Update: Class starting Friday, February 1, 2019
Some of the best painting days I've had have been in winter. Rain brings green hills and wildflowers. On a sunny day in a sheltered spot, the shadows are amazing. Of course, rain postpones class till the next week, but there are many sunny days in January, February and March.
The class is for people who have painted, would like to try landscape, but feel they need help getting started, for people who would like to try a different approach to the one they have been using, or people who feel they know how to start but want help (or just input) getting past the start.
I can offer tips on getting started with composition, color, and flow. It's all about the process. And how you can make it fit your abilities and inclinations.
We visit places nearby, where there is a bit of wildness. As a rather lazy person, I tend to avoid long walks with heavy equipment. (The struggle to set up can get in the way of the art).
If you think you might be interested in joining me, the class will generally meet on site Friday mornings at 9:30 or 10, till around 1. There will be 8 classes. First class meets at my studio and proceeds to to a site close at hand. (Aquatic Park? the North Branch of the library?)
There will be a demonstration, tips on getting started, help along the way, and show-and-tell. We'll go twice to a spot unless it's impossible because of wind or other issues. Communication individually by email so you get the right equipment and materials from the get-go. If enough people want to try locations farther away, we could make a trip to Mt Diablo or China Camp, both State Parks.
The 8 week series will be $250. There will be 2 or 3 makeup days for those who have to miss dates..
Send a message through contact menu if you are interested.