched my life as an artist.

I offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, ranging from two or three days, to a full five day program as well as custom series covering portrait painting, figure painting or basic oil techniques  focusing on still life motifs). Classes can be tailored for beginners or advanced students. Several years ago (pre COVID) I took a group to Spain, painting the landscape plein air .I hope to again.

Whatever the subject, I teach by example, through continual demonstrations and hands-on individual attention to each students work.

All my workshops begin with a talk on why we are doing what we are about to do, what our aims will be and the key information I hope to communicate, followed by an initial demonstration.


Materials Lists for Students


Portrait & Landscape Classes
Materials List

Getting To Grips With Oils Paints
Materials List

Invite David to Teach a Workshop

David has been a popular teacher of hundreds of oil painting classes and workshops over the past 32 years, in Canada the USA and farther afield.

If your college, art school, guild or group would like to invite David to teach a workshop please contact him at studio@davidgoatley.com for more information and his fee schedule.

WORKSHOP BROCHURE (pdf)