Misty mornings, hazy low-lying clouds and fog offer subtle, thick and wonderful atmosphere to a painting. There are so many different moods to the sky above. Even though mega-dynamic billowing clouds have the allure of grandeur, it is equally important to be able to capture the subtlety of light through a veil of mist or fog. One of the most beautiful subjects to paint in nature is the ever-changing sky. Sunsets, starry nights, lazy summer days, and storm fronts provide a lifetime of inspiration. This full-day acrylic workshop will focus on creating depth and atmosphere in a simple “sky-scape” (pictured above). Demo’s will be given throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques. By using a limited color palette of only three (you heard right – three!) colors we will build transparent and opaque layers to ultimately capture the misty veil of a foggy day.
There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.
All levels welcome! This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner. More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves. The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.
WOW! All the artist-grade GOLDEN brand acrylic paint and GOLDEN brand acrylic medium is included?
How wonderful is that?!
There are some things that you will need to bring: Check out the Atmospheric Depth materials list
Atmospheric Depth Student Work
How to stay cool in the classroom:
It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the summer. Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!
- Wear clothes that are comfortable and can “breathe” – this includes shoes. When your feet are cool, your body feels a little cooler (avoid flip flops or any shoes that you might trip on. Sandals with a heel strap are ok)
- Hydrate yourself: Bring some cool water to keep yourself going through the workshop.
- I have some cooling towels that you are free to use on the back of your neck in case the summer heat asserts itself 😉
Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast. PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration! Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop. All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account. Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing. If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.
University Art has a parking lot – thank goodness! There is also a Safeway, Subway and Starbucks down the road on San Carlos & Meridian.