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This three-day oil painting workshop will focus on painting landscapes using photographs, sketches, and/or plein air studies as reference. We will explore the limitations of the camera and the process of enlarging studies and sketches for larger studio paintings.
**Although John will be using oils as the materials and the landscape as the subject matter, the focus of the workshop will be primarily on the basics of the visual language: composition, values, color, etc.; therefore all mediums are welcome: oils, water-based oils, acrylics, pastels, oil pastels and watercolor.
Each day will begin promptly at 9:00 am. It will open with a brief lecture (approximately 45 minutes), followed by a demo (about an hour). The participants will paint the remainder of the day with one-on-one instruction and critiquing. The day will end at 4:00pm.
The class will take participants through the entire process of painting: from building an effective composition to working with value and color and finishing with sensitively chosen details. An emphasis will be placed on proper seeing–looking closely at the existing color and tonal relationships–and on understanding and manipulating what is seen. We will be working with the basic elements of painting, seeing them anew and in ways that can improve the craft of your painting.
Please refer to the materials list in the Materials tab. Here is a Resource list.
This very popular workshop fills up fast, so sign up early!
Falmouth Art Center Refund Policy:
Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.