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Plein Air Painting Noir

How do we translate the subtle colors of night into paintings? How do we capture the intensity of Munro’s light sculptures on paper? How does narrative come to play in a two-dimensional form?

In this series of painting workshops, students will learn to capture the abstract effects of night light into mixed media compositions. Each workshop will begin with a basic introduction to the materials and techniques of plein air nocturne painting before heading out to pick a spot to create from. Artist Chris Sicat will guide students not only in technique, but also in how to interpret and construct a visual narrative in order to tell a new story within the painting. All materials included.

Event details


November 28, 2018 6:00PM


Workshop #2: The Villa


The front veranda of the Villa provides a perfect vista for The Silver Sea, with a full view of the clusters of lit up “lilies” spread across the Great Lawn, making for an expansive sketch. Facing the interior, one can also paint the Light Shower in the Villa’s Solarium for a more focused painting. This workshop features the techniques of composition and design narrative.

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