An introduction to the world of Plein Air, where international artist compete around the world. Gain skills that will allow you to paint fresh, life like paintings that express the light and excitement of landscape. A great way to enjoy your local landscape, history and record your travels.
First class will be in the studio - We'll start with an evaluation of the student's basic skills, their needs and goals. We'll review materials and a check list of essentials for painting outside. Six classes will be taught outside at various locations in the area. Each class will start with a demo stressing the basics of good outdoor painting: composition, value (tone) and color. Outdoor painting is all about capturing the light and this will be emphasized. The goal is for everyone to execute a finished painting on every session. We will paint gardens, lakes, the Chattahoochee River, street scenes, historical architecture and more. Finally, there will be a class in the studio on how to enlarge your work and tips on showing your work; including varnishing, framing and presentation. We will also review local competition opportunities and application procedures.