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From Dawn to Dusk: Capturing Light in Oils with Peggy Ellis

Class meets for two sessions on Saturday, February 8 from 10am-4pm and Sunday, February 9 from 1pm-4pm.

Learn how to capture light in this weekend workshop with artist Peggy Ellis. Students will receive step by step techniques and tips, including starting with a strong composition, value studies and color harmony, to create dramatic landscapes in oil paints.

$210 Members | $250 Non-Members

Custom discounted oil kits will be available from Artist & Craftsman for $100 plus tax. Purchase and pick up your kit at class. This kit includes everything you need, no additional supplies needed.

Suggested Supplies: Disposable palette pad, studio canvas and/or wood panel (medium size), palette knives (such as Cheson 832, 899, 852), brushed (1 inch flat, #8 flat, #2 round, #14 filbert), oil paint (yellow ochre, raw sienna, cadmium yellow medium, transparent earth red, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, cerulean, Gamblin Portland cool gray and Gamblin Portland warm gray, sap green, permalba white), Gamblin solvent free gel, walnut oil, sketch pad, pencil and eraser, Viva paper towels, smock, nitrile exam gloves

Reviews of Peggy Ellis and her workshops:
Peggy is a blast to work with. I always recommend her as a teacher to students who say, "I am too scared to paint". She is such a positive force in the workshop -- truly the perfect teacher for people that don't know where to start. Peggy continues to inspire her students with her passion for the Low Country landscape and encouraging instructions. Whether you are "too scared" to start or an accomplished artist looking to evolve your practice, I highly recommend Peggy.
-Dylan Sell

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your workshop. It was the best. Your beautiful personality and talent are so balanced. Love your fresh paintings and unique use of the palette knife. Hope to study again with you and will come to your studio in lovely Charleston on my next visit.
-Anna P.


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