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9/14 & 9/15 Seeing the Landscape — In Black & White and Color 10am - 4pm 15 15

SEEING THE LANDSCAPE – In Black & White and Color

2-day Plein Air Workshop Sept. 14 & 15 – 2024 (rain date 9/21 & 9/22)

Workshop fee: $150

Taught by Richard Kathmann and Lisbeth Firmin.

Students will be painting and drawing using as subject matter the fabulous vistas around the West Kortright Center. Kathmann and Firmin will demonstrate before each session. Each artist has a unique approach to depicting landscape.

Richard Kathmann will teach the morning sessions from 10am to noon working in black and white, charcoal and acrylics. After lunch, Lisbeth will teach the afternoon sessions working with color, acrylics, oils, watercolors, or gouache. Class will break for the day around 3:30pm and do a critique of all the work. (Lisbeth and Richard will take each other’s classes).

Please bring the following materials to the workshop:

  • Charcoal, sticks and/or pencils
  • Black and White acrylic
  • Oil and/or acrylic, gouache, or watercolor paint - in colors
  • One or two acrylic egg cartons to mix a gray scale
  • Several medium size containers for cleaning brushes
  • BIG brushes
  • Paper marked to 12” x 12” for the charcoal and heavier paper for the acrylic work (enough for 6 black/white paintings/drawings done over the 2 days)
  • Portable easel or a drawing board with portable chair
  • Six 12" x 12" masonite or wood panels, canvas boards or stretched canvases—gessoed or heavy watercolor paper. 
  • Palette knife (for oil and/or acrylic paints)
  • Palette
  • Solvent and/or medium (for oil and/or acrylic)
  • Rags
  • Cans or plastic containers
  • Wear old clothes and bring a hat with a brim.

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist known for her urban landscapes. For over five decades her work has been in hundreds of solo and group show across the country and internationally. Honors and awards include inclusion in” “New Prints 2018/Winter, IPCNY, “2017 North American Print Biennial”, 2017 solo exhibition at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a 2017 Printmaking Residency @ Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Printmaking Residency @ Tides Institute in Eastport ME (2016), a NYFA Fellowship (2007), Pollock-Krasner Grant (1999), full fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, National Seashore Residency, the Vermont Studio Center and Saltonstall Arts Colony. Her paintings and prints are in several public collections including the New York Historical Society, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Munson Williams Procter Arts Institute, Arnot Museum, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Fleming Museum, University of Texas, Cape Cod Museum, and Hofstra University. Firmin moved from downtown NYC in 2000 to a small village in upstate NY, where she paints every day.

Richard Kathmann was trained at the University of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pratt Institute. For Kathmann, It's all about trees. The mixed hardwood forests in the Catskills, in FL hardwood hammock forests, and the forest galleries along New Mexico rivers. He lives and works in East Meredith, NY.

Cancellation Policy:

Please consider carefully before signing up for one of our classes or purchasing for another person. Due to the small class size for in-person workshops, each participant makes an important contribution to the group dynamic and cancelling within short notice can make it difficult to fill your spot. If you do need to cancel, please be aware of our policies:

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.

Registration and material costs (if applicable) will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee. Although extremely rare, we reserve the right to cancel any class up to 48 hours beforehand for a full refund.

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