November 11, 2023: 10am-6pm
Select this option to register for Day 2, part of a three-day workshop led by fine artist, Karen McLain and Meredith Hudes-Lowder, Equus Ferus Photography, that will be a spontaneous plein air adventure on the Oversand Vehicle Zone (OSV). Each day will provide opportunities to encounter completely new subjects to add to the workshops traditional core focus of wild horses. Transportation is provided for each day’s exploration in the OSV. Participants must pack all necessities for the entire day including gear, lunch, and drinks. Create your own workshop by choosing the days best suited to you or all three days for a reduced rate. Workshop components encompass the process of field study and photo reference to complete a studio painting with the life and energy of paintings in the field. Limited to 12, participants will gain skills and techniques to prepare for capturing forms when painting from life. Karen McLain's extensive painting experience includes focus on wild horses, including those at Assateague Island National Seashore. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a subject matter expert in an intimate setting.
Day 2 - Saturday November 11, 10am-6pm: Gesture sketching and Photography for Studio Reference. This one-day workshop is designed to integrate quick field sketches, (Pencil, pen or watercolor), with improving photography skills. Ideas and paintings based on field sketches are full of life and energy. Once we return to the studio, we need to have good photo reference for accuracy. The days lessons are very visually focused will skill building day that will be reflected in subsequent work. Photography sessions are led by Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography and Gesture sketching by Karen McLain.
No special photography equipment required. Bring what you have, even your phone, and leave with new skills. The afternoon light this time of year is spectacular. Bring small, portable gear on Saturday. (Pencil, watercolor sketchbooks, color pencil, ink, or anything they will be comfortable carrying and walking around with.
Registration for this class is $125 (or $300 for all three days). Fees include all instruction sessions, use of classroom space, transportation to and from the OSV, drinks, and snacks. Lodging and meals are not provided in the registration fee. Lodging options are available upon request and include camping on the island and hotel accommodations are available within 10 miles of Assateague Island National Seashore.
For all cancellations made by registered participants more than two weeks prior to the start date of the workshop, AIA will issue a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 administrative fee. For cancellations made within two weeks of the start date, no refunds will be given. If AIA cancels the workshop participants will receive a full refund.