• April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton

This workshop has been cancelled.

Workshop Coordinator

Emily Efferson, etefferson@cox.net, 225-936-6536


Using oil as her medium, Gloria focuses on still life, florals, and landscapes. While her paintings show expertise of design and composition, she renders her subject with vibrant colors and energetic brush strokes. “When painting a landscape, I concentrate on capturing the contrasts of the various greens, as well as the overall shape, depth and feel of the area. I want to exude an energy that will set my paintings apart and make them distinctly mine. In my classes, I advise my students to keep their excitement at a high level, noting this enthusiasm will be reflected in their paintings. Being a painter makes me happy. The challenges and decision making are exhilarating, especially when I see them translated onto the canvas. Painting is a wonderful, unending journey and I am very thankful that I am able to pursue this journey.” Gloria will share the tips and techniques that she uses to achieve her own style of painting … what she calls classical realism with an impressionistic flair.

Gloria welcomes and will guide the novice beginning painter as well as the most advanced in her workshop. Regardless of your experience level, desired painting style, or subject preference, her workshops will challenge you, strengthen you, and help you to grow as an artist.

Participants will have the opportunity to paint a different painting on each day of this three day workshop:
Friday – Field of Dahlias – 16 x 20 canvas; Saturday – Seashells – 12 x24 canvas; Sunday – White Abstract with Gold Metallic – 16 x 20 canvas

Supply List

  • Black Graphite Paper (instructor will have for purchase)
  • Table Easel (or stand easel)
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes (optional)
  • Paint Palette
  • Palette Paper
  • Palette Knife
  • Liquin(original)
  • (2) 16×20 canvases
  • (1) 12×24 canvas
  • No odor Mona Lisa or Betterway Paint Thinner/Solvent only!!!

NOTENo other brands please. Instructor is highly allergic to other brands of turp/solvent … please do not bring them

  • Oil Paint (professional quality, not student grade) Instructor will have available for purchase. The list of colors will be sent to students about two weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Brushes – instructor will have for purchase. List of sizes will be sent to students about two weeks prior to workshop


Gloria Perkins grew up in Fairburn, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta where she has lived and worked in the area her entire life. With full support of her mother and grandmother, who encouraged art classes, she began painting professionally in her early 20’s. Gloria began painting professionally in her early 20’s while also pursuing a corporate career. Eventually, she left her corporate job to pursue teaching art full-time.

Gloria spent 30 years teaching art around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, France, Italy, and Africa, as well as throughout the United States. While in Giverny, France, she won the Claude Monet award for a self-portrait in a poppy field and went on to conduct numerous workshops in Monet’s Garden. In the U.S., her works have been exhibited at Amsterdam Whitney in New York, the Atlanta High Museum of Art, the State of Georgia Capital Building and Calloway Gardens in Southwest Georgia. The National Society of Painters selected her work to be exhibited in Japan, and it is now part of the permanent collection. Her artwork can be found in private collections throughout the world. She has studied with Richard Schmidt, Huihan Lui, Laura Robb, Quang Ho, Gregg Kreutz, Ken Backhaus, Kim English, and Robert Johnson.

Be sure to check out Gloria’s other fabulous artwork on her website at gloriaperkins.com/.