Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Painting Workshops…

Mary Jane Volkmann doing a painting demonstration (upside down)

 

 “PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN AUTUMN”

(Painting outdoors in the mountains in fall)

Sunday, October 15 – Saturday, October 21, 2017

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N. Carolina

one of the views at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Experience the joy of painting outdoors in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina during the colorful peak of autumn! We will explore the versatility of acrylics and oils while indulging our imaginations in the key components of any successful painting: subject choice, composition, values, and color. Experimenting with limited palettes, we will practice creating the feeling of space and mood in a painting. With small class sizes and a full week to enjoy the process, there is plenty of time for individual attention and group discussions, as well as for enjoying nature, relaxation and creativity while making new friends! Expect to depart with one or two finished paintings as well as studies for future reference. Some drawing or painting experience is helpful, a bit of outdoor mobility is needed, and a plein air easel is recommended. More information….

always fun painting at the John C. Campbell Folk School     plein air painting class taught by Mary Jane Volkmann at the John C. Campbell Folk School in N. Carolina

early morning at the John C. Campbell Folk School

 

painting in the gardens at the John C. Campbell Folk School, N. Carolina     plein air painting class at the John C. Campbell Folk School

With small class sizes and a full week to enjoy the process, there is plenty of time for individual attention and group discussions, as well as for enjoying nature, relaxation and creativity while making new friends!

 

Painting the World Around Us!

April 15-21, 2018

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

Treat yourself to a week of painting in the mountains! Paint your favorite subjects from the world around us as spring bursts into life in this beautiful place! Using oils or acrylics, we’ll work outdoors “en plein air” and in the studio while exploring the creative use of composition, colors and values to enhance your chosen subject matter and your personal style of painting…

Spring Robins at John Campbell Folk School  spring flowers at John Campbell Folk School   spring Flowers at the John Campbell Folk School

With small class sizes and a full week to enjoy the process, there is plenty of time for individual attention and group discussions, as well as for enjoying nature, relaxation and creativity while making new friends! Some experience is helpful and a plein air easel is recommended.

  plein air painting class taught by Mary Jane Volkmann at the John C Campbell Folk School   spring plein air painting class taught by Mary Jane Volkmann

painting the world around us, class taught by Mary Jane Volkmann

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Plein Air Painting in the Mountains

September 16 – 22, 2018

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

 

For more information or should you wish a workshop arranged in your area,

please contact me!