October 7 – 9, 2016 9am – 5pm
Plein-air Workshop with John Mac Kah at Addison Farm Vineyard360 view of mountain ridges, vineyards, and fall color. Catered lunch, free wine-tasting and tour one of Asheville area’s first vineyard. Demos, discussion and instruction. Visit my website http://www.JohnMacKah.com for more information. Register ASAP to reserve a space. Vineyard & Plein-air
May 1 – 3, 2015
Visit Addison Farms Vineyard – Asheville’s newest family owned vineyard & winery.
Three days of oil painting with instructor and eminent landscape painter, John Mac Kah, Catered picnic lunch is included.Wine tasting (and discount for students) following closing critique.
We are very pleased to be able to paint on this ridge top, southwest exposure with great 360 vistas and mountain views.
Register on-line at here or contact me to find out more.
John Mac Kah – Develop confidence with oil painting from sketch to plein-air
- John C. Campbell Folk School
- Residential workshop, Sunday through Friday
- April 12-19, 2015
- Find out more: Folk School
A foundation course for artists’ already working in other media or a great place to start for beginners. Some drawing and prior painting experience helpful. Oil paints possess unique qualities and when combined with compatible mediums, varnish and supports produce rich layered effects.
Campbell Folk School has a wonderful studio, great food and the gardens and grounds nestled in the south facing mountains providing us with great views. Several historic buildings, barns and open vistas make it a pleasure to paint plein-air. We will do some light walking, so be sure to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Visit their website or call them for a catalog. 1-800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775.
Foundations for Landscape: September 7 – 9, 2012
This class is to prepare the student to work and make decisions on location. Prior planning in the studio can ground students before they attempt to take on plein-air work. Using a painted monochromatic sketch, or under-painting, learn how to build a foundation in the field. Contact me for materials list and to enroll. Friday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm.
Weekend Workshop: September 21-23, 2012 We will start in the studio and take an excursion to paint Cold Mountain on location. Pack your gear, bring your lunch and a thermos. I have painted Cold Mountain with its ever changing and unique weather systems over 25 times. Each visit is unique. Join me on this three day excursion. Learn more and RSVP here…
We have set up a new site where you can log in with your email and register for workshops, view updates and the studio calendar.
Weekend Workshop August 24 -26, 2012 9am – 4pm
Learn to add atmosphere to your oil paintings and capture phenomena like fog, mist, reflections, rain, shadows and snow using a tonal layers. Using layering and veils of paint, we will work in the open air. Bring sunscreen, folding chair and portable easel. Check in for materials list.
Bring lunch and a beverage. 9am – 4pm Fee: $175.
Make it Real! Studio Workshops Here in Asheville
Learn more about these special techniques in oils
- Studio Composition
- Nature’s Texture
- Painting Atmosphere
- Expedition to Cold Mountain
- Color, Paint & Pigments
Join me for one or a series of weekend painting workshops in my studio or on location. These are affordable and convenient classes here in Asheville beginning in March.
View the schedule and descriptions with information on how to sign-up. These are small classes for 6 to 8 people and are in my studio. Easels are available. You can bring your lunch (we have a limited kitchen, coffee, microwave) or take time to visit local area restaurant. One class will be a special expedition to paint Cold Mountain.
Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.