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Peggy Immel Workshop: PLEIN AIR with Peggy Immel-Developing a Roadmap for Success

September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019


LOCATION:  Meet on Escalante Visitor Center patio at 8:00 AM both mornings before heading into field 

Two days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition –  Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 

COST: $250 / Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 12 / All ability levels 

The supply list for workshop is here.  

Just want to say again how much I enjoyed the workshop…and how much I feel I’ve learned from you. All the way home I was feeling elated ….” – recent workshop participant

Peggy believes planning and practice bring success. In this two-day plein air workshop she will share her process when painting outdoors on location. Each day will start with a demonstration where she will explain her goals for the painting and the steps she is taking to meet those goals throughout the painting process. Topics will include how to decide what to paint; how to quickly plan a painting; how to create compositions with impact; what to consider when planning value patterns; understanding color harmony and relative color temperature; brushwork; and developing your own personal approach and style. Peggy will also share her thoughts about participating in plein air events and planning your own successful painting strategies in them.

Each day, after Peggy’s demonstration, participants will complete their own paintings following the principles covered in the demo. Every participant will receive individual guidance and critique from Peggy throughout the day as they paint.

“The very best part of teaching a workshop is seeing a fellow artist’s AH HA moment.” – Peggy Immel

Peggy is a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a Signature Member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, and a Member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. Her background includes architectural studies at Arizona State University and classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, and the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.

Featured in major publications and included in national exhibitions, Peggy’s paintings have been recognized with numerous awards including four Best of Shows. Her most recent are an Award of Excellence for “Flower Dance” at the 2018 Plein Air for the Park event in Grand Teton National Park, WY, and a Best of Signature Members Award for “Furrows” at the 22nd Plein Air Artists Colorado 2018 National Juried Exhibition.

Peggys work can be seen at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM and Sorrel Sky Gallery Durango, CO, and Santa Fe, NM.

Visit Peggy’s website to see more of her work here.


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September 18, 2019
September 19, 2019
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