Three workshops are planned for 2007 Florida --
The first and second sessions are plein air (outdoor), with locations in the Melbourne/Indialantic area yet to be determined. These two sessions are geared for any medium, but demonstrations will be in pastel.The third session is a pastel studio class with some painting plein air on the Andre property (which is beautiful, on the intercoastal waterway, with palm trees, a wonderful pond, etc). This session is more appropriate for the beginning student, though more advanced students will still receive individual attention geared to their level. You may bring your own photographs (no copyrighted material, please), or you may paint from mine -- or from a still life set-up. Pastel is my main instruction medium and the demonstration medium, but you can take the workshop if you paint in other mediums since I also paint in oil and acrylic. Critiques will be held each day of each workshop.Emphasis will be on composition and value, with temperature and color a strong second! There will be an added emphasis on design by quickly creating a thumbnail sketch to work from, blocking in the darks and lights, and finding the colors and developing the painting . . . but, you will not necessarily finish each painting. These workshops are not just to paint a pretty painting from start to finish . . . the principles of starting and working through the painting are foremost.The class fills up in a hurry, so if you are interested, please e-mail me or call Jeanne Andre at 321-773-2434 or Lynda Trader at 321-723-2191.
Returning students are given priority, but there is usually space available for several new students each session. This is a fun class, especially inspirational with all the artwork being created around you and the discussions, questions and answers with the other students.
Classes will be held at 3800 N. Riverside Dr., Indialantic FL 32903 and the local area around Indialantic and Melbourne Florida area. The class size is held to 12 students for more individual attention!
Blue Ridge, GA & the Toccoa River Spring, 2007 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)Deposit of $50 requiredsupply list and directions upon registration
I am trying at this time to plan a spring plein air workshop -- the date has yet to be determined -- but most likely will be in April.If you are interested in plein air painting (painting from life) then you should be at this workshop. The cost is $225 for three painting days and 3 nights plus students share in the cost of food. Arrival day is on Thursday late afternoon, menus are planned and we shop for food, and departure day is Sunday evening. Painting days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch of about 2 hours. The middle of the day is not an especially good time to paint.Instruction will be in pastel, my main medium. If you are interested in painting plein air with any other medium that will be fine. I paint in oil and acrylic also. Watercolorists will be instructed regarding all aspects of painting plein air, just not in your technique of watercolor. Class is appropriate for beginners and/or advanced students as each student rreceives individual instruction and constructive analysis.I have been asked in the past about co-ed accomodations -- in the future we will try to accomodate both male and female students. Remember - this is my vacation home and a "cabin" with close quarters. The cost of the class is reasonable enough for students to also pay for accomodations in nearby Blue Ridge at a motel or bed and breakfast. For those students staying at my cabin, students will share in the cost of groceries for the three days.Emphasis is on composition and value, with temperature and color a strong second! There will be added emphasis on quickly creating a thumbnail sketch to work from, blocking in the darks and lights, finding the colors and developing the painting -- but, you will not necessarily finish each painting. This class is not just about painting a pretty painting from start to finish -- but the principles of starting and working through the painting being foremost.
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