Workshop & Event Calendar

Daryl Urig national workshop tour

In art as in life there is a need for a new perspective on learning.

Learning is a gift we sometimes overlook. To take a fresh perspective on learning, try teaching someone something. When they get it you will quickly see the amazement and appreciation upon their face. Like a young child we learn about the beauty of creation. Noticing for the first time a birds' distinctive chirp or a flower that resonates its' scent. We understand the simple things of life are beautiful and thought provoking.

When we stop learning or being the student of life, we stop moving forward and stagnate. Then life seems less interesting, more conflicted and even hypocritical because we have lost our vision to discover new ideas and fresh approaches. If we think we have all the answers and need no one else to enlighten us, or are so self sufficient that we can answer any question we may have just fooled our self. When we think we know it all we begin shutting out new life or answers and direction.

Life is constantly changing as our physical bodies, emotions and perceptions do. What we may have thought as a constant truth years ago today may change. If we are open to new understanding today we may see that what once may have served us well is not sufficient any longer in today's world. So learn something new. Acknowledge your humble inexperience and begin to open up your life again. It will exhilarate your life and those around you. I have spent a lifetime uncovering and exploring what fine art painting means to me. Many teachers and experiences have guided my path. What I am offering you is the opportunity to learn, learn, and learn.

You have an opportunity to learn on July 6, 7 and 8, 2015 or September 7, 8 and 9, 2015 the Art of Painting in my studio, Daryl Urig's Creative Underground in Springdale Ohio. Please call or text for more information at 513-708-7981

Urig Awarded the Frank Duveneck Award -Read More

Opening Up New Avenues for Painters

The Creative Underground Broadcast Channel presents new thinking about the art of painting, with live interviews, discussions, mentoring, workshops, and events.
Read More Here

"Tips for a Contemporary Painter" is my latest book that answers tough questions about the art of painting. C.W.Mundy says, "It's like an encyclopedia in understanding the nature of painting with very useful tips! Very easy to read with valuable insight!".

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Creative Underground - Gallery
430 Ray Norrish Drive,
Cincinnati OH

Is open to public by appointment.

See a video introduction by Gallery Director, Robert Little

View select paintings in Gallery


Get Back to Art, Mentoring Program
Saturday, Open Studio Painting Instruction - Sketch, Paint, Draw and Design. Cost $40/hr for members, $45 for non-members of DUCU. Please Download Membership & Event Form

Preregister, Call/Text: 513-708-7981
or Email: to register.


Artist Sounding Board
First Tuesday of Every Month at 7pm. Free to members $25 for non-members. Moderated discussion on painting topics to help painters find answers to tough questions.

Preregister: Call/Text: 513-708-7981
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June 28 & 30, 2015
Speaker and Judge at Shades of Summer

Loveland OH, Plein Air Event

--- July 2015 ---

July 6,7 & 8, 2015
Painting Knife Explained Workshop
At the DU Creative Underground

430 Ray Norrish Drive, Cincinnati OH
Cost $350 for Members/ $400 for non-members of DUCU
Please Download Membership & Event Form

Based on my book Painting Knife Explained, we will develop proficiency in using the painting knife through exercises, demonstrations and final paintings from photographs.

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Questions? Call/Text: 513-708-7981
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--- September 2015 ---

Call to Artists
September 5, 2015
SkyScapes & Urban Settings Paint Out
At the DU Creative Underground

7 am - Free morning coffee, donuts, sign-in & stamp canvases
11 am - Drop off work to be judged for inclusion in "Plein Air Games" cost $5
11:15 - Meet at Roosters for lunch 1pm - Four painters selected for "Plein Air Games".* Games from 1 to 4 pm will be videod by Creative Underground Broadcast Channel. All are welcome to watch and enjoy the fun. Or return to painting as they choose. An elimination process will determine the prize winners of the Games.
5 pm - Evening Skies Plein Air Painting

$100's of dollars in prizes, download flyer here

September 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Immersive Plein Air Experience - Workshop
Daryl Urig - At the DU Creative Underground
430 Ray Norrish Drive, Cincinnati OH
Cost $375

We can learn so much from painting on location in the open air. Lots of hands on demonstrations and practical explanations on the benefits of having an a plan for capturing great Plein-Air painting studies. Including creating dynamic compositions, mixing rich colors, and capturing light with lively paint. You will be amazed at the difference it will make to your paintings. Open media, demonstrations with painting knife in oil paint and pencil.

Questions? Call/Text: 513-708-7981
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--- October 2015 ---

Painting Old Farmers Markets, Hamptons, NY
October 5 - 8, 2015
Level: Beginning to Advanced

Painting morning light at an Old Farmers Market & other select Hampton vistas.
M-W 8:30-12:30 pm
Painting afternoon light at Montauk Point Lighthouse
Thursday 2-6 pm

Limited to 8

4 days: $400

3 Days: $325


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Daryl Urig, 654 Ridgeview Drive, Harrison OH 45030

*Cancellation Policy: Initial deposit is non-refundable. If no deposit is required 35% is kept. Please understand this is due to financial planning. Fourty days before a workshop there are no refunds. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel Insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well.


Travel Insurance:

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Daryl Urig's Creative Underground - Studio
430 Ray Norrish Dr.
Springdale OH
In the Yorkhaven Professional Plaza on Route 4 just of Route 275 in Cincinnati, OH

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