2005 Workshops

Plein Air Spring


Location: Willow Wisp Farms Studios

Workshop Dates: 4/11/2005 - 4/15/2005

Contact Person: Peggy Taylor

Spring is an inspiring time to paint, but how do we channel the inspiration into a well-designed visual statement? This question is the basis for the guidance this workshop provides.

Landscape Painting from Life


Location: Fredericksburg, TX

Workshop Dates: 5/13/2005 - 5/16/2005

Contact Person: Bill Bush

Composition, design and use of color to interpret the landscape from life will be taught. Instructor demos and critiques included. Enjoy the charming pioneer town of Fredericksburg. Workshop straddles a weekend for convenience.

Plein Air Landscape: Design and Color


Location: Spring City, UT

Workshop Dates: 5/30/2005 - 6/3/2005

Contact Person: Susan Gallacher

This class will be conducted in and around the village of Spring City located in central Utah. Pioneer homsteads, farm scenes and spring blooms will be the inspirational subject matter for design and color lessons en plein air. A day of still life will be considered in the event of bad weather. The tuition includes lodging.

New Mexico Landscapes


Location: Rociada, NM, near Las Vegas, NM

Workshop Dates: 8/1/2005 - 8/5/2005

Contact Person: Bill Bush

This workshop will be conducted in the Rociada Valley which features broad views of pastures and mountains. Students will be housed in the Pendaries Lodge (www.pendaries.com) . Painting on location students will be tutored in the use of design, values and color to interpret nature. Instructor demos and critiques.

Painting the Autumn in Wine Country


Location: Willow Creek Farm, Paso Robles, CA

Workshop Dates: 10/31/2005 - 11/4/2005

Contact Person: Susie Gross or Ron Rencher

This landscape painting class will be conducted on the Willow Creek Farm property as well as neighboring properties with the possibility of a venture to the sea for a day of seascape painting. Students will be tutored in the discipline and proper use of design, color and values to interpret the landscape. Lodging and gourmet meals are on the Willow Creek Farm. This has the potential to be a unique experience. Instuctor demos and critiques included. Contact Susie Gross at: 805-238-0727.