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Plein Air in Oils

ARTIST: John P. Lasater IV

4-Day workshop
Intermediate to Advanced Levels: Registration for “locals” packages is not available online due to Special Pricing for this workshop. Tuition only is $725. Please contact Dorothy by email at for registration information. All-inclusive packages may be booked online at standard prices.

John Lasater excels at design, sophisticated color mixing, paint application and edge-control. He is a master of plein air painting and nocturnes. John will perform a nocturne demo that all registered students (including those who attend as “locals” will be invited to observe, and will be available to assist students staying on site during the workshop with painting their own nocturnes.

John has been influenced by many artists: directly through workshops with Israel Hershberg, C.W. Mundy, and Carolyn Anderson, and indirectly through self-study of historical sources such as Charles Hawthorne, Edwin Dickenson, Georgio Morandi, James Whistler, Edgar Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Camille Corot, Diego Velazquez, and Italian and Roman historical art.

Workshop Objectives

  • Introduce you to new ways of approaching one of the toughest artistic subjects – landscapes painted outdoors.

  • Further your knowledge of wet-on-wet oil painting, and ways to use your tools.

  • Empower you to make better choices when deciding what and how to paint; choices that fit you personally and this place in art history.

  • Introduce you to painting larger canvases outdoors, and in multiple sessions.

  • Add nocturnal painting to your repertoire.

  • Learn new ways to conquer your emotional roadblocks.

  • Teach you about the history of outdoor painting, and how you fit in its current manifestation in the United States.

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Earlier Event: March 31
Plein Air in Oils and Pastels
Later Event: April 29
Plein Air to Studio in Oils