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John F. Carlson, in his groundbreaking 1929 book, Elementary Principles of Landscape Painting, urges us to study the expressive properties of line, mass, and color. He states that it is a delusion to think that if a painter can merely “copy nature” well enough, he is creating a work of art, that he has to merely get a certain “likeness” of the things before him. He states that, rather, a painter must see through his motif, into its significance, and then choose his means accordingly. But how does one do that?
This workshop is designed to answer that question. We will plant the seeds of creative expression; we will impart a solid means to analyze and consider the quality of interest that a motif holds for us: the IDEA!
We will learn how to single out that transmittable, personal impression of some ONE QUALITY in the quantity before us, and get closer in our quest to understand and create true works of art! Each day begins with lecture and/or demo. Afternoons we paint outdoors.
All levels welcome.
Please visit The Atelier to learn more and register.
"The Expression of IDEA in Landscape" 3-day workshop
Dates: June 14 - 16th, 2024
Location: The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts
1621 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 280
Minneapolis, MN 55414
This plein air workshop by ARC Living Master Mary Pettis is open to all artists, but especially designed for
those who have a basic knowledge of oil painting and are now ready to move towards more personally
expressive and masterful landscapes.
Embracing both classical principles and proven plein air techniques from the greatest contemporary schools of thought, Mary is devoted to helping painters open their hearts and minds to their artistic purpose; to give them the advanced tools and exercises that will guide them on their path.
Mary will provide insights into:
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Please visit Madeline Island School of Arts to learn more and register.
"Northwood Landscape Master Class" 5-day workshop
Dates: September 16 - 20th, 2024
Location: Madeline Island School of Arts
978 Middle Road
La Pointe, WI 54850