Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Workshop this Friday: Dot Courson

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will offer an oil painting workshop by artist Dot Courson for beginning to intermediate level painters on October 15 - 17 in the Carriage House Studio. Times for the workshop are 6 - 8 p.m. (Thurs. Oct. 15) and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Friday, Oct. 16 and Sat., Oct. 17).

Pontotoc artist Dot Courson, whose work has been featured throughout Mississippi, will lead this 3-day workshop. Through demonstration and instruction, the class will teach the elements of painting landscapes in plein air with a focus on trees in landscapes. Workshop participants will be instructed on basic compositions, design, and use of color in the southern landscapes. There will be lectures, slides, demos, and a closing critique of the students’ work.

Instruction will cover simplifying subject matter, values, color, and composition. Students will paint from their own landscape photographs and are asked to bring four or five of their own original photographs of landscapes. Participants should obtain a supply list upon registration. The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. The cost is $80 for LRMA members and $100 for non-members.

Call the Museum at 601.649.6374 to register for the workshop.

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