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Instructor: Kim English
When: October 26th-29th (4 Day Workshop)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including breaks)
Cost: $750 (Including modeling fees)


“I’m always searching for an image that tells a story.
They are all around us.
The stories of everyday life.
Being at the same time familiar and unique,
they inspire me to find meaning in the experiences we all share.”
“Immediacy is important not only because it is often the nature of people,
but, for me, it is the most instinctive way to paint.”
“It’s the magic of spontaneous work
combined with a candid observation of society
that allows me to pursue the daily events of ordinary people
as the theme of my work.”

Do not miss the opportunity to spend four days in a small class environment, learning to paint figures in the Red Desert surroundings of Southern Utah!

An expert in plein air painting and known for his alla prima method of finishing a work in one sitting, Kim’s professional guidance in this workshop will be tremendously rewarding for students of all skill levels.

Instruction will focus on the various effects of light on the figure; direct sunlight, reflective light and the figure in shadow. Working with models, you will learn a variety of figure gestures and how to place them in a landscape scene.
Work will be done spontaneously and loosely, making cleaner brush strokes while concentrating on the larger mass relationships in the landscape.

Kim will paint demonstrations each day while focusing on providing individual guidance at each student’s easel.

Additional topics that will be covered include:

  • Working with an organized palette, along with the concept of understanding values.
  • Learn when, how, and where to place figures in various landscape settings of everyday life.
  • Learn the importance of getting the correct color temperature in the lights to make a landscape glow and come alive.

This class will include work in the MakeSpace Studio as well as outside, in the beautiful surroundings of Kayenta. Exact class times may fluctuate in order to optimize weather conditions.

Kim’s medium of choice is oil paint, however artists that work in other mediums are also welcome to attend.

*Please note that this class is limited to ten students

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4 Day Plein Air With Kim English - DEPOSIT ONLY
$ 200.00
8 available
4 Day Plein Air with Kim English - REMAINDER BALANCE
$ 550.00
10 available
4 Day Plein Air with Kin English - FULL PAYMENT
$ 750.00
10 available