ON-LINE WORKSHOP: Compose, Draw and PAINT ( Emphasis on Type)

  • 12:00 PM
  • Online
  • 201-913-1140 drifkin@dorrierifkin.com


“Emphasis on Type” will be the theme for this workshop. This workshop will cover equally the steps of design, drawing, and painting. Participants will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, and draw and paint landmark buildings, effectively. Expect to learn while having fun through demonstration, exercises, and individual instruction and encouragement.

Day 1: Learn how to quickly draw and paint type. Learn the importance of type in a painting.
Students will use a reference photo taken by the instructor or can use their own.
Day 2: Bring your finished drawing and be ready to paint. Participants will learn how to bring a painting with type together and bring it to finish.
Day 3: Critique! Let’s celebrate! Bring your final painting to class and share it.

Workshop Date: Thursday, March 11, March 18
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Critique: Thursday, March. 25
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Expertise Level: Advanced Beginners – Advanced
Price: $80.00
Contact: drifkin@dorrierifkin.com

To register and pay, contact me at drifkin@dorrierifkin.com. (Payment can be by check or via PayPal or Venmo).
Full payment is required by March 10 to reserve a space.

Once you are registered, Dorrie will send you instructions and a materials list. Participating is easy. All you need is a computer, smart phone or tablet with a built-in camera. You may draw and paint along with me, or watch the demo, and finish the lesson before the next session. Students will be able to contact Dorrie during the week for help between sessions during her “office hours” for help.

I met Dorrie Rifkin a few years ago through CAA – Community Arts Association in Bergen County, NJ. I was in awe of her watercolor painting of sunbathers with umbrellas that was on display at one of our monthly meetings. Since then, I’ve gotten to know Dorrie and took a painting workshop and painted beer bottles – what else! Dorrie has a unique style of painting; her command of colors of loose approach make her a standout. She is a wonderful instructor and a friendly person! Thanks Dorrie.

C from New Jersey Workshop Attendee

I thought it was a great workshop, and I learned a lot.
Here’s what I especially learned:
1. Using masses of shapes
2. Mixing basic three colors to get other colors for color unity rather than relying on 10 different watercolor tubes
3. the grid
4. using hats and sunglasses
5. not drawing necks!
Thank you and all the best!

Peter from New York Workshop Attendee

I never miss attending Dorrie’s workshops when she’s in New Jersey. She’s experienced, knowledgeable in her field, and her easy-going manner, makes it easy for participants to enjoy a fun learning experience.

Lois from New Jersey Workshop Attendee

Hi Dorrie,

Your instruction was extremely helpful. Never would I have thought of starting with the figures in the foreground, but I now understand that they set the tone and feeling for the rest of the painting.

I realize my touch was on the light side but wasn’t sure where I was being led to in the painting. Layers of glazes do make a lot of sense for city and landscapes.

Thank you again for being so free in giving advice and instruction. I know I’ll being able to put it all to good use.

S from New Jersey Workshop Attendee

Dorrie’s has a friendly and informal approach to teaching which takes the pressure off, allowing her workshop attendees the freedom to fearlessly explore new and exciting techniques in design and creativity.

Nora from New Jersey Workshop Attendee