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The Impressionist Landscape Made Easy - Harold O. Frontz

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437

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What's Included

All Levels | Class Time: Monday–Friday | Learn about painting impressionist landscapes. Important painting principles are emphasized, including creating accurate drawings, developing a balanced composition, constructing strong value patterns, skillfully using important color properties, and applying a variety of brush strokes. A portion of each class is devoted to demonstrating these techniques and examples are designed to illustrate methods for gaining personal competence. You may choose to paint in the studio or outdoors and select any subject, such as trees, water, clouds, and man-made structures. The alla prima (from the Italian meaning first effort) painting process is featured, in which you use a minimum of bold, confident brush strokes to create a “painterly” work of art in one sitting. * Designed for painters of all levels who are unfamiliar with or would like to learn more about painting impressionist landscapes.

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Touchstone is located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, amid the natural splendor of the Laurel Highlands. Founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of the traditional craft forms and culture of the Appalachian region. Today, the craft school has expanded to include a wide variety of traditional and emerging craft forms, including blacksmithing, ceramics, metal, jewelry, textiles, glass, painting, mosaics, and printmaking. In addition to offering seasonal craft courses taught by nationally renowned artisans, Touchstone provides underserved audiences in the region, from senior citizens to public school students, with craft-centered educational programming. Touchstone's artistic, educational, and residential facilities sit on 150 acres of lush woodlands and pristine wilderness. The campus is covered with towering trees, unique rock formations, and wildflower meadows, and is crossed by McIntyre Run, a rushing stream.

 

Not only is Touchstone Center for Crafts the only residential craft school in Pennsylvania, it's the natural setting for your creative nature.

 

Touchstone's mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression. To realize this mission, the school offers workshops, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and other forms of artistic and educational programming throughout the year. Dedicated to achieving national prominence and local relevance, Touchstone strives for national distinction by recruiting some of the best artists in the country to teach high-quality craft workshops that attract a geographically diverse audience. The organization strives for local relevance by providing educational and outreach programming that serves a wide variety of the underserved populations in Fayette County and other parts of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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