Summer 2022 Classes
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
PLEIN AIR COUNTY PARKS
Instructor Beth Stoddard
Saturdays, May 21 – June 18 (No class May 28), four sessions | 8:00am–Noon
Meet off-site at various local parks to explore painting en plein air! Practicing an investigative approach to painting the landscape in oils, students make numerous small studies of local urban green spaces. With a split primary (warm/cool) palette, students learn to use color temperature, simplification and various mark-making techniques to create paintings with naturalistic qualities of light, depth, and a sense of place. Demonstrations of key concepts, tips for working comfortably outdoors, and individual feedback set participants up for future independent plein air excursions.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
I offer instruction in observation based, representational painting and drawing. My goal is to give students the tools to express their own individual artistic perception by structuring, simplifying, and ultimately representing on canvas or paper what they see. Please contact me with any questions about current classes, or to arrange private sessions.