OPS was formed to create opportunities and incentives for artists of like mind to come together and paint ...........En Plein Air

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

 

OPS membership boasts not only gifted painters, but excellent teachers and workshop instructors as well.  Visit this page often for updates and new workshop listings.  Classes and workshops are open to any artist wishing to advance their skills to the next level.  You need not be a member of Outdoor Painters Society to attend one of these workshops....but after meeting and painting along with some of our members, we hope you will consider joining this active outdoor painting group. (We paint indoors too!)

                             

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ATTENTION OPS MEMBERS:  IF YOU ARE TEACHING AN UPCOMING WORKSHOP - FREE LISTING AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE -  EMAIL INFO TO:  outdoorpainterssociety@gmail.com

 

 

 

 WORKSHOPS








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SPENCER MEAGHER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS:


Watercolor in the Studio

Savannah, GA

October 27, 2017 - 1:30-4PM


Hosted by Savannah Art Association


The workshop will be at the Jepson Art Center


About Savannah: With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm for the senses. The city of Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture. Take the time to wander off the beaten path and experience the history, beauty and charm of this beloved coastal city. Description courtesy of http://www.savannah.com/ 

If this description doesn't make you want to visit Savannah, nothing will.

Class Description:

This short, half day studio workshop is perfect for all levels of painter and promises to be fun and exciting. Instructions will focus on the fundamentals of painting in watercolor. Students will observe Spencer demonstrate each step of his approach to capturing the subject at hand. Students will be working from a photograph and will have ample time after each step to replicate what the instructor has just shown them.

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. We will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Anticipate completing one 11x15" watercolor in this class.


A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.


For more info and to register click this link. http://www.savannahartassociation.com/PaintOutSav2016%20Spencer%20Meagher.html


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com




Cedarburg in Watercolor, A Plein Air Workshop with Spencer Meagher

Hosted by Cedarburg Plein Air, Cedarburg, WI

Sat. June 16, 2017 / 9am -4pm


About Cedarburg: From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!
 Description courtesy http://www.ci.cedarburg.wi.us/

Class Description:

This plein air workshop will be a fun finish for the Cedarburg, WI Plein Air event. This one day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of painting en plein air. After observing a brief demo students will have the opportunity to select their scene and paint it under the instructors guidance

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. 

Spencer will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students should come prepared to paint as many as two, 11x15-inch paintings.


Participants will gain confidence and learn to overcome the fear of painting in public.


A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.


For more info and to register click this link. http://cedarburgpleinair.com/


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com


Watercolor Basics

Grand Marais, MN

June 23-25, 2017 - 9:00-4PM


Hosted by Grand Marais Art Colony


The workshop will be at the Art Colony


This quaint, friendly harbor village is bursting with creative and authentic personalities, as well as natural beauty and one-of-a-kind events. Grand Marais was named a Top 100 Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, won the title of “America’s Coolest Small Town” by Budget Travel Magazine, and the Grand Marais Art Colony was chosen as one of the top 10 artist colonies in America by Coastal Living Magazine.Descriptions courtesy of http://www.visitcookcounty.com/communities/grand-marais/


Nestled between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, it’s easy to see how people get inspired here. Home to the nationally renowned North House Folk School, musicians, artists, photographers and artisans add an artistic flair to the area’s unique restaurants and shops.


Grand Marais is an Artist's Paradise.


Class Description:

Students will have opportunity to follow along as the instructor demonstrates each step in the process of painting in watercolors. Spencer will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. He will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Students will have the opportunity to paint as many as two, 11x15-inch paintings each day over the course of the workshop.

Students can opt to take the two-day class, Friday - Saturday for $190, or stay on for an optional 3rd day, Sunday, for $285.

Bring your own supplies or pay the optional supply fee - see supply list. Please indicate which you will do at the time of registration.


Contact the Art Colony by visiting: http://grandmaraisartcolony.org/workshop.cfm?wid=255, email at arts@boreal.org or call 218-387-2737

This class will be cancelled on June 17, 2017, if minimum student enrollment has not been met.  Please register before this date.


You may also contact Spencer at:

618-516-3860
smeagher61@gmail.com
www.spencermeagher.com


The Language of the Landscape with Julie Davis

November 3rd-4th, 2017

9am-4pm

$275 per student

Contact Debbie Minns at dm@kacckerrville@gmail.com or call 830.895.2911

Kerrville, Texas


Strengthen your landscape painting skills in this two-day oil painting workshop with Julie Davis. Designed for the beginning or intermediate artist, Davis will share the practices and techniques she uses to successfully translate the complexity of the landscape into a strong painting. Learn tools for efficiently gathering information outside, review composition and design, and reinforce values and the importance of simplifying. Demos and instruction will be followed by painting en plein air (weather permitting), with individual attention at the easel.


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WORKSHOPS WITH R. GREGORY SUMMERS:

I've two coming up, one in Saugatuk Michigan, September 22-24, and one in San Angelo Texas in October 30-1 with the En Plein Air Texas event.

More info and to register can be done at my link on my website http://rgregorysummers.com/workshops/









                                                                                                                                                                                   

 


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