Workshops

VIRTUAL PLEIN AIR BASICS WORKSHOP

EXPLORE OUTDOOR PAINTING WITH CARRIE CURRAN

LEVEL? Beginner-intermediate

MEDIUM? Acrylic or oil

WHERE? Virtually

WHEN? See below for upcoming workshop dates!

TIME? 9:00am-11:00am
COST? $225 for 4 weeks

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES 2020-2021:

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 | SOLD OUT

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This Virtual Plein Air Basics Workshop will be interactive, useful and informative. It is exactly what beginners need to get started in outdoor painting. Carrie breaks down the process by starting with how to develop your observational skills, how to choose a subject and how to design simple compositions.

There will be exercises on color and value and in four weeks you will gain the essential knowledge needed to paint simple paintings outdoors while having fun!

Art Supplies are required. However, it is not necessary to purchase supplies prior to the first day of class. There will be a full discussion on what supplies would best for beginners and where to buy them. The materials needed for the first day of class will be graphite and sketchbook and optional watercolors if you have them.

If you would like to purchase the supplies before the first class or check out the supply lists for acrylics or for oils, see below.

OIL SUPPLIES REQUIRED

  • ​PAINT: Brands, Gamblin, professional grade – Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cad. Lemon, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cad. Red Light, Burnt Umber, Viridian, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: Robert Simmons, SIGNET for oils – Long Flats sizes #2, #4, #6, Short Flats sizes #4, #8, palette knife
  • CANVAS PANELS: Double or Triple Primed canvas boards for oil – Sizes: 6×8, 8×10, 9×12
  • PALETTE: Masterson’s with palette paper
  • PAINTING SUPPLIES: Gamsol, stainless steel brush washer
  • ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES: sketchbook, pencil, paper towels

ACRYLIC SUPPLIES REQUIRED

  • PAINT: Brands, Golden or Liquitex Heavy Body, professional – Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cad. Lemon, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cad. Red Light, Burnt Umber, Viridian, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: synthetic brushes, Princeton or Simply Simmons – Long Flats sizes #2, #4, #6, Short Flats sizes #4, #8, palette knife
  • CANVAS PANELS: Double or Triple Primed canvas boards for acrylic – Sizes: 6×8, 8×10, 9×12
  • PALETTE: Masterson’s Handy Sta-Wet Palette, 8 1/2” x 7” works best – palette paper for Sta-Wet Palette, sponge for under palette paper
  • ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES: Golden Gloss Glazing Medium, container for water, sketchbook, pencil, paper towels

VIRTUAL CLASS SETUP

These sessions will be hosted virtually through Zoom, you will receive detailed setup instructions and invitation link in your confirmation and reminder emails.

PLEIN AIR BASICS WORKSHOP

EXPLORE OUTDOOR PAINTING WITH CARRIE CURRAN

LEVEL? Beginner-intermediate

MEDIUM? Acrylic or oil

WHERE? In studio

WHEN? See below for upcoming workshop dates!

TIME? 8:00am-1:00pm
COST? $125 for 1-day course

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES 2020-2021:

Friday, October 16, 2020 | REGISTER NOW

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This workshop will take place entirely outdoors, on the patio and lakeside, where we have the ability to social distance. However, masks will still be required and class-size is limited.
The basics plein air workshop will be interactive, useful and informative. It is a hands-on course that will be exactly what beginners need to get started in outdoor painting. Carrie breaks down the process of painting outdoors starting with how to develop observation skills, how to choose a subject, designing simple composition, learning how to see big shapes, and using a limited palette while keeping it simple and fun!
If you would like to have equipment and supplies to use for the day, add $35 for a one-time rental use for basic supplies and art equipment and indicate in the notes section upon registration whether you would prefer oils or acrylics.
OIL SUPPLIES REQUIRED

