DRAWING
PAINTING
SCULPTURE
LANDSCAPE

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Traditional Landscape - Thomas Kegler
April 11 - 14 (4 days) • $480 ($240 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

Join Senior Hudson River Fellow Thomas Kegler in NYC on a four day landscape painting workshop. The approach to traditional American landscape painting in the 19th Century involved spending much time immersing yourself in the outdoors. This landscape workshop will focus on gathering field studies in the form of thumbnail compositional sketches and plein air paintings that could potentially be used as reference for a future large studio painting. This class is geared for intermediate to advanced students, but is open to all levels. This workshop is modeled after the approach and philosophy of the Hudson River Fellowship, but is presented in a compressed structured format. Students are responsible for all meals, transportation, housing, and materials. Rain or shine. Download Full Course Description and Materials List

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Foreground Studies - Emilie Lee
May 30 - June 3 (5 days) • $600 ($300 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by nature's infinite complexity when approaching the landscape "en plein air" or "in the open air". In order to move beyond broad impressionistic representations of nature, it is necessary to slow down and spend time carefully observing the integral parts that make up the whole. In this workshop we will focus on the importance of studying nature at close range. While grand sunsets over the mountains are sure to impress, it is the intimate foreground studies that anchor a painting and give the viewer a sense of scale and space. With an emphasis on careful study and an inquisitive mind, students will learn how to use their time in the field as an opportunity for gaining a greater understanding of nature. We will discuss how this knowledge will translate to the studio process and how in turn the studio process will inform future plein air sessions. A variety of methods will be introduced including linear drawing, ink wash, written notes, and color study in oils.  We will read and discuss excerpts from Asher B. Durand's 1855 Letters on Landscape Painting and take our inspiration from the small plein air studies of the Hudson River School painters. Students should have some experience drawing and/or painting from life and be willing to spend the entire day working outside, rain or shine! Each day will include a demonstration by the teacher and individual instruction addressing each student's work in a one-on-one critique. Held rain or shine. Download Materials List

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NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP INFORMATION:
VERSION FOR DOWNLOAD OR PRINT!

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Join us in the beautiful White Mountains and follow in the footsteps of the Hudson River School greats - Cole, Church, Durand, and Gifford to name a few. The approach to traditional American landscape painting in the 19th Century involved spending much time immersing yourself in the outdoors. These two intensive landscape workshops will focus on gathering field studies in the form of drawings and paintings to be used as reference for a future large studio painting. Students will spend a great deal of the daylight hours in the field - rain or shine. There are numerous painting locations in the vicinity of our housing in Jackson, New Hampshire. The exact locations will be determined during the workshop, as several factors may dictate the most suitable location (such as weather, lighting, interest, and inspiration).
 
These classes are geared for intermediate to advanced students, but are open to all levels. It is suggested that participants be fit for hiking in the rigorous White Mountains, but inspirational locations can be found just off the road. The workshops are modeled after the approach and philosophy of the Hudson River Fellowship but are presented in a structured and instructional format.

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Painting in the Tradition of the Hudson River School
Erik KoeppelLauren Sansaricq
July 16 - 26, 2012 (10 instructed days, 1 free uninstructed day)
$1350 (includes park fees,
a lecture, and 2 group meals)
Limited shared lodging (private or shared rooms) available
in rental house (kitchen).
Single room housing is available at local hotels.

Class open, accepting registrations.

In this workshop we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, we will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them. This workshop is open to all levels, and will address compositional sketching, light and atmosphere in grisaille, and outdoor painting in color. Download Full Course Description and Materials List

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Traditional Landscape Painting - Thomas Kegler
July 31 - August 3 (4 days)
$600 (includes park fees,
a lecture, and 1 group meals)
Limited shared lodging (private or shared rooms) available
in rental house (kitchen).

Single room housing is available at local hotels.
Class open, accepting registrations.

The approach to traditional American landscape painting in the 19th Century involved spending much time immersing yourself in the outdoors. This landscape workshop will focus on gathering field studies in the form of thumbnail compositional sketches and plein air paintings that could potentially be used as reference for a future large studio painting. This class is geared for intermediate to advanced students, but is open to all levels. This workshop is modeled after the approach and philosophy of the Hudson River Fellowship, but is presented in a compressed structured format. Download Course Description and Materials List

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QUESTIONS AND ENROLLMENT:

For questions about workshop logistics or to inquire about lodging options before you sign up, please contact Justine Kalb directly at:
grandcentralacademy@gmail.com

To make a payment, contact the GCA Registrar, Joy Tomasko at:
gcaclasses@gmail.com