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Summer Outdoor Landscape Painting Camp
Ages 13-18

This course will teach students the tools and techniques to paint landscape paintings on location, outside - en plein air - and will include both painting instruction in a classroom studio setting and out of doors.
Outdoor Landscape Painting
This course, taught by St. Paul artist Jack Dant, will introduce students to the joys of Plein Air - or open air - painting.  It will include classroom sessions to gain an understanding of the basic techniques of prismatic color mixing and brush handling in oils, and then incorporate painting sessions out of doors, where students have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge in front of nature.
In doors, students will interpret landscape photos to create simple, Payne’s Grey underpainting statements to freeze light effects through drawing, perspective, and edge relationships.  Once complete, color will be applied to their paintings to demonstrate how light shifts prismatically as it recedes into the background, creating atmospheric distance.

During outdoor sessions, the same techniques will be applied and perfected.  Students will therefore gain an application for the value of a Payne’s Grey underpainting to simplify and capture a scene  Careful observation, good drawing and confidence in painting will be emphasized.
“Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation.”

-John Singer Sargent
Jack Dant, Insttructor
Folly Dunes
All Landscape Artwork Created by Instructor Jack Dant.

Landscape Artwork

Jack Dant painting en Plein Air.
Summer Outdoor Landscape Camp Cost - $300
Jack Dant, Insttructor
Welsh Valley