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John Buxton

John Buxton. Art Renewal Center. Living Master

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Master Series: John Buxton: Building the Narrative with Composition PA16
Dates: 11/03/2019 – 11/03/2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Day)
Ages: 18+
Instructor: John Buxton
Rate: $115

Join us for a one day workshop with Master Artist John Buxton. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Buxton's journey as an artist and observe a couple of his historical themed paintings. Emphasis will be placed upon composition and the arrangement of several objects or figures to create a pleasing narrative and design. Various principles such as the golden ratio and the rule of thirds will be learned. Students will experiment with xeroxed photo copies to arrange subject matter. Buxton will guide each artist to explore why certain compositions work while others do not. Then, students will learn how to best crop their sketches to complete their design. This workshop is conceptual in nature. All mediums are welcome.


John Buxton's 31 years as a successful illustrator has evolved into these past 20 + years as an honored Fine Artist . Painting scenes inspired by the 18th century Wilderness Frontier. A frontier that influenced the development and relations of "The New World "; it's people and what would become a New Nation.

There have been many awards and accomplishments along his 55 year career. John's work is recognized in the Western Art genre. Perhaps because in the early years of European settlement ... the "West"...did not yet extend beyond the eastern mountain range or the Mississippi River. This allows his paintings to be exhibited at The Masters Of The American West Show at the Autry Museum each year. The Eiteljorg Museum of Indianapolis, also exhibits his paintings in it's Quest For The West Show annually.

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