Painting Landscapes and Gardens Workshop We will Begin the day by doing quick plain air sketches using graphite, colored chalks and photos and then go back to the studio to work. You will learn to take the gathered information and pair it down to simple shapes to create pleasing compositions You will be able to choose between a garden still life or landscape. Either on the studio grounds or at the local park. The Sweetwater Creek State Park is less that 5 minutes away and will be a guaranteed inspiration. This class is perfect for someone who wants to explore nature and learn a fun way to capture in a lasting way. Experimental approaches will be encouraged. This class will not be focused on perfection but will be embracing interpretation, mood and uplifting spiritual growth. The goal of the class is to inspire you to go home awakened and energized too create in any manor you desire. The painting will be small format in order to insure completion during workshop time frame. An emphasis will be placed on creating a simplified sense of space , structure and personal interpretation. Skill level is beginner to intermediate. Oil paints, canvas and boards will be provided. Brushes should be purchased before class. Recommended list of brushes will be emailed after sign up. Along with being an artist I am a gourmet cook. You will drink and eat well during the class. I will create a lunch inspired by what's in season.