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Nocturne Workshop with Kenn Backhaus

  • 31 Jul 2012
  • 02 Aug 2012
  • Chadds Ford, Pa
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"Nocturne, The Evocative Light of the Night"

a special nocturne workshop with Kenn Backhaus in Chadds Ford, PA

For decades artists have been enthralled by the effects of the evening light upon the landscape.  Kenn has always stated that, “everything under the sun and moon is fair game”.  The moonlight will be the inspiration for this three-day workshop.  He will share his process of developing the nocturne painting through lecture and demonstration both in the field and the studio to capture the effects of the evening light. 

Nights will be spent painting nocturnal studies plein air.  While out on location, students will use artificial lighting to illuminate both their painting surface and palette.  During the day, additional instruction will be given indoors in a studio setting. At that time, Kenn will explain the process of using the newly created field studies to achieve a finished nocturne painting. 

Since color usually becomes a minimal consideration in a nocturne, the explanation of the importance of developing a strong design pattern within the composition is critical.  This nocturne workshop has been scheduled during a full moon phase to take advantage of the moon’s effect on the evening landscape, weather permitting. The importance of adhering to the sound historic principals and foundations of art will be applied throughout the workshop.

In addition to the above instruction, Kenn will explain the use of basic fundamentals that can derive from acquired knowledge that is fostered in the field, along with one’s experiences and adopting a conceptualized process to translate any given daylight reference into a successful nocturne.

Skill level is intermediate to advanced. The workshop will be taught in oils, but is also open to watercolor, pastel and acrylic. 

DATES: July 31, Aug 1, 2 , 2012 in Chaddsford, PA.

Three Day time sessions will be from 1:00pm – 4:30pm 

Two Evening painting sessions will be from 7:30pm – 11:00 pm, July 31, and Aug 1.  Strong possibility of a third session on Aug 2

Sponsored by MAPAPA

Limited to 12 artists.

Registration: $400 payable by check to MAPAPA or credit card via MAPAPA at www.mapapa.shuttlepod.org. You must register on-line whter you pay by check or credit card.There is high interest in this workshop so plan to register early. The workshop goes rain or shine. No Refunds after July 31.

We have indoor facilities. Special rates on area hotels.  

More information including supply list, lodging particulars, and painting locations in Chaddsford, PA will follow with registration.

Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman- do NOT send payments): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
Membership payments (do NOT mail payments without first contacting membership@mapapa.org): 21 Haven Avenue, Abingdon, MD 21009-2007

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