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Plein Air Painting Class with Joseph Melancon at Art Center Sarasota

October 25 : 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 25, 2022


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About the Class

Join me in painting outdoors in various locations around Sarasota. Among other things, we’ll paint trees, water and beaches as well as structures and boats with distant and close up views. Learn methods and techniques to produce exciting paintings. You can eliminate unnecessary detail while being more spontaneous and painterly!

I emphasize keeping everything simple including brushes, limited colors, and easels.

I’ll be available to give you each individual guidance as your paintings develop. You will see how you can alter the composition of the scene to create a better relationship of the parts. I encourage risk taking and boldness in painting. With opaque paints you can easily make changes if things don’t work out as planned.

Each outing will start with a demonstration of how to choose a view and block in the scene. This will establish the basic composition of shapes and values without thinking in terms of final colors. I’ll show you how you can mix color and apply it in a loose bold style with various types of brushes. You can get to the next level using your own style!

I’ll supply maps for the various locations around town, all easy to get to. We’ll have big fun! If you have any questions just call or email me: 941-504-1938 or melanconart@gmail.com

There are several classes instructed by Joseph Melancon during the 2022-2023 season:

November 1, 8, 15
January 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7
Feb 14, 21, 28 and March 7
March 14, 21, 28, and April 4
April 11, 18, 25, and May 2

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October 25
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Art Center Sarasota
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Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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