Landscape Painting in FDR Park (six-session workshop)

The beauty of nature is a source of unending inspiration for the artist taking their paints outdoors. In this class, you will capture the magic of the sunlight as it creates patterns of light and shadow in the landscape. Through learning to paint quickly, you will record your first impression of the moving light across the landscape. We will explore different aspects of painting outdoors such as: how to create a sense of space in your painting, high key painting, color, value, composition, editing, and brushwork. You will complete one to two paintings per session.

The location of the first class session will be sent by the instructor via email prior to the start of the workshop. Plein air sites have restrooms nearby

Special Notes
This is an in-person, off-site course. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • Learn the technique of alla prima ~ finishing a painting in one session

  • Embrace the joy and fun of wet-on-wet painting

  • Learn the basics of color mixing and seeing color through practicing outside in nature

  • Learn how to select a composition

  • Learn how to use color, value, paint application to create the illusion of space or atmosphere

  • Learn the importance of editing, and edges to the focal point

Required supplies:

  • Portable collapsible easel (tripod sketch easel or French outdoor easel)

  • Palette for mixing colors

  • Soft brushes for working on a smooth panel

  • Palette knife

  • Turpenoid or odorless turpentine

  • Windsor & Newton Original Liquin as medium

  • Small trash bags

  • Paper towels or rags to clean brushes

  • Cardboard tray to transport wet paintings

  • Hat with wide rim

  • Sunglasses

  • Drinking water

  • Suggested paint colors: Permalba White, Cadmium Lemon, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light , Permanent Rose Madder, French Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue ( the hue for this color is ok ), Viridian Green, Oxide Chromium Green, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre Light