Registration and description is through the Northshore Art League website.
Registration and description is through Chicago Botanic Garden's website.
Join us for “EN PLEIN AIR 2021”. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET OUTSIDE! There is no better way to learn color, value and light than to paint from life ‘en plein air’. This will also greatly benefit your larger studio paintings as well. You will learn to observe and make decisions in a timely manner. As we edit nature, we decide what to emphasize and what to leave out. Painting with fellow artists is an opportunity to grow and be inspired. Some new locations have been added this year as well as keeping some trusted ‘old friends’. Please join us for some great painting at these select sites for the 2021 season.
All classes meet at the sites on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. We try to have the class, rain or shine. (Email or call me early in the morning, if in doubt, to see if we have a class.) You may send one check if you would like and the cost is $35 per class. Please remit to: Thomas Trausch, 2403 Mustang Trail, Woodstock, IL, 60098.
If you have ever wanted to paint en plein air or have limited experience in doing so, I would be happy to go over supplies with you, what to expect, as well as specific directions to each location. Please call 815-245-0819 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Workshops are frequently conducted either at our studio (Woodstock), regionally (Starved Rock State Park, Brown County, Indiana, for example), nationally (The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Door County, etc.) and internationally (Ireland, Italy and France) ... all great places to travel to and to enjoy!
Demonstrations in either oils or watercolor are offered as a method to instruct, motivate and entertain. Many northern Illinois and Chicago area art organizations have enjoyed painting demonstrations, critiques and judging of their members' artwork for over 30 years.