Skyscapes Over Landscapes with Christopher Groves


June 22-24
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Christopher Groves




THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

June 22-24
10 am-5 pm

We are excited to bring Chris Groves back to Townsend Atelier in 2018.  His workshops are always excellent,  informative, and fill up quickly, so register as soon as you are able.

In this three-day workshop, students will learn how to convincingly paint a variety of types of clouds from drawing to paint application. Working with simple value, limited temperature, and edges to form clouds of all sizes and shapes. The class will also cover how to form strong compositions with your clouds over different types of landscapes (Building, marsh, seascapes, etc), and how to tie them together to finish your paintings.

Studying past and present artists will be covered by use of slides and books throughout the 3 days; along with demos, class discussions, and one-on-one critiques. Students need to bring their own reference materials and will use color studies created in class to use within these reference materials.  There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Lunch is on your own.

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About the Instructor:
Christopher E . Groves OPA, ASMA studied at the Florence Academy of Art, Italy and the CAA Atelier Colorado– Classical Academy where he was lead Landscape Instructor from 2004-2008. He also has a BFA in Environmental Design/Architecture from Colorado University.

He is a member of Oil Painters of America – Signature Membership, American Impressionist Society, American Society of Marine Artists – Signature Membership and Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. He has received numerous awards for his work including : the OPA National Juried Exhibition 2016, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX; Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition 2015, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY; OPA National Juried Exhibition 2014, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT. His work can be found at Anderson Fine Art – St Simons, GA; Horton Hayes Fine Arts – Charleston, SC; Lagerquist Gallery – Atlanta, GA; Shain Gallery – Charlotte, NC; CAG – Greenville, NC; Mary Williams Fine Art – Boulder, CO; and Mackinac Fine Art – Mackinac Island, MI.

Refunds are not given for visiting artist workshop unless canceled by Townsend Atelier.