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Take your painting practice outdoors in a friendly and supportive environment. Demonstrations in oil, group and individual instruction. All media welcome. We will meet in the Providence, RI vicinity. Participants will receive a list of locations and class notes upon registration. Class is limited to 6 students. The course includes two studio classes which we will use to: develop existing paintings, study other artists, work on still life painting designed to study architectural forms in miniature, still life/botanical painting and to study the work of other artists. In case of inclement weather or temperatures over 85 degrees at noon we will meet in the studio.
You will receive a list of roving locations and syllabus upon registration.
Registration open until May 27
Classes meet June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26. Reserve your spot and attend as many classes as your schedule allows.
Note about oil painting and toxicity: We do not use strong thinners or additives such as turpentine or liquin. Instead we thin our paint with linseed oil especially when working on paintings over 11”x14”. We clean our brushes with murphy’s oil soap and bar soap. When working outdoors we may use odorless mineral spirits mixed 1:1 with linseed, keeping a lid on the jar when not in use.
“Margaret's enthusiasm is so contagious and her guidance is right on the mark!”
“...an enthusiastic teacher and fun to be with. Lots of demonstrations and all instruction is crystal clear. She inspires good work with her love of color and design.”
"Sketching on the spot forces you to adapt quickly to new environments and pushes one to make the most of the class time. I would wholeheartedly recommend Margaret's class to anyone who wants to deepen their artistic practice. "
"I feel freer."
"...a wonderful combination of expertise (help) and positive criticism"
“Working in a group with many levels of experience has been most satisfying. Very supportive and helpful fellow artists."