‘En plein air’ painting workshop planned

A style of painting championed by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other Impressionism giants of the 19th Century will be covered in an upcoming workshop.

Teri Sweeney Art will be holding the third in a series of three workshops on how to paint “en plein air,” or painting done outside rather than in a studio.

Students who sign up will be working on location, painting what they see at scenic sites in the area.

The series began in June with a monthlong drawing workshop which covered how to get objects in the right place and proportion in a painting, as well as a segment on perspective. The second workshop worked with students in various painting mediums on techniques they can use to produce the quick paintings that are necessary when you’re working in changing light.

The last session starts on Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 22.

It will be held outdoors at various locations where students will practice what they learned in studio, as well as working on focusing in on their subject matter.

The workshop is open to students in all mediums, but some prior background in their chosen medium is suggested.

The instructor will be demonstrating in watercolor and oil. Participation in the first two sessions isn’t necessary to join the group “en plein air” for this session.

The “Painting En Plein Air” workshop will be held on Thursdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at various locations. The cost for the four-week session is $100 per person.

For more information or to register, contact Sweeney at 775-790-9261 or Terisweeneyart@hotmail.com.


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