September 17 & 18, Friday and Saturday 2021 - Drawing and Painting the Landscape in Plein Air and the Studio - All Media
at Masla Studios North
962 Apple Valley Rd. Ashfield, MA 01330 for info and to register :
Call - 413-625-8382 or 413-335-4295
Masla, Morning Walk, (on Apple Valley - plein air), imprimatura oil technique on Fredrix all media paint-board, 8" x 16"
Masla, Salt in the Air, (plein air San Pancho), Cobra water-mixable oil on Fredrix all media paint-board, 8" x 16"
Experience Masla's award winning teaching style in this weekend workshop drawing and painting the bucolic New England landscape in Spring, Summer and Fall colors with the media of your choice. Masla will demo in a variety of media various principles, techniques and aspects of painting the landscape. The important effects of atmosphere, value, color temperature, light & shadow and composition will be covered.
A Distant View, (Manadnock from Brown Rd.), plein air Cobra oil on 24"x 36" canvas on panel
Classes at Studios North are always small, at this time I am limiting workshops to only 6 participants, so there is a lot of personal attention. People work in the medium of their choice - no problem as a beginner, you will take away a lot of useful techniques and information and experienced artist will broaden their vision and deepen their skills. Spend a relaxing weekend in the country while you learn at your own pace with lots of demos and one on one instruction. Improve your ease and comfort with drawing and painting as Masla reveals methods, techniques and materials that give the painter unparalleled access to freedom, speed and spontaneity to rapidly nail down a paintings composition and values, arguably two of the most important factors in the success of a painting. Learn to understand the difference between criticism and critique and how to move from a narrow vision to Seeing and Being in the Flow.
Masla, Shed Light, plein air oil, 11" x 14"
Understanding artistic intention along with various approaches to painting in plein air and the studio will be discussed and methods for portraying different aspects of the landscape, i.e. rocks, water, clouds, in convincing manners will be revealed. Be prepared for a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing time in the outdoors and studio, painting and picnicking, as Masla brings you to some of his favorite painting spots around his Studio North, in Ashfield, MA. Cost for the weekend is $350.00, picnic lunch provided. 1 day only, (Sunday) -$200. picnic lunch provided, some art material, call for more info.
Masla, A Hint of Autumn, plein air, Cobra oil on 18" x 24" canvas
- Returning Studio North Participants Receive a $25. discount on the weekend retreat!
Dates for 2021 Studio North Weekends (Satuday, and or Sunday - 9:30am - 5pm, have not yet been posted. Proper social distancing and mask wearing is mandatory for persons not fully vaccinated to participate in order to help protect all involved. Call or write to make sure space is available, some dates may change, check back periodically):
Join me for painting in
Rural New England this Summer and Fall
Dates to be announced soon.
- Studio painting if inclement weather
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