Plein air painting is about painting and drawing in the actual outdoor landscape. The practice goes back for centuries, but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities is called “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”
Now here’s a new twist! Consider the possibilities if you were to bring your compact needle felting supplies with you while on vacation at the beach, the mountains, or in the city. You could "paint” with wool, creating two-dimension remembrances of your favorite travel destinations!
In this class led by the ever talented Cathy Cartwright, you will learn how to needlefelt a 2D image on a prefelt ground with blended bits of roving. If you wish, bring along a treasured landscape photo from which you can work; Cathy will also have images on hand to work from. Once you learn the technique, tuck your supplies in a bag and needlefelt ala plein air when and wherever you want! And best of all, you can frame your travel memories or send them to loved ones - or both!
Saturday, July 20th, 10am-1:30pm
Class is $35 per person and includes all materials and instruction.