Huntsville Museum of Art

2021 Master Artist Workshop with Michael Story

Mastering Skies & Reflections in Oil, Acrylic or Pastel

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Thursday – Sunday, August 26 – 29, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Master your landscape painting and join South Carolina artist Michael Story for this four day workshop as we use the sky and water as a dramatic design element in our painting’s composition. The workshop begins with an i-Pad step-by-step presentation showing a progression of Michael’s painting techniques from start to finish. You’’ll begin your painting with an initial charcoal drawing, followed by a color wash applied over the image.


Starting with shadow colors, you’ll begin blocking in your painting, then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you’ll achieve fresh, bright color while capturing depth, drama and mood to your work. He will demonstrate and provide photo reference to paint from if desired along with color exercises you may complete after the workshop. For more information, visit


Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of  South Carolina in 1976. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. 


Today, Michael Story is an award-winning artist and member of Oil Painters of America and the Southeastern Pastel Society. He guest lectures, juries art shows and regularly teaches oil, acrylic and pastel painting. Story has conducted workshops at such prestigious art centers as Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL, Hudson River Valley Workshops in Greenville, NY, John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, Winslow Art Center in Bainbridge Island, WA, Art of the Carolina's in Raleigh, NC, Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI, and Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL. Students also travel from around the country to attend his regular 2-day painting classes in his Lexington, SC studio.

Story has work showcased in the Bush Presidential Library in Houston. His paintings have been reproduced by major publishers such as Canadian Art Prints of British Columbia and distributed worldwide.

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Photo Courtesy of Artist: Michael Story, Dancing Light, oil on canvas © 2021

$200 deposit/$525 members/$575 non-members

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