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Impression & Design – Plein Air Painting with Ken DeWaard

  • Rockport Art Association & Museum 12 Main Street Rockport, MA, 01966 United States (map)

Friday – Sunday, September 21 - 23, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $275  /  Non-Members: $300
Registration Deadline: September 19 |

“My personal objective during this workshop is to make sure that each and every student experiences advancement.”

IMPRESSION: the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation. A strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings and conscience. 
DESIGN: to form or conceive in the mind; to intend for a definite purpose.

We will inevitably be chasing the light and seeing beyond what is there, always looking for more. No matter what we are faced with, it all comes down to design. Utilizing and building on what nature gives us, but not being a slave to it. It is all about the design and interpretation. We will be working to simplify our shapes, really pushing to explore our use of temperatures and color, along with controlling our values as well as our edges. Composition and design underlie all of these, along with our drawing which will be our foundation. All in all we will look to make our paintings fresh, vibrant, and full of light and color. Not being a slave to what is there, but knowing how to interpret the impression of it. Individualized critique, at the students easel, will form the basis for instruction, as well as an oil painting demonstration on the first morning. 

Students may work in the painting medium of their preference, be it oil, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. A very modest suggested supply list will be available.

Earlier Event: September 15
Later Event: September 21
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