Learn to Paint Photos at an Artistry Retreat!
This FAQ answers some of the common questions about the Artistry Retreats, where Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling teaches professional photographers and hobbyists the art lessons and software steps for turning portrait and landscape photos into paintings.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. Are the Artistry Retreats for professional photographers or for hobbyists?
A. They’re for both! Professional photographers learn art lessons and Painter steps for creating paintings from their photos that they sell to their clients. Hobbyists use the art concepts and software steps for painting photos of their kids, grandkids and travels.
Q. I am interested in learning from you so that I may teach Painter myself. Is it all right for me to attend?
A. No, it is not all right. I encourage you to do what I do and open Painter and create your own methods and techniques to teach instead of taking them from others and teaching them as your own.
Q. Do the Artistry Retreats cover portraits or landscapes?
Q. I’m a beginner, is that OK?
A. Yes! The Artistry Retreat covers the art concepts and software techniques with hands-on instruction. You will bring a laptop to the class, and the only prerequisite is that you know how to use your computer, including how to open, close and save files and how to access files from a CD. And if you borrow a laptop for the class, make sure you know how to use it beforehand!
Q. I’ve taken classes/watched dvds/read books by you and/or by other teachers, and I’m fairly good at painting photos. Will I benefit by attending an Artistry Retreat?
A. It depends on what you’re interested in. If you haven’t touched Painter in awhile and would like a refresher, or if you would like to take your paintings to the next level, then the Artistry Retreat is for you.
Q. I’m not an artist, but I’m interested in painting photos. Will the class help me?
A. If you think you can paint photos, you probably can. Learning how begins with having an interest in painting. The Artistry Retreats show you the art concepts you need to know to paint photos, like how to decide if a photo is a good candidate to be turned into a painting and how to choose colors.
No previous art experience is necessary.
If you have an interest in photography and images, then you will probably be able to paint photos after learning the art lessons and software steps offered in the Artistry Retreats.
Q. When is the next Artistry Retreat?
A. For upcoming classes, registration and tuition information, click here.
Q. I don’t like to use Paypal. Can I enroll in an Artistry Retreat in any other way?
A. Yes, you can send Karen Sperling the credit card information by email, you can mail a check or money order or you can call Karen at 818-941-9739 with a credit card. Click here to write to Karen for details and with questions.
Q. I’d rather learn from an online class. Are there any online classes or videos by Karen Sperling available?
A. Yes. There are Portraits, Landscapes and Children’s Portraits videos available in addition to self-paced online classes. All the videos and online classes include art lessons and software steps for turning photos into paintings in Corel Painter.
Q. I prefer to learn by reading a book. Does Karen Sperling have any books?
A. Yes. She has books and Kindles at Amazon. And in case you didn’t know, Kindles are readable on any device, including desktop computers by downloading free apps at Amazon.
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