Plein Aire without Panic
Class will be led by Judith F Lochbrunner
Have you ever wanted to create a painting outdoors, on location but didn’t know where to start?
This class is designed to take the fear out of making art outside with a non-traditional twist.
When: Saturday, May 28
Class will last 3 hours: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Class limit: 8
Class will meet rain or shine as we can set up in view of the flowers under cover.
Creating art outside is like putting together a wonderful meal.
We will learn:
Step 1: Eat desert first – paint the fun part to begin.
Step 2: Savor the Main Course — lay out the design
Step 3: Soup — Determine the Values (lights and darks)
Step 4: hors d’oeuvre — Craft the finished painting and show it off with good presentation
Class Supply List:
- Viewfinder is a must — if you don’t have one, here is a video to make your own: How To Make Your Own Viewfinder
- Art Supplies — Bring what you have (or can borrow)
- Folding easel at standing height or a large piece of foam core/carboard for your lap (optional towel to protect your legs)
- Camp stool or folding lawn chair.
- Paint (use whatever you have), or other options: markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils….
- Brushes (if needed) 2 or 3 max: a small, medium and large
- Palette for paint: use a shallow pan from take-out, egg carton (plastic or styrofoam)
- Container to hold colors of pencils, crayons, markers, etc
- Plastic tub to hold water for paint/watercolor pencils, etc (if needed).
- Surface for painting (8×10” recommended maximum size): paper, canvas board, prepared panel
- Hat with a brim (to better see color)
- Bug Spray
- Water for you (stay hydrated!)
- Dress in layers- Spring Mornings can start out cold.
- Paper towels for clean-up