Images Art Gallery is offering a two-day Plein Air Workshop for artists at all levels in oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 to October 1. Workshop students will meet at Images Art Gallery, 7320 W. 80th St., Overland Park, Kansas, and then work outdoors.
“Fall is my favorite season. I am giving a 2 day fall plein air workshop through Images Art Gallery,” Chris Willey said. “This workshop is for all levels of painters. I will break it down into steps so that you know what materials to bring, how to begin, how to finish. No matter your skill level there will be some take always that you can begin to be incorporate into your work.
“I’m a retired art professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. I taught plein air painting as a class for many years. I have also taken artists to Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands for workshops. I compete in many plein air events, often winning awards and/or selling work. I also continue to give workshops. Feel free to look at my resume on my website for a fuller picture of my expertise and samples of my work: Chris Willey Website
“Day one we will be working inside to begin. We will discuss what materials you need, and discuss how to begin. We will then head outside to the park nearby. I will do a demo in oil, and we will all do some small studies,” Willey said.
“Day two will begin in the park. I will do another demo in pastel. Students will build on one of the studies and finish one or two paintings. Plein air painting is based on light and weather. The light changes so quickly that one only has a couple of hours to really work on a painting. We will bring the paintings back to the studio for a final critique and wrap up.
“Plein air can work in a variety of mediums. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are all welcome in this workshop. The same principles apply to all three mediums and I am fluent in all of them.”
When: Friday-Saturday Sept.30-Oct.1, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30.p.m.
Place: Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113 (For all levels of students)
Costs: $175.00 Workshop fee is refundable, less $40, up to Sept 27th. After that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address.
A supply list will be given after registration. Class size is limited, sign up soon.
Pay: check or credit card to Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, Kansas 66204 – 913-232-7113
There are restaurants on either side of Images. Refrigerator and microwave also available at Images