Farm to Canvas Plein Air Painting Workshop w/ Emilie Lee

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Farm to Canvas Plein Air Painting Workshop w/ Emilie Lee

450.00

July 8, 9 & 10. 8 AM - 3 PM

In this workshop Emilie Lee (who grew up on the Farm and recently returned to Vermont!) will be teaching a traditional approach to landscape painting as it was taught to her by her mentors at the Hudson River Fellowship. She will be referencing the methods and techniques of 19th century landscape painters. Beginners and experienced painters alike are welcome, as Emilie will be tailoring instruction to meet each individual's goals and needs. 

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • how to set yourself up for success given the specific challenges of painting outdoors (changing light, weather, and time limitations)
  • how to choose a compelling subject and composition
  • how to create an underpainting that will be a strong foundation for your work 
  • using pencil sketches and written notes to aid in developing your work back in the studio
  • how to use color, atmosphere, and line quality to create a sense of depth
  • how to capture a fleeting moment in a tiny sketch and later develop that idea in the studio without using photographs
  • tips for staying comfortable and happy while working outdoors!

Cost:  Includes 3 chef catered lunches. Early bird special: $400 before May 1st. 

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday: 

8:00 -  Meet at the farm

8:30 – Introduction and demonstration of how to begin a painting, choosing a subject, creating thumbnail sketches, working out a composition, and making an underpainting.

10:00 - Students will take time to choose a subject and start their own thumbnail sketches

12:30 - Chef catered farm-to-table lunch provided by Golden Well Farm and Apiaries

1:30 - Students will continue working on their paintings while receiving individual instruction throughout the afternoon. 

3:00 - end of class, swimming in the river! Students are free to continue working on their own.

Saturday:   

8:00 - Meet at the farm

8:30 - Demonstration of full color painting focusing on foreground objects. 

10:00 Students choose a new subject to paint for this day

12:30 - Chef catered farm-to-table lunch provided by Golden Well Farm and Apiaries

1:30 - Students will continue working on their paintings while receiving individual instruction throughout the afternoon. 

3:00 - end of class, swimming in the river! Students are free to continue working on their own.

Sunday: 

8:00 - Meet at the farm

8:30 - Demonstration of full color painting focusing on a long-view scene with skies and distance

10:00 - Students choose a new subject to paint for this day

12:30 - Chef catered farm-to-table lunch provided by Golden Well Farm and Apiaries

1:30 - Students will continue working on their paintings while receiving individual instruction throughout the afternoon. 

3:00 - end of class, swimming in the river! Students are free to continue working on their own and stay for Pizza Night at 4pm!

Other info:

Lodging: Rent a room on the farm through Airbnb (3 rooms available if this link is rented), or pitch a tent in the field for $20/night (includes breakfast and facilities). Other local options can be found in Middlebury. 

Contact: email Emilie: emlee7@gmail.com for questions! I will send a packing list for gear and materials list to confirmed students.