Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Painting Workshops…

Mary Jane Volkmann doing a painting demonstration (upside down)

 

PAINTING THE WORLD AROUND US!

Sunday, April 15 – Saturday, April 21, 2018

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

Treat yourself to a week of painting in the mountains in spring!

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

  spring flowersFolk School daffodils

painting spring in n. carolina

With small class sizes and a full week to enjoy the process, there will be plenty of time for individual attention and group discussion, as well as for enjoying nature creatively while making new friends! Some experience is helpful and a plein air easel is recommended.  For more information, here is the Folk School listing for this class.

painting class instruction at the John Campbell Folk School

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

Spring Robins at John Campbell Folk School

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 “PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN AUTUMN”

Sunday, October 14 – Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

Treat yourself to a week of painting in the mountains in fall!

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 season 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.

painting on location in fallpainting on location at the John Campbell Folk School

painting experience at the John Campbell Folk School    painting on location

And perhaps we’ll even try some night painting!

painting at night

 

early morning at the John C. Campbell Folk School

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

please contact me!