Phyllis Shafer

Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting

July 11th – 15th, 2016

Explore the excitement and challenges of painting our local landscape “en plein air” with local artist, Phyllis Shafer. Appropriate for all skill levels, this workshop is intended to cover the basics of landscape oil painting. It will initially focus on an efficient and workable set-up in the field and how to develop compositions that emphasize a personal interpretation of nature. Also included will be discussions and demonstrations focused on color theory, color mixing, perspective and brushwork.

Shafer pic willow
Shafer sand harbor
GlacierPoint Phyllis


Phyllis Shafer has been a full-time instructor in the Art Department at Lake Tahoe Community College since 1994. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Since coming to Lake Tahoe Community College, Shafer has taught a wide range of art classes including painting, drawing, printmaking, and art history. Shafer is also a practicing artist and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1984. In February 2014, the Nevada Museum of Art executed a retrospective exhibition of Shafer’s work titled, “I Only Went Out for a Walk”. She is currently represented by Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV. Her next solo exhibition at the Stremmel Gallery will be in fall 2016.

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