Join artist Colin Page for a weekend workshop exploring the fundamentals of good picture making, focusing on oil painting the landscape outdoors. Starting with the premise that there is great value in painting from nature, this class is a great way to improve your painting skills in a supportive environment. Page will use demonstrations and one on one time with students to teach about paint handling, composition, color, drawing, and how to see more carefully. Each session will start by discussing a different idea, and how to improve that aspect in a painting. Not only will the workshop cover the basics of good picture making, but it will also encourage students to take the more challenging task of making an already good painting even better.
Artist Colin Page studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and Cooper Union, receiving his BFA in 2000. He recently had a solo show at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME and has also participated in numerous group shows internationally. For several years Page has been living in Maine focusing on painting the landscape. He was the 2009 winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Door County Plein Air Festival and won 3rd place in 2010.
Location: The class will meet at Gamble Education Center on the first day of class and then continue to plein air venues. The Gamble Center is where class will meet if there is any inclement weather.
Level: some experience with oil painting required
Class size: limited to 15 students
Cost: $224 members, $256 nonmembers
Materials: List provided here.