August 21 – 23
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Stadther
Would you like to experience plein air painting, but are not sure where to start? This workshop begins with a demo and discussion on the basics, including painting materials, paint handling, mediums and brushes. After choosing a scene, the focus of the class moves on to drawing with paint, composing a beautiful and thoughtful design. Throughout the class, students will learn the importance of values, edges, and colors, both warm and cool, and how to effectively use these in their painting.
This class allows students to work in a safe and comfortable environment under the direction of an experienced instructor and will prepare you for your next level of painting. All critiques are given on an individual basis, so every level of experience is welcome.
The class meets at The Phipps Center and will move outdoors into downtown Hudson, where there are scenic landscapes and cityscapes that students can choose as subjects for their work.
Instructor Sharon Stadther attended the College of Art & Design in Oakland, Calif.; Atelier Studio in N.E. Minneapolis; and Paquet Studio in St. Paul. Her artistic philosophy is based in the strong belief of adhering to the fundamentals of design coupled with the elements of art. The old school techniques she employs in her teaching and painting serve and support this philosophy.