Howard Park Painting Workshops

Howard Park Painting Workshops


This summer the classes will be Plein Air classes which include Line & Wash, Impressionistic Landscape, and an Abstract Landscape class. Open to artists of all levels to challenge themselves and share the company of fellow painters. If you are not able to provide your own supplies you may purchase directly from Howard, but you will need to reserve materials and pay in full before the class begins.

Line and Wash class will be June 25-29

Impressionistic Landscape will be July 16-20

Abstract Landscape class will be two days the week of August 13-17

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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!

Additional information

Program Dates

August, July, June

Program Rates

Member, Non-Member