Special Events, Retreats, and Demonstrations for 2017…

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Workshops for 2017…

MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE – Plein Air Workshop

Oct 5 to 7, 2017 – $500

Morgan Samuel Price’s landscapes are composed of keen observation and observed fact. Masterful technique and love of paint allows her to express feelings for light and shadow cast by the moving sun. The work has a freshness and delight of the artist’s faith in nature. Jean Stern PhD., Executive Director for the Joan Irvine Smith Museum of California Impressionists writes: “Morgan Samuel Price is among the best of the true plein air painters of today, that is to say, artists who paint outdoors with the full conviction that the only way to capture the true, fluid effect of natural light is to paint outdoors, amidst that specific light.”

What students say…

“It’s the way Morgan takes all the building blocks that are so hard to keep in your head at the same time you are painting and gives you a system for remembering it. Her demos are HANDS ON. She had us all try to grab her brush from her hand during various strokes, so we could feel how firmly or loosely she was holding it. She is a great informative teach . I would take her workshop again.”  –   Sandra Harmon

More about Morgan Samuel Price –  http://morgansamuelprice.com/

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

TIMOTHY CUNNINGHAM – Plein-air Painting

November 3 to 5, 2017 – $375

I will begin each day with a  with a demonstration as I talk my way through my painting process. This will give attendees clear instruction in simplifying the landscape in an expressive way. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting. Following the demonstration, students will be free to choose a scene that interests them and spend the rest of the day painting. I will spend the rest of the day teaching one on one.

More about Timothy Cunningham –  http://www.cunninghamfineart.com/

Friday thru Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

Workshops for 2018…


January 25 to 27, 2018 – $485

Spend three days in an intensive study on how to train your eyes to “read” light in the landscape, and how to capture a genuine effect of atmospheric light in your studio work. We’ll study a variety of lighting situations and types of landscapes. Barbara will provide photos for students to work from, or students may work from their own photos if they have similar lighting situations. Students can work in pastel or oil. Demos will be in both.

More about Barbara Jaenicke –  http://www.barbarajaenicke.com/

Thursday thru Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

Craig Reynolds – Lets Make Plein Air Easy

Apr 19 to 21, 2018 – $325

My workshops “Lets Make Plein Air Easy” are designed for artist with at least some previous oil painting experience. If you are new to plein air or a seasoned veteran you’ll benefit from this simple process that will make your plein air experience much more successful. You’ll learn the basics and proper use of the oil paint and mediums, how to choose your composition, simple design techniques, color harmony practices and how to establish proper value ranges that help to create atmosphere and light effects of the subject.

We will start the workshop with a one hour lecture followed by daily demos and instruction. You’ll get plenty of personal painting time and assistance to practice these techniques during the workshop and as always I offer continuing critique and mentoring to all of my students.

More about Craig Reynolds – Craig Reynolds Studio

Saturday to Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12

RODGER DALE BROWN – Foundation of Painting

October 4 to 7, 2018 – $675

Roger will begin with an orientation and slide show of Master Artist works. It is there that he will explain in detail the techniques and compositions of the masters, to help enhance your understanding of the foundation of painting.
You will have four days of a lot of personal and intensive learning. Instruction will include the importance of simplifying, how to use your reference material successfully, value and color, and how to see as an artist. Roger will demo, and you will have a lot of paint time practicing the techniques you are learning.

More about Rodger Dale Brown –  Rodger Dale Brown’s Website

Thursday thru Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       Min. 6, Max 12