Paint Your Pet (Hosted by Dawn Burns Art Studio)

Saturday, January 27, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

Come join us for this special paint your pet workshop and honor your furry friend with a custom portrait made by you. Don’t worry….your pet will be pre-sketched on the canvas. NO previous painting experience is necessary. I will walk you step by step through the whole painting process. It’s a really fun workshop. Because of the hands on nature of this workshop I will only be accepting 12 students so sign up early to ensure your spot! Price includes all materials! Please do not contact River Tree Arts to sign up. Follow the link to my web page to register:

Sunday February 11, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine
Please join us for a casual evening of fun and performance! Come see what our students have been up to here at River Tree Arts. 
Please call us at (207) 967-9120 if you are interested in participating. Students of all ages & experience are welcome.


Painting from Photo Reference (with Dan Graziano)

Saturday, March 17, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

The workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph. Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges, and perspective. Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting!

Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with an explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references incorporating the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day. TIME: 9am – 4pm   LOCATION: River Tree Arts

Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members). To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.



Becoming a Working Artist  (with Dan Graziano)

Sunday, March 18, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

Have you been considering launching your abilities as an artist into a full-time practice? This lecture / workshop is designed to answer many practical questions about taking your work “from the studio to the gallery” and building a successful career as a working artist. Topics will include building your “business infrastructure”, exploring different outlets for your work, gallery representation, pricing your work, self-promotion and shipping your artwork. The workshop will also conclude with a live painting demo by Dan. TIME: 9am – 4pm   LOCATION: River Tree Arts

Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members). To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.


Register for BOTH Dan Graziano March 17 & 18 workshops for $225 ($215 for River Tree Arts members).

To register for BOTH workshops, CLICK HERE.


Dan Graziano

Read more about Dan Graziano here

Dan Graziano is an award-winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.  His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world.

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