228 N Alarcon Street Prescott
“Plein Aire to Studio – Watson Lake & MAG Studio Classroom”
Dates/Times: Oct. 23-25th, 2020, 3-day workshop, Friday – Sunday, 9AM – 4PM
Details: This workshop is dedicated to “light” plein air work – a day of enjoying a day at beautiful Watson Lake with no pressure! The first day will be spent sketching and ‘light’ plein air painting and “photo-sketching” (using minimal plein air equipment – suggested supply list will be provided) at Watson Lake with follow-up studio painting on the following 2 days. (In the case of inclement weather, reference photos will be supplied, or you may use your own.) You are of course welcome to bring any plein air setup you like, but a minimal set-up is encouraged to keep you mobile! The plein air demos for oil will be a unique technique of doing the block-in in watercolor, a more mobile medium.
You will be encouraged to find several scenes you would like to spend more time with later on in the studio and doing simple studies for that purpose – or starting a painting in a prescribed manner that lends itself to a studio finishing. There will be lessons that lead you through a process of simplifying the scene and maintaining the “plein air feel” when returning to the studio. Naturally, if you should decide to stay with one composition and develop it further the choice is yours.
The Watson Lake area and the trail from the boat ramp are perfect for a relaxing day of walking and sketching. The participant should be able to do a bit of walking on the trail but the scenery at the boat ramp is beautiful and quite varied – one could be content to stay there. If you take the trail a bit farther back it gets even better – and it’s always fun to seek out a scene that might be just around the bend.
There will be watercolor & oil demos, instruction at all levels as needed, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
Medium: Watercolor, Oil
Register: call 928-776-4009 for inquiries – MAG