AUG 8-10: True Color Workshop / Chicago, IL

tim teaching outdoors eJoin Tim for an exciting True Color Workshop August 8, 9 & 10 (Mon., Tues., Wed.) 9:00a-12:00p in Palatine, IL (NW suburb of Chicago). Cost:  $275

Workshop description: Join us for a delightful, fun, engaging, insightful True Color Workshop. Tim has helped open the eyes of hundreds of students to see the beauty of natural color, building on what he learned with Impressionist Henry Hensche. You will be amazed at the colors that you’ve never seen! Working from simple still-life setups, Tim will teach you how to see the colors, mix colors on your palette, create arrangements in your painting to capture the vibrancy, beauty, and excitement that you’ll see in your subjects, and how to tie it all together in your overall composition. Tim will also teach the critical importance of visualizing (and articulating!) your concept before you begin painting, impart tips for better draftsmanship (drawing accuracy). With both group and individual with Tim, you will discover how to achieve a three-dimensional feel in your work through observation of values, color, and edges. Whether you work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, or just want to learn to see and appreciate the colors around you, you are invited to join us for a memorable workshop.

Location/Time: Mon-Tues-Wed AUG 8-10 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We will We will be at the Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley Nature Center. The entrance (parking lot) is at 201 S. Plum Grove Rd. (1/4 mile south of Schaumburg Rd.) in Schaumburg. It is part of the Schaumburg Park District. The first morning we will greet you in the parking lot and direct you to the painting location.

Supply list: We will be working outdoors in sun and/or shade. Dress for comfort and sun protection. Wear neutral colors (bright colors reflect unfavorably into your paint surface). For supply list please click here ( All mediums welcome. The True Color Workshop presented and offered by Positive Strokes Art School at 125 W. Colfax St. Palatine, Il. 60067 847 705-7130

Register/more info: Please call us at 847 705-7130 to register or for more information.

View the Positive Strokes School workshop announcement.

About the artist/instructor: Timothy Chambers is a life-long artist, having grown up amidst the scents, dust, and beautiful paintings of his father’s Chicago studio. Exhibiting a passion for drawing, he was trained by his dad, William Chambers, and later with other exemplary artists Cedric Egeli, Joanette Hoffman Egeli, Henry Hensche, Stephen Gjertson, and Richard Lack, all part of the great heritage of American master painters. Solid draftsmanship established him among the world’s best portraitists, and his foray into Impressionism with Henry Hensche sets his colorful landscapes and portraits apart from the crowd.

Few artists are able to marry color and draftsmanship in such a passionate embrace. Tim believes that beyond talent and skill, there are two main ingredients evident in a great work of art: a love for the subject and a joy of heart. A painting without these essentials is a canvas without impact. Tim puts his heart, mind, and hands into his work.

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My Loves

A New Day, 16x16 e

Morning Shenandoah Valley, Appalachian Trail at Bears Den, 24x18in e

Summer Cape 16x16 e

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“Painting the figure on the beach is the most difficult thing I've ever done, and I guess that's why I keep doing it. When I'm successful, it's a harmony of color that delights me, and hopefully the viewer. When it's not, no one seems to notice the work.”

by Cedric Egeli

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