2–day cityscape plein air painting workshop
Washington, D.C. with artist Nataliya Gurshman
June 9-10, 2017
space limited to 7 students
No refund policy. Cancellations will be given full credit for any future classes
Take your painting skills to the next level in this 2-day oil painting plein air workshop in captivating Washington, D.C. I have been teaching students of all ages and levels for the past 15 years and will inspire, encourage and challenge you to expand your artistic horizons. Join me in discovering and sharing new techniques and my painting secrets while enjoying the process.
This workshop will focus on capturing the essence of Washington, D.C. with oils and discovering its hidden treasures.
Concepts of composition, tonal value, edges, focal point as well as properties of colors and fundamentals of design will be covered. I will start each day with a 30 minute demo.
I limit the workshop to 7 students because I thrive to give everyone individual attention.
Supply List and Schedule
Students do not need to get exact brands of materials. The links provided are just for reference.
Oil Paints (preferably WinsorNewton Brand or higher)
Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarin, Ivory Black
Linceed oil 8oz jar
Masonite boards(at least 4) 8"x10" minimum size. Can be thin not cradled.
French portable/travel easel or other travel easles. Keep in mind please, that with this easle you will either have to hold your palette or need additional stool/table to put the palette on.
Long handled bristle bright flat brushes (approx. sizes #6, #8, #12) and a metal palette knife 3"–4" trowel
Cotton cloths (2-3) to paint and wipe brushes with, metal cup/jar for linceed oil, trash bag to dispose your leftover paints, etc., paper palette (size 9"x12"), portable stool if desired, hat, water, lunch, etc.
10am–2pm (10:00am–11:00am my Demo)
Focus will be on more traditional underpainting approach with monochromatic layer and then venturing into color.
10am–2pm (10am–11:00am my Demo)
Students will be introduced to an alla prima palette knife technique.
Students' travel, lunch and materials' expenses are not included into the workshop price. Payment is none refundable. The workshop will happen rain or shine (please dress accordingly). Your registration with the full payment guarantees a spot in the workshop.
Feel free to contact me in case of any questions. I am thrilled to work with you all.