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Dynamic Landscapes

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August 1, 2023
August 3, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Capture movement with abstract landscape painting. Observe, explore and integrate patterns hidden in our natural environments. We will employ elements and principles of design, the concept of the surprise move and utilize imperfection to make art that is honest, informed and alive. In the mornings of the first two days we will practice active observation as we hike and sketch on location. In the afternoons and during the entire third day we will take to the studio and work from our drawings to design more finished works that, like music, offer dynamic balance and offer the potential for "compositional narrative."

About the Instructor(s)

Anthony Young has taught AP Studio Art at Corbett High School since 2004. He employs peer reflection to help highlight effective composition. He is compelled by the experience of discovery inherent to making art, and especially finds joy supporting others to develop their voice in craft and concept.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Sketchbook, any size

• Pencil or pen

• Small set of colored pencils, watercolor crayons, or oil pastels

• Plastic water container

• Small spray bottle (for watercolor technique)

• 3 panels or canvases (2) 11" x 14" and (1) 16" x 20"

• Disposable palette 9" x 12"

• A selection of your favorite brushes: one #8 round, one 1/2" flat, one 1" flat, one 2" wide brush (house painting brushes and craft brushes are fine for larger brushes)

• Palette knife for mixing paint

• Palette knives for painting, if desired

• At least one nontraditional painting tool, such as an old toothbrush, comb,

• Apron or old shirt to work in

• Rags or paper towels

• 5-6 photos or sketches to work from

• Paint: set of tubes containing these hues:

o Titanium white

o Cadmium yellow or hansa yellow opaque

o Cadmium red light or napthol red

o Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone red

o Phthalo blue

o Ultramarine blue

o Viridian green

o Sap green

o Raw sienna

o Burnt sienna

o Raw umber

• One tube of a color you wouldn't normally use


• Comfort items for outdoor sketching, like a folding chair, bug spray, wide brim hat, water bottle, etc.

• Camera or cell phone for photos

• Any other colors you want to bring

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Short-handled brush set

• Vine Charcoal

• Compressed Charcoal

• Sandpaper

• Rubbing alcohol

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