PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOPS
ABOUT PLEIN AIR PAINTING
Painting "en plein air" is an age-old tradition of painting outdoors.
Guided workshops will allow students to experience the joys of nature and to learn techniques in painting while working with a limited palette. Students will study light, shadow, and atmosphere beginning with a thumbnail drawing before moving on to color.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Six workshops will be offered from August through October, weather permitting, and will be opened to adult students (ages 18+). Each session will be 2.5 hours long, including a short lunch break.
Each session is limited to 9 students and will follow social distancing guidelines.
BACCA will partner with a local business to provide a bagged lunch to students. Lunch, cleaning supplies, and face masks will be provided and are included in your registration fee.
A standing easel will be available to each student for use during the class (free of charge), but other supplies (including paints, art tools, and comfort items such as lawn chairs and tables) are not included. A supply list will be sent upon class registration.
Instruction is focused on oil and acrylic painting techniques, but students are welcome to use the medium of their choice.
This series will culminate in an art exhibition for all students who elect to participate.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
SUSAN GATTI is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes oil and acrylic paintings, filmmaking and, most recently, figure sculpting. Her paintings are studies of native NY environments, ranging from long island beaches and parks to the hustle of New York City.
"I paint scenes that have a certain energy about them or tell a good story. I strive to find interesting patterns of light, color, atmosphere or expression to translate into something new on canvas" said Gatti. "I often go on location to paint because something very special happens when you paint in a natural environment - you see the light moving, hear the ocean, smell the flowers and your senses are heightened. Its a different kind of experience so I offer plein air classes and workshops to help others experience the joys of painting outdoors"
Plein Air classes are made possible by the support of
the Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation (LDC) as part of the "Babylon Together" initiative.
Visit our Babylon Together page for more information.
BACCA’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the County of Suffolk, County Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk County Legislature, the Town of Babylon, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, the Lindenhurst Business Improvement District, and from membership and private contributions.
If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Babylon Village, NY
Friday, August 28th - Completed
Friday, October 23rd 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Rain Date: Saturday, October 24th
Thursday, September 10th 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Charles J. Cowen Marina
Lindenhurst Village, NY
Thursday, September 17th 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Phelps Lane Park
North Babylon, NY
Friday September 25th 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Historic Van Bourgondien Property
West Babylon, NY
*Includes a short history lesson about the property by Town of Babylon Historian Mary Cascone!
Friday, October 9th 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Rain Date: Friday, October 16