Find your Authentic Voice in Plein Air workshop (Austin, TX)

MARCH 18-22, 2024

Austin offers a wealth of possibilities to the plein air painter, ranging from historic architecture, beautiful parks, and the urban energy of this cosmopolitan, quirky capitol city. (I’m showing up for the barbeque and possibly the live music.)

My workshops help painters refine their personal technique in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels and gouache. Class size is kept small to allow for personal interaction and individual guidance. You will be coached and challenged to find your own voice and style without becoming anyone’s clone. These are intensive sessions, with morning and afternoon on-site painting and lunch-time discussions and demos.

We will cover:

  • Color theory
  • Composition
  • Mixing colors
  • Finding your own voice
  • Authentic brushwork

We stress strategies, protocols, and best practices in painting to get you good results with the least amount of wasted time. That means more attention on drawing, brushwork and observation. You will learn to paint boldly, using fresh, clean color. You’ll learn to build commanding compositions, and to use hue, value and line to draw the eye through your paintings.

We will be painting in a number of locations across Austin so transportation (perhaps car pooling with other participants) will be required.

Basic painting experience required. Students will need to bring a portable easel as well as the other art supplies necessary for painting. A list will be sent to registrants.

Cost: $725. This covers all painting instruction, room and board are the responsibility of the student.

Skill level: Early-intermediate to Advanced.

Requirements: Portable plein air easel, paints, brushes, etc., rain jackets, plein air umbrella, sunscreen, insect repellent, stool suggested. Maximum: 14 participants/workshop.

Mediums: All mediums are welcome: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor.

Time: 9 – 4 pm each day.

Location: Centered in Austin, TX.

Refunds available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee.

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Join us for this five-day, intensive workshop to help you develop your individual plein air skills.

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