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Saturday, April 28, 2012

“Taking the Intimidation Out of Plein Air Painting” Workshop ~ May 19, 2012

“Taking the Intimidation Out of Plein Air Painting”
Workshop with Bernie Rosage Jr.
May 19, 2012

Bernie Rosage Jr.
Title: Taking the Intimidation out of Plein Air Painting
Instructor: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Workshop Department: Plein Air
Sponsor: The Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St. (across the street from the Jacksonville City Hall)
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 ~ 10am - 5pm
Media: Oil, Acrylics
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $15 (Subsidized with a grant from the Council for the Arts)
Class Size: Limited to 8 artists
Location: Jean Wenner Studio at the Council for the Arts and at Wilson Bay Park near the Council.

Have you felt a little overwhelmed by the thought of trying to paint en plein air? Bernie shows you how fun the process can be as he breaks it down into a series of manageable steps. Learn what to expect in the field, what to pack, how to work with a limited palette, how to choose your subject matter wisely, simplify it and develop a dynamic design, plus more!

This workshop is designed for all levels of artists who have little or no experience in plein air painting. As the founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS!), Bernie is constantly approached by artists who express an interest in plein air painting but are crippled by the intimidation of it. The goal of this workshop is dispel that fear and unveil the joys and benefits of painting in the open air on location. All artists, especially experienced studio artists, will benefit from the plein air experience.

Instructor Bio:
Bernie Rosage Jr. is an award winning painter and an enthusiastic instructor. He is a member of the Onslow Art Society, Blue Ridge Art Clan, Southern Plein Air Painters Guild, "Plein Eire" Painters of Ireland, and founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS!). One of his favorite ways to paint is on location en plein aire... the French term literally translates in open air. Bernie’s paintings are a wonderful culmination of sensitivity and skill and are collected throughout the United States, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Visit his website at

To Register:
Please call the Council for the Arts at (910) 455- 9840 -or-

Click HERE for materials list...

1 comment:

LeAnne Avery said...

Bernie, I am so disappointed that it doesn't look like I'll be able to attend. Scheduled commitment, can't get out of it unless it cancels. I was SO looking forward to your workshop!
Hope the weather is wonderful for you and your students!