Paint The Great Outdoors!
Artist Camping Safari At Snowflake Nordic Center
(An Introduction To Plein Air Painting)
Progression Of 4 Three-Hour Workshops
Thursday Through Sunday Mornings
Select From Four Dates:
- June 26-29, 2008
- July 10-13, 2008
- July 17-20, 2008
- July 24-27, 2008
Cost: $180 for all four workshops in each set of dates. Students furnish their own materials and supplies. Click here to view list.
Includes 4 night campsite stay; Wednesday - Saturday
Location: Snowflake Nordic Center, 4318 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, Mn 55811
Enjoy Camping And Painting En Plein Air
Combine Your Camping Trip To Duluth, Minnesota and the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior with our art workshops. This is a beginner's course in Oil painting like no other. It combines an introduction to painting outdoors (en plein air) and comfortable camping. We offer a series of four, 3-hour classes conducted outdoors at Snowflake Nordic Skiing and Camping Center in Duluth (we move into the Chalet in case of inclement weather). Classes begin at 9:00am each morning and finish up around noon. Spend the rest of your day hiking the scenic x-country trails at Snowflake or there's plenty of time to enjoy Duluth, Canal Park or even take a day trip up the North Shore and view the many spectacular waterfalls, lighthouses and panoramic views of Lake Superior.
About The Workshops:
If you've never painted or if you've tried and failed with some of those vague "how to" books, these workshops are for you. In each workshop we will complete a 9x12 landscape painting that you can take home and hang on your wall. We will get acquainted with composition, color harmony, brushwork and perspective (linear and atmospheric). In the process, we'll also get you organized so you can paint a simple landscape "en plein air (outdoors)" in a single session (Alla Prima) with confidence and without fear. Classes are designed to start simple and get more advanced as we progress. Instruction is "hands on" with just the right amount of "serious" and "fun"...and punctuated with Champagne breaks (Korbel Brut). Registration fees include campsite accomodations (you supply the tent) from Wednesday night through Saturday night.
About Snowflake Nordic Ski Center:
Snowflake offers summer camping sites throughout its 180 acres of scenic x-country trails complete with firepits and picnic tables at each site, all within close proximity to the Chalet. Facilities at the Chalet include private bathrooms with hot showers, laundry facilities, snacks, concessions and a variety of other services. Located on the outskirts of Duluth in a forest setting, Snowflake offers quick access to Duluth, Canal Park and the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior. Click here to view their website.
Wednesday Evenings, Artist Reception At The Chalet
1. Pick up class information and campsite assignment
2. Set up your tent and enjoy the evening.
Session I Thursdays
1. Basic discussion of oil painting in general, composition, drawing, brushwork, color harmony, perspective, materials and supplies.
2. Complete a simple 9x12 painting “Alla Prima”
Session II Fridays
Don't be surprised if you wake up with visions of your next painting on your mind. Today it's time to apply new skills to your painting arsenal.
1. Review of prior discussion and more detailed discussions about the painting process
2. Complete a more complex 9x12 painting “Alla Prima”
Session III Saturdays
1. More advanced discussion of techniques. Emphasis on brushwork and form
2. Complete a 9x12 painting “Alla Prima”
Your fear of canvas and brush have left you and have been exchanged for curiousity and the desire to learn more.
Session IV Sundays
1. More about advanced techniques for composition and color harmony2. “Paint what you see” Compose and paint a 9x12 painting outdoors (mostly on your own but the instructor is available to help.)