workshops & plein air events

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The workshop must be instructed by a current NOAPS Member using oil or acrylic medium.
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Upcoming Workshops & plein air events 

2020-September- 9 Day Workshop

September 17-25th 2020

Capturing the Beauty of Ghost Ranch, NM

with Rachael McCampbell

Cost*: $2,450—double occupancy USD

         $3,250— single occupancy USD (non-painting partner                                may join a single    occupancy painter for $1,200)

Location: 3 nights in Santa Fe and 5 nights at Ghost Ranch, NM

Workshop Description:

Come explore Santa Fe! Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum plus the multitude of world renowned art galleries and museums. We will visit and tour the ancient Puye’ Cliff Dwellings and the famous village of Chimayo’ and tour its Sanctuary  before settling into Ghost Ranch for 5 nights of painting. 

Take in the breathtaking views of Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’Keeffe made her home. We will go on the “Landscape Tour” where you will learn about O’Keeffe’s life and see the places where she painted some of her most memorable paintings. There will be optional horseback riding, hiking, massages, swimming and other activities. Guests will have a choice of private or shared rooms.

We will have the art center to ourselves where we can spread out and paint both inside and En Plein Air. You will be focusing on landscapes when we are there. The artwork can range from realistic to more impressionistic — that’s an individual choice. I will be there to support each artist’s style and particular needs. We will work in both acrylic and oil. 

The focus of the painting workshop will be on learning how to compose a well designed painting on the spot, block in shapes and tones, mixing interesting colors with an emphasis on values and temperatures to create rich contrast and compliments, texture, and handling of brushwork to best represent your individual voice and style—plus more. 

For more information about this trip, please contact Rachael McCampbell at email: Sign up soon, as spots are limited and will be filled. I am accepting $500 non-refundable deposits.

Note: After spending 5 days of painting, there will be an optional 2 nights at Ojo Caliente, close to Ghost Ranch, where we will relax in their world famous natural, hot springs—a multitude of spa treatments are available. This is not part of my trip, just a suggestion for those who want to join me for some relaxation time.

*includes all workshop fees, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, tour guide and entrance to the Puye’ Cliffs, most food and all lodging. Art supplies, airfare and transportation to and from the airport are not included. 

2020-November- 3 Day Workshop

November 2-4th 2020

Creating an Authentic Sense Light

with Mark Boedges

Cost: $490- NOAPS Members

$565 Non-members

Location: Cutter & Cutter 

Workshop Description:

Given the priority of authentic light in my work, it is this element that I like to focus on during my workshop. As such, we will focus primarily on proper value and color temperature relationships. There is no question that good drawing is paramount to our effort since nothing wrecks a painting faster than bad me, I know!  But no one needs to spend good money to have me tell them to measure harder. Our time is better spent on the more difficult-to-pin-down concepts of value and color temperature, and how to use both to create a stunning sense of reality and depth. Elements such appropriate edges, surface texture, composition, and others will also be discussed as needed.


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