Plein Air Painting with Heidi Amenda Marshall

Lower Carnegie Studio
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Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$375.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Join Heidi Marshall for a fun and informative two-day workshop that demystifies the art of Plein Air painting.

In this workshop, Heidi will demonstrate her process of outdoor painting, stressing the importance of composition, value, technique, and learning to 'feel' the landscape.

Painting 'en Plein Air' is a French expression that literally translates into "painting in the open air."
A regular practice of outdoor painting provides countless benefits that include:

  • More accurate understanding of value ranges and color harmonies.
  • A disciplined approach to painting in a shorter time frame.
  • An understanding of light and temperature in diverse situations.
  • Simplification of the painting process that makes for dynamic paintings.
  • A gutsy more direct approach to subject matter.
  • A collaboration between artist and nature that stimulates and directs expression.

Heidi will demonstrate in pastel, but she works in all mediums. Pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor painters are all welcome as are all levels of painters.


Heidi Marshall

Workshop Instructor
CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.