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“Figures on the Beach with Sorolla” Drawing Workshop with Shawn Dell Joyce

Saturday, September 4

10am – 2pm

Artist Shawn Dell Joyce offers a fabulous Plein Air figure painting class that happens on Indian Rocks Beach with a live model. Learn about the artist Joaquim Sorolla and see examples of his figure paintings on the beach and learn how he sees color temperature differently than other artists. Then try your hand at “Painting the color of light” on the beach en plein air with a live model in a flowing clothing.

Bring your plein air easel and equipment, picnic lunch, a hat or umbrella is suggested. Expect to do a small study, and a large finished piece (12×16-16×20).


Shawn Dell Joyce began teaching plein air classes in 2000, and continues weekly to this day.  She founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School, called the Wallkill River School of Art. It still exists today as a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of bringing cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. Joyce has won many prestigious awards for plein air painting, and is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Pastel Journal Magazine, Tampa Bay Magazine, and a painting in Plein Air Magazine. She is represented by six galleries around the country including Wallkill River School in NY, Woodfield Fine Art in St. Pete, and Lakeside Inn Gallery in Mount Dora, FL. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country in Staunton, VA, Olana, NY, Tampa Bay Florida, and is included in museum collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.