Plein Air to Studio, Making Your Studies Work for You Indoors

Lori Putnam
Course Meets
03/18/2019 - 03/21/2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu
$785/ 4 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
Intermediate to advanced
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This workshop is a combination of plein air and studio sessions. Students will begin on location outdoors making sketches and studies, grasping excitement, and capturing ideas. These sketches will then be used as inspirational resource materials for more-complete, slightly larger, studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting. Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to a scene, and she encourages her students to learn to do the same. Participants will receive a free copy of Putnam’s booklet “Plein air, Right from the Start.” The workshop will include lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personalized instruction (perfect for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced painters), and group discussions aimed to promote your progress. While demonstrations and advice on technique will be geared toward oil painters, artists who are more comfortable working in other mediums are welcome. Plein air experience is strongly recommended. Because Lori wants to share the beauty of Scottsdale’s surrounding mountains with you, please be prepared to drive to painting locations (approximately 35 minutes from school) during this workshop.


*Portable easel and transportation required.