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 Painting with Matthew Mcdonald

In this casual plein air painting class, Matthew will focus on specific aspects of painting with each student depending on their level. As well as discuss general concepts with the whole group. Some of the concepts we will cover will include blocking in, atmospheric perspective, creating a sense of space, mass vs interest, mixing greens and the prismatic palette. Depending on the amount of students and their interest, Matthew will do occasional demos during the class. Students are welcome to watch the demonstration or work on their own paintings during this time.

Classes will start at 9 am and run until 12 pm. This will give students enough time to finish a study without the light effect changing too dramatically. I will ask students to arrive on location about quarter to so we can have a quick group chat before everyone spreads out. I will send out emails ahead of time to let everyone know the locations as well as a follow up email the day before to remind and confirm with everyone. In the event of inclement weather we will have that class someplace with cover or reschedule for another date. You may find the suggested materials list by clicking the link below.


Instructor: Matthew McDonald