WORKSHOPS

Plein Air Watercolor painting with Roland Lee
$250 | 2-Day Workshop: Thurs. Oct. 3 & Fri. Oct. 4, 2019

Please note that workshops take place both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

Course Description: In this workshop Roland Lee will share his time-tested method for painting the spectacular red rock landscape in watercolor. Learn his techniques for painting “three-minute skies” using wet into wet techniques, along with his unique methods for painting believable rocks and cliffs. In addition he will teach negative painting methods for handling desert sage and shrubs. The class will include both indoor demos and instruction combined with outdoor plein air painting experiences. All levels are welcome but you should have previous watercolor experience and be comfortable with working outdoors.

Materials needed: We will be working both indoors and outdoors so bring your outdoor gear such as camp chair, easel, hat, sunscreen, water etc. You are welcome to use whatever watercolor paints and brushes you are comfortable with. Bring 4 quarter sheets (11 x 15) of good quality 100% cotton paper such as Arches 140lb cold press.

Roland Lee Bio: Utah artist Roland Lee is an award-winning watercolor landscape painter and signature member of both the National Watercolor Society and Utah Watercolor Society. He is also active in the Plein Air Painters of Uah. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Artist’s, Plein Air, Art West, Western Art and Architecture, and Western Art Collector magazines and in several books including Art of the National Parks, Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts, and Splash 11. A former college art instructor, Roland has taught painting workshops throughout America and has produced over 10 instructional DVD’s. His original paintings are in over 1500 museum, university, national park, and private collections worldwide. In 2019 the DSU Sears Art Museum will exhibit a 40-year retrospective of his work, and his new book Discovering Zion National Park will be published.
Click here for more info on Roland!

Keep in mind, you may be in the field most of the day. You will want to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and shade if possible!

This class is currently FULL

 
 
Plein Air Oil Painting with Jill Carver
$450 | 3-Day Workshop: Thurs. Oct. 3 - Sat. October 5, 2019

Please note that workshops take place both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

Course Description: This 3 day oil plein air painting workshop will examine why observation and study direct from nature is so crucial in our development as artists. However, it will endeavor to put ‘plein air painting’ ‘back in its rightful context, i.e. that plein-air painting is NOT necessarily about producing a ‘finished’ product onsite every time, but, more than anything else, is about ‘learning to see’, gathering ideas, and being a dedicated student of nature.  

 

We will be ‘deconstructing’ the landscape into manageable components using various themed exercises: notan studies; manipulating multiple values into 3, 4 or 5 distinct value ‘groups’; reducing the landscape into 4-5 big abstract shapes and NOT ‘naming’ objects; analyzing the landscape in terms of gathering accurate color notes only; ‘motif’ brainstorming; design variations. These exercises will as relevant to studio work as to plein air work. As well as one-on-one help in the field, there will be demos, and a power points presentation, as well as group critiques and discussions. We will also arrange informal group dinners for the first two evenings so that the dialogue opportunities can be extended.

 

You are expected to have ‘plein air’ oil painting experience – this class is aimed at the committed ‘advanced beginner’ to the professional level student - i.e. those who are used to working outdoors in oil and wish to take their work (both plein air and studio) to the next level.

Materials needed: Click here to view a materials list.

Jill Carver Bio: In 2014, Jill won the Gold Medal (Artists’ Choice) for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country and in the same year was inaugurated as Signature Member in ‘Plein Air Painters of America’; she currently serves on the board.  Previously, she won numerous awards including: ‘Artists Choice’ at the Laguna Beach Invitational in 2009; at Telluride, also in 2009; and, at Plein Air Easton in 2008. She participated in the highly regarded Coors show in 2016 and 2017, and was invited as Guest Artist at the Northwest Rendevous Show in 2016 and 2018.  She is a popular and highly regarded teacher.

Jill’s work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, and Western Art and Architecture.

Originally from London, England, Jill Carver moved to the United States in 2002. Before becoming a full time professional artist, she was a curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London for twelve years. Jill lives in Rico, Colorado, a small historical mining town nestled in the San Juan Mountains. Learn more by viewing Jill's website.

Keep in mind, you may be in the field most of the day. You will want to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and shade if possible!

This class is currently FULL

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