March 18-22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day)
JACK SORENSON WORKSHOP “How To Make A Painting Work”
“It has been seven years since my last workshop so I’m excited to announce that I’ll be coming out of retirement to teach again. This workshop will be for all levels of artist ability from beginner to advanced. I’ll do a demo and the focus of this class will be how to make a painting work. This involves composition, value, color, and how to put your personal imprint into every painting you do. I’ve been a full-time artist for forty-five years and have studied with some of the greatest artists of our time. I’ll share what I’ve learned through the years, and I will critique any paintings my students bring to class.”
Though born in 1954, Jack Sorenson grew up living the Old West lifestyle that he now depicts in his work. Coming of age living and working at Six Gun City, a dude ranch and frontier town in the style of the Old West situated on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon and owned by his father, Sorenson was deeply embedded with a love for the stories and imagery that characterized the Old West, and which continues to motivate him to this day.
Whereas other teenagers spent their adolescence working in retail or fast food, Sorenson worked as a stagecoach driver, a performance gunfighter, and a horse trainer. A naturally gifted artist since childhood, Sorenson began painting full-time in 1974. After his first one-man show sold out that same year, Sorenson committed himself to a career in art and never looked back.