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AARON SCHUERR
AUGUST 16-19
LESSONS IN PLEIN AIR AND STUDIO PASTEL
$425

Find 'the story' in the landscape and learn to paint in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest. Engage in fun exercises in charcoal and pastel designed to focus on the foundations of strong design: value, color, and shape. From this foundation we'll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, relationships of color and form, and how to paint with intention.

We'll approach the landscape from all angles, through demonstrations, group discussions, composition walks, and plenty of individual attention. Though the focus of the workshop will be on working in the field, we will spend time in the studio processing what we've learned, analyzing our pastels in order to hone the idea and plan successful studio pastels. While some experience with pastel is helpful, it is not a required prerequisite for this workshop.

St. Andrews, a medieval Scottish city built on headlands overlooking the North Sea, makes a dramatic profile when seen from sweep of beach to the south. It was the subject of Aaron Schuerr's first landscape, a simple charcoal drawing done during his studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland. That day changed everything. Without even knowing what a "plein air painter" was, Schuerr had become one. During his final year abroad, Schuerr explored the Scottish countryside almost daily, first working in charcoal, and then, as his confidence increased, with pastel.

In 1995 Schuerr received his fine art degree and returned to the U.S. He married a Montana girl and followed her out West. For the first year he had no studio, so he was forced to brave the often savage of Montana weather in order to paint. It was the best training an artist can have. Aaron now lives in Livingston, Montana with his wife and three sons. Though he now has a large studio to work out of, he still advocates painting directly from nature. He teaches plein air workshops, and writes a column for The Pastel Journal. In the past year he has painted in remote villages in The Atlas Mountains of Morocco, participated in plein air festivals in Ireland, The Grand Canyon, and Grand Teton National Park, and explored his favorite sites in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. When not painting in the field, he can be found on stage, playing roles as diverse as Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Rocky in Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Emperor Joseph in Amadeus.

Now including both pastel and oil painters

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HOURS
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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LOCATION
17873 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


CONTACT
info@dakotaartcenter.com
888.345.0067 (ext 5)


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