WORKSHOPS: An Adventure into the Alpine - Plein Air Painting at Thomas Lakes

WORKSHOPS: An Adventure into the Alpine - Plein Air Painting at Thomas Lakes

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A JOURNEY INTO THE ALPINE:  PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT THOMAS LAKES

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO (RAIN OUT DATE SUNDAY JUNE 23)

9AM- 6PM. Group limited to 15 people- sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies will be provided.  Participants will get to take home their own mini-palettes of Greenleaf & Blueberry handmade watercolor paints.  Please pack your own lunch, snacks, and water.  Participants will be given an additional pack list the week before the workshop. 

Location: Group will meet at the Thomas Lakes Trailhead (near Carbondale, Colorado) and hike 3.6 miles into Thomas Lakes to paint lakeside views of Mount Sopris from an elevation of 10,200 feet.

Workshop Details: This all-day workshop will be a memorable way to kick off the Summer, taking place one day after the Summer Equinox in one of the most beautiful settings Colorado has to offer.  The focus of our day will be split between two objectives - the logistics of plein air painting and how art offers us a deeper connection to nature.

Participants who sign up for this workshop should feel up for a full day outside and a 7.5 mile hike (3.6 miles out and back with 1,700 feet of elevation gain).  Participants will be given all the supplies they need but they will be responsible for carrying their own supplies, water and food for the day.

With extensive experience plein air painting in the alpine, 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

-all of your questions + curiosities!!


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