Ken Cadwallader’s Plein Air Painting

Thursdays, July 14 to August 11 – 1:00pm to 6:00pm (August 18 will be added if needed.)

Tuition: $295 payable at 1st class

Location: Outside locations in the GR vicinity will be announced prior to each class.

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You will be on "high alert" with all your faculties functioning on the maximum level as you discover how training in plein air (landscape) painting brings all the crucial aspects of painting into play. This five-week class will focus on the core principles of painting on location and painting what you see with instruction custom-tailored for the individual's specific needs from beginner to pro. Experience demonstrations and discussions before each day's work and gain the insight needed to begin a painting. Review the fundamentals of painting: drawing, value, color, and edge, and how they work together to convey your vision to the viewer. Study how to organize warm and cool colors to represent nature’s harmony. Learn to simplify what you see and break down a painting into manageable pieces. Receive valuable feedback from the instructor and your classmates in daily discussions while learning the questions to ask yourself in order to critique your own work. Ken will demo in oils but all mediums are welcome. Class will be held at different outside locations with essential facilities in the Grand Rapids vicinity such as Millennium Park and Riverside Park. One extra class will be scheduled in case one is canceled due to very severe weather.