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Key Elements in Plein Air Painting

July 13 - July 14


Join George Van Hook, a nationally recognized artist who has won numerous PleinAir competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors, for a four-day plein air workshop. George stresses allaprima painting and using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am-4pm with a lunch break. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic).

We will begin each day with a demo by the artist. At that time, he will discuss composition, laying out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting. We will then break up into groups and paint individually. He will then provide individual instruction helping solve the issues for each artist. After lunch, he will do a quick demo to refresh the ideas presented at the start. Painters will start a second painting for the afternoon with additional individual instruction.

After 4 pm we can simply paint as a group. George has found this to be the most congenial and beneficial experience of the day. Evenings can be spent enjoying one another’s company in conversation about their experiences of the day.

Artists at any stage of their development are welcome. However, the participating artist should have an understanding of and be comfortable with the oil medium.

Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.

Registration required. Use promo code “BMGMEMBER” if you are a current member of the Gallery to recieve 10% off!


July 13
July 14
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Bryan Memorial Gallery
(802) 644-5100
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Creative Zone
Four-County Zone (Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington Counties)


Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
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(802) 644-5100
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