I don't often blog detailed reports on the Paint Sedona plein air painting workshops, the reason being that I do so many of them. But I thought I'd give you an idea of what we do. I offer three different types of workshops: all-level workshops, retreat/advanced/mentoring workshops, and also special topic workshops. (You can get details on all of these at www.paintsedona.com.) This past week, we had an all-level workshop.
The all-level workshops are, in many ways, similar to the workshops I teach when I travel cross-country. We cover the fundamentals of plein air painting and go to some pretty spectacular places to try out the techniques I teach. Every day, we start in the studio with a short lecture plus a field demonstration, followed by student painting time and critiques. The critiques - I prefer to call the critique a "show-and-tell," which sounds much less intimidating - may happen at the end of the day or first thing the next morning, depending on time.
The big difference between these workshops and the ones I teach cross-country is the size. My Paint Sedona workshops are limited to four students. Attendees really enjoy this small group size and the extra attention they get. Plus, I like the fact that a small group has a much smaller impact on the environment.
|Oak Creek Blues, 9x12 pastel - $150+shipping|
|Schnebly Hill Reds, 9x12, oil - $150+shipping|
Next time, I'll write about one of my special topic weeks.