Adult Classes

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Painting Visiting Artist Workshop

Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop

Jun 19 - 22 | TUE - FRI | 9:00AM - 3:00PM

$500 Members
$600 Non-Members


Calvin Liang


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Studio

Calvin Liang will be teaching a 4 day workshop with two days of outdoor painting. two days will be spent working on a single studio painting based on photos you take on location. Calvin will begin with a demonstration then he will spend time with each student throughout the rest of the day. It is recommended to bring a laptop or tablet for the studio days. Alternatively, you may have color prints of your reference photos printed locally. Plein air painting is a foundational part of training the eye to better understand the concepts of composition, design, and color harmony. The lessons will include:

  • How to plan a composition that will be effective for the artist’s intentions and preferences;
  • How to better see and use warm and cool color in landscape;
  • How to command hardness and softness of the edges to create space in a painting;
  • How to simplify the subject matter through the use of basic design, value, color and drawing skills;
  • How to consider the reasons for different paint surface textures, and brushstroke direction over the forms;
  • How to get the best possible results in a short time.