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In-Person Landscape Courses

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (IN-PERSON) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 24, 2020

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Times variable.

Register by:  September 18

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials List

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Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor (IN-PERSON) DR 605WP

$195

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Sep 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Draw and paint outdoors, on-location!  Learn the basics of drawing and painting with watercolor and pastel, ideal for plein air, as you work on Logan Square and other choice locations along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Amenities will be available along the way. All levels welcome.

Register by:  September 18

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP

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Image:

Howard Watson (b. 1929), Untitled [Newsstand], n.d., watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 1/2 in. (27.94 x 39.37 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2019.3.71, Gift of Dr. Constance E. Clayton in loving memory of her mother Mrs. Williabell Clayton

The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition (IN-PERSON) PT 605EB

$395

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Paint outdoors this autumn!  Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope/Lambertville countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. The beautiful grounds of the David Library of the American Revolution will be our home base and main location.  Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has 20 years experience in the field. In this class Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors.
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel.
  • Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car.
  • Learn about the working properties of different surfaces to paint on including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, masonite all have different working properties.
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting.
  • Drawing and proportion in composition of a landscape will be explained and demonstrated.
  • Students will become expert in finding locations suitable for painting. Finding flat surface to stand on is a simple but important part of learning to paint outdoors.
  • Learn how to orient themselves to the sun and how to find shelter form wind and rain.
  • Students will learn to assess the time of day and how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky.
  • Students will learn to make quick field sketches and how to bring them to full completion, and develop a sense of place.
  • Students will learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature.
  • Students will learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air work.

Register by:  September 25

Materials List

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Plein Air Painting at Andalusia, Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum (IN-PERSON) PT 605AA

$395

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Oct 5, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the essentials of landscape painting this fall with master plein air painter, Joseph Sweeney, on the grounds of Andalusia, Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum.  Located on a wooded promontory overlooking the Delaware River, Andalusia has been a stately presence on this stretch of water, just north of Philadelphia, for more than two hundred years. The ancestral home of the Biddle family, Andalusia is also a natural paradise of native woodlands and spectacular gardens that have evolved over time.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity, made by special arrangement!  Learn more about Andalusia.

Please note: The October 12 and November 9 classes will take place on Tuesdays, October 13 & November 10

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors.
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel.
  • Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car.
  • Learn about the working properties of different surfaces to paint on including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, masonite all have different working properties.
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting.
  • Drawing and proportion in composition of a landscape will be explained and demonstrated.
  • Students will become expert in finding locations suitable for painting. Finding flat surface to stand on is a simple but important part of learning to paint outdoors.
  • Learn how to orient themselves to the sun and how to find shelter form wind and rain.
  • Students will learn to assess the time of day and how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky.
  • Students will learn to make quick field sketches and how to bring them to full completion, and develop a sense of place.
  • Students will learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature.
  • Students will learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air work.

Register by:  September 28

Materials List

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