I offer semi-private landscape painting sessions by appointment. After registering on line, you and a friend, partner, relative or other person will be contacted by Michele to plan your art making experience. These semi-private classes offer more flexibility and personalized attention than could be afforded with larger group classes, yet are more affordable per person than private lessons. Sessions are roughly 3 hours in duration. Instruction is set up to meet your individual needs – the great benefit of a semi-private lesson.
You will want to first decide whether you and your painting partner are interested in learning about plein air painting or studio painting. I include both in my professional work myself, and I have taught both. Studio painting is especially useful for really large paintings. Plein air painting, which is painting out in the natural landscape, often works better with smaller paintings – and that is particularly true on windy days. The plein air approach adds challenges to the painting experience – primarily access challenges (getting our gear to where the “perfect view spot” is located”), weather challenges (looks like rain!) and light challenges (painting as the sun and shadows are moving requires rapid development of the paintings before the scene changes right before your eyes.)
I will work alongside you, demonstrating various steps and guiding you with instruction regarding value, color, shape, line, texture, and edges as they relate what we are painting. If in studio, you may choose to work from your own reference material, photos and / or plein air sketches. Or I can provide such. Once you are registered on line, I will contact you to arrange a date and time, and to make a basic plan for what type semi-private class session will work well for you. A suggested materials list will also be sent to you after you register.