The Poetic Landscape in Oil and Pastel
June 26-July 1, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)
Returning for the 2nd year in 2016
Once you learn some of the basic mechanics of painting the landscape, it’s time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry. We’ll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape, and those that strike an emotion… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this.
This is primarily a studio workshop, although we’ll schedule in some optional outdoor painting time, too, so bring your plein air gear if you’d like!
With heavy emphasis on composition, we’ll practice a method that will help you edit unnecessary details from the landscape that detract from the emotion you want to convey. We’ll also address values, color temperature, color harmony, edges and mark making, and how all of these important skills contribute to your painting’s message and mood. One full day will be dedicated to mark making, in which students go through intensive (but fun!) exercises to learn how to make every stroke count (whether with a pastel or a brush) on their paintings.
Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration followed by students working on a specific painting exercise for the remainder of the day. Instructor demos will include both oil and pastel. Students can work in either oil or pastel (or both), and will receive plenty of individual help from the instructor at the easel during their painting time. Artists with some basic experience will benefit most from this workshop, but all levels are welcome.
With a love of art since her teen years, Barbara has spent a good portion of her life pursuing this wonderful obsession with art. She received a BA in Art from a small college in New Jersey where she grew up. She started her career in New York City as an advertising art director in 1986, and also later worked in corporate marketing for several years, but happily turned her focus back to fine art in 2002 and began teaching in 2004.
Primarily a landscape artist, she describes her work as impressionistic realism in which she strives to strike an emotional chord within the viewer who observes her artwork. The work is less about the subject matter than it is about the mood or emotion it evokes.
Barbara and her work have been featured in numerous issues of the Pastel Journal beginning with a feature article in December 2011. She holds Signature memberships in the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America and is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle. Included among her awards are the People’s Choice Award for her oil painting in the 2014 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition and a finalist award in Southwest Art magazine’s 2014 Artistic Excellence competition.
Her work is represented at Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen, CO, Weilerhouse Fine Art Gallery in Fort Worth, TX, and Raiford Gallery in Roswell, GA. She currently lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and son.
Studio: Something for all levels. BEGINNERS WELCOME.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $550
(PLEASE NOTE THE PRICING HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 1/22/2016. THE PRINTED BROCHURE IS INACCURATE.)
Minimum of 12 students. (Tiered pricing not available)
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 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
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 6/27-6/30
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
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
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 7:30 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
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
Thursday 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’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.
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