Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting | July 6th – 10th, 2015

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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.



Phyllis Shafer has been a full-time instructor in the ArtDepartment at Lake TahoeCommunity   College since 1994. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Since coming to Lake TahoeCommunity   College, Shafer has taught a wide range of art classes including painting, drawing, design, and art history. Shafer is also a practicing artist and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1984. She is currently represented by Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV. A solo exhibition of her paintings is scheduled for March 2009. Her paintings were recently included in a traveling exhibition organized by the AutryCenter in Los Angeles, CA, titled, “Yosemite: Art of an American Icon”.  More information about Shafer’s art career can be found at: .