Thursday, April 29, 2010

Colleen Howe (Pastel) Workshop June17,18 & 19 at Emerald Art Center in Springfield

The Emerald Art Center in Springfield, OR offers high caliber workshops throughout the year. Of interest to Plein Air Painters is this upcoming workshop with Colleen Howe:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming Still Life & Figure Workshops (Oregon)

Reminder regarding upcoming workshops;
Eric Jacobsen
Lake Oswego, OR Painting Expressive Still Lifes April 24th (one day) 10-2 $50 Information here
Kitty Wallis, Fire & Earth Figures Beginning April 23 (three days) Information here

Other workshops here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

join the Kitty Wallis workshop --April 23, 24, & 25!

Kitty Wallis' figure workshop is very close and she is offering an amazing deal again for PPASP members! The workshop is April 23, 24 and 25 at Fire & Earth Studio. There will also be a model fee, but it will be modest, split among all participants.

Kitty Wallis welcomes all levels from beginner on up. Those currently not "enrolled" as PPASP members are also encouraged to call for further details (Kitty has a "new student" stimulus package too).

This is your chance to study with arguably the best figure pastelist in all of the US--and at the best price ever offered!

Email or call right away Email Kitty Wallis or call tel: 503-307-1142

Monday, April 12, 2010

THREE Elio Camacho workshops to chose from! (Yamhill, Columbia Gorge & Hillsboro, Oregon)

Here is up-to-date information for popular Elio Camacho's workshops in Oregon this summer. Elio's mentor is highly respected Ovanes Berberien, the Russian painter who studied under Sergei Bongart. Elio is a very favored teacher of several PPASP members. Sign up at your earliest convenience so that you don't lose your spot. Elio's workshops fill up! Scroll down to read about all three opportunities. (Testimonials here)

1. June 25, 26 and 27, 2010
Yamhill Lavender Festival Yamhill, Oregon

Elio Camacho will teach a three day workshop held at Wild Rain Farm or Woodland Lavender. The cost is $265. There are only 16 spots available. To secure your place, a deposit of $50 is due with the balance of $215 due by June 1, 2010. Elio workshop will kick off the Yamhill Lavender Festival Plein Air Paint Out. The paint out will begin June 25 and go through July 9, 2010. The cost to participate in the paint out is $25.00. The festival itself will be July 10 and 11, 2010 at Beulah Park in Yamhill. Direct any questions to: Cathy Long (503) 857-0145 e-mail: stevewlong(at)comcast(dot)net Susan Day (503) 662-3339 Mail registration of workshop to: ECW c/o Cathy Long 1320 SW 2nd St McMinnville, OR 97128-5440 Make checks out to: ECW/YLF

2. July 5-9, 2010

Five days of plein air painting in the Columbia River Gorge Join Elio Camacho for five days of plein air painting instruction on the Columbia River Gorge. Elio studied under Russian Impressionist Ovanes Berberian and is influenced by master impressionists such as Bongart, Sorrolla, and Fechin. Elio is was named "Artist to Watch" in the July 2009 Issue of Southwest Art. If you want to learn to fill your canvases with color and boldness then this class may be for you. Some of the things we will cover are:
  • Stroke angle and how it affect depth in thick loose strokes
  • Properly holding a brush to ensure you have limitless possibilities with your strokes
  • Brush speed
  • Time management and capturing the moment: The question most often asked is “how do you deal with the changing light”. We will cover efficient ways of painting so you dont waste strokes or motions.
  • Forget formulas and learn to “SEE”: Learning see nature as paint.
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
  • Each day will end with a group critique
To find out more and register: Workshop information Sign up now to secure your spot!

3. July 15 and 16, 2010
Cultural Arts Center Hillsboro, Oregon Join Elio Camacho for this special two day Plein Air workshop preceding the Hillsboro Plein Air Painting Event on July 17th. Painters will join Elio at various Hillsboro locations and brush up on their skills while painting the town. Elio’s colorful approach to painting and his sunny disposition are guaranteed to inspire.
Students will need to bring all their own materials and will be given a map to locate Elio after they check in at the Arts Center the morning of the first day.
7/15 & 7/16 Day: Thursday and Friday Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Fee: $175 Blurb in the front of the catalog: On Saturday, July 17, the Cultural Arts Center will host Hillsboro Plein Air: An Outdoor Painting Event and Competition sponsored by the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council. This year painters will again enjoy painting the sights of Main Street and Saturday Market. A series of historically themed tableaux vivants will be presented by Associates of Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing, The Ladies’ Tea Guild and the Oregon Regency Society for those painters with an inclination for figurative and narrative art. Artists who want to brush up on their craft may want to take a special Plein Air workshop prior to the event with guest artist Elio Camacho. Camacho hails from the Bay area and makes an annual trip to Oregon to teach his vibrant style and infuse students with positive energy. The Plein Air event costs $25.00

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Friday, April 9, 2010

"Good News"! Hood River (OR) area Plein Air Artists Tuesday 4/13/10

A message from Bonnie White:

Tuesday is supposed to be cloudy with a chance of rain but I thought we could get the season started anyway by going to Good News Gardening. They have tons of bright and cheerful flowers to paint and I was out there the other day while the rain was pouring and it even sounded good coming down on the greenhouses. If it gets too cold they have food and coffee at the Cafe. I'll be there at 9:00 a.m. if not before.

The address is 1086 Tucker Road, which is on the heights. If you are coming from Portland, take the first Hood River exit going east. Turn right. You will be on Cascade. Follow Cascade to the first stop light which will be 13th. Take a right on 13th. Go up the hill past the hospital, keep going through the business district (you will go through two stop lights). The road turns into Tucker Road. When it narrows after the second stop light, continue on until you reach 2086 Tucker Road on your right. It is right before the first big curve in the road. For parking, you can continue around the corner to the parking in the Church lot, which is clearly marked. You enter the gardens through the gate in the back. From the west, take the city center exit. Turn right on Oak Street, continue to 13th Street. Take a left on 13th and follow that road up past the hospital, through the two stop lights to 1086 Tucker Road on the right.

Hope to see you there. Bonnie

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