Classes and Workshops: Summer 2012
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SUMMER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Speed Painting En Plein Air
Acrylic and Oil
This is a three-day plein air painting workshop at three different locations in Concord. Working on location helps build skills of simplification, how to record information quickly and capture the rich natural light. You will learn how to set up fast and start to capture the scene with big shapes and ideas. Students will learn how to simplify forms, develop overlapping areas of trees and hills to create depth, color relationships in the water, sky and land and other compositional issues. You will work on two paintings each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Discover the excitement of painting fast, loose and capturing a moment in time in nature!
The last afternoon we will have a critique to review our experiences and talk about the artwork. In case of bad weather we will work in the classroom where you will learn ways of simplifying subject matter. This will help you on location when picking your subject matter, painting it quickly and confidently. Jill will do demos, critiques and provide historical references. Jill’s website is www.pottleart.com.
3 Day Workshop:
Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday July 11, and Thursday, July 12
$225 M $275 NM
Capture the Energy and Excitement: Lessons in Watercolor
Susan paints life by means of nature, using one of its most essential elements, water. Learn the dynamic and ever-changing play of color dependent on the light, and capture the beauty of the interplay on paper. Experience that moment in time and learn how to express it with energy and excitement in your painting. The class will meet as a group in the morning for demonstrations and then paint the town of Concord and its natural surroundings at their own pace. There is ample time to paint and speak individually with instructor from mid-morning to late afternoon. At the close of each day, everyone will meet in the classroom at Concord Art for an hour to collaborate and ask questions. The workshop is meant for everyone and considers the deep interest by professional artists to move their craft forward as well as invites the beginner to participate in a highly skilled group. See Susan’s work at www.susandemchak.com
3 Day Workshop:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 13, 14 and 15
$250 M $300 NM
Materials list will be provided by instructor upon registration
Seeing the Beautiful in the Ordinary: One Photographer’s Unique Point of View
Often, there exists a hidden beauty in things that at first appear commonplace. But by looking at things with a new perspective, whole new worlds reveal themselves.
This course has one aim: to teach people how to take beautiful and unusual digital photographs. It is designed to have students learn through instruction, experience and student/class evaluation. The class will meet every other day, allowing students to not only take pictures while in class, but also to go out into the field on their own and to complete "homework assignments”. These assignments are an essential element of this course and a whole lot of fun. Students must bring their own digital cameras to class as well as the means (USB cords, Flash Drives) necessary to upload their pictures onto a computer in order to be viewed in class.
This course is not designed to instruct students on the technical aspects of photography. Instead, it focuses on teaching people how to view things in a new way and to capture
those images through the eye of a lens. Check out Christopher’s photographs at
3 Day Workshop
Language of Drawing
Monday, July 16, Wednesday, July 18 and Friday, July 20
$175 M $225 NM
In this workshop students will be introduced to the language of drawing. We will look at
examples of both historical and contemporary drawings, and students will be encouraged to explore many different ways of making marks with a variety of media, and to experiment and see what the materials will do. Participants will engage in various ways of approaching perception through the act of drawing. No experience needed – anyone can learn this language!
Saturday, July 21
$85 M $135 NM
A SUMMER SKETCHING JOURNAL: Pen and Ink with Watercolor
Whether you're traveling, sitting quietly on a bench or inside a crowded café, the art of sketching and the creation of a travel journal is a great way to slow down, record an experience or practice being in the present. A summer watercolor sketchbook makes a perfect journal. Using a good quality book, the combination of pen and ink and watercolor is so satisfying. You will cover tips to capture the essence of a scene and let go of the pressure
to depict so precisely. Drawing in groups is also a nice social time. Emily will teach different drawing techniques, quick tips for measuring, and improving perspective. Perfect for painters. A good sketch can turn into a great painting! A different location is planned for each day. See Emily’s work at www.emilypassman.com.
4 Day Class:
Drawing and Painting Nature
Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26
$275 M $325 NM
Barry Van Dusen
Delve into the techniques and approaches that nature artists use to depict the natural world in this two session workshop offered by renowned professional nature artist, Barry Van Dusen.
The first session will explore DRAWING methods and techniques, focusing on SHAPE, CONTOUR, GESTURE and MEMORY drawing. Students will do “follow-along” drawing exercises, and learn many practical tips for improving skills. Barry will describe his field drawing methods and show how the regular use of a field sketchbook can lead to a deeper understanding of the natural world while at the same time develop your artistic and expressive potential.
The second session will focus on TONE and COLOR. Students will learn the basics of WATERCOLOR PAINTING with demonstrations on how to successfully manipulate brushes and paint, and avoid the most common pitfalls. Barry will discuss how to observe and record VALUES, and show how he mixes difficult colors by applying the concept of COLOR TEMPERATURE. Barry will finish by showing how he uses his field studies to create larger and more complex pictures back in the studio. Bring a lunch each day. To learn more about Barry’s work and career go to www.barryvandusen.com.
Session 1: Wednesday, July 25
Session 2: Wednesday, August 1
(students must take both sessions
$185 M $235 NM
Seize the Day: Summer Plein Air Painting
Oil and Acrylic
Enjoy nature and paint with Maris Platais at his home and studio located in the scenic countryside of Carlisle located within 4 miles of Concord Art. Students will have many wonderful subjects to choose from and paint: interior and exterior of an old farmhouse and barn, rolling pastures, open fields, horses, a pond and stately old trees. This plein air class will explore the effects of sunlight and shadow, color and value, composition, atmospheric effects and technique. Pack a lunch each day and cool off on Maris’ back porch with a glass of lemonade and enjoy the company of fellow artists and the beautiful surroundings. There will be a demo each day as well as individual and group critiques. Class will meet at Maris’ home in Carlisle. Directions will be provided. Google Maris Platais to see his work.
3 Day Workshop:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 7-9
$250 M $300 NM