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Upcoming Workshops and Events

You can work with some of the most compelling instructors in Carmel, CA

Calvin Liang

Calvin Liang

Sept 21–24, 2020 Calvin Liang will be teaching painting on location from direct observation to better understand the concepts of composition, design, and color harmony.

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Terri Ford Pastel Workshop

Terri Ford Pastel Workshop

Terri Ford Pastel Workshop: Deeper, Darker, Richer! Instructor: Terri Ford Course Meets: Oct 8–10, 2020 Tuition: $495 Class Limit: 12 Skill Levels: Some pastel...

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Sean Cheetham — Portraits

Sean Cheetham — Portraits

July 30–Aug 1, 2020 • This 3-day Sean Cheetham workshop will focus on learning to paint a portrait from life in oil. The Instructor will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait.

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Huihan Liu

Huihan Liu

Huihan Liu will discuss and paint visual elements such as design, placement in the composition, color pallet… all from direct observation from life—outdoors (if weather permits)

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Angus Wilson | Still Life Painting

Angus Wilson | Still Life Painting

July 27–29, 2020 Great confidence in Color and Design — This Angus Wilson workshop will focus on methods and techniques to create looser, more expressive, colorful painting, focusing on easy painting tricks

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Derek Penix Workshop

Derek Penix Workshop

July 20–22, 2020 — LOOSEN UP with Derek Penix. He will cover topics such as the power of warms and cools, complementaries, harmony, edges, shape-quality, variety, simplifying, loosening brushwork, elements of design, elements of light and shadow, the power of suggestion and seeing.

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Streaming Demos

Streaming Demos

Carmel Visual Arts has been providing live painting demonstrations for the public since our inception in 2013. In recent years we have been streaming some of our demos...

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Mission Statement

CVA_bugCarmel Visual Arts was established by painter Rich Brimer and photographer Carol Henry to build a space where art education, creation, and exhibition can be fully explored by artists and the community. Offering art classes & workshops for the beginner and professional artist.

IMG_2597Thanks for all you did to make the workshops so wonderful!  What terrific memories I have!  A beautiful place and amazing people!  Thank you, again, for welcoming us and providing such a special week! ~D. Woolbright, Tulsa, OK

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