Plein Air - with Oils

Spring/Summer 2018     

Instructor:
 
Christy Michalak         Website: 

Overview:
This series of 3 series of workshops is intended to move art students from a studio painting setting to being able to finish a landscape painting in three hours, from life, and - if they like - participate in 2 Plein Air Festivals happening in Halton Hills this summer!

Plein Air 1

For many, loosening up and simplifying in order to make a quick work will be a big challenge.

So focus is on:
- Creating a 2/3 tone notan sketch of the scene
- Simplifying the images in photographs to pick out the main elements
Images will be provided to work from.
- Day 1: Christy will do a demo and incorporate some non-painting activities (notan sketching, laying out composition, choosing design elements) for participants.
- Day 2: You will complete a painting indoors, focusing first on monochrome underpainting
- Day 3: You will complete a full painting - also indoors
Note: Bring your Sketchbook & soft pencil (4 or 6B recommended)

Materials Provided by CVA:
- 2  8x10 or 11x14 canvases per participant
- oil paints, mediums, paper towels
- View Finders - 1 for each student
- Value Slides - 1 for each student.

Dates: 3 Sundays April 8, 22, 29
Time:
  1:00 - 4:00pm

Cost:  $100 (CVA members $90)

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Plein Air 2

Moving outside:

- Build a notan and composition working outside
- Still close to cottage so students can use CVA easels, paints, etc.
Note: Bring your Sketchbook & soft pencil (4 or 6B recommended)

Materials Provided by CVA:
- Sketchbook & Soft Pencil
- 2 8x10 or 11x14 masonite boards, pre-primed with 3 layers of acrylic gesso, sanded in between
- View Finders - 1 for each student
- Value Slides - 1 for each student.

Dates: 2 Sundays June 3 & 10
Time:
  10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:  $100 (CVA members $90)

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Plein Air 3
Entirely outside.

Materials to be provided by students:

- Sketchbook & Soft Pencil
- 2 or 3 8x10 or 11x14 masonite boards, pre-primed with 3 layers of acrylic gesso, sanded in between
- Oil paints and Mediums (list to be provided by Christy)
- Plein Air easel, or regular easel that they can carry
- Stool (if you want to sit)
- Paper Towels
- View Finders
- Value Slides 

Dates: 2 Sundays July 8 & 15
Time:
  10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:  $60 (CVA members $50)