The Fun Shop has been cancelled due to the weather conditions.
PLEASE NOTE, NEW VENUE FOR OCTOBER CLASS
WHAT: Plein Air with Sue Loyd
WHERE: Zorinsky Park (Directions Below)
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Wednesday, October 21st
COST: $4.00 members/$5.00 non-member
Pre-Register to Shirley Schmidt.
Due to health restrictions because of COVID, Jean Barban is unable to present her Rock Painting class in October.
OAI member Sue Loyd has graciously accepted to do a class for us on Plein Air – Acrylic/Watercolor/Oil. Sue attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, majored in Fine Art, and married before completing her Bachelor's degree. In addition to family life, Sue was active in Midwest Photo Company (her family's photo lab) until the lab closed. She then worked at Omaha Public Schools. At that time, she began painting with plein air artists locally. Upon retiring in 2018, Sue stepped up her painting, sought out artistic communities, and participated in juried and organizational art shows. Sue is a new member of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery this year, is active in Omaha Artists, Inc., (where she has won a first place award in a showing), has work on display at the Hoff Family Arts and Cultural Center in Council Bluffs, and is a member of Nebraska Women's Caucus for Art. She is married to David Loyd, who is also a member of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery.
We will meet at Zorinsky Park using the East entrance off 168th Street. The entrance is the first east turn into the park south of Center Street (look for the balloons at the entrance sign). There is a covered pavilion and restroom facilities are at this location.
- Easel or flat work surface for watercolors
- Stretched canvas or canvas board for oil or acrylic. Small sizes work well because of the short time span
- Watercolor paper. (Dick Blick and Strathmore have watercolor pads that work well as surface also; Cold
- Press is rougher and Hot Press is smoother.
- Artists' tape
- Paint Smock
- Folding chair or stool (unless you prefer to stand)
- Paints, the fewer the better. I bring a color wheel too for reference
- Water for cleaning brushes
- Water, solvents, and mediums as needed for mixing paints. Squeeze bottles or spray bottles work well.
- Palette knives (acrylic or oil)
- Paper towels or rags and bag to put trash in & clip to attach bag to worksurface or easel
- Pencil to make preliminary sketch
- Camera to take reference photo
- Frisket for watercolors
- Compact easel sets available from artist supply stores
- Backpack to make it easier to carry supplies
- Small, wheeled tote box (available at office supply stores/Walmart)
- Good walking shoes
- Cotton gloves