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MINNESOTA WILDLIFE CONNECTION
is a family owned business which trains native Minnesota wildlife
to work for photographers, videographers and artists. They have
just added another 40 acres to their habitat so even more natural
Animals include those native to Minnesota - wolves, cougar, coyotes, red and grey foxes, lynx, badger, and much more!!
* 6 photo shoots
* Lectures by Jan & James
* James available to help get the best reference photos you can get
* Jan showing you how to quickly and easily use Photoshop or Photoshop elements to compose a painting using reference from shoots.
* Jan doing a demo from painting composed in photoshop
* Studio time - you can watch Jan doing the demo, paint something yourself, or bring something you are already working on to paint and get Jan's feedback.
* Critiques of participants art (not mandatory)
Cost is $1495 much less than you would pay just for photoshoots of this quality - let alone two internationally collected instructors!
$747.50 pay now to reserve your spot. Balance is due August 15, 2019.
*Just a tiny sample of some of the animals in natural habitats:
*James helping you with your camera to get the best photos:
*Jan helping you during photo shoots guiding you to help get the best light, action and compositions
* Jan will use reference from the shoots, worked in Photoshop - including the group in the process - to paint a small painting start to finish.
*Jan will also be giving a lecture on the "Business of Art" about marketing ideas she has learned as being "Self promoting" for over 30 years.
This workshop is for all levels of artists in all media. There will be no jurying but space is limited to 12 people.
All money is non refundable unless for some reason we are forced to cancel.This is because this time of year is peak season for photography, and we have to send money to MINNESOTA WILDLIFE that is non refundable.
Please don't hesitate to e-mail us with any questions - we would love to talk to you about this unique opportunity.
"Jan Martin McGuire is not only an extraordinary artist but also an exceptional teacher. The technics she uses in her paintings enable her to seamlessly integrate her subjects into their surroundings in a way that looks natural and yet artistic. Having taken a number of her workshops I would highly recommend her classes to any artist who would like to excel as a wildlife artist.
"It was a turning point in my career and I would recommend it to any artist who wishes to become more professional both with their camera and with their artwork."
"I attended Jan's workshop in September of 2010. The location was absolutely stunning. Minnesota Wildlife Connection created picture perfect scenes using the landscape and animals. Through Jan and James' instruction, knowledge and tips I gained seriously thousands of choice photos to work from. But most important was Jan's instruction on "what, how and why" when working from photos. This alone made the workshop priceless. Her vast knowledge of animals and their environment proved to be another reason I needed her class. I would sum it up as a "no brainer" great location, animals, instruction and a lot of wonderful artists to spend time with. It couldn't have been any better."
"Not only did I have tons of fun, I learned so much. I think all beginners and seasoned professionals interested in wildlife art should take this kind of workshop. I learned invaluable camera settings and James was so helpful, my photographs blow me away. Thank you for sharing you talent and skills as an artist. I feel I have learned techniques and standards from the best."