Studio Still Life — Beginning to Advanced Students
July 22 - 23, 2017
Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5p.m.
Free Demo Friday July 21 6-9p.m.
Ages 15 to adult
Instructor: Karen Bradley
Karen’s approach to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on proportion, value, color and edges.Through demonstrations and individual assistance, Karen will explain her process of creating realistic and aesthetically balanced still life paintings. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her current skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice with live settings.
Materials list provided upon registration
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Plein Aire Basics
Saturdays Aug 19th & October 7th (2 part series)
Instructor: Michael Reibel
This workshop will be conducted as two separate sessions (one in August and one in early October). Session 1 (4 hours) will be held at the Studio School in Savannah. In this session, painter Michael Reibel will provide participants with an introduction to the equipment and materials needed for an enjoyable plein aire experience. He will also discuss why plein aire painting is so important for landscape painting, and a brief overview/demo of several approaches to plein aire painting when standing at your easel on location. Michael has over 10 years of plein aire painting experience and has taken numerous workshops from nationally recognized plein aire painters. Michael will take the participants through his equipment explaining the importance and rationale for each item. Participants will receive a comprehensive supply list along with tips, recommendations and vendor sources drawn from Michael’s experiences. Each participant will also receive a list of recommended sources (books, websites, videos, online instruction) for additional instruction and knowledge to improve your abilities for painting en plein aire. Michael will demo some example plein aire approaches and discuss basic terms to prepare you for Session 2.
Session 2 (6 hours) will be held at a location within Savannah (TBD) where participants will complete two plein aire paintings over the course of the session. Michael will begin with a demo to provide participants with a step by step approach to plein aire painting covering basic concepts such as use of thumbnail sketches and the importance of correct values, etc. Participants will complete one painting before lunch, break for lunch and then have the opportunity to paint a second painting following lunch. Michael will work with students providing suggestions and answer any questions. The workshop will end with a group discussion/Q&A of the students’ experience painting plein aire!