Plein Air with Shawn Dell Joyce
Plein air pastel with Shawn Dell Joyce-paint along with Shawn as she participates in the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival and learn how to capture a complicated scene in plein air, and simplify it into the strongest compositional elements.
Learn the basic tenets of plein air painting, and the intricacies of pastel. Start with blocking in basic shapes, refining shapes and colors, then polishing the finished piece. Fall workshop focuses on warm fall foliage and cool Hudson River views. Workshop runs in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, and takes place at Plum Pointe/Kowawese Unique Area in New Windsor. Workshop starts out with a brief presentation at 9:30am then a demo. Painting time with individual attention during the day, and lunch and snacks provided, restrooms on site.
Shawn Dell Joyce is the founder of the Wallkill River School of Art, and an award-winning plein air pastelist. She has more than twenty years of plein air experience and has won numerous awards for her loose pastel paintings. www.ShawnDellJoyce.com
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
August 7-11 ($125.00)
single class ($30.00)
Paint the Landscape with Michael Chesley Johnson
Join 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 TBA 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
Plein Air Workshop with Dan Graziano
PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR OIL
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.
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.
Plein Air Painting with Nancy Reed Jones
Paint in plein air at the Arboretum in Montgomery with Romantic realist painter Nancy Reed Jones. Bring your own easel and gear; all media welcome.
Plein Air with George Van Hook
George Van Hook, a nationally recognized artist, has won numerous Plein Air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors. Join George for a two-day plein air workshop to practice allaprima painting, a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will meet on location and paint from 10am-4pm with a lunch provided. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). Any painters who wish to paint with George from 4-6 pm are invited to do so.
Please visit his website at: georgevanhookfineartist.com
Aug. 5 meeting place is Hill Hold Museum in Montgomery
Aug. 6 meeting place is Plum Pointe/Kowawese Unique Area (follow pointy finger signs to find the group)
Single day ($140.00)
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Plein Air Painting Group
Grab your gear and meet up with a great group of artists at beautiful sites across Orange County. This is not a class, and no staff or teacher is on site, but it is a fun opportunity to hang out with your peers and capture the moment in your own way. Bring your own gear, painting materials, bug & sun protection. Last Sunday of every month from 10am-1pm. Meet on site:
May 28th: Stewart Preserve, a grassland and forest area with walking paths and water views. http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/50095.html Parking for cars and horse trailers is available at the north end of Ridge Road and at Weed Road (41.470282°N, 74.164528°W). Google Map (leaves DEC website)
June 25th: Newburgh Yacht Club and waterfront; historic views of the Hudson and a thriving restaurant scene. Newburgh Yacht Club, 1 Park Pl, Newburgh, NY 12550. There is no permission to paint on this site so please be respectful.
July 30th: Kowawese Unique Area, Plum Pointe Route 9W New Windsor. Sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Gateway to the Hudson, Anthony’s Nose and Storm King. Highly popular place with families and children. http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/kowawese-unique-area-at-plum-point/
Aug. 27th: Arboretum Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Route 416, Montgomery, NY Lushly growing gardens with water features, shaded ponds, and fun recreational park. http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/orange-county-arboretum/
Sept. 24th: Benedict Town Park: 1648 State Route 17K Montgomery, NY beautiful old dairy farm reverting back to it’s natural state. Rustic buildings, riverfront views, fall foilage and lovely fields. http://dnn.townofmontgomery.com/Our-Community/Town-Parks/Benedict-Farm-Park
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Just load up your gear and show up on site. Paint at your own risk and enjoy yourself with a group of your peers.
Pocket Sketching- Pick up and Go! with Kath Macaulay
Join Kath Macaulay for a day in the studio learning technique, perspective, color and
value. Then, with guidance, sketch for two days anywhere on location fearlessly! Plein
air Pocket Sketching will let you carry your supplies in a fanny pack and use them in
your ‘personal space’ so no one bothers you. Frequent demonstrations and critiques
(always supportive). Some techniques from John Singer Sargent. Totally portable,
never have to put anything down. No schlepping of gear. No clean-up. Ideal for travel,
journaling, bicycling, café sitting. Sketch anywhere, no mess, no reagents, no clean-up.
