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September 2017


Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting

September 19 - September 22

Three days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition

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Plein Air Painting Competition

September 22 - September 27

The Plein Air Painting Competition allows artists six full days to paint.  Canvas stamping occurs at the Escalante Community Center and begins Friday, September 22.  Final painting entries must be submitted on Wednesday, September 27 between 11 AM and 6 PM at the Escalante Community Center.     More Information   REGISTER NOW!  

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September 22 - September 30

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Nocturne Paint-Out

September 23

$875 in prizes. Stamp-in starts at 8 pm, location TBD. Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.

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Painting Rocks – Sunset Workshop

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Kate Withers  Sunday, September 24 – 3 PM to 8:30 PM – Location TBD: Meet at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center at 3 PM to carpool to location Cost: $70 / Workshop is limited to 20 participants – must have 5 registered for it to be held.  / All Experience Levels / What to Bring Late afternoon painting expedition in the Utah high desert. Focus on rock structures .. strong composition and value design ..  reflected light .. aerial perspective .. capturing the beautiful drama of light…

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Pastel Painting Landscapes

September 25 - September 28

Insructor: Bonnie Griffith Monday, September 25 or Thursday, September 28 / 9 AM to 5 PM each day / Limited to 20 participants each workshop Cost: $100  / Locations TBD  Join Bonnie Griffith for this workshop and punch up your pastel painting skills!  The class will focus on pastel techniques that Bonnie uses to create dynamic landscapes in the studio and in plein air.  You will work on two different papers (provided by instructor) and learn the value of underpainting plus other points…

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Celebrate Public Lands Paint Out

September 26

$875 in prizes. Celebrate Public Lands is the 2017 theme for the Paint-Out. Artists may paint subjects on any public lands in Garfield, Kane or Wayne Counties. Proceeds from the Celebrate Public Lands Paint will be donated to Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners to support their programming and initiatives. Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.

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Monoprint and Matisse Meet in Escalante – the En Plein Air Printmaking Experience

September 26 - September 27

Instructor: Maureen Sheldon Two Day Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, September 27 – Location TBD Cost: $200 + $140 for supplies / Workshop is limited to 10 participants – must have 2 registered for it to be held.  / Beginner and Intermediate Level / Additional questions about this workshop may be directed to Maureen: agentquinze@gmail.com.   In this 2 day workshop Maureen will share a unique insight into the world of printing in our modern times.  She will provide an overview of the possibilities related…

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Expressive Landscape Painting

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Loretta Domaszewski  Thursday, Sept. 28 – Noon to 5 PM – Location TBD Cost: $125 (includes drawing materials) / Workshop is limited to 20 participants. / Acrylic and oil kits and canvases available for purchase.   Want to loosen up your painting technique? Build confidence by creating with layers of bold expression.  A solid foundation in drawing is key to successful landscape painting. Learn to paint like you draw with expressive gestures of movement, rhythm, variety, and harmony. Covering essential art elements with drawing and painting techniques…

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Jason Tyler Burton

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center,

Photo by Regina Pagles. www.reginapaglesphotography.com Jason Tyler Burton is an adventurer and storyteller who writes songs about the journey. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. His brand of Americana music is heart felt, reflecting the landscape of the American West in a search for meaning and home, with stories that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. His 3rd full length album, Lost…

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