Workshop: Plein Air Painting w/ Ed Buonvecchio

Workshop: Plein Air Painting w/ Ed Buonvecchio


Join painter Ed Buonvecchio for a plein air workshop along the Kennebec River Rail Trail on Saturday, June 16, 8-11am. (Exact meeting spot TBD.)  This workshop is an opportunity to get inspired and create artwork for The Harlow’s upcoming call for art depicting or inspired by the Kennebec River Rail Trail. (Learn more here.) In this basic workshop Ed will do a demo on site taking this time to discuss the value and excitement of painting out in the fresh air and why that is important. He will show how to see value in the environment to plan a good design or composition and talk about the best times to paint.

The group will discuss the most commonly used equipment in plein air painting; what is the value in making value sketches; why we need to think in terms of basic shapes, value, line and color instead of singular objects or fine detail. The group will explore the rule of thirds and focal point in composition. Participants will make a value sketch in their sketchbook and tone their panels (oil and acrylic painters). Then the group will start blocking in the values mixing paint and and applying color. After the demo, Ed will observe the students individually as the artists begin the fun part of the workshop while jumpstarting their plein air painting adventures.

Participants will receive follow up details before the class including: a materials list and time and location of meeting point.

This workshop is open to anyone ages 18 and up. 

Space is limited 12 participants, register today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing

Member tuition: $15 | non member tuition: $20

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