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Plein-Air Workshop


with Scott Anderson

Calendar Jun 2, 2023

A believable feeling of light is often what makes a landscape painting sing. That, and perhaps more importantly, an effective design. This workshop will emphasize the development of skills that will improve your ability to achieve that sense of light while working out in the field, and to create compositions will make your paintings get noticed. Scott brings twenty years of experience as a publication art director to the easel. He'd love to share with you his ideas about making compelling pictures.

Friday evening will be in the studio for a lecture/demonstration. Plein-air painting is so much a craft. Most important is how value achieves a sense of light. You'll see how to start a painting in the field by using a single-color underpainting to lock in the main shadow values and establish the design. How to scout and work quickly will be discussed as well.

Saturday and Sunday will be two 3-hour sessions. 9:00am to noon and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Locations will not be far from The Atelier. Two of the four sessions will be in urban environments. Plein-air painting gear required.

Friday, 6:30pm–9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am–5:00pm

Landscape Painting Course


with Bridget Ertelt

Calendar Jul 21, 2023 at 10 am

Bridget is excited to offer this workshop again. The focus will be to discuss painting the landscape outdoors on location. Get ready for a lot of information and learning. Day 1 is all about value. We will study the value structure of the landscape and simplify values to create strong starts. Day 2 will focus on color. We will discuss seeing color as value and organizing color temperatures to achieve various light effects. Day 3 we will continue practicing the information from the first two days as well as discuss other topics relevant to landscape painting such as atmospheric perspective, gradation, and special lighting situations such as sunsets. Class will be taught in oils and tailored to all skill levels. Limit 10 students.

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