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Atelier Soulworks; an Art School for Fine Art Painters!

At the Atelier there is a Learning Experience
for Artist of All Abilities through Workshops, Clinics, and Small-group Classes!


    •  Workshops & Clinics

      Workshop Policies

            Workshop Fees:

      A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is required to reserve your place in a scheduled workshop. The registration fee is due at the time of registration.  All major credit cards are honored. A student is not registered until the registration fee is paid.

      Full Payment for a scheduled workshop is due 30 days before the opening day of the scheduled workshop.


      Cancellation by a registered workshop student must be in writing; no exceptions please.  It is suggested that any cancellation be sent USPS Certified with return delivery receipt service requested.

      A written Cancellation notice received 30 days or more in advance of the scheduled workshop opening day will receive a full refund of all fee paid less the $100 registration fee.

      All workshop fees are forfeited if a Written Cancellation notice is received less than 29 days in advance of the opening day of a scheduled workshop.  No refund will apply.

      The Registration Fee will only be refunded in the event a scheduled workshop is canceled by the artist.

      In the event a scheduled workshop does not reach its required minimum enrollment and is therefore canceled, all payments received and the Registration Fee will be refunded in full.

      For workshops sponsored by, or organized by third parties, please refer to the sponsoring organization's payment and cancellation policies.

      Call or E-mail the studio to request an installment payment plan for a workshop at the studio.  We are committed to work with you in any way we can.

      Workshop Title: Create the Luminous Painting II
      Location: at the Soulworks Fine Art Studio

      October 10-13, 2014

      Workshop Description

      American contemporary realist artist and art educator, Deborah Elmquist introduces you to classical approaches for creating brilliant, luminous, paintings in traditional oils in an artist’s workshop environment. Through her in-depth step-by-step approach, Deborah teaches processes that were used by painters like Rembrandt, da Vinci, Monet, Degas, Renoir, and other masters - old and new - in a professional but enjoyable way. With her easy to follow teaching approach, Deborah reveals the mystery behind creating luminous paintings filled with fine tonal qualities and rich color. In her own warm and personal style she covers basic topics such as establishing foundational forms, understanding light source, light quality and temperature, dark and light patterns and values, and contrasting warm and cool colors. Though the subject matter is academic in nature, Deborah’s teaching method is not stuffy, or professorial!  In the workshop you will experience an enjoyable learning environment. You will gain a deeper understanding of and greater appreciation for Old Master techniques; techniques still applicable today for the creation of modern day masterpieces in still life, portrait, or landscape - all while networking with likeminded artists.

        Enroll today! Space is limited to ten artists.
      First, select your payment option using the PayPal Buy Now Button with payment options below.  (Standby registrations will be accepted when full in case of cancellations.)

      Payment Options

      Next, CLICK HERE  and complete the Workshop Registration Form!  Be sure to let us know if you have special needs.

      That's all there is to it! A
      Workshop Information Packet will be mailed to you ASAP.

      *Price includes a continental breakfast, a complimentary lunch each workshop day, a special evening event on Spruce Creek, and the official Workshop Manual for all registered students, plus local transportation; see below.

      Local transportation
      is provided between the Daytona International Airport and our selected local Port Orange FL hotel.  Daily two-way transportation is also provided between our selected local Port Orange hotel and the workshop studio.

      Each workshop begins with an Early Bird "meet & greet" the evening before the workshop opening day. 

      The workshop information packet includes information regarding selected local lodging, regional airport information, a supply and materials list, suggested reading list, local map, information about  local attractions that you may find interesting, and other information you will need for the workshop.


      Schedule a Workshop or Clinic in your location.

      Host a Workshop and Clinic for your artist's club, league, or guild at your location. Dependent upon your organizations needs, workshops are offered in a three day or four day format.  Clinics are offered on a two day format, perfect for a weekend event!  A minimum enrolment of ten students is suggested.

        Call the Studio during business hours at 386-756-3068,
       or E-Mail the Artist at for more information
       regarding a workshop or clinic for your artists organization at your location.


Small Group Fine Art Classes

You are invited to join in; intermediate or advanced painters welcome!
Beginner classes also available; see below*

Small Group Fine Art Classes are offered at the studio
for serious art students who want to learn to paint in the Venetian traditions used by both New and Old Master.  Share ideas, fellowship with like minded artists. 

Class Size Limited to 6 Persons!

 Morning and afternoon class schedules are available. Instruction is divided into Five Fine Art Focus Elements consisting of five weekly three hour sessions.  Each Focus Element teaches specific artistic skills and concepts.  When completed you will have built a firm artistic foundation applicable to any painting method.

 Students may progress at their own pace, but are encouraged to follow the prescribed curriculum.  Sessions include Q&A's, personal art instruction, advise and comments, home-work assignments, and outside reading assignments. 

Affordable Tuition!

Pay as you go, or pay in full in advance when you register. Cost is $30.00 per person per session payable at the door.  Save 15% when you pay in full when you registration. All major credit cards are honored.

Begin Your Journey Today!

Tuesday or Thursday
Morning Classes: 9:00AM to Noon
Afternoon Classes: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Call or E-mail the Studio for additional information and to schedule a student interview.
Reserve your easel today to begin your learning experience!

Call the studio at 386-756-3068
  Your call is answered personally during regular office hours,
 9:00AM to 5:00PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Leave a message any time including your full name and a call back phone number.
  You will receive a return phone call within 24 hours.

E-mail anytime... 
*Beginners Class available contingent upon a minimum enrolment of four beginner students; call or E-mail for information.



  • Oil Painting Demonstrations

    Free oil painting demonstrations from life are scheduled periodically  at the studio.  Demonstrations include portrait and still life painting.  These Free Demonstrations are open to the public, but space is limited so your RSVP is appreciated!  E-Mail the Studio at  , or
    Call the studio during studio hours for information
     and to reserve your seat.


  •   Open Studio

    Offered Each Saturday.  Deborah hosts an Open Studio for Artists of all abilities to come together to draw, paint, or just talk art.  While there is no "formal instruction," your questions will be answered and helpful comments may be offered upon request!  The Open Studio Event is Free, however, a donation to help cover the costs of food and refreshments is appreciated, or bring your own.  Coffee, tea, and water is always available!  Open Studio Hours are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM; artists may come and go as they wish.  Your RSVP is appreciated, but not required!  Call the Studio, or E-Mail Debbie at to RSVP, or for more information.



  •  Individual Art Instruction

    Individual Art Instruction is available at the Studio for Advanced Students, or for those who have special needs and a desire for a one-to-one learning experience.  Call the Studio to chat about your ideas and artistic direction.  This way I can get to know you and your work better and to learn about your personal artistic wants, needs, and desires.  The Chat and a review of your work is Free!  One-to-One instruction is $50 per hour.




Soulworks Fine Art; Atelier
6183 Shoreline Drive
Port Orange, FL 32127
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tues., Wed., Thurs.


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