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The Art of Painting from Life / Plein Air Painting with Louise Pond

August 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

“The act of painting outdoors is like a dance to the tempo of the evolving day, following the lead of the wind, impelled by the measured meter of shadows moving in their eternal celestial rhythms.”¬† – Louisa McElwain

One of our most popular workshops… Louise Pond returns this summer for some outdoor fun. Students choose the medium they prefer working in as Louise teaches techniques and shares her wisdom of the plein air process.

This one day workshop will be a fast paced exploration of painting plein air- making marks, elinimnating the unnecessary, telling the most with the least amount of details- with individual instruction on seeing value correctly and understanding color, temperature, and composition.

$150/student  8 student maximum

Coffee, refreshments and lunch provided by the gallery. Please indicate any dietary needs when calling to register. #231 264 0123

*All mediums welcomed, but Louise will be painting in pastel. 

*Wet medium students must have a basic concept of color mixing.

*Weather permitting- rain date will be scheduled as needed.

Supply list:

*If using pastels- bring as many as you can muster. (Louise purchases her pastels through Dick Blick- Rembrandt 90 half sticks and Terry Ludwig’s Best Loved Basic set of 12, suggested… a la carte darks in green, purples and reds in Sennelier)

  • *Sturdy plein air easel
  • *Kneaded eraser
  • *Masking tape
  • *Baby wipes
  • *Masonite board (purchase at Lowe’s or Home Depot approximately 18×18- they’ll cut for you)
  • *Used toothbrush
  • *Small plastic, folding table (Ace Hardware)
  • *Apron or paint shirt
  • *Hat & sunscreen
  • *Louise will provide 2 different types of paper for students to try

Should you have trouble with supplies, please ask the gallery for assistance.





August 15, 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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