Teaching | Plein-Air painting in Central Park

Patapsco River, Late Summer

Ephraim will be holding two Plein-Air Landscape Oil Painting Workshops in Central Park, New York City. These workshops will provide training in direct plein-air landscape painting utilizing various areas in beautiful Central Park as a location. The workshop will be open to both beginning students who have never worked outside before, and also to more advanced students who wish to refine their plein-air handling. The course will address such issues as the difference between direct and indirect approaches to oil painting in the landscape; topographical versus atmospheric emphasis; and the notion of space composition. The class will offer practice in handling changing light and weather conditions, as well. You must have a folding French easel, or something similar.

Each workshop runs for a week from 9:00AM- 12:30PM. The first session is from July 7-11, 2014, and the second is from August 11-15, 2014. Either session can be taken separately. There is a small discount for enrolling in both. For details, visit the Art Students League’s website.