Join local artist and instructor Robert Yonke June 17-June 19 for a nature inspired art workshop: "Finding the Nature in Painting". This workshop is designed for experienced artists who are looking to enhance the use of nature in their work.
Being in the outdoors can lift your spirits and stoke your creativity, yet often the scale of a natural seascape or landscape can be so overwhelming that it can be hard to find a painting in it. Rather than try to copy some impressive vista, sometimes it is better to isolate a feature within and build a painting around it. Students will address nature this way and explore some simple design techniques as aids. Building on these found designs, students will work on overall page design and the employment of limited palette colors to create drama and maintain unity.
The 3-day workshop will be held at The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, Monday-Wednesday from 10am-3pm. Experience working with visual media such as watercolor, acrylics, pastel or oil is required. Class size is limited. Cost is $100 per student. To register or for more info, call 301-334-6580.