Adult Workshops

Impression & Design Plein Air Workshop

Taught by: This year’s Awarding Judge, Ken DeWaard
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 13th & 14th
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Webster Township Historical Society at the Crossroads Community Center (5501 Webster Church Road at the corner of Webster Church and Farrell)
Cost: $300

IMPRESSION : the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation. A strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, and conscience.

DESIGN : to form or conceive in the mind; to intend for a definite purpose.

We will inevitably be chasing the light and seeing beyond what is there, always looking for more. No matter what we are faced with, it all comes down to design. Utilizing and building on what nature gives us but not being a slave to it.

It is all about the design and interpretation.

We will be working to simplify our shapes, really push to explore our use of temperatures and color along with controlling our values as well as our edges. Composition and design underly all of these along with our drawing which will be our foundation.

All in all we will look to make our paintings fresh, vibrant, and full of light and color. Not being a slave to what is there but knowing how to interpret the impression of it .

Individualized critique, at the students easel, will form the basis for instruction, as well as an oil painting demonstration on the first morning.

Students may work in the painting medium of their preference, be it oil, watercolor, pastel, or acrylic. A very modest, suggested supply list, will be available.

My personal objective during this workshop is to make sure that each and every student experiences advancement.” – Ken DeWaard, Instructor

Workshop Supplies

This supply list contains the items that Ken utilizes during his workshop. You are not required to purchase these materials as a participant’s own supplies will be sufficient. Click the link below for the downloadable supply list.

Supply List PDF

Level: Beginner to Experienced
Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel
Availability: Space is limited
Ken’s Work