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1-day Workshop in Alameda: Painting the Still Life Outdoors (“en plein air”)

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join me for this 1-day workshop where I’ll teach the process of painting a still life subject outdoors (“en plein air). Outdoor still life painting is a great way to study and learn the principles and techniques for both creating compelling still life and landscape paintings.

We’ll be at a location TBD in Alameda where I’ll set up a still life outdoors and will do a quick demonstration that focuses on integrating the still life subject into the landscape. From there you’ll begin a painting of one of the available still life subjects and I’ll work with you individually, in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from start to finish and focusing on aspects of the process. The workshop is geared for beginning and intermediate painters; those who haven’t begun painting and those who want to continue to develop their painting skills.

The workshop will emphasize the essential elements of creating compelling still life paintings: composition, drawing, color and value. The goal is that you’ll leave with the confidence and knowledge to continue to develop as a painter.

We’ll meet at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, CA and then move to our outdoor location nearby. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 students.

Painters are welcome to paint in oil, acrylic, gouache or other water-based paints. A materials list will be sent to you upon registration in advance of the workshop.

For registration, please go to http://www.frankbettecenter.org/classes.html. Cost of workshop: $80 for non-members of the center.


July 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bruce Katz


Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru St
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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(510) 523-6957