Master class with Teresa Oaxaca in the Netherlands!

Unique Workshop in Holland, Europe, at Castle Keppel. Owners Baron and Baroness Van Lynden

DATE: October 3 - 7, 2016
COST: $850, including model fee
SKILL LEVEL: All levels

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A Portrait Painting Workshop and more, with Teresa Oaxaca and the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in a very special location in The Netherlands

Join us for a rare opportunity to study within the walls of an historic castle in the heart of The Netherlands. This 5-day painting course will incorporate painting, art and theory lectures, and a guided visit to well-known Dutch Museum Collection and a tour of Kasteel Keppel. Optional will be a weekend near The Hague visiting the Mauritshuis museum and the Frans Hals museum after the workshop.

This class teaches portrait painting using both direct and indirect methods. An oil grisaille (monochrome brown) underpainting will be taught first, let to dry and then painting over with a full color palette. Students will be given instructor demos  and given opportunity to make two paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model. Drawing, value, color and edges will be discussed.

Sunday October 2- Welcome Dinner at Castle Keppel

Monday October 3- Introduction to paint materials and grisaille Demo AM- Portrait Painting grisaille PM

Tuesday October 4-Portrait Painting AM- color painting/glaze and direct demo PM

Wednesday October 5- color Portrait Painting AM- , lunch and visit at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Thursday October 6- color Portrait Painting AM- 2nd portrait painting PM

Friday October 7- 2nd Portrait Painting AM- 2nd portrait painting PM

LODGING:  There is a charming Inn, close by that has rooms for  you: De Gouden Karper (scroll down).  It is up to you to call or email them with details and the final reservation. All this is very easy to do: just mention Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio workshop at Keppel in October. If you come by train, we will pick you up and see that you get to the Castle every day from the Inn. It is very close by.

We suggest you come the weekend before and spend it in Amsterdam (Ambassade Hotel is great...)getting used to the time difference and visiting the newly restored Rijksmuseum. There is also and option to add on a weekend in the Hague (Mauritshuis and close by the Frans Hals Museum) just let us know if you are interested, then we will proceed with that idea. The organizer and director of the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio is Cary Jurriaans and she is born and raised in the Netherlands. Teresa has also lived in Holland and visits regularly. Location: Keppel Castle was founded around 1300, but destroyed in the Eighty Years War in 1582. The current castle was built to the grounds of medieval one in 1614-1620 and restored in 1740-1750. It is the home of Baron and Baroness Van Lynden and their family. 

We will have the workshop in a large area above the stables and have lunch in the Castle every day. Laag-Keppel is a small village with Town privileges (since 1404) between Doetinchem and Doesburg in the Netherlands. Laag Keppel has an estimated 594 residents it is surrounded by farmlands.  Laag Keppel features a number of historical buildings, foremost being the medieval castle, and windmill-watermill combination, both recently restored, and kept in good condition. 

Hotel Cafe Restaurant: 'De Gouden Karper' (The Golden Carp), Dorpsstraat 9 Hummelo
Tel.011 31 314-381214 

Hummelo is a small town very near Laag Keppel. Of course you can find your own lodgings, I do think there are Airbnb's i n the neighbourhood..,ALAS, the Inn’s  website is only in Dutch and German, however, if you email them and mention the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio workshop at Keppel Castle, they will be informed. 3-star Hotel De Gouden Karper offers 12 rooms. These rooms are spread over the first floor of the main building and its annex, which overlooks the woods and farmlands.


Location: Kasteel Keppel
Laag Keppel, GLD

Please reserve a space at or
Cost $55 or (50 Euro at the door). Time from 10 am -1 pm. The demonstration includes coffee, refreshments and a model fee. Can be paid ahead of time with PayPal (your space will be automatically reserved!) or with cash at the door the day of the demo if there is still space available. We will take reservations!

Teresa Oaxaca's Bio
Learn more about Teresa Oaxaca

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America.

Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the country.  

In addition to her studio work she takes a variety of portrait commissions including Family Portraiture, Professional/Business, Custom and Informal arrangements. She exhibits widely and sells her work on a regular basis.  

Within Washington D.C. she has participated with local groups such as The Esperanza Education Fund and the National Education Association. In 2014 she became a member of the Young Partners Circle of The National Museum of Women In The Arts. She is also a registered member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and an Ambassador for the newly established Da Vinci Initiative, which designs and promotes skill-based learning and lesson plans for US K-12 public school educators.