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Andrea Petitto Plein Air Workshop

July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a course for oil or acrylic painters. The course will focus on finding a strong composition in an outdoor landscape and how to orchestrate values and colors to create a compelling painting. Although Andrea paints primarily with palette knife, painters can use brushes or knives as they wish. Anyone who is interested in trying palette knife painting might find this a good opportunity for a new experience, but the essentials of the instruction are the same for either tool. Students will create small and larger pieces. Beginning with very small supports (e.g. 5 x 7” or 6 x 8”) will help students focus on the big shapes and edit out detail. This approach can then be used on a larger piece (8 x 10” or 9 x 12” or larger). A short demonstration by the instructor will begin each phase of the workshop.
•Participants will learn about using oil paints to create beautiful landscape paintings of the HMG grounds, focusing on the hydrangeas and daylilies as this is their peak bloom time
•Morning and afternoon sessions will be in different gardens around the property based on where the blooms are best
•Students will learn about proper values, capturing light and shade, color mixing, perspective, compositional structure, and proper use of materials
•Lunch break on own for participants (Magnolia Café will be open for purchasing lunch or participants may bring their own)
•5 students minimum, 15 students maximum
•Participants are required to being their own materials, a supply list will be provided upon registration
The deadline to register is Tuesday, July 18.


July 26, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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