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"The Art & Design of Light in Plein Air" Painting Workshop with Steve Puttrich

  • 1992 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
  • (260) 424-7195
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  • Presented By: Artlink
  • Dates: September 12, 2022 - September 13, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Tom & Jane Dustin Nature Preserve (ACRES Land Trust)
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $230 per participant (supplies not included)
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The Art & Design of Light in Plein Air is a 2-day painting workshop open to any painting medium and instructed by Steve Puttrich.

Design is essential to help your art communicate and connect. It surpasses all other techniques and tools, color and yes, even value. Intent maybe the only thing more important than design. This class will help you understand and recognize the value of great design. Good design reflects the truth in nature, truth about yourselves, truth about life. And it's these truths that attract people to your art.

This class is designed to increase your understanding of good design. It’s intended for students who want to learn first and foremost how good design works. Secondly, we’ll learn how best to SELECT what to paint and what not to paint. Third, we’ll learn how to focus in on creating SHAPES and FORMS that best capture the scene’s story and your INTENT. This class is open to use all mediums (Oil, Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylics, and Pastel) Basic artistic concepts pertaining to the mediums will be covered, such as Transparency, Simplification, Composition, Basic Color Theory, and Value. A fundamental, hands-on working knowledge of the medium and equipment will be addressed. Emphasis will be on discovery of good design, focused intent, (why paint this scene in the first place) value study of lights, mid-tones, and darks to capture the best designs, skill and confidence building, specific techniques will be addressed to help students make positive decisions and work through to complete paintings.

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