After brief introductions and discussion of the day's events, students will learn as Spencer demonstrates a variety of techniques for applying paint to paper in a plein air setting. The class will start with discussion on composition and design. How to simplify your composition by editing out unwanted clutter.
We will then transition our focus to various components and aspects of painting watercolors, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as brush manipulation, washes, splattering, dropping and dry brushing. When, where and how to appropriately use each tool and technique.
Be prepared to complete as many as two paintings.
Obstacles unique to plein air will also be addressed, i.e. changing light, temperatures, wind, bugs, curious on-lookers. The class will help students build confidence while painting in public.
Soft spoken in his critical analysis of each student's work, Spencer builds student confidence by pointing out the strengths and weaknesses in each piece and by offering suggestions for improvement.
Bring sunscreen, a broad brimmed hat, bug spray and something to sit on if you have difficulty standing for long periods of time.
Registration includes complimentary admission to Spencer Meagher's Plein Air Watercolor Demo.