Landscape Painting at the American Swedish Historical Museum: Inspired by Art for All Exhibition

In conjunction with the exhibition Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America on view at the American Swedish Historical Museum this fall, we are offering a one-day immersive workshop that will explore the joys of landscape painting. The day will start with a guided tour of the galleries which will specifically focus on the vibrant landscape paintings in this exhibition. Gathering inspiration from these works, the rest of the day will be spent painting from the veranda of the museum with a stunning view of FDR park. Teaching artist, Giovanni Casadei, will demonstrate the Alla Prima painting technique, discuss perspective, shape, line, and depicting an atmosphere of a scene. Supplies are not provided in this workshop.

Special Notes
This is an in-person, off site course that will take place at the Swedish Museum in South Philadelphia. We will practice social distancing during class.

Required Supplies

You can paint in oils, acrylics or watercolor. You may also draw in your preferred media.

• 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