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OUTSIDE IN: Landscape & Expression
Wednesdays 9:30 - 12:30
Mar 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2
Instructor: Sue Charles
$240 NAA non-members   $225 NAA members

At its best, art transports us inside an artist's mind to what he is expressing when she paints for example, deep woods, hunters returning home, a field of wheat or a gigantic mountain range: appreciation of life and nature yes, and what else? In this class we will concentrate on the last question: what are your landscape paintings telling us? We'll look at some famous and not so famous landscape paintings and talk about what they reveal to the viewer. Each student will then create a painting or series of paintings based on an articulated idea of his or her choosing. First class begins with a slideshow. Handouts. Master level. Previous drawing and painting experience required. (Min 6 students.Max 15.)

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PLEIN AIR ALLA-PRIMA PAINTING
Wednesdays 9:30 - 12:30
May 9, (no class May 16)  23, 30, June 6, 13
Instructor: Sue Charles
$240 NAA non-members   $225 NAA members

Painting a landscape alla prima, all in one go, is challenging and exciting. Emphasis will be on simplifying the landscape by establishing placement and proportion of three to five shapes and on mixing accurate colors of the correct value.Demonstrations being one of the quickest ways to learn, Sue will paint along with the class after explaining the goals for that day. This class will paint outside at various locations around the north shore. In inclement weather class will paint at the Byfield Community Arts Center, either still life or from photographs. First class begins with a slideshow. Handouts. All levels. (Min 6 students.Max 15.).

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About the instructor
Sue Charles, BFA Painting, Boston University College of Fine Art
Sue has been painting for twenty years and has taught painting since 2002. She emphasizes teaching the acquisition of observation skills—perceiving a painting as a series of abstract hierarchal relationships , and trusting and encouraging each artist's original work methods and expression. Sue has won numerous awards for her paintings—most recently for best oil in the NAA Regional Show 2016. Sue is represented by Powers Gallery in Acton, Alpers Gallery in Andover, Islesford Artists Gallery on Little Cranberry Island, ME , the South Street Gallery in Hingham. She works in studio 110 at 14 Cedar Street Studios in Amesbuty, MA.  www.suecharlesstudio.com.