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The Fundamentals of Plein-Air Painting with Mike Berlinski

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Fundamentals of Plein-Air Painting

Instructor Name: Mike Berlinski

Date(s): October 1st

Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00

Location: Five Points Art Center Landscape

Ages: 18+

Cost: $90

Class Cap: 10

Workshop Description

From beginner to advanced artist.

This workshop will go over the basics of painting outdoors. Including composition, values and color theory. It will cover the importance of proper observation, lighting and learning to identify key elements in a landscape. In addition color mixing, application and personal expression will be discussed. There will be plenty of one on one help for each student. Taught by an accomplished professional plein-air painter.

Required Materials

Outdoor Painting Easel (French, Pochade or other) with a palette

Paints, Oil or Acrylic, all artist grade if possible:

Smaller tubes of;

Thalo Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Quinacridone Magenta

Cadmium Red Medium

Cadmium Yellow Lemon

Cadmium Yellow Medium

and a Large tube of Titanium White

Odorless Turp, Gamsol preferred for oils

Water for Acrylics

Medium glass jar with cover

A palette knife

Palette paper (smaller size)

Canvases any size from 12×16 to 16×20 suggested

Brushes; Decent quality bristle brushes for oils, Synthetic brushes for Acrylics.

1 large Flat about 1 inch

1 Flat about 1/2 inch

1 medium round

1 small round

Other paints, brushes and canvas sizes optional.

Instructor Bio

Mike began drawing and painting at the age of seven. He is basically self-taught and works primarily in oil paints. Mike is a serious and devoted painter and has been working to develop and express his talent for over twenty years. During this time he has exhibited in many art galleries and art exhibitions. In all of Connecticut and surrounding states Mike finds places to paint, explore and express his passion for the natural world. Favorite places include the Farmington Valley, Cape Ann and Cape Cod.

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October 1, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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