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Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Phyllis Shafer

Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Phyllis Shafer

Saturday, October 10 / 8 am – 4 pm

Explore the excitement and challenges of painting our local landscape “en plein air” with artist, Phyllis Shafer. Shafer, a Tahoe-based artist, whose work is featured in the museum’s exhibition “Tahoe a Visual History” will conduct a one-day workshop in the basics of landscape oil painting. Emphasis will include interpreting and distorting the landscape for expressive purposes. Paint not only what you see, but also your personal connection to nature. Note: Class will meet initially in the E.L. Cord Museum School and will then move to an off-site outdoor location. In case of inclement weather, the entire class will be held inside the Museum School.

Instructor: Phyllis Shafer
Ages: 15 and Up / All Levels

Required Supplies:

  • Portable French easel 
  • Palette 
  • Trowel-shaped palette knife 
  • Brushes: #6 stiff-bristle bright (recommended: Robert Simmons, Signet 40B)
  • #10 flat (recommended: Winsor & Newton, Monarch) 
  • #2 round (recommended: Winsor & Newton, Monarch)
  • Oil Paint: (astericked colors are required, others are optional) 
  • *Ultramarine Blue (small tube) 
  • *Burnt Sienna (small tube) 
  • *Titanium White (large tube) 
  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow (small tube) 
  • *Cadmium Yellow Pale or Light (small tube) 
  • Cadmium Orange (small tube) 
  • *Yellow Ochre (small tube) 
  • Naples Yellow 
  • *Cadmium Scarlet or Cad. Red Light 
  • *Alizarin Crimson (small tube) 
  • *Sap Green (small tube)
  • Burnt Umber (small tube) 
  • Cerulean Blue (small tube) 
  • Cobalt Blue (small tube) 
  • Phthalocyanine Blue (small tube) 
  • *Phthalocyanine Green (small tube) 
  • *Ivory Black
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits (recommended: Gamblin, Gamsol) 
  • Winsor & Newton Liquin (small jar) 
  • Small jars with tight-fitting lids 
  • Rags
  • 2 painting surfaces (16”X20” or smaller, primed/stretched canvas or wood panels)

Outdoor Gear: 

  • Good sun hat / warm hat with visor 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunblock 
  • Bug spray
  • Water 
  • Lunch 
  • Layers of clothing for all possible weather conditions


October 10, 2015 8 am – 4 pm