31 May 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
Join Us For Our Free 2015 Summer Art Demonstrations and Classes
On May 31, 2015, we will be kicking off our weekly summer series of demonstrations, talks and classes with master landscape artist David P. Curtis. It’s such a treat to have David begin our series of events, which will all be geared to exploring, experiencing and appreciating how art enriches our lives.
David Curtis has been teaching plein air painting classes on Cape Ann and all over New England, since 1993. His demonstration this Sunday, May 31st, on outdoor painting will help attendees understand the effect of lighting and values on the quality of a landscape painting.
Curtis, with whom I have studied is a master at showing painters how to see, which is especially important for outdoor painters. According to Curtis, ”The study of light and shade – in order to paint an impression of the visual world – began in the 15th-century with Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and his theories have provided the scientific foundation for understanding natural vision ever since.” You can view David’s paintings at his website.
If you have been curious about how a plein air painter views life and translates that experience on canvas, you don’t want to miss this event. Also, seasoned painters may pick up a few tips that they can use to enhance their paintings.
Throughout the summer we will have demonstrations from other talented plein air painters in the New England area plus “come meet the artist” events. We also will be inviting known curators from the Boston area to talk about the history of American Impressionism. Additionally, we will have a childrens art sessions.
The summer series, will begin May 31, 2015 and occur on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm until September 20, 2015. Please note due to previous scheduling the gallery will be closed June 14, 2015 and June 21, 2015.
Lorwen Paintings Gallery is located in the Kittery Community Center, East Wing, Rm A103. Click here for a map and to get directions. We look forward to seeing you!