Paint St Louis

Stepping Over the Line
A Creative Painting Workshop
with Lon Brauer

Greeny by Lon Brauer

An Opportunity to Paint Yourself Out of a Rut
Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017


Lon Brauer

Garden Harvest by Lon Brauer

Last Light by Lon Brauer

Scorpion Peper by Lon brauer

Summer Chair by Lon Brauer


the river James by Lon Brauer

Moon Shadow by Lon Brauer

In our journey as artists we are often confronted with a choice:  Continue on as we have, or try something different to get out of the rut.  One cannot argue that the latter is the best road but it takes courage… or sometimes a push from behind.  Pushing yourself is what this workshop is all about. Finding something to paint is easy… it’s what one does with the materials to interpret that subject that makes a painting sing!

"Stepping Over the Line" is designed to build confidence in the exploration of new ways to approaching painting.  It is primarily for oil painters but acrylics can also benefit from the approach.  I will be doing short, quick demos/exercises and the students will go immediately into the same exercise.  Repetition of quick studies will give confidence to do work faster and more efficiently.  Painting is sequential…painting one, then painting two, and so forth.  Painting number 20 doesn’t come until there are 19 before it.  The more we do the better we will get. 

There will be demos, exercises, videos, and lots of one-on-one instruction.  We'll be working from photos all tailored to build upon your current knowledge base to make you a better painter.  Our goal is to build your toolbox of knowledge by exposing you to things you may have never seen or experienced.

Lon Brauer demonstrating foundations of oil painting.

Lon Brauer is a figure and landscape oil painter living and working in Granite City under the roof of Lon Brauer Studios. He has won numerous awards in both plein air and on the art fair circuit. His paintings are shown both in the US and abroad.  

To learn more about Lon and see his art go to:
Watch a video as Lon begins a landscape oil painting.
The Play House by Lon Brauer
"the Play House" by Lon Brauer

This is a two-day workshop. You may work in oil or acrylic. We will be working from photographs that Lon will provide. 

Lon will be urging you to work with a more instinctual approach. Don't be surprised to find yourself painting at a crazy pace, and be prepared to paint at least 10 to 15 paintings during the two-day workshop. Through out the workshop Lon will also be discussing drawing, composition, value, color theory, working with oil and acrylic paint, brush work, prepping surfaces, and alternate painting methods.

Class size limited to 10. This will allow for plenty of individual instruction.  Lon will do several demos highlighting his unique approach to making a painting.

All levels of experience are welcomed.  Projects will be tailored to each student’s capabilities. 

Students will be responsible for their own materials (list to be provided) and easels.  Tables are available for those who wish to sit.

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM,  Arrive the first day before 8:30AM to meet your fellow artists and set up your materials. Coffee, drinks and snacks will be available.

WHERE: Paint St Louis Studios,
             1926 Allen Avenue,
             St. Louis, MO 63104

COSTS: $240 - Two weeks prior to the workshop we will provide you with a supply list, The workshop includes drinks, snacks and lunch both days.

Workshop fee is refundable, less $50, up to October 12th.  After that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address. A supply list and directions to the Paint St Louis Studios will be sent to you prior to the workshop. If you are coming from out of town we can provide you with a list of hotels, and Bed & Breakfasts within a few minutes of the workshop location.

You can pay online with PayPal or use your Credit Card. Please include your Phone number and email address.  If you prefer to register by mail and pay by check there is a registration form below.
Lon Brauer, Stepping Over the Line Workshop


Stepping Over the Line, a Creative Painting Workshop
with Lon Brauer.

Print the form below and mail to Paint St Louis:

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Workshop fee is $240.00 - Make Checks payable to Paint St Louis. Mail this registration form along with your registration fee to:

Paint St Louis
1926 Allen Avenue
St Louis, MO 63104

Early November we will send you additional workshop information, supply list and directions.

Thank You, Garry

Questions?  Contact:

Garry McMichael at 314 610-2353