Upcoming Museum Events at the Polasek

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will offer a two-day workshop, Plein Air Painting with Pastels, taught by accomplished local pastel artist Gary Rupp.  Artists such as Degas, Renoir, and Gauguin went into the open air (plein air) to paint with pastels and began a tradition that continues today.  Pastels, sometimes referred to as “raw color,” allow the artist to work with the purest form of color available.  Participants in this two-day workshop will gain experience in both pastel painting and working in plein air.  The Polasek Museum offers excellent opportunities to paint in the sculpture gardens on Lake Osceola and capture the Florida light.  Each class will have a demonstration that focuses on the steps necessary to paint in plein air and will cover the underpainting process unique to pastels.  This workshop is suitable for both beginner and advanced students.

Pre-registration is required.  Class size will be limited so that each student will receive individualized attention and will be held rain or shine.  Attendees should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that may get stained.  Beginners may want to have a painter’s apron or smock. Each artist needs to bring all materials on the list received with registration as well as sunscreen, hat, water, and a sack lunch if desired. There will be a one-hour break for participants to have lunch on their own either off campus or in the gardens.  Learn more about the instructor, Gary Rupp, at his website: garyrupp.com.

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will offer a two-day workshop, Plein Air Painting with Pastels, taught by accomplished local pastel artist Gary Rupp.  Artists such as Degas, Renoir, and Gauguin went into the open air (plein air) to paint with pastels and began a tradition that continues today.  Pastels, sometimes referred to as “raw color,” allow the artist to work with the purest form of color available.  Participants in this two-day workshop will gain experience in both pastel painting and working in plein air.  The Polasek Museum offers excellent opportunities to paint in the sculpture gardens on Lake Osceola and capture the Florida light.  Each class will have a demonstration that focuses on the steps necessary to paint in plein air and will cover the underpainting process unique to pastels.  This workshop is suitable for both beginner and advanced students.

Pre-registration is required.  Class size will be limited so that each student will receive individualized attention and will be held rain or shine.  Attendees should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that may get stained.  Beginners may want to have a painter’s apron or smock. Each artist needs to bring all materials on the list received with registration as well as sunscreen, hat, water, and a sack lunch if desired. There will be a one-hour break for participants to have lunch on their own either off campus or in the gardens.  Learn more about the instructor, Gary Rupp, at his website: garyrupp.com.

Dates
Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gary Rupp Class

Registration

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