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Stephen Stauffer Workshop: Plein Air A to Z

September 17 - September 19


LOCATION:  Meet at Escalante Visitor Center at 8:30 AM first day 

Three days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition –  Tuesday, September 17 thru Thursday, September 19 

COST: $350 / Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 10 / All ability levels 

Workshop details and supply list are here.  

Steve’s workshop in Escalante is not only full of beauty but he will teach you how to see it and make sure you know how to capture it in your painting. Be prepared for a great time and a feeling of accomplishment when you take Steve’s workshop. – recent workshop participant

This is a three-day fundamentals of painting in plein air and exercising thoughts and creativity in expanding our work as plein air artists. We will discuss drawing, composition, value and color and go from basic drawing concepts to painting fully completed works afield.  

Stephen’s love of En Plein Air painting takes him out of the studio and into the surroundings we enjoy in our beautiful country. Painting the alpine splendor of our mountains and streams or the unique beauty of the Escalante and Red Rock of Zion, he is always moved each time he is allowed to venture into nature’s wonder and magical vistas and capture these images.  Learning to paint in this environment of the Plein Air landscape has inspired and taken him and his work to new levels afield.

Stephen studied with Jeffery Hein at The Hein Academy of Art in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is here that he discovered that passion for your work is not only in the end result, but also in each stoke of a brush, charcoal or graphite line done with perfection and reason. Jeff’s talented work, and being able to observe him in studio, has not only inspired Stephen as an artist, but has increased his skills as an artist and as a person.  Drawing from life whether it’s the figure or landscape, as an artist, we will never stop learning.       

Stephen is currently a member of  Oil Painters of America as well as American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of Utah and The Midway Art Association. This allows him to paint with people with the same amount of passion and love of this beautiful country we live in. “We are out in a different location each month, so I will look forward to seeing you along the trail, and would hope you will stop and have a chat!  Thank you, it’s going to be a great ride.”

Visit Steve’s website to see more of his work here.


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September 17
September 19
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