Plein Air Landscapes in Oils with Jill Banks
September 30 - November 4$475
Plein Air Class IN-PERSON
THURSDAYS 10am-2pm | 6 Weekly Sessions
There’s nothing like painting on location to breathe life into your work. Students will learn about site selection, developing the compositional sketch, breaking down “things” into abstract shapes, how to deal with architecture, moving objects, and working in direct color. Painting the Landscape classes will be taught in plein air in outdoor locations – including farms and nearby towns. Students will need their own portable easels. Fees for admittance to certain locations and models (one session may be of the figure in the landscape) are additional. Painting locations will be emailed to students the day before each class (or sooner). You must pre-register so you’ll know where to show up on the first (and subsequent) days of class. Please email Jill at email@example.com to find out about potential painting sites. We explore all sorts of treasures in the areas surrounding Great Falls, VA and in the wider DC area. So much fun!
At each location we will work in a small area so that neighboring students benefit from at easel critiques and instruction.
Packing for a plein-air outing is one of the necessities. How to pack for a plein air outing including suggested supplies: http://jillbanks.com/page/4833/plein-air-painting-supply-list
In case of inclement weather, we will find an indoor or covered location or use the classroom in Great Falls, VA.
About the instructor: Jill Banks
Jill Banks has been juried or invited into many of the top plein air competitions in the country including En Plein Air Texas, the Sedona Plein Air Festival, Wayne Plein Air (PA), Bucks County Plein Air, Telluride Plein Air, Richmond Plein Air (VA), and many more. In 2018, she won the Quick Draw and was the Top Seller at Telluride Plein Air, won Second Place and the President’s Award at the Falls Church “Scene in the City” Plein Air Competition and an Honorable Mention in the Bucks County Plein Air Quick Draw.