July 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Coconino Center for The Arts

July 30 • 12pm until sunset

‘Painting in the Wild’, meditations for the beginning mind, is a day-long guided exploration of abstractions evoked by wild nature settings with creative meditations in oil painting.

We will begin our exploitative adventure, observing the wild through short meditations that lead us into creative interpretations of the essence of natural forms and the abstract imagery within them.  

With chalk, scumbelling sponge, brush and the vibrant colors of water soluble oil paints, we will experiment with color, from thin to thick, layering surfaces, creating textures of atmospheric light, depth, space, and form, and develop a unique evocative expression. From setting up our plein air easel, pallet, and color mixing, to painting several canvases, we will have a glorious afternoon and sunset, exploring painting meditations.

Workshop Schedule
Our journey starts at Coconino Center for the Arts at noon, returning home at just after sunset. We will carpool in a 4WD van, stopping for photos along the way, to an inspiring vista with good opportunities for unique compositions, a beautiful sunset, and a creative adventure in oil painting. This painting day will end with a toast and a fun circle of supportive critique. Participants are encouraged to bring a couple of pieces of their art to share with the circle.

Things To Bring:

  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Comfortable outdoor shoes
  • Painting clothes
  • Jacket
  • Lunch and water

You Will Be Provided With:

  • A new set of water soluble oil paints and brushes
  • Scumbelling sponge
  • Canvases, easel, and camp stool
  • Organic wine, drinks, and dessert

YOU Frederica Hall - SquareAbout Frederica Hall
Frederica understudied with NASA artist Yeffy Kimball in New York City and received  scholarships in visual arts to the Arts Student League in New York.. She continued her studies in Visual Arts at NAU in the 1970s and Duke University in the 1980s. She shows her work in local galleries and is an Artistic Coach and Awareness educator.

Workshop Fees
$160 members/$170 non-members, includes materials

Registration closes July 26 at 5pm.

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This is part of our Summer Art Workshop series hosted by Art 35° North, a new collective encouraging collaboration, conversation, community and creativity among fine artists, art supporters, art collectors and the communities of Northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. Art 35° N will be presenting “A New Latitude,” an exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, opening June 9 – August 8, 2016. This exhibition will serve as a preview for their Art Tours in Williams (June 18–19) and Flagstaff (June 25–26). Learn more about Art 35° North on their website >