Autumn Oil Painting Workshop

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Fall Color Palette – Oil Painting in Plein-air

Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.

John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021

To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.

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Vineyard Plein Air

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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.

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Painting Workshop: Oils in Plein Air

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  • 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.

Workshop: Color and Atmosphere – Phenomenal Painting

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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.