OPS was formed to create opportunities and incentives for artists of like mind to come together and paint ...........En Plein Air

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

 

OPS membership boasts not only gifted painters, but excellent teachers and workshop instructors as well.  Visit this page often for updates and new workshop listings.  Classes and workshops are open to any artist wishing to advance their skills to the next level.  You need not be a member of Outdoor Painters Society to attend one of these workshops....but after meeting and painting along with some of our members, we hope you will consider joining this active outdoor painting group. (We paint indoors too!)

                             

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 WORKSHOPS


TINA BOHLMAN - PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP (BEGINNER)

MARCH 17-18, 2017

$150

WAXAHACHIE, TX


Are you an experienced painter but  NEW to PLEIN AIR?  

This is the workshop for you!  The focus is on the challenges encountered when painting outdoors.  Open to all media, the class is primarily structured for the intermediate to advanced painter that is NEW to the plein air experience or is looking for a refresher course.  Each day begins with a short lecture and demonstration.  In the field, participants will complete thumbnail value sketches and at least 2 small paintings or color studies.  The workshop goal is for participants to become comfortable in the "outdoor studio" and embrace the plein air experience. Some class objectives: 


*Tips for painting on location.

*Using a sketchbook:  working with thumbnail value sketches.

*Developing skills of observation

*Site Selection (evaluating the scene)

*Simplification (editing out unnecessary detail)

*Taking good “color notes”


All media welcome!  This workshop is not medium specific.  Demonstrations will be in watercolor or oil, depending on subject matter -  but painters may work in any medium.  


Both days offers daily demo with plenty of opportunity for notes, questions, individual assistance and painting time in class as well as the field.


Keep your paint gear & supplies SIMPLE!  You should be able to carry everything in one trip! You don’t need 40 tubes of paint or 30 brushes!  A basic color palette of 6 to 8 colors and a few brushes will be plenty. You should be able to carry your easel, paint, brushes, Mineral Spirits, paper towels in a backpack or large tote. 

SUGGESTED SUPPLIES:

Plein Air "Gear" 

canvas/paper/board (8x10 - 9x12)

Brushes

paint medium (odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol),  paper towels,

Trash sack

*Small camp stool if you sit to paint.

  *IMPORTANT! Visor, cap or hat.

  *Bug Spray

  *IMPORTANT!  Field Sketchbook: for value sketches & workshop notes. Any brand, spiral 5x7 or smaller.

  *Pencil or Sharpie marker.


Note: If you are not sure about your plein air gear or supplies, call or email me:  

tina@tinabohlman.com or call 972-741-6154




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Deborah Paris – The Landscape Atelier

April 3-7,  2017  Workshop Fee: $695

The Strong Start +

 Techniques and Strategies for Successful  Paintings - Plein Air & Studio

FOR REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION:

http://deborahparisonlineclasses.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html


In this workshop we will tackle the important skills needed to make a strong start in your landscape paintings. Starting with skill building exercises and moving on to painting outdoors, this class will give you the skills and concepts to make strong starts which lead to successful painting results. The skills and concepts we will work on in this workshop can be applied to painting outdoors as well as studio work. 

Those students with some experience who wish to learn indirect techniques, will work in the studio building up their paintings in layers. Or, students may chose to work outdoors en plein air.

Daily instructor demos, lectures and guided exercises will give you the confidence and skills to paint outdoors and work successfully in the studio as well.

We will cover:

     understanding the main four value zones in the landscape

     how to see the big shapes in Nature- the “big look”

     selection of subject- how to narrow your focus

     using simple three and four value studies to see and organize big shapes

     learning to edit - simplification and massing

     how to use thumbnails to quickly investigate compositional possibilites.

     how a simplified underpainting can provide a strong framework for your painting.

     how to choose a color harmony for your painting

     how premixing can simplify your painting process and ensure clean color

     Indirect painting techniques


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SPENCER MEAGHER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS:


Watercolor in the Studio

Savannah, GA

October 27, 2017 - 1:30-4PM


Hosted by Savannah Art Association


The workshop will be at the Jepson Art Center


About Savannah: With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm for the senses. The city of Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture. Take the time to wander off the beaten path and experience the history, beauty and charm of this beloved coastal city. Description courtesy of http://www.savannah.com/ 

If this description doesn't make you want to visit Savannah, nothing will.

Class Description:

This short, half day studio workshop is perfect for all levels of painter and promises to be fun and exciting. Instructions will focus on the fundamentals of painting in watercolor. Students will observe Spencer demonstrate each step of his approach to capturing the subject at hand. Students will be working from a photograph and will have ample time after each step to replicate what the instructor has just shown them.

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. We will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Anticipate completing one 11x15" watercolor in this class.


A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.


For more info and to register click this link. http://www.savannahartassociation.com/PaintOutSav2016%20Spencer%20Meagher.html


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com



Diving en Plein Air into Watercolor with Spencer Meagher

Eureka Springs School of Art, Eureka Springs, AR

Thurs. -  Sat. May 18-20, 2017 / 9am -4pm


About Eureka Springs: Set deep in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is an outdoor lover’s paradise and brimming with activites. The city is surrounded by 2 rivers and 3 lakes with great fishing, smooth water for canoe or kayak float trips, boating, jet skiing and paddle boarding! Plus a 1600-acre city park crisscrossed with 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. Description courtesy http://www.eurekasprings.org/

Class Description:

This plein air workshop will be a great warmup for the Eureka Springs Plein Air event. We will focus on the fundamentals of painting en plein air. After observing a brief demo students will have the opportunity to select their scene and paint it under the instructors guidance

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. 

