ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
For landscape painters, weather inspires joy and influences choice of imagery and aesthetic decision-making. Moisture in the air, for example, softens edges, affects colors, and influences mood. In this workshop we will hone technical skills for exploring those effects, including fog, different types of clouds, and walking rain. Students may also consider exploring powerful weather-related phenomena as the actual subject of a painting. These images could include cyclones, lightning, fires, dust storms, and waterspouts. Discussion will focus on rigorous compositional considerations, the many aspects of color (for one, we will be working with monochromatic, analogous, and complementary palettes) and how these formal decisions converge with subject matter to create mood.
Students will find that upon completion of the workshop, they have added to their tool kit for exploring weather related imagery and how it impacts the human psyche.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 14+
Saturday – Sunday, June 25 – 26, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Before registering for a class and/or workshop, please review our Covid Policy.
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. Learn more.
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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
An established, full-time painter, Christie Scheele exhibits nationally in multiple galleries, including Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck, NY; Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Butters Gallery in Portland, OR.
Her soft-focus, minimalist landscapes are in hundreds of private, corporate, and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad including Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, NY; The Provincetown Artist’s Association and Museum Permanent Collection, Provincetown, MA; St. Joseph’s University Permanent Collection, Philadelphia, PA; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Astoria Savings Bank, Queens, NY; Keihin Hotels-Executive Group, Takanawa, Japan; Dutchess Community College Permanent Collection, Poughkeepsie, NY; and American Airlines.
She has exhibited with Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY; Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY; Asher Neiman Gallery, NYC; Carol Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Art Forms, Redbank, NJ; Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY; Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY; Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA; Gallery Jupiter, Little Silver, NJ; Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY; and many others.
She shares her love of the natural world and the process of painting with students and has been an Instructor at the Woodstock School of Art since 2006.