Kids

Plein Air Painting Society

WHEN
Every Saturday
12 – 2:30 PM

WHERE
Education Pavilions
COST

$390 (inclusive of all art materials)

AGES
11 – 14

Register here!
with Ever Baldwin
Scholarships are available!
Every Saturday from September 12 through October 31

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating one or more finished oil paintings on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary!

This program is limited to eight participants. Social distancing measures will be implemented and students and staff will be required to wear masks when they are within 6'. of each other. Painting will occur outdoors in the Sculpture & Architecture Park in the open-air Education Pavilions, where students will have distanced work spaces. Students will be provided with their own set of materials, paints, and tools that will not be shared amongst the group. Shared facilities (studio sinks and bathrooms) will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each class.

Ever Baldwin is a painter in Catskill NY. Their work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Berlin. They have attended residency programs at The Ragdale Foundation, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and in 2014 received a cultural grant from The City of Chicago to attend The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where they studied with the painter Dana Schutz. Ever has worked with children, teens, and adults as a teaching artist for over ten years, and an artists’ book featuring their series of food paintings was recently published by Soberscove Press in Chicago. They hold a BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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The Virtual Drawing Group invites Art Omi's extended community to draw along at home! Virtual Drawing Group participants share their work and connect with the group via a weekly Zoom session on Thursday at 5 pm EST. All styles and media welcome. Registration is capped, and so participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

You can also engage with by completing the weekly prompts and tagging your work on Instagram or Facebook! Use #artomi and #educationomi to share your work.

Weekly Prompts & Zoom info:

Every Wednesday
3:30 – 5:30 PM

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3:30 – 5:30 PM
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Every Saturday
12 – 2:30 PM

Plein Air Painting Society

Every Saturday
12 – 2:30 PM
Education Pavilions

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating one or more finished oil paintings on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary!

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