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Finding your Natural Style:
Plein Air Painting Workshop with Kevin Gleason

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Two Days: Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29, plus an Introductory Evening Friday April 27

Enjoy an evening in the artist’s home viewing and discussing art followed by two days of painting and demos in the field.

There are as many ways to interpret a scene in painting as there are artists in the world.  An artist’s style emerges as they make decisions about what aspects of a scene they want to emphasize.  

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The main focus of this workshop will be on composition and design, since the design is what communicates this visual idea to the viewer.  We will learn how individuals can use shapes, values, edges and color combinations in a personalized way to create a strong focal point and emphasize what they love most about a particular view.

There will be daily demos in oils followed by exploratory exercises and then individualized attention while painting on site.  Students of all levels using oils or acrylics are welcome.  

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About The Artist
I grew up in Lake Tahoe, California, but have lived in Santa Barbara for over twenty years.  There is nothing I enjoy more than hiking and exploring with my wife and daughters and painting the awesome landscapes we encounter.   I have taught drawing and painting for almost twenty years at Dos Pueblos High School.  I am honored to be a member of SCAPE and the Oak Group and I believe that landscape painting has never been more relevant and vital.  Besides being an act of creating something beautiful, our art can raise awareness about our vulnerable wilderness areas.

Dates: April 27 (6pm to 7:30 pm), April 28 and 29 (9 am to 4 pm with an hour for lunch)
Locations: Santa Barbara County; Exact Locations TBA
Cost: $230 for SCAPE members; $280 for non-SCAPE members which includes SCAPE membership
Maximum Number of Students: 13
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, water and snacks served daily
Supply List: Provided upon enrollment

How to Enroll

1. Pay online. Payment assures you a spot in the workshop. To pay:
    Select the correct rate (the non-SCAPE rate includes membership)
    Click on the orange "Add to Cart" and follow the simple steps
2. After payment, click on the "Download Registration Form:
    Print the form
    Complete in pen
    Mail the form to SCAPE (address is on the form)

For Questions and Assistance, contact Cezanne Totton , info@s-c-a-p-e.org

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Expressive Pastels: How to Loosen Up and add Spice to your Paintings
Karen Margulis, Master Pastel Artist

May 18, 19 and 20, 2018

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Karen Margulis will cover tips and techniques to help artists interpret their reference material with more expression in their own unique voice. She will introduce simple ways to start a painting and how to finish and add those important finishing touches. Students will work with both dry and wet underpainting techniques.

The studio workshop will be held at the scenic Santa Barbara harbor, a wonderful spot to take reference photos.

About the Instructor
Karen Margulis is an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Master Circle recipient and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA). She is also a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society.

“Karen has earned a well-deserved reputation as an excellent instructor. She is warm, approachable and helps increase skills and understanding of the concepts that will take your paintings to the next level.” Lynn Humphrey, Santa Barbara Pastel Artist

Karen Margulis’ landscape and wildflower paintings have received recognition in many International exhibitions including PSA and IAPS where her Queen Anne’s Lace painting won the 2011 poster competition. Karen’s work has been featured in the June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal. Her painting, Summer Reprise, was chosen for the cover image.

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Enrollment Information
Location: Santa Barbara Harbor, Marine Center Classroom,
125 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, 9 am to 4 pm with an hour for lunch
Maximum Number of Students: 14
Special Note: The classroom is accessible by stairs only (approximately 20 stairs)
Parking: City Pay Lots (maximum $11 per day); Ride-pooling or Drop Off Recommended for this Reason
Refreshments: Coffee, Tea, Water and Snacks Daily
If the workshop is Full: Contact Cez to be put on the wait list

 

How to Enroll

1. Pay online. Payment assures you a spot in the workshop. To pay:
    Select the correct rate (the non-SCAPE rate includes membership)
    Click on the orange "Add to Cart" and follow the simple steps
2. After payment, click on the "Download Registration Form:
    Print the form
    Complete in pen
    Mail the form to SCAPE (address is on the form)

For Questions and Assistance, contact Cezanne Totton , info@s-c-a-p-e.org

member/nonmember

Join internationally acclaimed artist Matt Smith for three days of studio landscape painting

February 12, 13 and 14, 2018

Expect daily demonstrations and plenty of personal attention. - Matt Smith

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This workshop is for oil and acrylic painters, medium to advanced level. Matt will begin with an in-depth discussion of the importance of drawing, value, design and color and how they relate to the particular subject. The course covers how to construct a painting, individual vision and the importance of working from life.
Matt Smith has lived and painted in Europe. He currently lives in Arizona. He spends most of his time painting en plein air from southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies. He also enjoys painting the California coast to the Colorado mountains.
Matt Smith is the recipient of numerous awards and he has been featured in many publications. His influences include Maynard Dixon, William Herbert Dunton and Edgar Payne.
I appreciate traditional landscape painting and I am inspired by the pristine landscapes of the American West… - Matt Smith

This workshop is predicted to fill quickly, probably within a day or two!

Cost: $430 for S.C.A.P.E. Members; $480 for non-SCAPE members includes membership
Pay online, then mail registration form to coordinator
Maximum of 13 students
Goleta Valley Community Center (free parking)
9 am to 4 pm with an hour for lunch

Materials list and refreshments provided
Register by December 1, 2017

SOLD OUT!

You may contact Workshop Coordinator Cezanne Totton to be added to the Wait List - ceztom@cox.net

Download the registration form


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