Interpreting Light and Color Plein Air Painting Workshop- Ken Dewaard July 28, 29 & 30, 2011
Interpreting Light and Color Plein Air Painting Workshop
Instructor: Ken DeWaard
Thurs, Fri, Sat, July 28, 29 & 30, 2011 9am-4pm
$300, 50% deposit with reservations.
Meet and Greet: Â Wed, Â July 27, Â Â 6-8pm
During this 3 day Plein Air Workshop, we will be working directly from nature. We will look to capture the essence and the feeling of the scene before us. We will look to understand the basic elements of the landscape and how to bring this understanding to the canvas. Attention will be given to the importance of editing while on location as well as understanding and simplifying the overall shapesÂ within our design. The approach will be alla prima, meaning painting from life and completed in one session. We will utilize 2 canvases per day (one for the morning session and one for the afternoon). This style can be very invigorating and enables the artist to see results faster and keep their paintings fresh and full of color. Oil will be used, class is open to oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. Ken will do an oil demonstration in the mornings. Portable easel and transportation needed.
Ken DeWaard worked in a commercial art studio in Chicago after receiving his BA degree. He continued his studies at the American Academy of Art, where he studied watercolor with Irving Shapiro. He then joined the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago where he studied with Scott Burdick and Daniel Gerhartz.
He is strongly inspired by John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, William Wendt, and the Russian Impressionists. Ken travels throughout the United States as well as Italy. He teaches at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art and resides with his wife and four young children in the beautiful driftless area of southwest Wisconsin.
For information, please contact Kewaunee Academy:Â 920-487-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org