The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts is pleased to present an offering of landscape workshops. The study of landscape should be included in the student and artist training as it is an important element in the development of a well-trained and diverse artist.
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.
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.
When we hear people talk about plein-air painting we often think of landscapes. However, painting the outdoor still life is an excellent way to study light and color. Students can learn a lot from this type of study, as it is easier to see how light and color shifts occur on simple objects than in the more complicated forms in the landscape. Each day exercises will be presented to help students achieve strong starts. Class focus will be on color, but light effect, value, and drawing will also be discussed. Students will begin the first few sessions by painting very simple still-life set-ups that will become more elaborate as the workshop progresses. Class will be taught in oils and tailored to all skill levels. Limit 12 students.
This workshop is open to all levels. On day one, CeCeile will do a short demo in stressing values, shapes and simplification of the landscape. Each day there will be a short demo and then you will complete a painting. On the first day we will meet at Lake Harriet just across from the Rose Garden. Directions and supply list will be sent upon registration.
This class may be taught indoors at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts or partially on Zoom depending on COVID restrictions.
You will be taught color mixing using a limited palette. We will stress the importance of correct values and shapes and the layering of colors to make a finished cohesive painting. Short demos and working along with the instructor will be part of the routine. One morning will be spent outdoors at a park to paint from nature. All levels are welcome.
This workshop will be a process and preliminary work focused class that will take place over the course of two weekends. The objective of the workshop will be the creation of preliminary work needed to execute a finished outdoor composition involving a clothed figure. Two Saturday afternoons will be spent out “in the field” working from a live model to create sketches, develop color studies, and gather reference images (photographs). Two Sunday afternoons will be spent working in-studio from the created reference materials to develop a well thought out, smaller scale, full-color composition. The goal by the end of the workshop will be for students to have on-hand the necessary preliminary work and knowledge to create a finished outdoor figurative composition back in their own studios.
a variety of smaller panels or canvases, 12” x 16” and smaller
oil-painting equipment (paints, brushes, tarp, palette, paper towels, etc.)
French easel or other portable outdoor painting easel