ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Kate McGloughlin’s Simplifying the Landscape Workshops help painters navigate the visual pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can make painting on location overwhelming. This course was designed to help artists simplify their approach to landscape painting, and learn the practical aspects of painting in the field.
Each Wednesday during the summer in Woodstock, NY, a group of artists meet at a bucolic, private location to capture the essence of place creating meaningful sketch book entries by using a system of visual interpretation using three values and three main shapes to achieve the greatest visual impact in whichever medium they choose. Frequent discussions about design, composition, color and intention keep the class lively and informative.
In this plein air painting class, artists experience some of the most magnificent views in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley, and will work in a collegial environment with demonstrations, easel critiques and personalized attention. This is an outdoor class, please dress accordingly.
McGloughlin’s ancestral family were the first white settlers in Ulster County, and she has been painting on the farms and in the meadows and woodland hills here for thirty five years, continuing the centuries old tradition of landscape painting that Thomas Cole, Frederick Church and Asher Durand started in the Hudson River School and that Birge Harrison, John F. Carlson and Frank Swift Chase made famous in the Woodstock School of Landscape Painting.
McGloughlin has had twelve solo exhibitions and has been included in over 80 group shows in the US, Ireland, and Japan, and is represented in permanent collections at The Dorsky Museum, The Schenectady Museum, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum and The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. She teaches Printmaking and Landscape Painting at The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY. As Co-founder of Destination Arts Creative Workshops, she teaches travel workshops for artists in Mexico, Italy, Spain, and Ireland.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
July 1–22, 2020, Wednesdays, 9 AM–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.