Thu, Sep 22|
Pike Road Arts Center
Oil Painting Workshop with John Guernsey
Beginners and experts alike will gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and expressive brushwork with John Guernsey on Sept. 22 – 23, and learn to handle complex subject matter with easy, simple gestures.
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – Sep 23, 2022, 4:00 PM
Pike Road Arts Center, 944 Wallahatchie Rd, Pike Rd, AL 36064, USA
About the Event
Beginners and experts alike will gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and expressive brushwork with John Guernsey on Sept. 22 – 23, and learn to handle complex subject matter with easy, simple gestures. John combines lectures, demonstrations, practice studies, and one-on-one assistance to help you think in new ways about oil painting. Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie. The two-day workshop costs $250/person and will be held at the Pike Road Arts Center (944 Wallahatchie Rd).
Registration is required, and enrollment is limited. Contact Arts Council Coordinator Patty@pikeroad.us to reserve your spot and to obtain more information!
About the Artist: Originally from southern California, contemporary landscape artist John Guernsey, moved to Georgia in 1993 and began a full-time art career in 2006. Developing his drawing skills in college courses and workshop study, he now concentrates primarily on landscape painting. Most of his work is en Plein air, or alla prima, although he is gradually increasing the output of larger studio paintings. His work reveals a keen observance of atmosphere and light and is inspired not only by nature but city life and architecture as well. John Guernsey was awarded the 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Best in Show, Best of Show at the Los Gatos Plein Air Festival 2017, and First Place QuickDraw at Plein Air Easton 2017. Mr. Guernsey was selected as a Master Artist teacher at Plein Air South (Florida) and he has held workshops in such locations as The Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA, and The Artist Cove, in Panama City, FL. He is currently represented by Sky Lake Gallery, Sautee Nacoochee, GA. Mr. Guernsey was featured in an article in Plein Air Magazine (August-September 2018 Issue). You can see some of John’s work at http://johnbguernsey.com/.
The Pike Road Arts Center is located at 944 Wallahatchie Rd, under the water tower. It is home to the Water House Gallery, studio space, and a variety of events presented by the Pike Road Arts Council, an ENHANCE initiative committee. For more information, please contact Pike Road Arts Council Coordinator Patty Payne by emailing email@example.com.