the Masters 2012
Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference continues to be the leading
art-education event, bringing together some of the most celebrated
artist-instructors of our time for four days of workshops, demos,
presentations, panel discussions, and special events. Now in its fourth year,
Weekend With the Masters has gained an international reputation of offering
painters a one-of-a-kind educational experience that continues to inform their
work long after the event concludes.
Weekend With the Masters attracts participants from around
the world, who are eager to have access to the high level of instruction and
inspiration that a diverse group of figure, portrait, still life, and plein air
instructors bring to the event each year. It offers practicing artists,
collectors, and art enthusiasts an opportunity to experience firsthand the
level of skill, intellect, and understanding that goes into creating a work of
art of significance and impact. Through their observation and study of the
varying practices and philosophies that co-exist in the representational art
world today, participants are able to discover new styles and methods of
training to inform their current and future artistic direction.
One of the most important aspects of Weekend With the
Masters is the camaraderie and connection it fosters among artists. The lively
and thought-provoking discussions that take place—both formal and informal—help
bring clarity to the individual and collective goals of representational art.
Weekend With the Masters 2012 will further encourage that dialogue by creating
a forum for today’s painters to consider the historical tradition in which they
practice, their motivation for painting, their current style, how it is similar
to or different from other strains of realism, and how what they’re doing fits
into the larger contemporary-art picture.
This is also a special year for Weekend With the Masters, as
American Artist is celebrating its 75th
Anniversary. Weekend With the Masters will continue to commemorate the
magazine’s enduring legacy by bringing its pages to life in a hands-on, highly
energetic, all-access event for artists of all levels.
For full details on the roster, program, and schedule for the year's event, visit www.aamastersweekend.com.