Plein Air

 Workshops 2017

 Workshops are all taught by different teachers, register for each one separately. Please meet at the site (GPSable address included) and bring your own easel, tables, chairs, and painting materials. If you do not have your own equipment, you can stop at Wallkill River School during business hours and borrow any equipment you may need. Come 15 minutes early so you can be set up and ready for the workshop. LOST? Call (845) 728-4001 for instant help.

Plein Air with Shawn Dell Joyce

Plein air pastel with Shawn Dell Joyce-learn how to capture atmospheric perspective, layer pastels and watercolors, loosely paint a tree line and create Shawn Dell Joyce painting in Rock Hill NYa distinct foreground, middle ground, and background with an award-winning pastelist.

Paint Apple orchards in flower, and the Shawangunk Ridge. Workshop happens at Angry Orchard 2241 Albany Post Road, Walden.

UArt sponsored all day workshop (register through UArt) $100 for 9:30-4pm May 6 free paper and board samples provided for this workshop only!

or 3 hour painting class on May 13, 3-6pm, where you can follow along step-by-step (novices) or do your own thing (advanced) with one-on-one help.

Harvest time on the Ridge


Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $40 for 3 hour workshop
Session Dates: May 13, 3-6pm ($40.00)

Outdoor (plein air) Painting for Beginners with Shawn Dell!

Ages 7 and up-adult Have you ever wanted to paint the outdoors like the Impressionists? Now is your opportunity! Every day students will have the opportunity to paint a new outdoor scene at the beautiful Benedict Farm Park in Montgomery using a different media each day. Various painting techniques and the use of color will be learned and discussed, follow along step by step starting with a value sketch and ending with a finished piece. Class is open to children and adults, all materials provided including easels, canvas, etc. Join for a day or a week!  10am-12pm Materials Included $125





Friday-free choice

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Mon.-Fri. 10am-12pm at Benedict Farm Park, 1675 Route 17K Montgomery
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: July 10-14, 10am-12 ($125.00)
August 7-11 ($125.00)
single class ($30.00)

Paint the Landscape with Michael Chesley Johnson

mcj_promoJoin nationally-known artist Michael Chesley Johnson as he shows you how to paint the landscape on-location and in the studio. In this workshop, you’ll start in the studio with basic principles, and then you’ll move to the field where Michael will demonstrate his method for “capturing the moment” quickly and efficiently but without sacrificing mood and magic. Afterward, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skill with Michael going from easel to easel offering plenty of personal help. Each day will offer at least one demonstration plus critiques of student work done in the workshop.

this 2 day workshop will take place May 9-10,  (Tuesday & Wednesday.) classes will begin at 9am and run until 4pm (with lunch break.) Michael will be demonstrating in oil and pastel, but all mediums are acceptable for this workshop.  all experience levels are welcome, although it is suggested the student be comfortable handling the materials of their choice. Students must bring their own supplies.

to learn more about Michael, and see some of his work Click Here


Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Price: 240.00 for 2-day workshop
Session Dates: May 9-10, 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday) ($240.00)

Plein Air Workshop with Dan Graziano

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A Three-Day Painting Workshop

Each workshop will focus on painting outdoors from life (en plein air) along with basic art fundamentals of color temperature, value, edges, composition and paint handling. We will also discuss how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, identification of a strong focal point and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings.  Participants will paint every day at a different location. Each day begins with a brief demonstration by Dan followed by everyone painting, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. The class is structured for beginners to advanced painters.

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Please bring your own supplies, or stop by WRS to pick up an easel. Click the links above to get the supply list and agenda. Class meets at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery, NY on the first day.

Instructor: Dan Graziano
Price: $250. for three days 9am-4pm
Session Dates: June 16-18, 9am-4pm ($$250.00)