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Plein Air Immersion: Kathryn Stedham


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Plein Air Immersion | May: Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th | 10am-4:30pm | $400 + Tax | Santa Fe.

Come experience the joy of painting En Plein Air, painting in the open air. This 3-day intensive will cover fundamentals of plein-air painting, such as equipment, setup, tools and techniques for painting on location. Utilizing the Stedham Method of non toxic oil painting students will learn to render scenes with speed and accuracy. Students will have an opportunity to paint from a variety of subjects of interest, i.e. historic buildings, industrial setting, mountain scares, clouds, etc. Each day of the intensive will begin in the Artisan studio and then move as a group to a different outdoor painting venue (with facilities) such as historic Canyon Road, the Railyard and nature center/hiking area. There will be a short walk between the parking lot and painting spot on location. We will host our final session back in the Artisan studio for a lively afternoon of Q & A, critiques, demos and loads of opportunities for learning secrets to successful plein air painting as practiced by seasoned professionals. All levels welcome. If you’ve ever dreamed of painting our famous Santa Fe views and/or painting in the open air don’t miss this chance!

No refunds after May 14th, no cancellation due to weather.

Maximum Students: 8.

No Refunds after May 14th•
10% Discount offered during your workshop • Please park on Maclovia Street between Artisan and Autozone – Please DO NOT park directly behind our building


Plein Air Easel: French box, Poscade or equivalent portable easel
Oil Paint: 40mil tubes
Holbein preferred by Kathryn: or what you use!
Titanium white
Burnt Umber
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Red Medium or Hue
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hue
Cadmium Orange or Hue
Brushes: Winsor Newton Artisan brand, or Winsor Newton University brand Assorted Bright and Flats size 2-6, one size 6 round
Gessoed Boards (Ampersand board, canvas boards) one to two boards a day
Linseed oil, palette cup with a cap
Palette fitting in the easel
Palette knife
Wet board carrier
Roll paper Towel
Garbage bag ( Plastic bag)
Gloves or Glove in a bottle
Apron or painting shirt
Pink Soap
Umbrella – optional

BIO: Kathryn Stedham is recognized for her strong gestural style, which incorporates a rich array of mark-making and painterly surfaces culminating from a lifetime of painting. Stedham’s paintings and monoprints have been featured in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Stedham currently divides her time between southern Utah and Santa Fe, NM., but travels extensively, painting in the North American Southwest and Asia. Her paintings are represented at Acosta Strong Gallery, Santa Fe, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, Parish Gallery, Washington DC (in memoriam).

Visit Kathryn’s website: www.KStedham.co