Plein Air and Studio

Calvin Liang
Course Meets
11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
$680/ 5 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Supply List
Liang Workshop Supply List revised

Plein air painting is a foundational part of training the eye to better understand the concepts of composition, design, and color harmony. Students will learn to plan an effective composition and to better see and use warm and cool colors in a landscape. Calvin will teach students how to use hard and soft edges to create space in a painting and how to simplify the subject matter through the use of basic design, value, color and drawing skills. Students will learn the reasons for using different paint surface textures and brushstroke directions and how to get the best possible results in a short time.


Calvin will be teaching this five-day workshop with two days of outdoor painting. Three days will be spent working on a single studio painting based on photos students take on location. Calvin will begin with a demonstration then he will spend time with each student throughout the rest of the day.


Portable easel and transportation required.