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
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
Portable collapsible easel (tripod sketch easel or French outdoor easel)
Palette for mixing colors
Soft brushes for working on a smooth panel
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
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