Workshops & Lectures


Schedule a workshop or lecture with carrie

Carrie Patterson is a painter and professor of art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She received a B.F.A in painting from James Madison University and a M.F.A. in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Her artwork considers how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She is particularly interested in architectural forms and their relationship to landscape.

Carrie has taught courses, led workshops and lectured on a variety of topics, including drawing, painting, color theory, community arts, and art education. If you're interested in having Carrie guest teach, lead a workshop, or give a talk, please contact her for availability and rates.


Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

Portrait Drawing Lessons

This is a 4-week course that meets once a week with artist and professor Carrie Patterson. Students will learn the basics of portraiture by learning basic anatomy of the head, how to draw the likeness of a person, and how to capture expression. Students will leave with three drawings and one watercolor painting. 

Location: Garvey Senior Activity Center, Leonardtown, MD
Dates: Mondays, April 9 - April 30, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Price: $55.00 for 4-week workshop series, includes all materials


Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

This workshop focuses on the basics of oil painting in the landscape. Students will create three paintings on location and 1 painting in the studio. They will learn about landscape composition, atmospheric perspective, markmaking, and color with oil paint.

Location: Northern Senior Center, Charlotte Hall, MD
Dates: Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Price: $120.00 for workshop series, includes all materials


Intermediate Color Theory for Knitters

This is an intermediate color theory class for textile artists and knitters. Students will learn a brief history of the culture of color, and how to change the value, hue, and intensity of a color by changing color chords.

Location: Crazy for Ewe, Leonardtown, MD
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Price: $40.00


Past Workshops and Lectures

Beginning Color Theory for Knitters

This is a beginning color theory class for textile artists and knitters. Students will learn a brief history of color, the basics of the language, and gain color shifting skills to employ in their next project.

Location: Crazy for Ewe, Leonardtown MD
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM


Guest Lecture, Art Happens: Through Collective Action

Location: ArtSpace, Los Angeles, CA
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON

In response to urgent global concerns, artists everywhere often employ their skills towards social engagement, community activism and advocacy. In the words of social practice pioneer, Suzanne Lacy, these artists have “a goal to make art that matters.” This panel explores the impactful role the visual and performing arts play in empowering communities, institutions, and individuals. From grassroots to educational partnerships, this session will feature projects that initiate change and maintain inspirational educational / business / community based partnerships and collaborations.