October 9 - 12, 2017
Artist: Charlotte Wharton, Copley Master, PSA
Location:  The Art Barn
               695 North 400 East
               Valparaiso, Indiana

Other Workshops: Tower Hill Botanical Gardens - Morgan Horse Farm


Established in 1970, Art Barn School of Art is a not-for-profit organization located in a restored country barn on 69 acres of pastoral land.  Each season inspires oil painters, watercolorists, sculptors, paper makers, mixed media, and photographers.



Nationally known painter and instructor Charlotte Wharton will help participants interpret the rhythms of nature and further their own voice. Charlotte will include and go beyond the standard elements of design to cover the interpretation of the inherent energy of linear directives, shape, value, color, using the Language of Artistic Energy and the Munsell Color System. Additionally, this workshop will cover the atmospheric principles of light wavelengths and spectrum colors; the two major light sources and their effects seen in Nature; and painting various weather conditions. The workshop content is based on the concepts and practices contained in Charlotte's book "The Language Of Energy In Art: Finding Your Vision".

After the initial lecture, individual daily critique and instruction will occur at the easel. A group critique will follow the end of the class. Artists of all levels working in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and pastels will gain inspiration from the breathtaking views and extraordinary light quality at this location. For additional information about the artist or the content of the workshop, go to or email



Please contact the Art Barn for registration at: Telephone 219-462-9009 or email at: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM or online at:



 Many magazines have described Charlotte’s manner of painting, but none more poignantly than the Worcester Quarterly’s 2006 article Souls On Canvas: Portraits By Charlotte Wharton Get Beyond Likeness, “… Her gift of versatility ranges from sought after loosely rendered private portraits to dignified corporate portraits befitting the boardroom ...”.

Charlotte, PSA, Copley Master, is also well known for her loose calligraphy executed in her genre paintings and landscapes. Her portraits and non-commissioned works hang in many national and European private and corporate collections. Ms. Wharton has a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts from Clark University, summa cum laude. She has received advanced studies with the country’s leading portraitists, Aaron Shikler and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Her work has garnered over five dozen awards including The Copley Society of Boston’s Gold Medal Award For Excellence In Portraiture and the Oil Painters of America’s Award For Excellence In Painting in 2004. Selected works have been reproduced in three Rockport Press Art Books: Portrait Inspirations (also on the cover), The Best Of Oil Painting, and The Best Of Pastel in 1997 and highlighted in the Artists Magazine. She has been featured many times on WGMC-TV. Charlotte was awarded a summer’s study in Dinan, Brittany, France by L’Association les amis de la Grande Vigne in 1996. In addition, she has participated in one-person and juried group exhibits in Italy, France, Russia, the British West Indies and across the United States where she has also taught workshops in portraiture and landscape.

In her workshops, Charlotte encourages and guides each student/artist in developing or furthering their own unique interpretation of nature. The workshop content is based on the concepts and practices contained in Charlotte's book "The Language Of Energy In Art: Finding Your Vision".


Charlotte Wharton
Charlotte Wharton Studio