I'll be teaching a 3-day workshop in Colonial Heights, VA this coming
May 15th-17th, 2015.
Each class is $80 and all-inclusive with ALL supplies provided. You may register by cash, check, or credit card.
Make checks payable to: City of Colonial Heights.
You may sign up "in person" at the Rec/Senior Center Dpt., or by mail; PO Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
For more information, contact Beckie Rhodes Childers at the Senior Center. (804) 520-9220, or e:mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, MAY 15th
"WHITE HERON" (11"x14") will provide tips for rendering birds/animals, as well as insight into showing depth and perspective on your canvas. Class starts at 10am.
SATURDAY, MAY 16th
"HUMPBACK BRIDGE" (12"x16") is a local VA landmark and this project was a special request from interested attendees. It'll be a good lesson in rendering structures and foliage. Class starts at 10am.
SUNDAY, MAY 17th
"PULLED ASHORE" (12"x16") is rendered solely with painting knives, which yields a more impressionistic result. My knife-painting classes are VERY popular and this will be a great chance to see my approach first-hand! Class starts at 10am.
PULLED ASHORE (Knife Painting)
My new WPBS-TV series "PAINTING WITH WILSON BICKFORD" launched on Monday November 10th. For those of you who wish to receive it in YOUR area, starting in January it will be offered nationally to any other stations who wish to air it. Simply contact your station and be sure to give them the program title and express your desire to view it. Thank you to anyone and everyone who has had a part in making this venture a reality!
To watch past episodes from this first season click the link below
ORDER A DVD OF THE SERIES "PAINTING WITH WILSON BICKFORD"
Pre-orders are being taken at WPBS-TV for my complete 13 episode set, "PAINTING WITH WILSON BICKFORD" (first season series), as well as my new "technique"DVD. They will be shipped starting in in January.
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I want to thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher. I always wanted to paint but never thought I would live long enough to learn the skill. Plus I know that I don't have the required talent.
After seeing your youtube video I know that I can paint pictures that I will enjoy looking at.
You have no idea how much that means to me, and many others I'm sure. I thank you for me and for them. God has given you a gift, "to paint" but he has also given you the GRACE to show others how to enjoy painting.
PS: I will be driving up for lessons!!!
Wilson is very helpful to his students. He makes sure they go home with a painting they can be proud of. Jean, Abany, NY
I have taken many painting classes and Wilson is by far the best teacher I've had. He always makes everyone feel like they can paint and they have talent. You walk away with a beautiful painting everytime. He's very patient and encouraging. His paintings are wonderful and I truly enjoy his classes. Janet, Queensbury, NY
By age 56, the only experience I had with a paint brush was a result of my wife's insistence and usually also involved a roller. I received a birthday gift of paints and a seat in Wilson's upcoming class from aforementioned wife and attended it, certain that the painting would closely resemble my bedroom wall. I entered the class with assorted paints, brushes and a blank canvas emerging four hours later with an amazingly beautiful painting which hangs in our living room to this day. 2 years and seven paintings later, I would tell anyone, anyone, that Willie Bickford is a terrific artist, but even more important to those of us with zero talent, he is an incredible instructor. So, step out of the box and give him a shot-you will be shocked at the art you can create! Dave, Albany, NY
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