Edmond Fine Arts

Edmond Fine Arts

Edmond Fine Arts 3-Day Workshop with David Dibble

3-Day Workshop with David Dibble


Edmond Fine Arts

Edmond Fine Arts 3-Day Workshop with David Dibble



Thu, Fri, Sat

May 5, 2022 - May 7, 2022


9:00am - 5:00pm CDT


27 E Edwards St, Edmond, OK 73034


David D.


15 students

Class Experience

Field-to-Studio: A Compositional Process

A 3-day intensive workshop with David Dibble

Intermediate – to – Advanced Students

In this 3-day intensive workshop, celebrated painter and teacher David Dibble will lead students through new ways of thinking about the basic principles of value, composition, and visual storytelling. Experience the process together from plein air studies to a studio painting. Using principles and hands-on exercises developed over years as a university professor, David believes strongly in helping students see the world and their artistic approaches in new ways, while helping each student transform their own studio practice and take the leap forward they’ve been wanting. Less frustration, more fun and learning!

Class Requirements

Multiple Day Workshop Policies

Enrollment and Payments

A minimum $200 deposit is due at the time of registration for all multi-day workshops. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days before the workshop start date. Full payment must be received 30 days in advance to secure enrollment. Students not paid in full will be considered cancelled and removed from the workshop.

Cancellations and Refunds

There is a good deal of planning that goes into teaching and hosting multiple day workshops. In efforts to be fair to the teaching artists and cover their related class and travel expenses FAI must adhere to the following workshop cancellation and refund policies:

We understand that circumstances change, and situations may arise that require a student to withdrawal from a workshop. Please notify the FAI as soon as possible if your attendance status changes.

Cancellations 30 days before the workshop start date will receive a refund for 50% of the deposit ($100), 50% ($100) is non-refundable. If the workshop was paid in full at the time of registration students will receive a total refund, minus 50% of the workshop deposit ($100).

Cancellations after 30 days from the workshop start date are non-refundable unless your reserved spot can be filled. If filled, the refund is minus a $100 cancellation fee. If the workshop has a waiting list, Edmond Fine Arts will make every effort to fill any open spots.

No refunds will be given to no-shows or for withdrawals after a workshop begins.

What you'll learn

Feedback from students of David Dibble’s workshops:

  • “The best art class ever! Can’t wait to put everything I learned into practice.”
    - Beverly Levesque

  • “I don't think anyone in the room wanted to leave. The exercises and studies…were exactly what I needed to do!  I am looking forward to continuing to use them as I practice!  I cannot remember the last time my desire to paint has been so jolted.”

- Darrylin Mollath

  • “There was something to be learned (and growth) at each step.” – Jay Holobach

  • “You do a wonderful job of teaching. I liked how you blended the teaching in with creating simple studies, master copies, and sketches. I felt like it got us all breaking out of our comfort zone and trying new things. You were kind and considerate and interested in each student and we all felt your genuine caring.” – Kelly Lee

  • “I very much enjoyed coming to your workshop. It was wonderful! Everything about your workshop was just right. I especially loved doing the shorter exercises and using the Tombow markers!”  - Rob Adamson, professor, SLCC

“Your workshop was singularly helpful.”  - Leigh Fullwood

“I completely enjoyed the workshop and feel that I learned so much about values, color and composition.    You were an amazing teacher...  I am hoping to continue to learn and grow”

- Diane Connors

Sample Class Format

A 3-day (9am to 5pm) intensive workshop with David Dibble

Intermediate – to – Advanced Students

What To Bring

Easel (plein air setup, something portable. I use the Strada easel system)

Palette (if your easel doesn’t have it built in)

Small Canvas panels (or gessoed masonite), 4 of them. 9”x 12” is preferable.

Larger Canvas or gessoed panel, around 24” range.

White Artists Tape

Oil Paint: (any brand)

-Cadmium Red (a warm red)

-Alizarin Crimson (a cool red)

-Cadmium Yellow (a warm yellow)

-Lemon Yellow (a cool yellow)

-Ultramarine Blue (a warm blue)

-Cobalt or Cerulean Blue (a cool blue)

-Brown Madder, Burnt Umber, or Transparent Oxide Red (a warm brown)

-Titanium White (no Permalba white, please)

Brushes(various sizes, 2-12, I use Trekkel and Rosemary Flats and filberts)

Palette Knife

Medium(ie. Liquin, Galkyd, NeoMegilp, etc)  **This is optional

Solvent(ie Gamsol, etc) of your choice, something odorless!

Leak-proof container for solvent

Paper towels (I use the blue shop towels)

Sketchbook, pencils, and erasers (sketching pencil, 2b-4b)

Sketching brush pens (+/-30% gray, black brush pen) (Pigma, Tombow are popular brands)

Optional texts:

1- Graphic L.A., by Robh Ruppel

ISBN 1624650171

2- Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, by James Gurney

ISBN 0740797719

3- Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes, by Jack Hamm

ISBN: 0399508066

Edmond Fine Arts Location

Edmond Fine Arts

27 E Edwards St, Edmond, OK 73034

Meet your Instructor

David D.

David Dibble was raised in Utah, where he was influenced by the landscape from an early age. After receiving his MFA, he worked for Blue Sky Animation, creating Concept Design for such films as Rio, Epic, Ice Age 4, Peanuts, and Ferdinand. His time in the film industry led to six years as an associate professor at Brigham Young University, then full-time painting. His gallery work, focusing largely on agricultural themes, can be found in private collections and museums internationally.