Painting in Nature: A Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop for Teens (3 Sessions)
Ages 14 to 18, All levels
Tuesdays, July 27, August 3 and 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $75 per session
Since the early days of Phillips’ Mill in the spring of 1929, artists have been brought together to share their work and create within the beautiful landscape. The Mill was the heart of the artistic community in New Hope, and the artists who gathered here became the renowned New Hope School of American Impressionists.
The workshop will be led by local painter and art educator Amanda Penecale, who will encourage young artists to go outdoors to explore and capture the light, color and beauty of nature.
In each one-day workshop, young artists will come together at the Mill to work in the landscape. Ms. Penecale will discuss generating strong compositional ideas, using sketches to drive your work, as well as offer tips and tricks to set up your travel kit.
Even if you already know how to draw and paint outside, this workshop offers the opportunity to meet other young artists in a friendly outdoor environment.
You need to bring (materials not supplied by PMCA):
· Paint of choice: no oil paint for this workshop, please
Watercolors: Watercolor paper, watercolors, brushes, *watercolor block
Acrylic: Canvas, acrylics, brushes
· Easel, board, or surface to work on
· Water container for painting
· Packed lunch, drinking water, sunscreen, hat, bug spray
· Pencils and erasers
PMCA will supply:
· Folding chairs, paper towels, water, a beautiful space, tables for lunch and bathroom access
Click here for more information about the launch of this new workshop series.
About Amanda Penecale
Amanda Penecale is an art teacher at the Ranney School in New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in education from Arcadia University. She has worked as an art teacher since 2006. Her career began as a summer intern at the Michener Art Museum, where she taught plein air at the Mill. She has since taught at Moore College of Art, O’More College of Architecture and Design and Watkins College of Art, as well as middle and high schools.
She loves painting, documenting life on her family farm through photography, and creating stickers for her Etsy shop, Penny Cow Press. When not in the classroom, Amanda enjoys nature walks with her dog, and creating her own landscape paintings in acrylics and watercolor.