Plein Air Masterclass
Painting outside with Freeman White
Date: Feb 24 – Feb 25Space: Workshop
The long anticipated sequel to notable award winning local artist Freeman White’s 2017 CAN Masterclass has now been confirmed for February 2018.
This time he will be teaching a PLEIN AIR weekend workshop, and as places are limited we recommend you confirm your spot as soon as possible! (Plein Air = ‘painting outdoors’…think landscapes, seascapes, the warm sun on your back and a gentle breeze..ahh!)
- Dates: February 24 and 25 2018
- Locations: The CAN workshop, Ahuriri and Marine Parade
- Time: From 10.30 till 3.30pm both days
- Cost: $125 for both days plus a small materials cost (tbc)
- To book: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and guide lines:
The weekend workshop will take place at 3 different locations: The CAN, Marine Parade and Ahuriri.
- Day One: 10.30: Meet Freeman at the CAN for a brief introduction to Plein Air Painting – then relocate to the Soundshell. Consider what you would like to paint here – the ocean/ Soundshell/ gardens/ dome etc.
- Day Two: 10.30: Meet at the CAN – then relocate to Ahuriri opposite the Frying Dutchman. Consider what you would like to paint here – the quay side/ boats/ harbour etc.
Please bring with you:
- Wear clothing suitable to the weather conditions at the time:
Large brimmed sun hats/ windbreaker/ long sleeved shirt etc.
- Lots of water and a packed lunch/ energy bars or similar for snacking. You may be painting out in the sun for several hours during the day, so make plans to avoid dehydration!
- An outdoor painting easel or portable easel. The CAN has ordinary easels which can be transported to the site if required.
- A lightweight stool or camping chair if you prefer to sit.
- At least 3 large bull clips –
Freeman Tip: More could be helpful especially in windy conditions to secure panels and painting pallets to your easel so that you can paint hands free.
- 2 – 3 small to medium sized canvas panels e.g 20 x 25cm, but please, nothing over 40 x 50cm. These are available from Aarons Emporium, Warehouse Stationary and Humanity Books (Fredericks)
Freeman Tip: use small panels – the key to painting fast is don’t go too big!
- Painting Pallet – Freeman uses a classic artist’s pallet, either hand held or clipped to his easel with bull clips.
- Brushes: bring a selection of square ended synthetic brushes.
Freeman Tip: orange haired DAS brushes are cheap.
- Pallet knife is optional.
- If you’re painting with oils, bring brush cleaner or thinner (turps or a lean medium)
Freeman Tip: bring it in a small jar with a screw top.
Freeman will be using oils, but acrylics are fine if you prefer – however, they dry very fast if hot – so take more water and/or painting medium (retardant).
- Primer (gesso) – apply an extra layer or two before the weekend workshops if possible.
- Paints: You will need a limited pallet: burnt umber/ phthalo blue /cobalt blue/ turquoise (cobalt or other) sap green /cadmium yellow medium/ yellow ochre/ cadmium red/ white – these are suggestions – you could bring what you have.
Freeman Tip: limit your pallet: think about the subject (consider your location for both days and imagine what you will be painting)
- If raining, the workshop will be postponed.
- FreemanTip: HAVE FUN!