Festival offers plein air workshops

“Noontide,” by Anton Pavlenko. Pavlenko will be leading a class at the Plein Air Festival.

Artists are invited to participate in one of three workshops being held June 23-24, leading up to the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s eighth annual Plein Air & More Art Festival, June 24-26.

Mike Rangner presents “Two Days Working En Plein Air.” Students will start the day with a basic introduction to the history and the current surges of this form of expression.  Mike will demonstrate the basics of starting a painting, while discussing composition, line, shape, value and light.  His goal is to open artists up to the challenges and pleasure of expressing themselves through painting the landscape.  All levels of experience are welcome. To register and for the workshop supply list go to rangerfineart.com.

Anton Pavlenko will lead “Easels at the Beach.” Focus will be on how to paint expressive land- and seascapes on location. Participants can expect lectures, live demos, critiques and hands-on individual instruction. All levels of artist are welcome. 

To register and see the detailed supply list go antonpavlenko.com.

Hazel Schlesinger leads a class for beginning and intermediate students, “Oil An Introduction and Beyond.” A challenge for many painters is learning how to edit or how to simplify the landscape into a few basic shapes and values.  

Students will learn how to express the essence of a scene by editing the details into simple abstract shapes and using bold brush strokes to build their landscapes. They will be using a limited color palette to build a pleasing landscape and will leave with several small studies of the area around beautiful Cannon Beach. Visit hazelschlesinger.com for information and sign-up.

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