* 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
* 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
Cost is $1495 much less than you would
pay just for photoshoots of this quality - let alone two internationally
$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
"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."