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July 27, 2010 > Plein-air painting workshop

Plein-air painting workshop

Submitted By Patty O'Rourke

The Fremont Art Association is honored to once again present an outstanding artist and instructor, Laura Williams. She will focus on in-depth understanding and mastery of design and composition, truly the most important element in any painting.

Explore breaking up graphic space as the key frame in the architecture of great painting using the Golden Section. Examine the principle of threes: small, medium, and large for dynamic compositions. Center on attracting and guiding your viewer, enhance rhythmic linear movement from side to side, express compositional schemes of unity and balance as described by Edgar Payne, and note the things to avoid.

This two-day workshop is designed for students of all levels. The first day will consist of an indoor overview at the FAA Gallery, then move outdoors the following day. Predominantly a Plein-Air painter, Williams will demonstrate how to paint a landscape indoors quickly and relatively small. We will work from photos or even a still life in the medium of your choice-oil or acrylic. The focus of the workshop will include design, composition, value, color, and brush work. Participants will paint and the instructor will provide personal assistance.

A great workshop experience and a good time will be had by all. Williams has been teaching workshops and displaying her artwork for a number of years throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite, and the Wine Country. Her artwork has received numerous awards. For a visual buffet of award-winning artwork, visit Williams's Website at

Plein-Air Workshop
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fremont Art Association Gallery
37659 Niles Boulevard, Fremont
Patty O'Rourke (510) 487-1099
Laura Williams (415) 398-2103
Fee: $150

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