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Painting On Location – A Spontaneous Approach To Nature: Workshop led by Jason Sacran

May 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a day long workshop with a focus on painting responsively, taught by Plein Air Artist Jason Sacran. Some would call it painting quickly, or making quick sketches. Think of it as a workshop on “quick draws”, but a moment rather than a clock marks the time limit. The instructor will begin with a small talk/presentation and then do a demonstration. The class will follow and do the same. The instructor encourages participants to ask lots of questions throughout the workshop.

The objectives for this workshop are
-Gain experience with one of the toughest subjects – plein air
-Choosing where to paint & what to think about before settling on a spot to paint
-How to approach a plein air painting and follow through
-When to call it quits/finishing your piece

Please bring the follownig supplies & materials:

-Paints: use whatever painting medium and colors you are comfortable with or have. You should at least have the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and white in whatever medium you use.

NOTE: Although open to acrylic and other mediums, the preferred medium for this workshop is oil paint. The instructor will be painting in oils. Here are the colors that he will most likely be using: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cad Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Green, Ivory Black. And most likely Yellow Ochre.

Brushes: Use the brushes you have. Although soft bristles and sables are fine, the instructor prefers bristle brushes. You can find the brushes Jason uses at this link: http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/jason-sacran-set . Bring a pallet knife too.

Supports: Although we will most likely only paint one or two pieces, bring several canvases or panels, minimum size 8×10, maximum size 12×16, for variety’s sake.

Other: rags/paper towels, a can for your turpentine (for oils) or water (for acrylics) an easel and possibly a table trey, a pallet, turpentine (for oils only), trash bag (grocery bag), maybe sunscreen and bottled water and whatever else you believe you may want or need.

The event will be held from 9am-4pm with a lunch break from 12pm-1pm. The cost for the workshop is $150. Space is limited. Please call the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-2787, or email art@alleganyarts.org to register!


May 12, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Allegany Arts Council
9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States