Plein Air Watercolor on the Central Coast

Education // Plein Air Watercolor on the Central Coast

Sep 27 - Sep 30

Overview // The portability of watercolor makes it an ideal medium for plein air painting and early Fall is the perfect time of year to paint in and near San Luis Obispo. This 4-day workshop will include demonstrations of drawing, painting, how to interpret complex motifs, the importance of silhouettes, the division between light and shadow, organizing the watercolor palette, and working outdoors. Lord’s experience painting in oils and drawing at ateliers means that she is prepared to explain her painting concepts to artists who are new to watercolor.

This class will incorporate in-studio instruction and plein air painting at sites around SLO County.

About the Instructor
Trained in the “California Watercolor Style,” Carolyn Lord’s artwork reflects her interest in gardens, landscape, and vernacular architecture. Lord exhibits her watercolor and oil paintings in galleries, and juried shows and is a Signature member of the California Art Club and the National Watercolor Society.
Locally, Lord participated in SLOMA’s inaugural Plein Air Festival in 2002 and won “Best of Show” in 2011. She was in “Gems of the Gold Coast,” a group show in 2011 that was coordinated by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo and the California Art Club. Lord has exhibited and has served as juror and workshop instructor for the Central Coast Watercolor Society. She had a solo show in SLOMA’s First Gallery in 2014, Cloudy With A Chance Of Persimmons. Carolyn was one of only 15 invited artist for the inaugural Point Buchon Plein Air Festival in 2017.

Details // Registration $399 members / $425 general. Class size limited to 12 students. September 27–30, 2018. 9am – 4pm with breaks. Materials list online. Please register by Friday, September 21.

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In consideration of our instructors, please review our cancelation policy: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrollment. The balance is required 30 days prior to the workshop date to ensure your space, after which there are NO REFUNDS. If a class is cancelled by the Museum of Art, the entire enrollment fee will be refunded.

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