Join David Santillanes, Keynote speaker and judge for the 15th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival for this exciting workshop in Sedona. The workshop takes place during the Sedona Plein Air Festival, Oct 15 – 18, 2019. (The overall Festival dates are Oct 12 – 19, 2019.) David’s keynote is scheduled Oct 16th at 7 p.m. The Festival Awards Reception is on the last evening of the workshop Friday Oct 18, 2019, from 5 – 8 pm.
David is an influential painter and instructor. He has won many awards at prestigious plein air events and national exhibitions around the country. David has also taught numerous workshops through the Sedona Arts Center including workshops here in Sedona and field expeditions to the canyons of Utah and the mountains of South Carolina. David is an enjoyable, generous and accessible instructor who truly enjoys teaching.
This will be an enjoyable 3.5 day workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape with an emphasis on capturing atmosphere and depth in your work. Dave’s landscape painting workshops are designed for all levels of ability and focus on concepts and techniques derived from years of plein air painting. Participants should anticipate and be prepared to paint in plein air, at various Sedona locations with a back-up studio available at the Arts Center whenever needed for critique, storage or inclement weather.
Whether painting outdoors or working in the studio, the primary focus of the workshop will be learning how to simplify a landscape as well as interpreting color relationships to develop a sense of atmospheric space. Students will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field and how to simplify a landscape and interpret color and value relationships in order to create depth. Other fundamental concepts will also be discussed, including the importance of values, shapes and edges. Students will learn to analyze the information they gathered in the field or from photographs, interpreting color and value relationships in order to create new found depth in their landscape painting. This workshop will include demonstrations, slide presentations, critiques and lots of one-on-one instruction.
Note: The final session of the workshop will be a plein air to studio demonstration from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday Oct 18th in which David will demonstrate the concepts and techniques that he uses to take his photos and plein air work and apply them to creating a larger studio work. The final demonstration will allow for additional enrollees but front row seating will be reserved for those enrolled in the entire workshop.