ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Immerse yourself in the light and color that is fall in Woodstock, NY. Paint at the height of the changing seasons saturated with reds, yellows, and golds, bouncing off their surroundings. Bring your palette knife and carve your way into the landscape, nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Rich in history and beauty, and home to one of the oldest existing art colonies. Local motifs abound just a short drive from the main campus of The Woodstock School of Art, a designated National Historic Site.
Local streams and wooded areas provide uniquely private settings, while only minutes away from modern conveniences and necessities. Ample parking is available on site.
Work in your choice of oil or acrylic, on canvas, linen, or paper, whichever medium best suits your ideas, with your own personal vision. Students will be encouraged to work with such tools as palette knives and large brushes, enabling them to see the larger visual issues. The tools will also help to expedite the completion of work from morning to afternoon. Students will work on different canvases to coincide with AM or PM light.
This plein-air fall foliage painting workshop has a materials list specifically designed for painting out-of-doors and confronts all the demands and challenges which this can entail. Students will be expected to optimize their learning experience by having all the colors, as well as a suitable palette to effectively hold all the colors and leave sufficient room for color mixing. Being a plein-air class, a portable easel and other materials listed are required. Please refer to our class materials list.
Now we are ready to paint!
Nature is a rich, diverse, and complex subject, especially so at peak foliage season. Using the properties and strengths of painting, we will interpret the awesome brilliance and complexity of nature in the bloom of fall, and try to capture the raw power in the form of art.
This is an outdoor class, please dress accordingly.
Students may stay at the Emerson Resort. See it here.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 12+
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.
October 5–7, 2019. Monday–Wednesday, 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.