Painting the interior can be an exploration of the quiet, unremarkable spaces in our lives. While interior paintings can encompass spaces that are large and dramatic, everyday, utilitarian spaces can be transformed into something quietly magical. The latter is the space that will be explored in this workshop. Participants will paint everyday spaces, perhaps with flowers, windows, people, or art supplies observed. Students should bring photos to the class of interior spaces. Images of interiors should have a clear light source, simple perspective, and not necessarily overdone with objects. The beginning or end of day light is great as you can get spots of light that are fun to paint. Zoom in on a room versus taking the whole of it in.
Amy will review aspects of painting the interior that she finds most compelling, will paint a demonstration of that concept each day, and review work with participants each day. Some key concepts that will be reviewed include perspective, painting with a limited palette, finding the major shapes, and how to find key details without overwhelming the surface with every object in the room.
Join award winning artist Ken DeWaard in this weekend studio workshop where the focus of the class will be exploring the importance of adding figures to your landscape painting. Whether it is a key element in the painting or only of secondary importance, adding figures can make a world of difference between an everyday landscape versus an energetic andmeaningful narrative in a painting. Students will learn how to assess the importance in the overall placement, sizing, and handling of the figure. We will work to simplify our overall shapes to get the essence and gesture of the figure. Our values as well as drawing will serve as our foundation on which we will build upon. Using temperature as well as light and shadow patterns along with our edges, we will look to get the likeness as well as the attitude and mannerism of the figure. We will not be a slave to the reference but learn how to interpret the essence of it. Individualized critique at the students easel will form the basis for instruction as well as an oil painting demonstration during morning session. Students may work in the painting medium of their preference, be it oil, watercolor, pastel, or acrylic. The instructor will be using oils. Please bring some reference photos and supplies listed below. Saturday & Sunday, March 4& 5, 2023, 10am -4pm $325
“My personal objective during this workshop is to make sure that each and every
student experiences advancement as well as a better understanding.” - Ken DeWaard, Instructor
With excitement we welcome Tennessee plein air painter, Kathie Odom, to the White Mountains of NH for this three-day oil painting workshop.The focus of the class will be on painting NH barns and structures in the landscape. Kathiecalls herself a “Nostalgic Impressionist”as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting that interest her. Her aim is to show the story behind what often appears to be an ordinary scene... through painting on location. Kathie will help students find spontaneity, excitement and a greater comfortlevel painting en plein air. Students will find answers to questions like: What location do I choose? How do I start an outdoor painting?When should I stop? Should I take photos? What’s my first move? The colors vary as the sun moves across the sky... what do I do next?
Kathie will do a demo each day mixed with personal instruction at easel as you paint alongside her. Students will also learn aboutharmony in composition, the colors of light, alla-prima lay-it-and-leave-it brushwork, and the beauty of restraint. Plus, how to have some great fun in the midst of it all! This class is suitable for the confident beginner through advanced painter. Class size limited to 15.
June 19-21, 2023 (3 day workshop) 10am-4pm $485
(Plein Air Locations near Jackson Art TBD)
Summer in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a spectacular place to paint! This workshop is designed to help students interpret what they see in the landscape and then put that down on canvas. Emphasis will be on capturing light, color and the emotional moment. Students will be guided through deciding on a subject, color mixing, value, and the importance of edges in their paintings. We will focus on a step by step approach to building a paintings by starting with large mass simplification, color choices and the importance of what to leave in and what to leave out to make a strong painting. Historical and modern references will be discussed. Each day will start with discussion and a demonstration of the days lesson. Each student will be given one on one attention to help them understand and work towards their painting goals. The workshop is for students with some painting experience. Beginner to advanced. Oil is the preferred but other mediums are acceptable.