Plein Air Painting Workshop with Joli Ayn Wood September 22 & 23, 2018

Instructor: Joli Ayn Wood

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Tuition: Member $104.00 / Non Member $130.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0.00 A list of supplies needed will be provided

Class Description: Regional oil plein air painter Joli Ayn Wood will demonstrate her plein air techniques for capturing scenes quickly, including choosing a strong composition, representing values correctly, light study, and managing your time and the elements. While Joli will share her recommended materials list prior to the class, you may bring materials in the medium with which you are accustomed to working, as well as an easel (and chair, if needed) that can be used out of doors. A limited number of plein air easels are available for loan on a first come basis. Prerequisites: This class is directed towards painters/artists who have been wanting to try painting out of doors. The techniques being taught are most appropriate to work in acrylics and oils, however all media is encouraged. Participants should bring materials with which they feel comfortable working. A materials list will be sent to students closer to date.  First day meets at the Floyd Center for the Arts, second day meets on-site at 8:30 am, site to be determined.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 15

About the Instructor: Joli Ayn Wood graduated from Westhampton College, University of Richmond, in 1991 with a BA degree in Art History and concentrations in Studio Art, Ancient Art, and Archaeology. During her time at Westhampton, she was fortunate to study under New York artist Ephraim Rubenstein, who emphasized the painting methods of the late Charles Hawthorne and the Cape Cod School. Joli moved to the rolling hills of Floyd, VA in 2008 and devotes her free time and weekends to painting, both in the studio and out of doors on location. Her favorite subjects include the mountains and rural landscapes of Southwestern Virginia, painting en plein air, the rugged coastlines of New England, as well as the striking Desert of the Southwest. While painting on location, her passion is to capture value, shape, color, and light quickly - most times within a couple of hours. Joli finds inspiration in the luminous works of Fitz Henry Lane and the abstract modernity of Georgia O'Keefe's paintings, as well as contemporary plein air painters of California and the West. Joli is a founding member of Giles Arts Council, advises on the board of The Floyd Center for the Arts in Floyd, VA, and her studio is a noted stop on the Floyd Artisan Trail in Southwest VA. She participates in various Virginia regional art shows, festivals, and fundraisers, and her art is featured regularly at various galleries around the region. Joli's recently been concentrating on private commissions, art instruction, and greeting patrons in her NEW studio on 221 North in Floyd. Highlighted in the February 2008 issue of New River Valley Magazine, her works are included in many private collections around the region and abroad.

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