Announcing 2018 Spring & Summer Workshops!
MAY in Italy…2 Workshops.
Landscape Sketching: Expressive Composition & Color
Saturday May 5th 2018 - Saturday May 12th 2018
Description: Ancient Italian vistas including 13th Century Ruins, the 11th Century agriturismo Pieve di Caminino with her Olive Groves & Cork Forests, Rolling Fields, Vineyards & nearby Medieval Hill Towns will be the inspiration for our imagery. Instruction will focus on the expressive interpretation of the landscape of the Maremma, Southern Tuscany. Artists will travel light, experimenting on paper with portable media such as pen & ink, pencil, conte, watercolor & gouache. Emphasis will be on creating multiple studies organically integrating the fleeting light and evolving color of each location. Mindful connection to one’s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process. (Fee $1500) For full itinerary go to www.amywynne.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodations: www.caminino.com ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Painting the Tuscan Landscape: Colorful Topographies
Saturday May 12th - Saturday May 19th 2018
Description: The beautiful 11th Century agriturismo Pieve di Caminino, with her inspiring vistas will be the inspiration for many of our paintings. Motifs include a historic olive grove, a panoramic vineyard with a view that stretches from Montemassi castle to the sea, walking trails through a legendary cork forest and expansive rolling fields. Preliminary drawings of the varied topography of the Italian landscape will explore composition and value relationships. A limited color palette will help create cohesive paintings with spatial depth & atmosphere. Emphasis will be on longer sustained paintings in the artist’s chosen media. Awareness of layering & process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place. For full itinerary go to www.amywynne.com. (Fee $1500) or contact email@example.com. Accommodations: www.caminino.com
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!
JUNE in The Berkshires…
Color Theory: A Crash Course in Watercolor & Gouache
Saturday & Sunday June 2nd-3rd
Color is magic...until it’s mud. Learn to navigate color with expressive discipline through guided exercises in tinting and shading, value relationships, neutralizing with complementary colors, palette development and refining of observational skills. Experiment with classic Color Aid paper to create optical illusions. Come away with color charts and strengthened ability to navigate color in the beautiful mediums of watercolor and gouache. More info at www.snowfarm.org
JULY in Lil’ Rhody
Collage into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form: The Exotic Still Life
Saturday & Sunday July 14th & 15th (8am-2pm)
Simplifying a visual motif through collage is a perfect foundation for a painting. This concise interpretation helps the artist avoid being seduced by the details and paint with clear, clean color shapes. Painting with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean! This workshop provides instruction in collage, proper knife use, a limited color palette and creating an exciting composition incorporating exotic textiles as backgrounds for colorful objects. All levels of experience welcome. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fee: $350) Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio
AUGUST in Lil’ Rhody
Sketching The Industrial Waterfront: Fresh, Fleeting & Fearless
Saturday & Sunday August 25th & 26th (7am-1pm)
In this two-day intensive, you will be challenged to create multiple fresh studies outdoors in your choice of media inspired by the fleeting light and evolving color of the beautiful vistas of our own Lil’ Rhody. An organized approach to a limited palette and strong compositional preliminary sketches will support image making. Our painting and drawing process will organically integrate expressive light and color. All levels of experience and media welcome. Location: Industrial Waterfront: Providence (Fee: $350)
SEPTEMBER on Cape Cod…
Plein Air Landscape Painting Retreat: The Outer Cape: Friday-Sunday September 21st-23rd
Come spend the autumnal equinox sketching and painting the changing colors of Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Simple meditative hikes will take us to tidal marshes, ocean beaches and the Provinceland dunes to visually explore the landscape at various times of day. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of color. Accumulating sketches and visual data will allow us to build images from the ground up, respecting the anatomy of the painting and the varied topography of surface. Layering and process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place. All levels of experience and media welcome. (Fee: $500)