Workshop I: Introduction to plein air supplies for oil or acrylic painting

March 21 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Villa Terrace

No supplies necessary; in this class, you’ll learn about what you need to begin painting on location. If you already have a painting kit (portable easel, brushes, and paints), bring it and we’ll discuss how to use it and/or how to augment it.

Workshop II: Preparing to paint – sketching and under-drawing/painting

April 25 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Charles Allis

Bring a sketchbook and pens, pencils, and eraser, or charcoal. Bring your painting kit (discussed in 1st workshop) and a canvas panel or painting surface of your choice if you want to try your hand at making an underpainting in class.

Workshop III: Color and mixing a palette

May 23 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Villa Terrace

Bring your paints, palette, palette knife, painting surface, and paint thinner (or water container if acrylics), rags/paper towels, and painting surface (such as a canvas panel). A basic color starter kit includes colors such as: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Red, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, and Burnt Umber, but bring what you have and we’ll talk about it!

Workshop IV: Painting from life

June 20 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Charles Allis

Bring your sketchbook, drawing implements, and painting kit (everything covered in the first three workshops).

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