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Plein Air Workshop

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February 1 & 2, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Day Workshop $375

Workshop Description:

Capture the beauty and light of the outdoors!  Composition, values, color, edges, and paint manipulation will be taught. Oil paints are preferred, but water mixable oils or acrylic are acceptable. Familiarity with your medium and basic drawing skills are recommended. Locations TBA.


Each day Chris will give a demonstration and lecture in the morning and then break for lunch 12 – 1 pm (either bring a brown bag lunch or fast food). After lunch, Students work on their own paintings and Chris will constantly circling giving individual instruction. In inclement weather we will move into the NSVA studio.


You will learn the unsurpassed benefits of working on location from life and increase your knowledge and skill. Your work will take a leap! This knowledge from working en plein air will give you the ability to make better judgements and give authenticity to your artwork when you choose to paint from a photograph in the studio. 


Artist Bio:

Chris Kling earned her BFA in 1979 and since then has received numerous awards from shows for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the United States and with the Portrait Society of America. She has been honored with back-to-back “Best of Shows” for landscapes and several awards for her work in festivals and competitions. Both her portraits and landscapes are in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States as well as in international collections. She served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air 2018 in Apalachicola and was an Invited Artist the last six years in the New Smyrna Paint Out, Delray Plein Fun Fest 2019. She most recently won Best Seaside in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2023 as well as Second Place in the St. Augustine en Plein Air Exhibition 2023. For several years she has participated in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival and in 2023 won Best Seaside. Chris was thrilled to be the Cover Artist for the New Smyrna Beach Paint Out 2022. And in 2021 she received the honor of the MartinArts Visual Artist. 

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