Beginner Plein Air Painting (Learn to paint outside!)
In this two day outdoor painting workshop, students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching, how to create depth in a painting, composition, color mixing formulas, light effects, and other tips for painting outdoors. All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the total beginner or the intermediate student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors. Students will complete at least one painting a day. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided all the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, paints, brushes, canvas, palette, turpentine, etc. (if weather is not suitable for outdoor painting, we will paint from photographs in the studio) This class is limited to 6 students to allow for lots of individual attention. We will meet at Jackson Art Studio and then travel to location. All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Locations TBD.
Saturday & Sunday, August 26 &27, $ $295 includes supplies, (or bring your own supplies, $225) 9am-4:30pm
Private & semi-private sessions are also available. (please inquire)
Please wear or bring:
-Sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes (we will drive in to most locations)
-Dress in layers and bring clothes for warm and cool weather
-Plenty of water
-Sunhat with a big rim
If you opt to bring your own painting supplies:
Bring everything listed above as well as...
-plein air easel (french easel, pocade box etc)
-Optional: Easel Umbrella (that attaches)
-Oil paints (suggested colors or bring what you have- I use Windsor & Newton): Titanium white, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Blue, Cad yellow light or Cad Lemon, Cad Orange, Cad Red or Red Light, Alizeran Crimson, Yellow Ocre, Light Green, Raw Umber, Ivory Black,
-Variety of brushes (I use flats/brights size 2,4,6,8)
-Palette knives (different sizes)
- Canvases (bring 4) size 6x8", 8x10" or 9x12"
-Brush washer and oderless turp (Gamasol)
-Rags or paper towels
-Palette to mix on
Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.