March ’16

March

March Workshops

Salt River Valley, Mesa, Az

Desert Lakes, Az

Superstition Mountains State Park, Mesa, Az

Salt River Valley, Mesa, Az

March 7th-9th

Paint the Life Line of the Desert

The Location

Come paint with me at the Salt River Valley. The Salt River is the life’s blood of the Phoenix, Arizona area and is a gem in the desert. The desert is lush and green along the River as it winds around Bulldog’s Bluff. See why so many people love the Salt River Valley. Come visit this unique oasis in the Desert. Be inspired by the beauty of the land and paint it for everyone to see.

What we will learn

This 3 day workshop we will explore the fundamentals of Plein Air painting. Lectures and demonstrations will all take place outside and in the landscape. That is the best venue to discuss painting. Surrounded by what we will be painting. Using a limited palette and simplification of the landscape in both color and shape to create a convincing painting of the scene. Learn to see in shape and value instead of line and detail. Learn to use value and color to depict three dimensional space or depth. We will explore using larger brushes and economy of brushstrokes to work more quickly and accurately.

Class will start at 8:00 am where we will meet for a and go to 12:00 pm when we will break for lunch. We will continue to paint at 1:00 and continue through 5:00 pm.

Student’s level of experience: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

enroll to hold you spot class size is limited to 8

Tuition: $300.00 for 3 day workshop

enroll now

* “Buy Now” button will take you to PayPal page. if you don’t have a PayPal account.

Look for the link “Don’t have PayPal Account” and continue to check out as normal.*

Students are responsible for art supplies, food, lodging and transportation to the workshop

 

Supplies and Preparing for the workshop

 

any questions please contact us

Desert Lakes, Az

March 3rd – 5th

Visit the Wonderful Lakes of the Desert

This is an Oasis in the Desert. Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake are my favorite laks on the Salt River. These lakes are surrounded by towering canyon walls. The desert around the lakes is as beautiful as it is rugged. The surrounding mountains are home to wild mustangs, mule deer and variety of desert animals. Painting beside the lakes is cooler by 15 degrees which makes painting in the desert so much more enjoyable. Visiting the wilderness but being able to drive the highway directly to these lakes is also a great advantage. Come and paint these spectacular desert lakes with me.

This 3 day workshop we will explore the fundamentals of Plein Air painting. Lectures and demonstrations will all take place outside and in the landscape. That is the best venue to discuss painting. Surrounded by what we will be painting. Using a limited palette and simplification of the landscape in both color and shape to create a convincing painting of the scene. Learn to see in shape and value instead of line and detail. Learn to use value and color to depict three dimensional space or depth. We will explore using larger brushes and economy of brushstrokes to work more quickly and accurately.

Class will start at 8:00 am where we will meet for a and go to 12:00 pm when we will break for lunch. We will continue to paint at 1:00 and continue through 5:00 pm.

 

Student’s level of experience: Intermediate and Advanced

enroll to hold you spot class size is limited to 8

Tuition: $300.00 for Workshop

enroll now

* “Buy Now” button will take you to PayPal page. if you don’t have a PayPal account.*

*Look for the link “Don’t have PayPal Account” and continue to check out as normal.*

*To pay by check make out to Kevin McCain Studios and Send to Boise, Idaho Address*

Students are responsible for art supplies, food, lodging and transportation to the workshop

 

Supplies and Preparing for the workshop

 

any questions please contact us*

 

Superstition Mountains State Park

March 10th

Paint the Legends of the Mountains

There is no greater Legend in the Phoenix area than that of the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman mine. Believed to be lost in the Superstition Mountains wilderness. Many still search for the gold even today.

Many legends of the West are rumored to have been played out in the Superstition Mountains. They are the most recognized mountain range in the Phoenix area and for good reason. At sunset and sunrise these mountains come to life. The play of light on the mountains and on the surrounding scenery is breath taking. Come and paint these mysterious and legendary mountains with me. Join the adventure.

What we will learn

In my mini Plein Air (painting outdoors) Painting Classes you can hone you landscape painting skills while visiting wonderful locations around Arizona. These painting workshops run mostly in the Fall through the Spring avoiding the heat of the Summer Months.  These are for those painters who have landscape painting experience and want to sample plein air painting or plein air painters that want to further their skills and receive feedback from a professional artist.

*This workshop is for those who are experienced in Plein Air Painting or have taken previous outdoor workshops.*

*there is a $15.00 per day pass fee that students will be responsible for covering

Student’s level of experience: Intermediate and Advanced

Tuition: $100.00 for Workshop




* “Buy Now” button will take you to PayPal page. if you don’t have a PayPal account.

Look for the link “Don’t have PayPal Account” and continue to check out as normal.*

*To pay by check make out to Kevin McCain Studios and Send to Boise, Idaho Address*

Students are responsible for art supplies, food, lodging and transportation to the workshop

 

Supplies and Preparing for the workshop

 

any questions please contact us