John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, North Carolina
Oil in Plein Air: The Painter’s Craft
This is a real painting course for intermediate to advanced students serious about crating a good painting in a professional manner. We will make our own supports and grounds, as well as traditional oil-varnish mediums. Painting will be in the studio and on location: anticipate walking and carrying supplies. Pure gum turpentine will be used in the field and with the mixing of mediums.
The Campbell Folk School was founded in 1925 a collaboration of the community and two progressive educators to build an community based on traditions rooted in Southern Appalachia and other cultures of the world. I began as one of the first painting instructors there in 1987 after visiting with my wife, a weaving instructor. We have taught there most years since then. The campus and historic buildings provide wonderful landscape opportunities along with a great residential and supportive environment for developing skills.
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