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Mathew Bird Workshop

  • 06 Sep 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 08 Sep 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Amazing Grace Church 3325 S. Federal Blvd Englewood, CO 80110
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Matthew Bird, Master Still Life Artist, will be coming to Colorado to teach his still life painting skills in a 3 day workshop, in conjunction with our State Show. A sought after teacher, Matthew has also been a contributing writer to numerous publications, including Realism Today, Fine Art Today, Artists on Art, and American Watercolor Weekly. We are thrilled to have him join us again and share his expertise with us.

Registration Details:

Date:              September 6th, 7th & 8th2023

Time:              9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily (the building may be entered at 8:30 a.m. for set up) 

Location:        Amazing Grace Church

           3325 S. Federal Blvd

           Englewood, CO 80110

Lunch break: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.  

*Bring your own lunch

Workshop fees are $375.00 for CWS members and $425.00 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $300.00

How to Register: 

You can register online @  for your convenience.


If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please register for the waiting list. There is a class maximum of 24.  (The waiting list usually gets called, as there often are some cancellations by participants.)

*Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund up to 30 days in advance of the starting date of the workshop.  Thereafter no refunds are to be issued.

Artist Statement

The subject matter of my figure and still life paintings communicate my deep love and

respect for nature and life. Some paintings stem from a joy or narrative that is from my

own experiences. Other pieces reflect the simple beauty I find in everyday objects

composed together. I have focused on developing my craft to capture the beauty of what

surrounds me with precision and clarity; and strive to convey that to all people through

the universal language of representational art. It is my desire that when others see my

work they may be inspired by the perceptible signs of the real Creator.

Artist Biography

He is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with

honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature

Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolor Society where he

served as vice president, and his award-winning watercolor paintings have been

exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China,

England, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in permanent museum collections

as well as numerous private collections.

A sought after teacher, Matthew has also been a contributing writer to numerous

publications, including Realism Today, Fine Art Today, Artists on Art, and American

Watercolor Weekly.

Matthew lives with his wife and children outside Baltimore, where he maintains his




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