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Essence & Design: Plein Air Painting – with Ken DeWaard

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017

$175 - $200

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8,
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
$175 RAA&M Members /
$200 Non-Members.
Registration Deadline: September 30.

Essence: the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something. In essence – basically and without regard for peripheral details; fundamentally. Design: an arrangement of lines or shapes created to form a pattern. To do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind.

We will inevitably be chasing the light and seeing beyond what is there, always looking for more. No matter what we are faced with, it all comes down to design. Utilizing and building on what nature gives us but not being a slave to it. It is all about the design and interpretation.

We will be working to simplify our shapes, really push to explore our use of temperatures and color along with controlling our values as well as our edges. Composition and design underlie all of these along with our drawing which will be our foundation.

All in all we will look to make our paintings fresh, vibrant, and full of light and color. Not being a slave to what is there but knowing how to interpret the essence of it.

Individualized critique, at the students easel, will form the basis for instruction, as well as an oil painting demonstration on the first morning.

Students may work in the painting medium of their preference, be it oil, watercolor, pastel, or acrylic. A very modest, suggested supply list, will be available.

“My personal objective during this workshop is to make sure that each and every student experiences advancement.” – Ken DeWaard, Instructor

All levels welcome. A list of suggested materials will be provided in advance.

Registration Deadlines: Participants must register by the listed deadline – one week prior to the workshop.

Cancellation policy: Up to 7 days prior – any payment minus $50. Tuition will not be refunded after this 7 day period. This policy is strictly enforced.

To register, you may pay: online (see below); by phone 978.546.6604 with a credit card; or by mail with a check made payable to Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA (please put the name of the workshop in the Memo).


October 7, 2017
October 8, 2017
$175 - $200
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Rockport Art Association & Museum
12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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