SPRING 2018 

Here are descriptions of where Mel will be teaching in the spring of 2018.  For specific information including class availability, class description, registration, tuition, etc., please contact the workshop organizers listed on the '18 Contact Info page.  

Mel's spring schedule begins in Norcross, Georgia in April to conduct a four-day, indoor workshop. The Kudzu Art Zone Gallery and Art Center, which is sponsoring this workshop, holds member exhibitions throughout the year and offers a variety of classes including watercolor, oil, pastel, and sketching. Located just 20 miles outside of Atlanta, Kudzu Art Zone is housed in a beautiful 3200 square foot building with nearby parks and restaurants. Each day you'll see Mel do a class demonstration followed by one-on-one instruction, and then a class critique all of which is done in a casual and friendly atmosphere. To find out more and how to register, contact Kudzu Art Zone today!  

Mel will once again be teaching in New York, New York! He is looking forward to conducting an indoor workshop for the New York Open Center in Manhattan at the end of April. Founded in 1984, the Open Center is a unique place offering a wide variety of educational programs ranging from holistic health, self-development, and yoga & meditation to photography, music, and arts & creativity. With more than 300 programs, the Open Center is a wonderful place where people can enrich their lives. This workshop is scheduled on a Sunday, which makes it convenient for those who work during the week. This popular workshop tends to fill up quickly so our suggestion is to register early!

Mel is returning to Island Heights, New Jersey to contact a three-day workshop in early May.  Sponsored by the Ocean County Artists' Guild, this indoor workshop is always enjoyable for all who attend.  The town of Island Heights is situated in the middle of a federally registered historic district between Barnegat Bay and the Toms River. The Island Heights Historical District has more than 375 Victorian era structures. Take a relaxing stroll through the lovely streets to view the beautiful Victorian architecture or walk along the picturesque waterfront and along the banks of the Toms River with its large pavilion. The renovated art facility is part of a beautiful historic Victorian house originally built in 1880. The Guild is located on a quiet street along the Toms River. To register, contact the Ocean County Artists' Guild.

Mel begins his springtime schedule with a three-day workshop in Perry, Iowa in mid-May.  This indoor workshop is being hosted by the Iowa Watercolor Society and will take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  The Iowa Watercolor Society, which has an active membership of 150 artists, holds workshops with nationally and internationally known instructors. The Society also has juried exhibitions and traveling shows. Conveniently located just about an hour outside of Des Moines, the town of Perry is home to the historic and beautiful Hotel Pattee.  With its forty individually decorated and themed guest rooms, it is known as one of the finest boutique hotels in the world. Workshop registration is open to members and non-members on a first come, first serve basis so don't wait to join. Mel's workshops include daily demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and class critiques. Contact the Iowa Watercolor Society today!     

Mel next travels to Montgomery, New York for a weekend workshop in early June, which is a great time of year for plein air painting. The village of Montgomery with its many historic homes, buildings, churches, and farms is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  The Wallkill River School, which is organizing this workshop, is a non-profit artists' cooperative that runs an art school and fine art gallery. This outdoor on location workshop in which Mel creates a casual, relaxed atmosphere is open to beginners to advanced painters so all are welcome to join. Scheduled on a Saturday and Sunday, this class is perfect for those who work during the week. You may join for one day or both days.  For inquiries and registration, contact the Wallkill River School.  

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                  MEL STABIN, AWS