Painting in the “All-Together” : Landscape Painting Workshop
SPONSORED BY THE BILLINGS ARTS ASSOCIATION
With Connie Herberg
Location: Billings, MT
Meet at the Western Security Bank in the Heights (Wicks location), 1546 Main St, 2nd floor meeting room for meet and greet on Thursday. Painting days will be at outdoor locations TBD. In case of inclement weather we will plan to paint at bank meeting room.
Beginning to Intermediate
5 students minimum, 12 maximum
September 27-29, 2018
September 27, Thursday
5-7pm meet and greet/beverages and snacks
6pm informal class intro and brief talk/demo on drawing, composition, color and materials
September 28, 29, Friday-Saturday 8:30am-6pm each day
8:30am- brief intro
noon-1pm lunch (suggested that you pack your lunch)
5:00-6:00- clean up and Q&A
Billings Arts Association members, $130
Non-BAA members, $150 (includes 1 year individual membership through April 2019)
$30 discount if registered and paid before August 20, 2018
Pay the appropriate amount before the deadline, by check made out to:
Billings Arts Association
P.O. Box 81273
Billings, MT 59108
With your check, provide your name, phone number, and email address.
I expect we will have a mix of background and experience in this class, the material covered may be new for some and a reinforcement of concepts for others. No matter where you are in your practice, I will be sensitive to your experience level to present the material in a manner that will allow all to learn something new. A balance of group time and individual time (with lots of painting time) will be provided to aid you in this journey.
This workshop will focus on painting the landscape, beginning with simple concepts and digging deeper into understanding color and temperature relationships as they work to denote perspective, form, shadow and atmosphere. Much of our time will be spent painting, painting, painting.
Oil is my choice of medium, though I do open this workshop to acrylic users with the understanding that it is not my proficiency. Expect that my approach to acrylics will be to use them as I use oils and we will not go into the intricacies and variety of applications of the acrylic medium.
Paints (oil or acrylic) – If you wish to travel light and take only the bare essentials for colors, use the suggestions in highlighted bold print (or your own red, blue, yellow, white selections). These selections will pare down the color decisions and help focus on other aspects of your painting. Suggested Palette (this is what I use for field work – warm and cool of primaries with some earth pigments) (bring whatever you use)
Connie Herberg attended both NDSU Fargo, ND and EMC (now MSU) Billings, MT, graduating with a B.A. in Fine Art. Along with her education, her experience includes an amalgamation of workshops, peer influences, self-study, practice and passion. Connie maintains a studio in her home in Shepherd, MT where she paints and occasionally teaches.
“I have always felt part of the landscape and that remains an overarching theme in my work. Growing up as part of the land, the oldest of four in a farming family in the NW corner of North Dakota, I was strongly influenced by my mother and maternal grandmother and their creative pursuits. “
I feel that, no matter your skill level, an artist must always continue to explore new learning opportunities. In addition, have your camera ready everywhere you go, sketch and keep good notes about light, atmosphere, feelings and subject. I place a strong emphasis on drafting skills as the only basis for painting, or any artistic pursuit. One cannot paint if you don’t learn to “see”. There are no short cuts. Observation from life develops an understanding of the subject that allows you to master the art form.