Pet Portraiture Workshop by Kaytee Esser

Ever think about painting your best furry friend?  Well here’s your chance.  Award winning artist Kaytee Esser will show you how to get started.  This class is for adults 18 on up with a willingness to give it a try.  Please come if you are a beginner or intermediate painter.  The workshop will be held at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in the Studio Boone classroom for 3 mornings beginning August 27, – August 29, 2008 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  So drop off the kids and come to class!

Ms. Esser will focus on pets as the subject so please bring the medium you can work with the best, pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil.  You will learn how to use guidelines and shapes to develop portraits of your pets.  Ms. Esser will demonstrate how to begin the process using your medium of choice.  The students are encouraged to bring photos of their pets as subject matter.

Kaytee Esser is an award-winning artist who lives and works on her boat in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Ms. Esser’s commission portraits of animals captures both the personality and essence of the pet.  She is known for her colorful representations of life in the South.  She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Kutztown University, Pennsylvania and has been a professional animal and people portrait artist for the past five years and has taught many workshops in both North and South Carolina.  To see more of her work, please go to

The cost for this workshop is $150 per student and will be limited to 8 students so please register early.  To register make a check out to at the Stephen Boone gallery today!
Please send checks to:  Stephen Boone, P.O. Box 1732, Bozeman, MT 59771.

Materials: Please bring your sketchbook (no smaller than 9X12) painting materials, photos and a great attitude!

Contact information:  Kaytee Esser, P.O. Box 23105, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925; Email:; phone: 843-476-9059.