Plein Air Classes
Line and Wash June 25-29
Learn to record events and experiences as they happen. Gain simple tools for making quick sketches with pen and watercolor. These sketches can serve as studies for later paintings, or as records of experiences. Learn to develop lines, forms, and values working from photographs, personal objects, or from the classroom environment itself. All Levels welcome. Repeat students can hone their skills.
Impressionistic Landscape July 16-20
Capture the essence of the landscape by painting outdoors, or from reference materials if inclement weather. Teacher demonstrations will be in oils and focus on applying premier coup principles of rapid and minimal brush strokes to simplify the scene, as well as palette knife techniques. Acrylic and watercolor mediums are also welcome. All Levels welcome!
Abstract Landscape (2 days the week of August 13-17)
Discover how quickly a scene can be sketched out in oils using rapid and minimal brush strokes. Develop compositions based on simple placement rules, focusing on contrast and expression. Learn to use a limited palette to minimize mixing and match values, tones, highlights and local color. Techniques and demos are applicable for plein air painters or indoor painters working from photographs, in oils or acrylics. All levels welcome!