||Plein Air Workshops
The focus of the instruction will be very comprehensive,
starting with equipment, preparation, and set up of tools. My
near thirty years of experience as an illustrator and painter
will help explain the structure and emphasis on drawing, value
and composition. It’s my goal to help students fully understand
the process of composing a painting. Atmosphere, color, design
and brushwork will be emphasized throughout the workshop experience.
Each day I will do a demo describing my technique and process
along the way. Both one-on-one critiques at the easel and group
discussions will be held daily. My influences, both historical
and contemporary, will be part of our conversation over the course
of the workshop. I hope that each participant can become more
visually aware and have a more solid foundation in a relaxed and
A list of suggested supplies along with directions will be sent out upon sign-up.
||Point Reyes Field Institute, June, 6-8
Come paint in beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. This three day, two night workshop at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center near Limantour Beach will be exciting and fun. We will drive to a couple different locations depending on the weather. This unique setting in West Marin, from the cliffs and rocky shores of the Pacific to Pierce Point Ranch offers some of the most dramic scenes in all of California.
Costs, $200.00 members, $230.00 non-members
Rusticana, August, 8-10
This 3 day workshop is situated on 44 acres of rolling hills in
Los Gatos, Ca. Frank and Marilyn Dorsa's Umbrian styled home captures
the beauty of central Italy and is the artists packdrop. The terraced
vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are surrounded by majestic
oaks, which create a painters paradise. At noon students are treated
to a family gathering of chef Franca Coletta's unforgettable culinary
lunch. Registration begins, Feb. 1.
Contact Sara Langone
(408) 371-3067 firstname.lastname@example.org
||Filoli, Date TBD
Located 30 miles south of San Francisco next to Crystal Springs
Reservoir in Woodside,CA. Filoli is an historic site of the Trust
for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country
estates of the 20th century. Throughout the over 650 acres are
16 acres of English renaissance gardens and the remaining area
is mixed forests of oak and redwood stands, chaparral and grasslands.
Classes will be from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Registration begins Aug. 30... go
Please call or e-mail me with any questions you may have.