Friday, June 3, 2011

Photo shoot & Workshop!


Hinkley and Sandstone Minnesota
June 24-26, 2011

Internationally collected artist and SAA board member JanMartin McGuire, along with her internationally published photographer husband James Hines, will be giving a very valuable workshop in a few weeks.

Wildlife artists need good reference photographs to work from to create their art – getting the best photos (and your own experiences), interpreting them, understanding how photos lie, combining reference sources are all challenges for artists.

The 3 day workshop will include 6 sessions of photography in natural settings of animals such as wolves, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, bobcat, lynx etc. including adults and also babies – provided by MINNESOTA WILDLIFE CONNECTION.  Back in the classroom Jan and James will work with you to understand your camera better, how to compose photographs, lighting etc.  And then Jan will do lectures on using photography as a tool to create your art.

Open to all levels of artists in all mediums.  The workshop is $1295 – but due to a last minute cancellation with a non refundable deposit the first person to contact Jan will get the workshop for $1045!  The photo reference alone make this a great opportunity – one painting from the reference will pay for the trip!

You can reach Jan by emailing her at or by calling 918-336-9021