  • ​​EQUIPMENT: portable easel
  • PAINT: Brands, Gamblin, professional grade, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cad. Yellow Med., Cad. Lemon, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cad. Red Light, Burnt Umber, Viridian, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: Robert Simmons, SIGNET for oils – Long Flats sizes #2, #4, #6, Short Flats sizes #4, #8, Angular ½”, palette knife
  • PAINTING SUPPLIES: Solvent-Free gel by Gamblin, Gamsol, stainless steel brush washer, paper towels & trash bag
  • DRAWING SUPPLIES: sketchbook, pencil, charcoal, sharpie
  • OTHER: apron & neutral colored clothing, sunhat & sunscreen, water bottle & snack

ACRYLIC SUPPLIES REQUIRED

  • EQUIPMENT: portable easel
  • PAINT: Brands, Golden or Liquitex Heavy Body, professional – Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cad. Yellow Med., Cad. Lemon, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cad. Red Light, Burnt Umber, Viridian, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: synthetic brushes, Princeton or Simply Simmons – Long Flats sizes #2, #4, #6, Short Flats sizes #4, #8, Angular ½”, palette knife
  • CANVAS PANELS: Double or Triple Primed canvas boards for acrylics – Sizes: 6×8, 8×10, 9×12
  • PALETTE: Masterson’s Handy Sta-Wet Palette, 8 1/2” x 7” works best – palette paper for Sta-Wet Palette, sponge for under palette paper
  • PAINTING SUPPLIES: Golden Gloss Glazing Medium, container for water, water bottle, spray bottle to mist palette, paper towels & trash bag
  • DRAWING SUPPLIES: sketchbook, pencil, charcoal, sharpie
  • OTHER: apron & neutral colored clothing, sunhat & sunscreen, water bottle & snack

VIRTUAL CLASS SETUP

These sessions will be hosted virtually through Zoom, you will receive detailed setup instructions and invitation link in your confirmation and reminder emails.

PLEIN AIR BASICS at The Hermosa Inn

PAINT OUTDOORS IN THE HERMOSA GARDENS WITH CARRIE CURRAN

LEVEL? Beginner

MEDIUM? Oil paint

WHERE? The Hermosa Inn

WHEN? See below for upcoming workshop dates!

TIME? 8:30am-11:30am
COST? $105 includes supplies, water, coffee, and a light snack

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES 2020-2021:

There are no classes scheduled at this time.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn to paint en plein air on the beautiful grounds of The Hermosa Inn located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Carrie will demonstrate step-by-step as you create your own paintings on canvas. Discover what to paint, how to observe and capture the light, and experiment with mixing colors on a limited palette. Bring your sense of adventure and a sunhat!

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

LEARN WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES THROUGH STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION!

LEVEL? Beginner

WHERE? In studio & virtually

WHEN? See below for upcoming class dates!

TIME? Times vary
COST? $35-$45

UPCOMING CLASS DATES:

Visit our calendar to see upcoming in studio and virtual classes.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Just getting started in watercolors can be daunting, what type of watercolor paper, what are the best watercolor paints, and what type of brushes do you need?! Our watercolor classes are designed for beginners. A talented instructor will guide you through a watercolor painting while learning about supplies, drawing, composition and watercolor techniques. Each class focuses on different techniques so we encourage painters to attend multiple classes to build skills. All supplies are included.

Ages 13+ (attendees ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a painting adult)

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops including:

  • Watercolor workshops
  • Drawing Workshops
  • Large Canvas Painting Classes
  • Carrie Curran Instructed Oil Painting Workshops

Dear Fellow Artist, Art Lover, Beginning Painter,
I love to teach. Helping another person to have that “aha” moment and inspiring them to do their art on a regular basis is my goal. Doing art, making art, comprises many facets. Do we want to paint still life, intimate landscape or portrait? Depending on which, how do we start, how do we keep colors lively, how do we use our brush as an extension of us? And then, after we have been painting for awhile, the other questions which begin to surface…how to stay excited, how to grow in our work, how to photograph art work, what about selling…lots to explore! The one ingredient that will be present in each of my classes is my passion to excite, motivate, and inspire others to find true joy in expressing life through painting!

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