Sedona Plein Air Festival
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Covid Note: Masks will be required whenever you are inside the Sedona Arts Center buildings. Also, we are requesting that all students be fully vaccinated by the time the workshop begins.
Michele Usibelli will be leading this immersive workshop experience in the midst of the week-long 17th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival. Participants may paint in oil, acrylic, pastel and gouache. Demonstrations and instruction will focus on the essentials steps of plein air painting. The class will start with an abbreviated lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, including a discussion of drawing, value, design, and color. Short demonstrations will be combined with one-on-one instruction on location in the beautiful high desert landscape of Sedona.
After three days of on-site painting instruction with students, Michele will do a morning demonstration on Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm demonstrating her process for creating work in the studio from plein air work and photo reference. For the demonstration, students in the workshop will get preferential seating but other students will be attending just the demonstration session.
The Sedona Plein Air Festival takes place October 23 – 30, 2021. Keynote Speaker Michele Usibelli will judge for awards at the awards reception on Friday and deliver her keynote presentation on Wednesday October 27 at 7:00 pm. The Festival brings 25 of the most talented artists in the country to paint in the Shangri La of the Southwest. A week-long constantly evolving exhibition results in a culminating awards reception.
Michele Usibelli is known for her energetic brushwork and color as well as highly personalized and positive approach to teaching. Her award-winning artwork has shown in both group and gallery exhibitions, in regional, national and international juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her artwork can be found in public and private collections throughout the world. Michele has been accepted into the following organizations: Oil Painters of America/Signature Member, American Impressionist Society/Signature Member, California Art Club, Women Artists of the West/ Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. www.MicheleUsibelli.com
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
- We require that masks be worn at all times while inside our buildings.
- Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
- Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center. Paper masks are available for no charge.
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