Online Class: Prepare for Plein Air (Part 1)

  • Wednesday, June 19
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Get ready to get outside and paint en plein air!
This two-part, online workshop will help you form a strong foundation of theory an practice to prepare you for successful plein air (outdoor) painting in oil. Topics will include: materials and set up, interpreting changing light, color mixing, and painting with speed. (And many more tips and tricks).
While this workshop consists of two parts, they are structured as two separate online events. So, to take both parts, participants will need to register for each separately. If participants would prefer to only take one of the two classes, that is also welcome. Simply register for the session you wish to join.
Part 1 (Wednesday, June 19; 5:30 – 8:00pm) will introduce techniques and have slower paced demonstration/practice.
Part 2 (Wednesday, June 26; 5:30 – 8:00pm) will apply skills as if painting live outdoors.
This class is appropriate for all levels, but some prior experience in oils would be helpful.
Supplies needed for this class:
Oil paint (Recommended starter set: Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Color Paint, Basic Set, 10 x 21ml Tubes- available on amazon) Includes: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black
Solvent (Gamsol or Eco-alternative Sennelier Oil Thinner)
Variety of Brushes (Acrylic or oil)
Palette Knife
Brush cleaning container w/ lid – or Glass jar w/ lid
Palette- (parchment paper or piece of glass from a frame)
Strathmore 400 Series Oil Painting Pad 9″X12″-10 Sheets -62430309 (or other oil painting papers or canvas)
Recommended- Refined Linseed Oil, 75ml

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.
Space is limited, reservations required.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

About the Instructor:
A passionate artist and experienced educator, Morgan Jones has spent the last 9 years developing these crafts. She seeks to explore how art can serve as a medium to move us both individually and communally. Her time teaching in public schools, juvenile detention, and community centers has deepened her belief that art is a fundamental means of knowing, connecting, and transforming. In addition to Fine Arts, Morgan studied Art Education at Texas State University as well as Criminal and Social Justice at the College of the Rockies in BC Canada. Morgan’s professional painting practice focuses on plein air landscape assemblage and multiple exposure oil paintings that call into question ideas of impermanence, memory and conservation. After spending a year living on the road, developing her art from her mobile travel trailer studio, she has settled in Santa Fe to split her time between teaching and creating.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale.
$10; minimal fee.
$20; covers the cost of the class.
$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs

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