BSSS Plein Air Classes

bsssBeverly Street Studio School is offering two Plein Air classes this fall….

1. Watercolor Essentials for Plein Air Painting    Stewart White
Beginner/Intermediate: Location: VanDerVeer Studio and TBA 
Saturday & Sunday September 24, 25; 9:30am-4pm (1/2 hr lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $180; Non-members: $210  (Register by September 14 to enjoy your Members’ Discount Rate!)

Baltimore watercolorist and Queen City Plein Air Festival invitee Stewart White’s experience as architectural illustrator and plein air painter shapes his approach to art and teaching. Topics covered include strengths and weaknesses of watercolor in plein air, an overview of materials, and demonstrations of various techniques for washes, wet-in-wet color mixing, glazing, edges, blending and experimentation. Students will “put it all together” while painting in nature. Printed handouts will include content information, bibliography and helpful resources. Stewart was featured in the August 2012 edition of Watercolor Artist magazine.

2. Simplicity then Complexity: Plein Air Painting    Matt Klos
Intermediate/Advanced: Location: VanDerVeer Studio and TBA
Saturday October 15; 9am-5pm, Sunday October 16; 9am-3pm (1/2 hr lunch break) 
TUITION: Members: $194; Non-members: $224 (Register by October 5 to enjoy your Members’ Discount Rate!)

This two day painting intensive will introduce students to various helpful approaches to painting the landscape. Students will experiment with palettes and exercises that demand a focus on the large components of a composition and a harmonious understanding of color and tone. Although there will be prescribed painting exercises each artist will be encouraged to continue to develop their own artistic voice. Between four and six paintings will be completed during the workshop. Instruction will include slide presentations, short demonstrations, and individual critiques. Participants need not be advanced but should have some previous exposure to oil or acrylic painting. and

For more information see Beverly Street Studio School.

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