Wednesday, August 12, 2015

upcoming workshops -plein air landscape and acrylic painting workshop

Two upcoming workshops for the fall. 

 a one day plein air painting workshop held in tilden park and a two day weekend workshop in my Berkeley studio. 

one day acrylic plein air painting workshop -
sunday, september 13th
11 am - 4:30 pm
(note - garden closes at 5:30, so you will have additional time to work at finishing your painting)

paulsen lane, petaluma
acrylic on panel

 

tilden botanical garden

there will be a focus on composition, 
- how to block out a composition and balance elements of color and value in your landscape painting.
I do have a few extra plein air easels, if you don't have one.

$65 + $25 materials fee  
(which includes a primed 16 x 20 panel) if registered before september 1st.

($80 + $25 materials fee)
if registered before september 1st.

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understanding paint -
a hands-on acrylic painting workshop



- learn how to make your paintings more luminous
- how to add texture
- how to make colors more vivid

In a relaxed, supportive environment, we will explore some of the ways that acrylics can be used. There will be demos, one on one help, creativity exercises, and the time to finish one small painting.
(plus, I throw in a bunch of useful painting and studio tips.)

The workshop focuses on understanding how acrylics (and paint in general) works, and covers basic info on materials (supports, grounds, mediums, additives) - as well as a variety of techniques, such as glazing and scumbling.  Not even sure what any of that even means?  Don't be intimidated - past participants have included painting novices as well as professional artists  - no past painting experience necessary.


two day acrylic painting workshop -
understanding paint

october 3rd & 4th, 
11 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop is $200 + $25 materials fee  if registered before october 20th
Workshop is $215 + $25 materials fee  if registered after 


A deposit of $100 holds a place in the class, and is refundable up to 10 days before the workshop.
(If a participant needs to cancel after that time, the deposit can be applied to future workshops). 


* interested in having a workshop in your space?
If you have a suitable space which can accommodate approximately 6 or so people, let me know.  If you would like to host the workshop in your space, then you get to take the class (with materials included) for free!


for more info, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me
claire@clairebcotts.com

1 comment:

selena dixon said...

Please let me know when you have the paint workshop again.