Workshop: Haysville, NC – October 2013

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  • Mountain Arts Association sponsored event
  • Learn more-Register:  Great Artists’ Retreats
  • Natural Painting in Oils with John Mac Kah
  • October 14 – 18, 2013
  • Tuition fee: $259.

Experience and capture the fall color in the mountains using layering of colors, rich in oil and varnish mediums to create maximum depth and control in response to our vibrant autumnal palette.

Employing methods and recipes of Florentine and Flemish masters, the student will develop an understanding of how to use oils to their full advantage. We will be using traditional materials provided by instructor, including mediums, prepared panels, paper, and canvas. Using a three-step process: toning the foundation, under-painting and over-painting to gain rich depth of color and luminosity in your paintings.

Instructor demos, discussion, and plein-air on location, weather permitting. Workshop: Mountain Arts Association hosts this workshop out of a private studio in Hayesville, NC in the Tusquitee Valley, at the peak of the fall color season, October 14-19,  2013. Three day painting intensive in oils.Tuition: $259. Catered lunch. Lodging and accommodations arrangements available. Materials list provided on registration.

Workshop: Arrowmont: April 2012

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Open Air Landscape, Abazzo

With John Mac Kah  April 15-21, 2012

Abazzo is the layering of colors rich in oil and varnish mediums to create maximum depth and control. Employ methods and recipes of Florentine and Flemish masters as you develop an understanding of how to use oils to their full advantage. The class will prepare its own paint mediums and supports of line, panel and  paper. For the beginner, this is a foundation course; for the experienced painter a springboard to deeper understanding of materials. Painting will take place both in the studio and on-location. Some supplies provided by the instructor for an additional studio fee.

The residential art-craft school, located in Gatlinburg, TN, Arrowmont School marks its 100th anniversary this year as a place of education and inspiration. The early years were about general education in a settlement school setting, but curriculum was soon added in mountain handicrafts to preserve those skills in the region. In 1945, the signature summer workshop program was launched in craft education and the school was opened to everyone who traveled to take classes in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

Join me on the historic campus in April of 2012 to learn more about painting using traditional oils and materials.

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