Well, this is it! Our new website is

Well, this is it! Our new website is up and running. Click on this link, or type it into your browser: www.redbarnartscenter.com


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Ron Donoughe’s Plein Air Painting Supply List

Ron uses oil colors. If you are using another medium try to bring similar pigments.

Ron’s Colors:

Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange (optional)
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Indian Red (optional)
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue (optional)
Phthalo Green
Portland Gray Medium (optional)

Ron’s Brushes
Hog bristle filbert or flat
#2, 4, 6, and 10 is optional
Palette Knife

Other Materials
Thinner, low odor mineral spirit is best and also a small re-closeable container
Outdoor sketch box or portable outdoor easel
With a palette for mixing paint
Viva paper towels
4-6 canvas panels, 8 x 10 or 9 x 12
(Please tone each panel with a light brown)

Optional but very useful…

A small sketch book and sharpie black marker
Hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
Oh, yeah, and lots of patience and persistence!!

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Frank Webb’s Watercolor Workshop Materials List

Message from Frank Webb: I use these materials.  Most of them may be substituted or eliminated.  Please do not think that you need to buy new materials.  Your regular choice of colors and instruments are acceptable.

Paper:  140# cold press such as Arches, Artistico, Winsor Newton, or Waterford.

Color:  My basic palette includes the following bright colors:

Cobalt blue, Perm rose, Quinacridone gold, Alizarin crimson, Phthalo green, Cadmium orange, Aureolin, Viridian, Cadmium scarlet, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Phthalo blue, Gamboge.

Sometimes I use additional colors:  Paynes Gray, Hookers Green, Quin. burnt orange

Palette:  Webb palette (available from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff 800 227-2788)  Other popular and professional palettes are: the John Pike, the Robert E. Wood. the Skip Lawrence or the Cheap Joe.

Brushes:  I use the following size flats: 2”, 1 1/2”,  1”,  3/4”, and 1/2”.   I suggest the inexpensive synthetic type, but you may prefer ox hair, sable, or sableine.  Add to these some round pointed brushes.  I also like the Webb Liner in sizes 8 and 12.  They are available from Cheap Joe.

Miscellaneous:  A Masonite board cut to the size your paper, four bulldog clips, a cellulose sponge, and paper towels.  Bring drawings, photos, or old paintings which you might wish to redesign. To design your painting before painting bring sketch paper and a soft graphite pencil (6B).

Attitude:  Most importantly, bring your sense of search, for art is one of the grand inquiries.  Finished paintings are less important than process and the encounter with like minded  associates.  Expect to make new friends.

If you wish to become aquainted with Frank Webb’s teaching go to www.artshow.com/webb and check forms offering several DVDs and a book.

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Create art during the day, enjoy music in the evening

Create art during the day, enjoy music in the evening

The Endless Mountain Music Festival is taking place during our summer workshops! What a wonderful way to end an intense day of creative exploration. Relax and enjoy chamber music, or get your blood pumping with Bram Wijnands “House Rent Party”. Tickets and event schedule at http://www.endlessmountain.net.

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Screen printing Fabric Design with Marisha Simons


Move over Martha Stewart! Screen print your own original designs on fabric or paper. Starting with different techniques to create original patterns, you will learn the entire process of screen printing, from making an image on the screen, to printing repeat patterns. Take your new screen printing system to your home studio because you will learn methods for screen printing without the need for complex equipment. The professional grade materials used are water based and solvent free and yield beautiful results!

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Relief Woodblock Printing with Marisha Simons

Release your inner printmaker!  Starting with your image and a blank piece of wood, you will learn the process of carving the image, inking the block and printing both with a press and by hand.  Students can expect to come … Continue reading