Frank LaLumia

Plein Air Oil Painting

September 25-October 1, 2016 (Five Teaching Days)

One of the great epiphanies on the artistic road is the realization that we are painting light, not things. We leave the comfort of our studios in an attempt to learn this lesson. If you can paint light, you can paint anything under the sun. This class will focus on the essential challenge of plein air painting: the ability to see light, to simplify and organize the subject matter, and to present it in a simple and straightforward manner. The class is open to artists of all levels. The goal for the class is to put the student on a path that is self-sustaining, where an ever-increasing visual understanding will begin to drive your painting technique, and not vice versa. The confidence to react spontaneously to nature is your birthright as an artist.  

Frank was born in Chicago on August 9, 1948. Educated at Bradley University, Peoria Illinois, and the American Academy of Art, Chicago. Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society (A.W.S.), the Plein Air Painters of America (P.A.P.A.), the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.), and the National Watercolor Society (N.W.S.). Artist Member of the California Art Club. Listed in Who's Who in American Art. Work in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, Americana Museum, El Paso, TX, as well as corporate and private collections world wide. Winner of numerous National and Regional awards over the past twenty years, most recently BEST OF SHOW at the 50th annual Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, San Antonio Museum of Art.

Author of the book PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR AND OIL, North Light Publications. Feature Article, American Artist Magazine, January 2006; Artist Magazine, February 2006, "Making Space for Art"; Feature Article, Plein Air Magazine (the Inaugural Issue), July 2004; Feature Article, Watercolor Magic Magazine, June 2004; Enchanted Isle-A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island, published by The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting; Feature Article, Southwest Art Magazine, July 1989; Feature Article 'Wild Renewal', Southwest Art Magazine, Oct. 1994; Art of the West Magazine 'Plein Air Passion', March/April, 1999; Feature article 'Risking it all', Watercolor Magazine, Summer 1999; Watercolor Magic Magazine, 'Rising Stars', Winter 2000. Contributing Artist for the P.B.S. Series: PLEIN AIR: PAINTING THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE.

Studio and on location: Something for all levels - BEGINNERS WELCOME.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $625
(Tiered pricing not available)
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $457
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 9/25
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9/26-9/30
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, 9/30
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 10/1
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby) 
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge) 

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner 

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge) 
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby) 

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.