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All Workshops and Open Studios are held at Berkshire Paint and Sip's Studio at 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA.

MAR WORKSHOP - Impressionist Landscapes an Introduction to using Oil Paints

MAR WORKSHOP - Impressionist Landscapes an Introduction to using Oil Paints


MAR WORKSHOP:  Introduction to using Oil Paints, Impressionistic Landscapes.  Instructed by contemporary artist Michelle Iglesias.

All skill levels - Ages 16 to Adult    $80  
4 week course –  6-8pm - Mon 3/5, Mon 3/12, Mon 3/19, Mon 3/26. 

The focus of this class will be to learn the basic materials, techniques, and tools used to create an impressionistic landscape using oil paints.  Once we have covered the fundamentals of using the medium, you will learn the process of color palette selection, creating an under painting, tool options, and how to utilize glazes and washes to develop a fully realized painting.  Materials List will be provided for brushes, paints, and substrates via email prior to the class start date.  Each student will create 2 paintings during this workshop.  

Class Schedule
Wk 1:  Review of materials, painting basics, and discussion on painting style options.  Quick color demonstration and exercise on small canvas working from lesson references. 

Wk 2:  Begin larger painting with sketch of landscape and completion of the under-painting.

Wk 3:  Continue developing layers and building details to capture the dimensional vibrancy of the landscape.  If painting is dry enough at this stage, guidance will be given on how to effectively use glazes and washes for added affects, otherwise the glazes and washes can be accomplished in the final week.

Wk 4:  Completion of final layer to include fine tuning details and critique of finished painting. 

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