Plein Air Painting: Alpine Magic, August 31

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Plein Air Painting: Alpine Magic, August 31


Saturday, August 31 (Rain out date, Sunday September 1)

Time: 8am-6pm

Location: Aspen, Colorado

Hiking Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult with elevation gain

No painting experience necessary! Price includes your own mini plein air painting kit (moleskin journal, Greenleaf Blueberry artisanal paints, paintbrush, and more.)

Please sign up early as most workshops sell out!

Workshop Details:

En plein air is the act of painting outdoors. This all day workshop is designed to be an introduction to plein air painting in the mountains as well as a glimpse into how art offers us a deeper connection to nature. Our focus for the day will be getting up into the alpine to paint above treeline.

Participants who sign up for this workshop should feel up walking up to 10 miles total with approximatly 2000 feet elevation gain. We will travel at a leisurely pace, stopping often to paint but this is a full day outdoors with the potential for encounters with mountain weather. Please be prepared!

Exact location will be announced closer to the date. The workshop will begin in downtown Aspen. After an introduction, we will carpool to our destination.  Participants will be given all the art supplies you need but you will be responsible for carrying your own personal items, water and food for the day.

With extensive experience plein air painting and work as a creative professional, I hope to share some useful tips and heart felt reflections from my journey blending art and my love of wild places. Take a peak here for extra inspiration from my plein air painting adventures.

Topics we will cover in the workshop:

  • ideal supplies to pack for plein air painting

  • painting on paper vs. in a travel journal

  • considerations for plein air painting (wind, air temp, rain, etc)

  • ideal time of day to paint

  • choosing your location

  • connecting with nature and translating that to your artwork

  • painting what you feel + see

  • sketching

  • Leave No Trace ethics in the outdoors

If we have to cancel both Saturday and Sunday due to rain, a refund or a credit for future workshops will be offered. If you are unable to attend the rain date, I can not guarantee a refund.

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