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Painting Workshops in the Mountains

with Patty Calderone

     Saturday - Sunday

     May 13-14

     June 17-1

     July 22-23 

     Aug 19-20

     Sept 16-17

     Oct 14-15


Plein Aire, Still Life, Figure
Try something new or work in the medium of your choice. 

Patty will be offering a number of painting workshops and retreats this spring and summer in Scaly Mountain, NC at the historic Old Scaly Mountain School House. Just over the border from Georgia near Sky Valley and on the way to Highlands. These Saturday Sunday Combinations offer the perfect “all about painting” get away. Set on a lovely location with indoor and outdoor painting locations in case of weather changes. A beautiful creek and bridge in a park like setting. Light breakfasts, lunch and beverages included. Dinner optional. Bon Fire Open Support discussions on Saturday evening. Live models for figurative painters, still lifes and staged out door areas for the plein air enthusiast's.


Patty Calderone had been the owner of Calderone Gallery for the past five years. Located near the school house and next to the Sky Valley Visitor Center. Patty has had much success with on-going classes continually for this time. Has offered an “Open Studio Live Model Session” for over two years in the area. Has been the President of The Art league of Highlands Cashiers for the past three years where the league meets and is deeply involved with many of the goings on at the Bascom of Highlands. Patty paints in several mediums.


This work shop will emphasize and encourage intimately connecting with your subject before attempting to paint or draw. Following your inner feeling based on a dialogue she will help you to establish so that your painting are sensitive, expressive and your own interpretation of what you are seeing no matter what level you are at.


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Historic Old Scaly School House

Dating back to the very early 1900's. Macon county built several identical ones at that time. Ours is the last standing wooden one. There are two others still around but they have been replaced with brick. The kitchen and decks were added in the 1970's so we can not have it designated as a registered National Historical Place. But it is something to have little Scaly Mountain community still have the only original one.

"A Walk in the Meadow"- by Patty Calderone    Oil on Canvas

"Mud Creek Falls"- by Patty Calderone    Oil on Canvas

"Turkey Time"- by Patty Calderone    Water Color 

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