Sunday, January 29, 2012

Plein Air Workshop in the Flint Hills

Elements of the Landscape, a Plein Air Workshop  •  Flying W Ranch, Clements, KS
May 3-6, 2012  •  Instructor:  Kim Casebeer  •  Tuition $475/person

For complete information, see the Workshops page on this blog, or go to: kimcasebeer.com/workshops

Join me for a unique workshop experience in the Flint Hills!  Painting, lodging and meals will all be held at the Flying W Ranch area, allowing an art colony style environment in which to immerse ourselves for three days.  This gives us an opportunity to learn from each other not only during our painting hours, but also during meal time and in the evenings.

In this workshop, we will be painting outdoors from life.  We will start the workshop creating many studies of particular elements in the landscape – rocks, trees, water and sky.  We will then work on putting elements together along with understanding how to create convincing land formations.  By focusing on the pieces of the landscape, the plein air experience can be less intimidating.  I will demo each of these elements as well as other demos as needed.  Participants will receive individual attention geared toward their skill level.

Each evening we will discuss topics of interest, such as materials, varnishing paintings, creating a portfolio, and really anything of interest to the class.  When registering, please include a topic you would like discussed and I will try to accommodate.

$475 per person includes workshop instruction, 3 nights lodging at the Flying W Ranch, and all meals from Thurs. night through Sunday morning, except for Saturday night when we will go to the Grand Central Hotel in Cottonwood Falls for dinner.  Everyone will be on their own for the Sat. night meal.  Does not include painting supplies.

The Flying W Ranch is located in the heart of the Flint Hills, America’s last tallgrass prairie, and is operated by fifth-generation Flint Hills ranchers Josh and Gwen Hoy. This 7,000 acre cattle ranch offers grand vistas, relaxation, and memorable experiences for all of its guests.  To learn more about their ranch, visit: www.flinthillsflyingw.com.