Shoshone Oil Painting Workshop

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Shoshone Oil Painting Workshop

Time: October 28, 2017 at 9am to October 29, 2017 at 12pm
Location: Shoshone Village, California
Street: Old State Highway 127
City/Town: Shoshone
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Phone: 775-513-1280
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Laura Cunningham
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2017

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Beginners welcome! If you have never lifted a paintbrush in your life, this class will help you get a start with the wonderful world of oil painting. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to try painting and learn how to start depicting landscapes and natural history subjects, both indoors and out in the field in the beautiful Mojave Desert.

If you have oil painting experience and want to learn more about traditional techniques I will show you what I have researched about landscape painting methods from history, through the Renaissance to the French Academy, and Impressionism.

Supplies will be provided! You can bring your own drawing and painting material, sketchbooks, and plein air equipment if you want. But no lists will be needed, just bring your curiosity and I will show you the materials to dive deeply into oil painting. (Bring your binoculars and camera too.)

Students will learn about materials to prepare surfaces for archival oil painting, drawing and sketching, and the diversity of grounds, brushes, pigments, and painting media. We will discuss shadow and light, underpainting and overpainting, and the difference between layering in oils (the real key to oils that you cannot get with any other medium), and quick paintings done in one sitting (alla prima) to capture the effects of daylight outdoors. Simple and easy to understand exercises will get you started. I will give presentations on history and methods as well.

The main class will be from 9 AM – 3 PM Saturday (includes demonstrations with materials, presentations on oil painting, and plein air sessions). We will have lunch and dinner at the Crowbar Inn, which has vegetarian items. 

Hotel accommodations and camping are available in the town of Shoshone There is a store, gas station and café in town. Meals and accommodations not included.

Limit 10 people.

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