Painting the Impressionist Landscape


Tuesdays, April 4-May 9
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor:  Durinda Cheek


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6 weeks | Tuesdays, April 4-May 9
1:00 – 4:00 pm
instructor:  Durinda Cheek

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose paintings are  characterized by small, thin,  brush strokes, open composition, and emphasis on capturing light and its changing qualities.  Some of the most famous names associated with impressionism are Cassat, Monet and Renoir.

In this six-week class, students will learn to see the natural world as an Impressionist and discover the materials and formats the Impressionists used.  Students will delve into Impressionist painting techniques from planning a composition to capturing light effects and suggesting atmospheric perspective.

Demonstrations will be in oils; however, acrylic or pastel painters will be able to use the information as well.  Beginners to advanced will benefit from the techniques and how basic color theory is used to capture light in the landscape.

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