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Sat, July 27 1pm-4pm & Fri/Sat, August 2-3, 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. This is a three-day workshop.

This is a three-day workshop.  We will be working both indoor and outdoor.  Some travel to nearby painting destinations required. Ride sharing will be discussed on the first day.


The aim of this workshop is to help students understand the process of translating real-life botanicals/florals/intimate scenes--with paint on canvas in studio and en plein air (in the open air).  We will discuss the process for utilizing these smaller paintings to create larger studio works later.  The plein air painter’s techniques and strategies aren't always the most obvious when starting.  We will discuss and practice simplifying the complexity of nature through a step-by-step process in oil paint.  We will meet at the Academy site on the first day to cover strategy and application basics and to share travel locations.  Locations for Day 2 and 3 are planned for working out of doors, and will likely require light travel. We will also take current weather considerations into account.  If extreme heat is forecast, we may work from setups of cut flowers in the studio.

Workshop: Botanicals in Studio & Plein Air

  • After the first day of class, due to the nature of the condensed study in workshops, cancellation with pro-rate refunds will be considered but not guaranteed.  

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