Workshops • 2017

Workshops 2017

 

“See” & Paint Your Subject in Oils and Acrylics

 June 9th – 11th, 2017

Portland, OR at the Oregon Society of Artists

This will be a 3 day studio/plein air workshop where we will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject, interpreting the visual elements, and putting it all onto canvas.  We will cover ‘seeing’ the light, form, atmosphere and space of a scene.  The fundamentals of painting–composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed. Mitch will be doing plenty of demos in oils covering these concepts.  We will work in the studio from photos, field sketches, or still life subjects set up in class.  There also may be a demo/work outside near the OSA, gathering material through field sketches or painting en plein air.  Individual attention for all students will be a high priority, as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm!

Contact the OSA for registration by calling (503)-228-0706 or this link:

Portland, OR Workshop 2017

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Learning to “See” Your Subject en Plein Air

July 31st – August 4th, 2017

Door County, WI at the Peninsula School of Art

This 4 day plein air workshop will be through the Peninsula School of Art in beautiful Door County, WI.  It will be a uniquely time because it will be the week following the Door County Plein Air Festival, which is a great event that I love being part of.  If you have a chance to come early you can watch artists from all over the country paint the area.

We will explore the crucial skill of learning to ‘see’ the subject, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto canvas.  We will cover seeing light, form, atmosphere and space.  The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed.  There will be plenty of demos covering these concepts.   We will work en plein air, but if there is inclement weather, we will work in the studio from photos and field sketches or still life subjects set up in class.  Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm!

Contact the Peninsula School of Art for registration by calling (920)-868-3455 or visiting their site at:

Door County Plein Air Workshop 2017

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Plein Air Painting the Grand Canyon

September 18th – 22rd, 2017


The Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Is there any better place to plein air paint and explore the concepts of working outdoors than the Grand Canyon?  We will be painting from the spectacular South Rim for 5 days with special access to the park’s views!  This event too follows the week of the Celebration of Art Plein Air Event.  Another chance to come early and watch artist around the country paint the Canyon!

We will cover the concepts of learning to optically “see” your subject and interpret those visual elements in order to help execute the subject onto canvas.  The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed along with a special emphasis on atmosphere with this grand subject. Daily demos and short lectures will reinforce these concepts. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and lots of enthusiasm.

Contact the Scottsdale Artists’ School for registration by calling (480) 990-1422 or visiting their site at:

Grand Canyon Plein Air Workshop 2017