Spencer will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students will have the opportunity to paint as many as two, 11x15-inch paintings each day over the course of the workshop.

Students will gain confidence and learn to overcome the fear of painting in public.


A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.


For more info and to register click this link. http://essa-art.org/contact-us/


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com



Cedarburg in Watercolor, A Plein Air Workshop with Spencer Meagher

Hosted by Cedarburg Plein Air, Cedarburg, WI

Sat. June 16, 2017 / 9am -4pm


About Cedarburg: From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!
 Description courtesy http://www.ci.cedarburg.wi.us/

Class Description:

This plein air workshop will be a fun finish for the Cedarburg, WI Plein Air event. This one day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of painting en plein air. After observing a brief demo students will have the opportunity to select their scene and paint it under the instructors guidance

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. 

Spencer will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students should come prepared to paint as many as two, 11x15-inch paintings.


Participants will gain confidence and learn to overcome the fear of painting in public.


A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.


For more info and to register click this link. http://cedarburgpleinair.com/


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com


Watercolor Basics

Grand Marais, MN

June 23-25, 2017 - 9:00-4PM


Hosted by Grand Marais Art Colony


The workshop will be at the Art Colony


This quaint, friendly harbor village is bursting with creative and authentic personalities, as well as natural beauty and one-of-a-kind events. Grand Marais was named a Top 100 Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, won the title of “America’s Coolest Small Town” by Budget Travel Magazine, and the Grand Marais Art Colony was chosen as one of the top 10 artist colonies in America by Coastal Living Magazine.Descriptions courtesy of http://www.visitcookcounty.com/communities/grand-marais/


Nestled between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, it’s easy to see how people get inspired here. Home to the nationally renowned North House Folk School, musicians, artists, photographers and artisans add an artistic flair to the area’s unique restaurants and shops.


Grand Marais is an Artist's Paradise.


Class Description:

Students will have opportunity to follow along as the instructor demonstrates each step in the process of painting in watercolors. Spencer will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. He will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students will have the opportunity to paint as many as two, 11x15-inch paintings each day over the course of the workshop.

Students can opt to take the two-day class, Friday - Saturday for $190, or stay on for an optional 3rd day, Sunday, for $285.

Bring your own supplies or pay the optional supply fee - see supply list. Please indicate which you will do at the time of registration.


Contact the Art Colony by visiting: http://grandmaraisartcolony.org/workshop.cfm?wid=255, email at arts@boreal.org or call 218-387-2737

This class will be cancelled on June 17, 2017, if minimum student enrollment has not been met.  Please register before this date.


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com


John P. Lasater IV & Jason Sacran
Plein Air Painting: Taking It to the Next Level

A great opportunity to work with two of the country's top Plein Air Painters!

Workshop Description:
If your goal is to create compelling, playful, beautiful artwork outdoors and enjoy the process, this workshop will give you simple steps that make it possible to work quickly and capture your emotional response to nature and light. John & Jason's desire as instructors is to give you a measure of confidence that will make you free to become who you were meant to be as an artist. They teach the importance of composition, shapes, colors, values, edges, and texture. Just as important, they teach you to follow your heart when deciding what to paint.

Objectives:

1) Gain experience with one of the toughest subjects – landscape en plein air. 2) Choosing where to paint – things to think about before settling on a spot to paint. 3) Utilizing a process; how to approach a plein air painting and follow through. 4) Familiarization with tools, oil paint, and application. 5) When to call it quits/finishing your piece.


 2017 Workshops:

  1. March 3-5, 2017, Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD. For more info contact Hai-ou Hou:  http://chesapeakefineartstudio.com/contact/


CECY TURNER WORKSHOP

Cecy Turner Watercolor Workshop

Dates: April 25-28, 2017

Time: 9:00-4:00

Sponsored by: Central Texas Watercolor Society (CTWS), Waco, TX

Location: Carleen Bright Arboretum, Bosque and Estates Dr., Woodway, TX

Contact: Cheryl Chapline email  cachapline@yahoo.com

There will also be a watercolor demonstration on Monday evening, April 24th, from 5:30-8 p.m., 

along with a reception and awards presentation for the CTWS juried exhibition.

 

Cecy Turner Oil Landscape Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced)

Dates: November 8-9, 2017

Time: 9:00-4:00

Sponsored by: Rockwall Art League, Rockwall, TX

Location: Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087

Cost: $150

Contact: Cecy Turner email cecy@cecyturner.com



PEGGY IMMEL WORKSHOP


I’ll be teaching a three-day workshop on landscape painting at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango at the end of April in 2017. For more information please visit the Sorrel Sky website link 
https://sorrelsky.com/workshops.php or email me directly at peggy@peggyimmel.com


ELEMENTS OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Workshop Dates: Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Location: Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 
Fee: $300.00
This three-day workshop will use field studies, photographs and sketches to develop studio landscape paintings. Reference materials will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own as well. Topics covered will include subject choice, composition, values, color and light, linear and atmospheric perspective, edges and paint quality. Daily demonstrations will be in oil but other media are welcome. Weather permitting, the final day will be spent painting field studies in plein air. Students must have a portable plein air easel. This class is open to artists of all ability levels.

To register for this workshop contact:
Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango, CO
970.247-3555
https://sorrelsky.com/workshops.php


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