At the Springfield Museum School

Plein Air Painting—Learn Fast, Paint Fast

August 3 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm

This is now an outdoor class!

Wear a mask, bring your art supplies and a lunch! Following the CDC and Museum guidelines, this class will be held outdoors, safely-distanced and sheltered from the sun and weather on the lovely loggia of the GWV Smith Art Museum.

Painting in plein air can be a challenge. The artist is forced to work quickly as the light and scene is constantly changing. Learn the secrets professional artists use to capture the essence of the landscape. Masla will share philosophies, techniques, and methods that will help you to meet the challenges, increase your speed and accuracy in rendering the subject, as well create an expressive, dynamic painting that conveys mood and a sense of place. Masla will work with solvent free Cobra water-mixable oils. Students can work in their media of choice. Supply list provided.

Robert Masla, Salt in the Air, Cobra Oil on 8″ x 16″

Watercolor Painting Made Easy

This is an Outdoor Class!

August 4
Tuesday, 10 am–3:30 pm

Robert Masla, Flowing, watercolor on Fredrix watercolor canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Robert Masla, Flowing, 1.5 hour watercolor demo, watercolor on Fredrix watercolor canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Join artist Robert Masla as he takes the fear from watercolor painting through sharing simple methods and techniques for manipulation of the medium. Through understanding the use of chaos and control participants will gain insight into the flow of watercolor.  Learn how to create a dramatic mood and dynamic composition through a variety of watercolor techniques and materials. The dynamics of design, atmospheric and linear perspective and the use of bright, vivid colors for impact will be covered. Masla will also demonstrate the unique properties, qualities of working on Fredrix Watercolor Canvas! Bring a bag lunch. Supply list provided.

Wear a mask, bring your art supplies and a lunch! Following the CDC and Museum guidelines, this class will be held outdoors, safely-distanced and sheltered from the sun and weather on the lovely loggia of the GWV Smith Art Museum.  Using simple techniques, artist Robert Masla will cover the various stages and methods of planning and executing a successful watercolor. Learn how to enhance your watercolor paintings and bring them in line with your intentions. For all levels. Bring a photo to work from and lunch, or plan to order your lunch from the Blake Cafe.  Supply list provided.

Instructor: Robert Masla
Tuesday, 10 am–3:30 pm
One class: August 4

To register call the Museum School at:
413 263-6800, ext. 382
or visit the links above.