Sunday, March 4, 2012

Summer Workshop Schedule for 2012

Our summer Plein Air painting workshops are a marvelous way to experience the San Juan Islands through the eyes of an artist. Each painting location presents particular challenges and opportunities. We will visit different sites each day, setting up on location and painting. Pastoral views, island vistas, shorelines, gardens, dockside, and homes of islanders offer exciting places to paint. I teach with oils, however artists of any medium are welcome to join.
Friday evenings will start with chats about materials, demonstrations and painting exercises, a good time for discussion of any art questions. Saturday morning we will head out to begin on location, working with the natural color palette. Sunday, we try new techniques, expanding to be more expressionistic, pushing color and simplifying form. Some concepts we will be covering are how to see a painting on location, sketching an idea, simplifying the idea, establishing the color palette, laying in a composition, setting up a good working palette, mixing paint, ways to apply paint and working with new techniques that can lead to letting exciting things happen on the canvases.
Here are the dates for 2012
JULY......... July 13,14,15
AUGUST........August 10,11,12
SEPTEMBER.....Sept 7,8,9
Click here for more info about materials and photos of previous workshops.
Contact Annie at 360 378 2638 to sign up for workshops or anniehowelladams at Cost for the weekend workshop is $225. Registration is now open.