March 21th – 23th, 2014 9:30 AM – 4 PM
One cannot always be outside, and many of the strongest pieces of representational art are executed over time in the studio. With this in mind, these workshop-style classes will usually begin with a presentation that either introduces and/or reinforces the basics of getting started on a painting, whether in the studio or in the field.
Gene closely follows the tenets of John F. Carlson and his insistence that the student (whatever the experience level) adhere to some strong fundamental principles. This means that the sessions will be “power -packed” with both information and execution, and drive our skill sets in a comprehensive and intensive manner.
We will progress through exercises designed to equip each student with skills that will be useful in continuing their personal growth toward their individual goals. For as much time as is possible – given the variables of location, class size, and weather- Gene will spend time with each individual student at their easel – one-on-one “private” mentoring time. He will demo and paint alongside the group, reinforcing the tenets mentioned above.
Class is open to all levels – though students should be somewhat familiar with their equipment and be comfortable “setting up.” We are going to learn things that you can take with you into the field no matter where on the planet you find yourselves – and, above all, have a great time!