A One-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop Celebrating the Vast Grasslands and Landforms in Grasslands National Park with Montana-Based Artist Carolyn Caldwell, June 13 2015
This workshop is offered as part of the 2015 Prairie Wind & Silver Sage artist residency program in Val Marie, co-sponsored by Grasslands National Park and funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture/Saskatchewan Lotteries.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when painting outdoors and this plein air workshop will help you sort out what’s important to put in and what to leave out. With demonstrations and personal attention, Carolyn Caldwell will lead participants through simple steps to getting a good design on canvas or paper, exploring composition with thumbnail sketches and focusing on simplifying and blocking in major shapes with colour and value.
The day will include a demonstration of the elements of landscape painting and lots of personal attention. Beginners will be guided through the basic steps to starting a painting and experienced painters will expand their knowledge and be challenged into new territory of growth and achievement. Shelter is available in case of inclement weather.
All media are welcome including oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil or other media. Open to ages 16 and over and all levels of experience welcome. Participants will supply their own materials; a suggested list is here. For further information contact Laureen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-298-7782
Date: June 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: A fee of $95 includes lunch. Workshop location will be provided on registration.
Accommodation is available in Val Marie. More information under the Val Marie tab.
To register for the workshop or for more information, email Laureen at email@example.com or phone 306-298-7782. Preregistered only.
Carolyn Caldwell is a painter and third generation Montanan who recently returned to that state after working in the Virgin Islands and Maine. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Pastel Painters of Maine. She has taught workshops in Italy, Cape Cod, Maine and more recently at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. She has been awarded month-long artist residencies in Vermont, Portugal and Senegal. Primarily a landscape painter, Carolyn Caldwell works in pastels, oils, and acrylics. She is passionate about preserving natural landscapes and works with land trusts to protect areas of natural beauty. Carolyn Caldwell’s painting can be seen at www.carolyncaldwell.com
Other Residency Events: During her stay in Val Marie from June 7 to 20, Carolyn Caldwell may be seen near natural vistas in Grasslands National Park as she paints. She will be available on site to talk to visitors while painting. Look for the sign that says Please Talk to the Artist at Work! Her location will be posted daily on the Prairie Wind & Silver Sage Facebook page. And you can watch for notice of a short drop-in outdoor painting workshop for park visitors.