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Plein Air Painting at Retreat Farm, Brattleboro

July 12 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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$75 – $265

In this summer session of four painting classes on Fridays at the Retreat Farm, you’ll have the opportunity to paint historic buildings, farm animals, beautiful wooded landscapes and classic VT vistas. Learn how to apply the fundamental concepts and techniques of plein air painting with Mary Giammarino. You will choose your subject by squinting to see the large mass, the “value” and its design graphically. Working with the mass, or spots of color, one next to the other, students will study color, atmosphere, and composition without getting caught up in the literalness of the subject or its details. Working quickly will train you to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape, to trust your instincts, and to be spontaneous. Working together, the group will create paintings that are honest and fresh.

Materials:

RGS will provide easels, paper, oil paint and palates for this workshop. We also encourage people to bring their own set-ups. Please notify the office either way. If you do bring your own paints, please come with the limited palette suggested below. It has the perfect warm/cool choices of the primary colors whether you are a beginner or novice painter. Feel free to bring your favorite painting materials as well, as familiarity is important.

Be sure to bring a: HAT WITH VISOR, PAPER TOWELS, RAGS, BUG SPRAY, SUN SCREEN, WATER TO HYDRATE

MARY’S SUPPLY RECOMMENDATIONS: Windsor Newton Artist Oils: or Windsor Newton Water Based Oils LIMITED PALETE: Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium yellow pale, Cadmium scarlet, Permanent rose, French ultramarine, Manganese blue hue, 200 ml tubes of Titanium white.

EXTRA COLORS MARY USES: Vermillion, Cadmium red deep, Burnt sienna, Indian yellow, Yellow ochre, Windsor emerald, Permanent green light, Viridian Cobalt blue

PAINTING SURFACES: Gessoed Panels: Cradled wood panels, Masonite, Luan or birch plywood – Bring as many as 2-3 per day in a variety of sizes: 8×10″, 9×12″, 11×14″, 12×16″, 16×20″

PALETTE KNIVES + BRUSHES: Variety of inexpensive including: Flats, Bright, Rounds, #’s 6-14Easel: Plein air type: Stan-Rite #300, French box, or Pochade boxPalette.

Mary uses a gessoed 16 x 20″ board, clipped to her Stan-rite easel; 300Turpentine: Weber – Odorless Turpenoid or Gamsol.

Drop in fee: $75, all 4 classes $265

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Date:
July 12
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Cost:
$75 – $265
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river gallery school
Phone
802-257-1577
Email
office@rivergalleryschool.org
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Creative Zone
Chittenden County Zone

Venue

River Gallery School
32 Main Street
Brattleboro, 05301
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Phone
802-257-1577
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