Nothing really compares to painting at the edge of the Grand Canyon. This three-day intensive offers: master instruction, the support of the Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute (GCCFI) and coordination through the Sedona Arts Center. We will car pool or use GCCFI van to get to various locations on the south rim over the course of the workshop, coordinating our locations to create optimal lighting for the painting experience.
Bill Cramer teaches various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively translate the often complex three dimensional landscape onto a two dimensional plane using thumbnail sketches, limited palettes and the thoughtful use of colors, values, shapes, edges and textures. Further emphasis will be placed on the creative process to make paintings that are more than strict representations of the landscape we see. Multiple demonstrations will be complemented by individual attention and group learning.
All students should have a good familiarity with their equipment and some previous workshop experience with plein air painting. Bill will be demonstrating with oil paints. This workshop experience is limited to 10 students.
Three-Day Workshop includes: Park Pass, use of Grand Canyon Field Institute Van, Rainy Day back up studio the community building (if needed).
Lodging, Meals or Transportation to and from the Canyon.
(Note: First Meeting 9:00 am at the Community Building on the first day. The next two days we will be meeting at 6:00 am for morning painting then after a long lunch break we will paint till sunset.)