Painting Workshop with Al Barker
Landscape Painting in a Smaller Format
This outdoor Painting Workshop focuses on painting an outdoor landscape, e.g., Panel Sizes less than 11 x 14" are strongly suggested because many Galleries and competitive art exhibitions are encouraging artists to paint in a smaller scale. This workshop will help students prepare for these events and requests of this kind. Proper framing and appropriate painting materials used for painting smaller images will be discussed.
A demonstration or lecture will either take place on site or precede the actual outdoor painting session. Classes will meet at pre-arranged sites and within easy driving distance from Medford. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs of participants within a regimented time schedule. Participants with special needs should make their request in advance of the workshop.
The Instructor will plan a variety of subject matter so that participating Artists will experience landscapes and/or related subject matter. The usual class procedure will cover such areas as color, design and composition. Once the session begins, participating Artists will begin painting at their leisure. The Instructor will circulate in the group and speak with each student to critique/analyze work in progress. Individual attention will be given to each artist to determine strengths and weaknesses for a better understanding of technique in painting small panel images.
The format of the workshop is arranged so that the participants will have ample time to take care of personal concerns and ready for class promptly at 9:30 a.m., on the pre-arranged site.
THREE DATES AVAILABLE
Thursday September 24th 4:30pm - 7pm
Raindate: Friday 9/25 Same Time
Thursday September 26th 4:30pm - 7pm
Raindate: Friday 9/27 Same Time
CLASS IS FULL
Saturday October 17th 9:30am - Noon
Raindate: Sunday 10/18 Same Time
The artist Al Barker was born in New Jersey and was raised within the New York City Metropolitan area where he learned to appreciate the outdoors by spending a great deal of time hunting and fishing.
These activities, no doubt influenced his decision to pursue academic studies in Environmental Science where he earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Forestry and later received a National Fellowship for Doctorate work. After these academic studies, Al became a Forestry educator and worked in private industry and eventually taught his trade on the post-secondary level.
Without formal art training he began drawing and painting wildlife scenes to assist his teaching curricula and has been greatly influenced by the works of Milton Weiler and Don Stone, N.A. Presently as a full-time artist, Al specializes in smaller sized paintings completing works in both oil and watercolor as well as rendering many small editions of etchings.
Al Barker is one of a few artists that have exhibited continuously at the Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton, Maryland since its inception over thirty years ago. Al has won over fifty major awards in premier art competitions and principle exhibitions include Grand National American Artists Professional League, New York; Greenwich Workshop Galleries, Connecticut and California; Settlers West, Arizona; Gallery 1, Ohio; and Salmagundi Club, New York. Al’s work can be seen in almost every National Miniature Exhibition in the continental United States.