May 4-7, 2020

Instructor: STEVE KLEIER

Making A Scene

 

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In this three-day workshop I will show you how to organize a picture to paint a scene. The most natural and organic landscape has a lot in common with a geometric urban city scene, when you know what to look for.  We will paint both!

The ideas that create depth in a painting are the same for any scene. One just needs to know how to apply these principles for maximum effect. There is a popular style among painters these days that is to “draw tight and paint loose.” I think that is an exciting way to work. The ideas we will discuss about composition, expression and perspective apply to all painting. Students should know about graded washes and have some drawing.

Intermediate and advanced level

 

 Click here for VIDEO of Steve Kleier teaching

 

 

A bit of Steve’s Art. Want to know more about Steve? Visit his website.

 

2020 Costs to Attend

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Triple
3 roommates in bunk style rooms (lower bunks only). Some rooms have bathroom in the room, some in the hall.
Program fee $250 + Meals $150 +
Housing $150 = $550
3 nights +
9 meals
Double
Share with 1-2 roommates (bathroom in room or next door)
Program fee $250 + Meals $250 +
Housing $150= $650
3 nights +
9 meals
Single

Solo room (bathroom in room or next door) 2 available

Program fee $250 + Meals $150 +
Housing $350 = $750
3 nights +
9 meals
Commuter
No overnight lodging, includes lunches and dinners
Program fee $250 + Meals $106 +
Facility use fee $140 = $496
3 lunches +
3 dinners

 

Cancellation Policy:

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option: 

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

 

Monday, May 4, 2020:

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Check in Wright Hall

5:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation

5:50 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Intro session

I am really looking forward to this series and want you to get the most out of it. The intro will talk about things to look for in any scene. With a few observation skills and a little planning, we are set up for success. Bring a sketchbook to this one.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Session – Creating Depth

Creating depth is one of the most important concepts in scene painting. Using shape, tone and line the artist can create a very convincing illusion of depth on a flat surface. Let me show you how that works.

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Session – Composition for Town and Country

Landscapes and street scenes all conform to the laws of observation and proportion. This afternoon we will use what we have learned to paint a simple landscape and an easy street scene.

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

5:45 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time

Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Session – Options for Landscape

Landscape painting is as varied as the landscape itself. Skies, water, rocks, trees and all are the elements of landscape. Putting them together in a painting is the artists job. This is where the organized creativity really starts kicking in.

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Session – Nitty Gritty of the City

The city is full of nitty gritty. Cars, people, signs, all the flotsam and paraphernalia of the street. How to and when not to use these in a painting are both ways the artist need to know. Creative simplification is a key.

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

5:45 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time

Thursday, May 7, 2020

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Session – Customizing the Landscape

Into the Wild. We will start with a question answer session about landscape painting. Then the students will be free to paint a landscape of their own design. As you work, I will observe, make comments and answer questions. To end the class, we will share our best landscape with the group.

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Session – Managing a Street

Managing a Street. The same as above but using a street scene.

4:00 PM – Workshop concludes

5:00 PM – Check out

 

Steve Kleier Art Class Materials List

Watercolor materials

Always bring a sketchbook and drawing materials.

6b pencil, kneaded eraser, medium hardness charcoal.

 

Watercolor Class Materials List

Cold Press Watercolor paper 140 lb

Selection of artists quality watercolor brushes

(1” flat, large, medium and small rounds and a rigger/liner)

Pallet for mixing colors on

Sketchbook and drawing pencil

Kleenex

Palette knife

Old dish towel or similar

Photos for reference

Basic colors

This is a classic selection of colors based on double primaries.

 

Basic Colors

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean Blue Hue or Manganese blue

Burnt Sienna

Raw Sienna

Cad Yellow Light

Cad Red Light

Alizarin Crimson

 

optional

Burnt Umber

Prussian Blue

Permanent rose or magenta

Black or neutral tint

Viridian Green

Chinese white (watercolor class only)

Titanium White (acrylic class only)

 

Or, just bring the colors you have and use those

 

 

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