Atmosphere in Landscape Painting

July 8-12 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Instructor: Lien Truong

This workshop will focus on creating depth in landscape painting.  An expanded primary and secondary palette will be introduced, and the study of value, color and chroma to create atmospheric perspective will serve as the foundation of our work by objectively observing light while subjectively using color. 

Lectures and demonstrations will show students how to quickly sketch in a composition and reduce the landscape to blocks of color and value. Ideas will be shared on how to effectively make quick decisions to create structure, atmosphere and form.

This workshop is intended for persons committed to painting outdoors and will consist of indoor lecture and lab activity and as much outdoor painting as weather permits.

Supports and some experimental drawing and painting supplies will be provided.  Students should bring tube oil, water-soluble oil, or acrylic paints in an expanded primary palette, palette, palette knives, brushes, rags, and containers of water or solvent for cleaning.  A portable easel is highly recommended.


Encaustic: Painting with Wax

Friday, July 12 (5-7 p.m.)
and Saturday/Sunday, July 13-14 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Instructor: Leslie Price

In this workshop you will be learning a variety of techniques including how to build layers, fuse, texture, stencils, embed objects, incise, transfer, collage and much more along with a working knowledge on how to melt and mix wax.

You will also learn a bit about the history of wax painting, a working knowledge of supplies and how to create your own workspace.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced artists.

Course Fee (CRN): $190
Materials Fee: $30
Maximum Enrollment: 12

North Coast Arts is presented by the College of eLearning & Extended Education at Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street Arcata, CA, 95521
Registration: 707.826.3731 | Program information: 707.826-3624 |