Outdoor Painting Workshops with Karen Baker
Varying Dates/Locations. See below. Choose one or all.
All Media. All Ability Levels.
Drawing and painting on location ‘en plein aire’ is a centuries-old practice that will help sharpen your observation skills for better picture-making. Train yourself to see nature as it really is, and not merely what’s reproduced in a photograph. Through developing a series of small-format color studies, we will address important issues that apply to any painting or drawing medium. Practice identifying warm colors in sunlit areas and cool colors in shadows while capturing nature’s shapes, forms, movement, innate beauty and design. Learn a simple, no-fuss set up for the plein air experience. Instructor demos and a work assessment at day’s end round out this fun group activity. Pack a lunch. Bring an open mind. The only challenge is to commit to “doing”.
Saturday, April 16: SUNKEN GARDENS
To register by phone, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872
Karen Baker is an award-winning landscape and floral artist who has been teaching for over 30 years. Her mission is to help students discover and express their creative “voice” through applied technique and self-exploration. She studied drawing and mixed media with abstract artist Barbara Garber at Brattleboro Community College in Vermont. In the years that followed, she was mentored by Master Pastelist Herman Margulies, and also studied with noted artists Stanley Maltzman, Christina DeBarry, Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell, and Larry Moore. Her artwork is in private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She’s been featured in Tampa Bay Magazine and has won awards from national and regional shows, as well as through art magazine competitions, including The Artist’s Magazine and Pastel Journal. She is a member of The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) and the Vermont Pastel Society, and a Signature Member of Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, and Pastel Society of Tampa Bay. She maintains an art studio at Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, an artists’ collective in Dunedin Village, where she is also co-president. She is represented by galleries in Florida and New England.