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STEMS Plein Air Workshop

Nyle Gordon

Overland Park, Kansas

May 10-12

9am to 4pm

This workshop is for beginner to advanced painters.  Nyle will begin the day with a demonstration, followed by a discussion of the days agenda. Students should expect to complete three to five paintings during the course of the workshop. Demonstrations and instruction will be in oil. Emphasis will be on interpreting and simplifying the landscape. Students will be encouraged to do quick, simple sketches before starting paintings. We will be covering the basics of composition, value, color and edges. Questions and discussion are encouraged.  Nyle has a casual and inclusive approach to teaching that puts students at ease. Making the rounds to individual students throughout the day will be a priority.

​Materials list:

*Sketching materials as desired by the student

*Easel and palette suitable for outdoor painting

*8x10, 11x14, or 12x16 canvas recommended (bring three to four)

*Brushes-a variety of sizes of flat, round, and filbert style (bring what you have)

*Palette knife

*Minimum color palette:

Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre Cadmium Red Light, Alizarine crimson,Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Viridian Green, Titanium White, Ivory Black. (other colors are optional and might come in handy)

*Paper towels or rags and a container to throw them into.

*odorless paint thinner and a small container for it

*Other optional useful supplies:

  oil painting medium

  lotion/wet wipes for clean up

  Bug spray/sunscreen/shade hat

  Umbrella that will shade palette

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Note: Plein air painters need to be flexible depending on weather conditions.  

Space is limited.

For questions, feel free to email or call;