Plein Air Painting: Lessons from the River, August 17

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Plein Air Painting: Lessons from the River, August 17

125.00

Saturday, August 17 (Rain out date, Sunday August 18)

Location: Redstone, Colorado

Time: 8am-1pm

Location: Redstone, Colorado

Hiking Difficulty: Very Easy

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 5 hour workshop is designed to be an introduction to plein air painting as well as a glimpse into how art offers us a deeper connection to nature. Our focus for the day will be painting beside the river, river habitats, and water based landscapes.

Participants who sign up for this workshop should feel up for a being outdoors the entire time. We will not be walking very far for this workshop. Most of our riverside destinations will be less than a half mile walk from where we will park.

The workshop will begin in a park in Redstone, Colorado. After an introduction, we will carpool to our destinations.  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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