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Paint Your Heart Out: Learning/Enhancing Plein Air Skills with Jessica Lewis

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Jessica Lewis

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Learning/Enhancing Plein Air Skills




Description: If you are a beginner to Plein Air Painting, not sure what to bring or where to start, this workshop is for you! Jessica will lead you through the basics: initial set up and materials, composition, color mixing and paint application. If you are an Intermediate plein air painter and already know what to bring and where to start this workshop is also for you! Jessica will address light and shadow, value and perspective, etc.The workshop will start with a demonstration and continue with one on one help throughout.  Bring a lunch!

Time: 9:30-2:30 pm

Member Fee: $70     Non Member Fee: $ 90

To Register, go to:  Learning/Enhancing Plein Air Skills

Location: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203  Meet on the East side of the Parthenon at the entrance. 

Student Levels for this workshop: Beginning, Intermediate

Student Limit: 10

Supply List: Portable easel-There are many options from French easels, pochade boxes or simply a blanket to sit on and a folding easel to prop your painting on. 

For the Beginner: Let us know if you need a portable easel. We will provide Gamsol, Paints and some Brushes.

For the Intermediate student:  bring the paints and brushes you prefer.

 Canvas or panels- 8×10” to 12×16” is recommended. 

Paints- Jessica will be working with and doing demos in oil paint. You are welcome to bring another medium of your choice if you prefer. 

(Brands: I recommend Rembrandt, Windsor and Newton, Grumbacher, Old Holland, Williamsburg, Gamblin and Utrecht.  Windsor and Newton strike a good balance between price and quality, especially for beginners. Don’t get ones labeled “hue”. Jessica will go into more detail about this palette and it will also be useful for portraits and still life.)

Jar with lid for mineral spirits, there are also small ones with a handle to hook onto your easel

Paper towels-Scott’s blue paper towels, Brawny. Both are lint- free


Brushes-Bristle long handle. Round #1, filbert #2, #4, Flat #1, #6, #8

Rubber gloves-optional

Wet wipes

Notebook and pen for sketches and note taking

Palette scraper is optional to clean palette

Portable chair if desired

Hat for shade, bug repellant and sun screen are always great ideas. Trial sized bottles are useful.

Zip-lock bags for wet brushes and a small trash bag

Wet painting carrier (a box or old towel work well)

Bring Water and Lunch

*Dick Blick is a great online source that will have all the supplies. Local Nashville stores for artist resources are Jerry’s Artarama and Plaza Artist Materials. 


May 15
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


The Chestnut Group


Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN
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