Impressionist Plein Air Painting - All Media

Monday, May 6, 2013
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339
Monday, May 6, 2013
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339

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Impressionist Painting in all Media
with Lois Griffel
May 6 - 10, 2013

All participants in this workshop are invited to an orientation meeting at 7:00 pm on Sunday May 5 at 7:00pm. This is an informal get together to give everyone a chance to meet and get acquainted. We cover topics such as meeting places, cars, food, and many other important aspects of the week. I present a slide show of paintings which introduces many aspects of the color theory. My mission: to get everyone excited about the week ahead.

We will meet every morning at the Art Center and then travel to a nearby location to paint. Monday morning consists of a lecture and demo which covers many important topics, which is the foundation for the workshop.
Each successive morning is started with a shorter demonstration and a review based on the lessons from the previous day. There are many impromptu demos during each class session.

Weather permitting, there may be some evening and sunset painting as well.

I want you to work hard, learn lots and have a wonderful time doing it.

Lois Griffel has been passionate about art for as long as she can remember. She began studying classical painting at the New York Art Students League with great artists who included Ray Kinstler, Burton Silverman and Harvey Dinnerstein. This led her to Provincetown where she became a sketch-portrait artist. For 10 summers she painted five or six portraits a day in pastel, seven days a week. This intense training greatly enhanced her painting and communication skills. Lois moved to Provincetown in 1975 and became close friends with Henry Hensche. During the winters she watched him paint his beautiful north light still lifes while enjoying long discussions about art and painting. His was the greatest influence on her painting, which now combines her classical background with the color of the Impressionists.

After becoming director of the Cape Cod School of Art, Lois wanted to expand upon the color principles of her predecessors. She developed specific lessons designed to make the learning process easier and more understandable. These exercises became the foundation of her book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape. She is working on a second book titled Painting Impressionist Color. It will show how Impressionist color can be applied to any painting style, approach or medium.

Detailed Supply List with additional equipment recommendations can be found


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

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