Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.
Today we meet Marjorie Harris Clark!
Join her on Friday, May 19 from 1-7pm and learn to paint this 10-petal rose in acrylics.
Then, join her again on Saturday, May 20 from 8am-2pm and learn her method for portrait painting.
Read our interview with Marjorie to learn more about her and why you should sign up for her classes in Daytona Beach!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello, I’m Marjorie Harris Clark. I’m from Massachusetts, and currently live in Edgewater, Florida. I have always painted, and I painted commercially for six galleries from New Hampshire to Florida, as well as a number of murals for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I paint portrait and mural commissions and do some travel-teaching.
In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.
I’m teaching my “Southern Belle” acrylic project. The surface will be basecoated with a pattern applied, so I have time to teach my methods for painting a sweet expression as well as a pretty project. Students don’t need to have portrait experience. This is a good chance to learn how to create a face for other projects.
Why should someone take your class?
This is a good subject for people who would like to learn to paint a simple face for small projects as well as those who would enjoy learning my method for creating an endearing expression. With the use of the applied line drawing as well as a face worksheet, this is a doable, fun project.
What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?
I’m looking forward to meeting so many teachers who I have admired as well as new, local artists from my area. I’m thrilled to have a chance to attend a SDP Conference that is so close to my home!
What do you love most about the painting industry?
I love that the painting industry is a supportive network for people who want to learn to paint, and even progress to begin to teach. The industry makes it possible for anyone who wants to paint to find teachers and wonderful painting friends to paint with.
Register for Marjorie’s classes and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher soon right here on the SDP Blog!