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Hull Art Academy

1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100,

Carrollton, Texas 75010

Mary Hull,  972-394-6111



All levels of painters with life drawing experience



Sign-up Deadline:

Karen Offutt

Friday, August 28, 2020 - Sunday August 30, 2020



Whether painting a landscape, figure, portrait or still life, being able to capture a quick gesture is crucial to laying the foundation of a successful composition.


In this 3 day workshop, Karen will be sharing her approach to her portrait painting by utilizing costume pieces, lighting, backdrops and the overall pose of the model.  All these elements will be crucial to creating the overall atmosphere in the painting.  The students will work on one painting with the same model, giving them an opportunity to have a finished painting by the end of the workshop.


Each day, while doing demos from the model, Karen will discuss her general process of laying down shapes and using a few basic values to get started, eventually building up to a more detailed and finished painting.  Karen will then go around and assist the students as they paint from the model.



A native Texan, award winning, figurative artist Karen Offutt was primarily self-taught until her mid-twenties when she began to take a more formal approach to her education focusing on drawing and painting with oils at Austin Fine Arts Classes.  She has studied with some of today’s most nationally renowned artists.  Karen is a true painter’s painter!  Her lush use of brushwork with constricted values creates an ethereal atmosphere within her figurative paintings.

Karen’s work has been featured in various publications such as Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, and Artist on Art among others.  Her work has also won awards and received recognition nationally from Salon International, the Portrait Society of America, and Oil Painters of America.  Over the years her work has shown in various invitational and juried exhibitions and can currently be found in galleries such as Jack Meier Gallery in Houston, TX, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, TX and VRFA, Laguna Beach, CA.





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Workshop Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued within 30 Days of workshop date, unless canceled by Hull Art Academy. In order to avoid payment loss, It is strongly advised that participants purchase trip insurance.

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Karen Offutt Materials List


Many of these items will be available at Hull Art Academy. Please call for more information, and we will hold those items for you.


Suggested Oil Colors

● Titanium White

● Cadmium Yellow

● Yellow Ochre

● Cadmium Red

● Alizarin Crimson

● Cerulean Blue

● Ultramarine Blue

● Burnt Sienna

● Burnt Umber

● Ivory Black


Other Materials:

● 1 canvas board or gessoed panel, approximately 14”x16” or 16”x20”

● Palette (middle grey; wood, paper or glass)

● Gamsol odorless mineral spirits

● Silicoil or metal containers for the mineral spirits

● Viva paper towels or rags

● Pocket Mirror or the MVP (Mirror Value Planner) by Peggi Kroll Roberts

● Small container of linseed or poppy oil

● Small palette cup for oil

● Steel palette knife

● Brushes:

○ 5-6 filbert brushes ranging from size 0-8

● A hat or visor is recommended




Classes ongoing!    Ask about our student referral program and save $ on supplies or classes.






1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100, Carrollton, Texas 75010