Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Plein Air Painting  Workshop 
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Oil Painting and acrylic plein air workshop.
 South Carolina

 Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30pm
Locations will be in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Come join us as we paint the quaint towns, 
marshes and Carolina pines.

Workshop will concentrate on grisaille - 
working a value plan directly on your canvas.

Ever wondered why your finished painting 
doesn't quite match your  'minds eye vision' that you had 
when you started your painting ?

Insure a dynamic composition before your brush hits the color.

Learn to go for the drama in your painting !
This workshop is only $297.00 for a 2 day workshop

Workshop 2 day- Title : Problem solving  ‘on your feet’ en plein air painting 
Description : 
2 day working on location workshop to help you achieve drama in your painting. Demo/lecture each 
You will learn to ‘bake the cake ‘before you applying the frosting. 
Ever wondered why your finished painting  bears little resemblance to the excitement you felt when starting your painting ? 
Students will work on location and complete 2  12x12 or smaller paintings per day. 
Goals : 
What you can expect from this workshop
Students at the end of a 2 day workshop will be able to recognize a strong composition and see 
values using grisalle. This will enable you to make decisions when doing problem solving on your own, painting on location. 
Grisaille studies, directly on canvas will enable you to commit to a composition and value plan instead 
of constantly adjusting your values and shadows, commonly known as ‘chasing the light’. This eliminates the also common fragmented unfocused painting. 
Experience level : Beginner to Intermediate 
Prerequisite Student Skills:  It is suggested that beginners have the experience of at least one drawing course. 
Student Required Materials: The workshop is taught using a limited primary color pallette. A complete list of suggested oil & acrylic pigments is supplied. Canvas board or stretched canvas 12 x 12 or smaller. A support for canvas and carrying materials. Incidental list also provided. A painting umbrella is strongly suggested. 
Class maximum : 15 students 

 phone toll free at 1 800 393-7270

Your workshop has definitely influenced how I think about composition and values.   I have been using photos less and doing more from my head, or even combining subjects from photos so they have the effect I’m looking for.  I think I’m improving.  I’m also trying to make every stroke count.  
Brenda Hofbauer
Ruth and Jacq
Want to know the 
10 Secrets to a 
Great Workshop Experience ?

1.  Pick a Location that appeals to you. 

Is there someplace you've always wanted to go? What better way than to spend the time there doing something you love in the company of other artists?

2. Look at the organization of the workshop. 

Is transportation or organization at painting sites included? or will you spend precious painting time driving around looking for places to paint? Or better yet, looking for the class? Is the class limit reasonable , or will you be vying for attention with 20+ other participants?  Is the painting schedule flexible to allow for non planned opportunities?

3. Look at the work of the instructor.

Does the work represent a direction you would like to go in? or perhaps try something new to give your work a jump start?

4. Come to the workshop with an Open Mind

 A workshop is a place to try new techniques and ideas.
If you approach the workshop starting in doing what you've always done, the way you've always done it, you defeat the purpose of the new experience, saturated in creativity.
A workshop is not a place to show off your skills. 

5. Keep a journal

I ask my students to begin a journal 3-4 days before the workshop and continue it for at least that long after they get back home. The journal should be something you keep for yourself. Don't use this as a textbook, be personal. Write down your goals for this workshop. This will enable you to relive your workshop experience when you need your memory jogged.

6Bring a camera

Record your travel, your painting locations and any demos your instructor may  do. Sometimes it's the little things you may miss that makes a difference.

7. Ask questions

No such thing as a silly question at a workshop.  
No questions... no answers!
And the person next to you may have the same question.

8. The Cookie Cutter Syndrome

If your instructor specifies that you use ( for example) the exact pallette that they do, you're not getting individual attention. An instructor should meet you ''where you are' in terms of your painting knowledge. This is not to say a beginner or someone looking for guidance in buying supplies should not take instructor's suggestions. Some fantastic painters are not necessarily good instructors. You've all seen classes of 'cookie cutter' students where you can pick out the instructor by looking at the work the class has done.

9. Network - Be a Sponge

Rarely do you have the opportunity in a creatively charged atmosphere where you will eat, sleep and breathe painting.
The osmosis in such an adventure is amazing!
Take the time to know your fellow students, some of the most enduring friendships are born in a workshop.

10. Don't expect finished Paintings

If your goal is to come away with finished paintings, you're going to miss a lot of stuff! It's tempting for all of us to do this.

A. You may not be experienced painting outdoors and may be overwhelmed by the information in front of you. Give yourself some slack time to adjust. If you have normally painted in a studio, you will now be doing problem solving 'on your feet'.  

B. Use Professional Materials
Don't let your struggle be with inferior student grade paints and supports. Buy a few good artist grade materials instead of a store full of cheaper supplies.

C. If you put your energy into 'finishing', you're missing your next great painting. 
It may very well be your "AH HA" painting!

The Best thing I can give painters at my workshops is a  "Pocketful of Seeds" to take home...
tools that you will have the week after you get home, and the week after that, when you're problem solving on your own.

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PLEASE NOTE : Balance is due 30 days before start of workshop.For registrations made less than 30 days from event, full amount is due at time of registration. Full refunds available up to 45 days from start of workshop,  minus a $50.00 fee.We regret, less than 45 days from start of class, because of advance reservations, no refunds are available.
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