We are excited to announce the first of our Still Life and Food Photography Workshops, the first of which will take place in April in Granite Bay, CA – hosted in Karen’s own wonderful Studio.

Imagine Two and a half days of playing with props, lighting and your camera to create some wonderful set-ups that will photograph beautifully and showcase your own creative story.

This will be a unique workshop and so much fun – so please join us …

For further information please visit the Workshop Page.

Gallery and sample images to inspire you can be found with the Workshop Product information.

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PPW MMSisters

Our latest online workshop – Mixed Media Sisters will shortly be ready for registration.

Join Marie Otero and Karen Burns for our newest on-line workshop where you will learn the basics of Facial Sketching and Painting. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at sketching faces but not sure where to begin? Let us help you by outlining the basics for sketching, painting, and shading these Mixed Media Sisters in Corel Painter. We will be sketching features and guiding you toward the creation of your own artworks.

Learn how to use Mirror Painting, Airbrushing, Pattern Pens, Image Hose Nozzles, and much much more.
We will also be sharing ideas for the creating of some mixed media backgrounds.

As always, all workshop files will be completely downloadable. All workshop material is covered in Photoshop and Corel Painter – no extra third party plug-ins are required.

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New Online Class – Beautiful Black and White

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A completely downloadable course on Post Processing your images for conversion to Black and White in Photoshop – presented by Photo Paint Works Instructor Marie Otero.

This jam packed course includes Technical Videos, Source Files, PSD composites as well as Printable PDF’s that cover a myriad of ways to convert your images to Beautiful Black and Whites using Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) without the use of any extra plug-in software or Add-ons!!

Students may DOWNLOAD and SAVE all the class material to work at their own pace.

CLICK HERE for the FULL Syllabus and Course Information.


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