What’s not to like!!!!
Learn enough to play for a lifetime!
This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a
café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water
soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner
to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total
portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
Workshop includes several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent
and uses photos of his watercolors extensively as teaching examples. From a former
student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!”
Strathmore watercolor sketch pad
Basic watercolor set
Water soluble ink pen
Mel Stabin- Painting in Watercolor with Energy and Expression!
If you’re looking to “loosen up” and bring more transparency and vitality to your paintings, then this watercolor workshop is for you! This class of painting landscapes and people in landscapes is designed for both the beginner who wants to learn basic design and composition principles as well as for the intermediate and advanced who have been painting for years and are looking to challenge themselves. In this outdoor on location workshop, Mel will emphasize that simplicity is a powerful force in watercolor and clarity of thought and emotion are essential in this medium. You’ll enjoy watching Mel demonstrate every morning in his loose, representational style using different painting techniques as he discusses and shows you what he calls “The Big Three”… simplifying, thinking & painting quickly, and focusing on the idea of the painting. Questions are always welcomed during the demos and throughout the workshop. Personal instruction is given to all students. Mel and the class will take a midday break for lunch and some relaxation. A class critique at end of the day will be a great learning experience for all. Mel creates a welcoming, easygoing atmosphere in which
you’ll learn a lot and have a lot of fun too!
June 3rd 2018 (single day) ($175)
June 2nd, 3rd 2018 ($300)
The Pleasures and Perils of painting “en plein air” with Tony Conner
This workshop is for anyone who wants to experience the pleasures and perils of “en plein air” landscape painting.
We’ll spend three full days and one special “evening light” session enjoying the outdoors while learning art of en plein air painting in watercolor. We’ll work outdoors as much as possible, weather permitting, sketching and painting landscape subjects.
What you’ll learn: This class will help you develop the skills needed for successful plein air landscape painting:
- Planning by sketching
- Selecting your scene and identifying the important elements
- Combining shapes and simplifying your composition
- Capturing light in changing conditions
- Using color and value creatively
Level/Prerequisite: This workshop is meant anyone who wants to improve their en plein air landscape painting.
During this workshop, we’ll focus on the particular skills and techniques needed to make plein air paintings successful.
Creating successful en plein air paintings in changing conditions is challenging because light and color can change rapidly and dramatically over the course of just a few hours. Learning to simplify the scene and fixing it at a point in time are the most important factors in creating successful en plein air landscape paintings.
We’ll work on Sept. 28th, 29th, and 30th from about 9am to 4pm each day. The instructor will do short demos each morning and we’ll end each day with a gentle review and critique of the day’s work. The demos will focus on one important element of en plein air landscape painting. We’ll mutually select one evening where we’ll stay late to work on the particular challenge of capturing rapidly changing light at the end of the day. watercolor materials list plein air equipment list
Plein AIr Impressionism with Jim Laurino
Join award-winning plein air artist Jim Laurino as he paints in the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival and paints a contemporary impressionist painting of Benedict Town Park in Montgomery. Learn to employ an impasto technique; Paint in some areas of a canvas will be thinly applied, while other areas (often the paintings’ focal point) will receive a thick layer of textured paint. The abundance of paint and the directional elements of brush strokes are essential to Jim’s presentation. Paint along with Jim and leave with your own Impressionist masterpiece! Open to oil painters only. Sat. Oct. 7, 9am-12 at Benedict Town Park parking lot by pavillion
Plein Air Nocturnes with Kari Ganoung Ruiz
Learn to choose the best scene for a night time painting (nocturne) and paint with award-winning plein air artist Kari Ganoung-Ruiz! Meet at Wallkill River School at 7pm to learn about color mixing, identifying a good site, and particulars of plein air painting at night, then head out to the Village of Montgomery for an after-dark plein air class. Lear tips and techniques from an expert! Part of the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival!
Oct. 3, Tuesday, 7-9:30-10pm