9 am-4 pm EST
Instructor: Rachael McCampbell
All levels are welcome!
Explore abstract and semi-abstract painting using Gamblin’s Cold Wax Medium on paper and panels. Inspired by nature, you will find organic forms and compositions in the landscape to abstract in the class. Rachael will guide you through color mixing, creating texture, line and shapes, layering mixed media applications, exploring additive and reductive techniques, examining composition and more. All levels are welcome but experience with oil paint is preferred. Rachael has worked as a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator and Dedicated Gamblin Artist and lead workshops both in the US and Abroad for over 20 years. Her sought after works are exhibited in galleries and museums. She will share her skills and knowledge of abstract and representational painting and the principles of art and design to get you creating beautiful art immediately!
There will be a lunch break each day. Please bring your lunch with you. We have a fridge, convection oven and microwave in the studio. Should you need help with accommodation recommendations, please contact us and we will be happy to help!
CLICK HERE for materials list. Some materials are included.
About the Instructor:
After earning her BFA from the University of Georgia, Rachael McCampbell worked for the fashion designer Emilio Pucci in Florence Italy. She then moved to NYC and studied at the New School and worked for advertising illustrator Braldt Bralds. She then spent a year in London with Christie’s Auction House studying fine and decorative arts. McCampbell then moved to Los Angeles where she lived and worked in the contemporary art gallery business and as a commercial and fine artist. McCampbell now resides outside of Nashville, TN, paints full time in the studio and en plein air and teaches workshops. Her work has primarily been exhibited in galleries and museums in solo shows such as at the District Gallery in Knoxville, TN, the Copper Fox in Franklin,
TN and The Parthenon Museum in Nashville. Her work most recently was juried into group shows such as:
the “Best in America” show, 2023, by The National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA; the “Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists” exhibition at the Clarksville Museum of Art, TN, 2022, juried by American Women Artists ; the “Best of America Small Works Exhibit,” Juried by the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, 2022 at the Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL. McCampbell will be featured in a solo exhibition of her landscape work at the Clarksville Museum in 2025.
Creating Public Art for institutions is also an important part of her oeuvre. McCampbell completed a large kinetic (computerized and motorized) installation for Ascension St. Thomas Hospital’s new wing in Midtown, Nashville in 2022. She installed a 21 foot long mural for the new 11th floor of Vanderbilt Children’s hospital, Nashville, TN in 2020 and designed and installed two entire installations comprising of both painting and sculptures, at the East TN Childrens’ Hospital oncology ward, Knoxville, TN, and a designed and created a backlit painting for it’s chapel, 2019-2021. Sharing the joy of making art has always been an important part of McCampbell’s career. Through her company, Artistic Adventures America and Abroad, she leads artists to paint in countries such as Italy, England, Spain and Ireland. In America she has taken groups to Ghost Ranch and the Smoky Mountains. Other schools and organizations regularly invite her teach at places like Arrowmont Art School, Gatlinburg, TN and The Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA, The Art Barn, Cincinnati, Ohio and The Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN. McCampbell’s work is purchased by collectors both in the US and Abroad and is in the permanent collection of the Tennessee State
Museum, Nashville, TN and the Latin Recording Artists Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Writing has been another long time passion and McCampbell’s articles have been published by Streamline Publishing in InsideArt, Number One, Inc. Magazine, Thrive Global and she was a columnist for Nashville Arts Magazine and Yogi Times Magazine in Los Angeles. McCampbell completed the month-long Estudio Corazon Artist Residency at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM, 2022 and was juried into the Fryer/Hunter Art Symposium, Bellows Falls, VT, 2023. For more information about how to purchase her work or to learn about taking workshops, go to www.rachaelmccampbell.com.
We are unable to issue refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier. However, if we can fill a cancelled spot with someone on the waiting list, we can issue a refund less the cancellation fee.