Don’t Miss This Special Opportunity to Study En Plein Air with Artist-in-Residence Ellen Burke!
Ellen Burke, our first Artist-in-Residence, will lead a two-day workshop “En plein air” painting Friday and Saturday,
April 28-29 May 19-20. Devote time to pursuing your art, learning new skills, and expanding your personal painting experience. Each day will cover 5-hours to work in and around Lumberton, North Carolina, plus a one-hour break to relax and enjoy lunch with Ellen and your fellow students. Class size is limited to 20 to enable Ellen to provide one-on-one attention to each artist as they work. The cost for the workshop is $30, with a catered lunch provided each day.
Your en plein air work can be watercolor sketches and studies providing inspiration and foundation for a more fully developed work later. Sometimes the spontaneous sketch is simplified, looser, vibrant, and absolutely fabulous.
The workshop will begin with an overview of composition, how to loosen up, gain a deeper insight into your subject, and remove or rearrange elements for your sketches and studies. Your en plein air work can be watercolor sketches and studies providing inspiration and foundation for a more fully developed work later. Sometimes the spontaneous sketch is simplified, looser, vibrant, and absolutely fabulous.
Basic drawing and painting supplies will be provided, including watercolor palettes, watercolor paints, and paper. Participants are free to work with their own personal supplies if they wish, in the medium of their choice. This is a great opportunity to explore using your own materials outside.
Each participant will receive a welcome letter from Ellen, contact information, and a list of suggested items to bring with you to the class.
Made possible by support of
Ellen has a 38-year career as an art educator and Fine and Performing Arts chair in New York and Massachusetts. After retiring from her public-school career, she was adjunct professor of art education at the Art Institute of New Hampshire. Now living in Pinehurst, Ellen lectures on art appreciation at Hollyhocks Gallery, for the Arts Council of Moore County, and for local organizations. She also enjoys teaching art lessons to children and adults in a variety of mediums. Ellen believes that the arts connect us to our shared humanity and celebrate our unique individuality. She encourages her students to explore, reflect, take a risk and to embrace the artistic process. For the en plein air workshop Ellen emphasizes that painting outdoors is a great way to loosen up and to play with light, color, and atmosphere. Join us!
NOTE: A limited number of scholarships are available.