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Painting in Layers for Adults 

Medium: Oil and Acrylic
Where:  Monterey Youth Center
Course Meets: Thursday Mornings
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tuition: 3 and 4 week monthly sessions, 30%
discount for City of Monterey residents and military
Level: all are welcome

 Course Description:

The “painting in layers” method will enable you to get beyond the minutia and put down on canvas your unique vision and interpretations. You will learn how to quickly build a composition with depth and values starting with a small sketch on paper with pencil.  You will then use your sketch and a reference photo(s), if desired, and transfer your sketch to canvas in acrylic.  You will build the structure of your painting with two layers in acrylic paints in the complementary colors to the final layer in oils.  You will solve your problems in acrylic, working out the important value and compositional relationships.   Then you will learn to apply the final layers in oil to bring in relevant detail, subtle light effects and color to create sparkling paintings.  Personal style and expression are encouraged.  Students will receive instruction on subjects including the principals of composition, perspective, values, edges, techniques and color.  There will also be discussion of famous historical artists from the Renaissance through the Impressionists, post Impressionist and contemporary painters.  Demos, individual instruction, and critiques will be given.

Students can bring photo references to paint from and there will also be a “still life” set up to paint from.

Contact Information

Address: 777 Pearl St, Monterey, CA 93940

 

 

Plein Air Painting in Layers WorkshopsEbb & Flow Carmel River State Park copy

MONTEREY BAY PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

Instructor: Marie Massey, mm@mariemassey.com, 970-222-1652

Media:  Oil and Acrylic

Cost: $150

Dates and Times:      First weekend in May: lecture and demo 9 to noon on Saturday, paint on location 1pm to  4pm ,  Sunday paint 9 to 4 with lunch break.  Critique 4:30 to 5:30

Come paint on the amazing Monterey Bay coast:  Fisherman’s Wharf, Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach, Asilomar.  You will learn the plein air “painting in layers” method.  It is all about value and color.  First you will learn how to quickly build a composition with depth and values in acrylic, then apply the final layers in oil, to bring in relevant detail, subtle light effects and color to create sparkling paintings.  Personal style and expression are encouraged.  The painting in layers method will enable you to get beyond the minutia and put down on canvas your impressions of the visual landscape.  There will be individual instruction at your easel, Demos, lectures, and critiques.

 

POUDRE RIVER PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN LAYERS WORKSHOP

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Instructor: Marie Massey, mm@mariemassey.com, 970-222-1652

Media:  Oil and Acrylic

Dates and Times:       Second weekend in July: Saturday:lecture and demo 9 to noon, paint on location 1pm to  4pm ,  Sunday paint 9 to 4 with lunch break.  Critique 4:30 to 5:30

Cost: $125

Come paint with me e on the magnificent Cache La Poudre River ! (http://www.poudreheritage.org/gallery/photos/images-2004 )

Experience painting along the beautiful Cache La Poudre River, one of the only remaining “Wild and Scenic” rivers in the Continental United States.  This majestic river runs through red rock and granite canyons, and meadows into ponds  in the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains.  You will learn the plein air “painting in layers” method.  It is all about value and color.  First you will learn how to quickly build a composition with depth and values in acrylic, then apply the final layers in oil, to bring in relevant detail, subtle light effects and color to create sparkling paintings.  Personal style and expression are encouraged.  The painting in layers method will enable you to get beyond the minutia and put down on canvas your impressions of the visual landscape.  There will be individual instruction at your easel, Demos, lectures, and critiques.

Dates and Times:

The workshop will begin with an instructional lecture and orientation on Saturday of the Second Weekend in July from 10 am to 12pm at the Lyon’s Park on the Cache La Poudre River .  We will be painting from 1pm to 4pm on the 11th and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday .  Each day we will do one or two locations, We will wrap up with a critique.