PLEIN AIR TORONTO 2019
******** Please join me, with my friend and fellow artist Stefan Nuetzel ********
August 12th to 16th, 2019, In Toronto, Canada.
Stefan and I have had extensive experience in painting on site ( En Plein Air ) and have taught the Plein air methods together in, Germany, Austria, and Greece.
Two instructors will give you twice the learning experience and I'm very excited that Stefan has agreed to travel from Vienna to join us.
The topic is urban impressionism and we will paint at some great locations throughout the city of Toronto.
On site painting requires some changes in work practices and materials. We will be doing small paintings because our time will be limited due to rapidly changing light situations.
This forces the artist to concentrate on the essentials. The equipment will be reduced to the bare minimum as we take the studio into nature.
We will use a reduced number of colors so we can focus on color harmony and tonal values. You can paint using oil, acrylic or watercolour, but if painting feels too ambitious, you're welcome to bring a sketch pad and draw along with us.
If you don't have a device for carrying wet paintings, specially designed clips for this purpose will be available to borrow or purchase to do the job.
If you don't have ...or don't want to purchase an outdoor easel, Various sizes of cigar boxes are easily adapted for carrying brushes and paints etc.
When you sign up, detailed instructional material will be made available so that you can make your own personal "Pochade box"
At the beginning, materials and procedures are explained, followed by painting demonstrations and practical exercises. If there is rain, we will go to locations that have covered areas to paint.
If you are coming from out of town, please contact us if you would like recommendations for hotels or if you have further questions.
Classes run from: Monday, 12. August – Friday 16. August 2019
we will start at 10:00 am sharp and finish by 3:30 pm
We will break for lunch at 12:30 til 1:00 pm
( some locations may have restaurants but it is advised to pack your own lunch )
You will have 5 hours of instruction and guidance throughout the day,
( 25 hours total for the week )
You are welcome of course to stay at the locations longer to continue painting if you are feeling ambitious !!
We will attempt to meet at pre-arranged locations that are convenient to TTC
and/or parking for those who wish to drive.
Party and Exhibition: (TBD)
Deposit: $50- ( refundable if the course doesn't run )
Minimum Attendees: 6
Maximum Attendees: 15
please contact me for questions or to book your space...