Join our Keynote speaker and judge for the 14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, Bill Cramer for this exciting workshop in Sedona. The workshop takes place during the Sedona Plein Air Festival (Oct 13 – 20, 2018) with Bill’s keynote scheduled Oct 17 at 6 p.m and the Awards Reception for the festival on the last evening of the workshop Friday Oct 20, 2017.
Bill Cramer is an influential painter and instructor. He has won many awards at the Sedona Plein Air Festival including Artist’s Choice, Best of Show, Collector’s Choice and the Sedona Image Award. Bill has also taught numerous workshops through the Sedona Arts Center and a popular Field Expedition “Painting at the Rim of the Grand Canyon” we now welcome him as keynote and judge for the 14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival.
This will be an enjoyable and intense 3.5 day workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape. We will learn the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the 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.
Students of all abilities are welcome. All students should have a basic familiarity with the painting medium of their choice.
Note: The final session of the workshop on Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm will be a demonstration in the studio of how Bill takes a plein air work and reinterprets the landscape for a larger scale studio painting while talking through aspects of the process from compositional considerations to paint application. Other students will be allowed to register for this special demonstration session however the workshop students will have priority seating.