Seeing and Capturing Your Subject: Painting the La Jolla Coastline, California (DESTINATION)

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Mitch Baird
Course Meets
04/16/2018 - 04/20/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
$650/ 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
Beginner to advanced
Oil Acrylic
Supply List
Baird Supply List San Diego

What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist? Discover the answer while experiencing and painting the beauty of San Diego en plein air. Students will explore the specifics of observing a subject, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto canvas. Mitch will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space. The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and the larger masses. Each day will begin with a demo covering the principles mentioned above, followed by a fun day of painting and personal instruction. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and lots of enthusiasm! Demonstrations will be in oil.


Portable equipment and transportation required. Students will receive lodging recommendations  upon registration.