Carousel Mehaffey Fall Reflections.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Join award-winning artist Mark Mehaffey for a two-day, intensive, in-studio boot camp and “open air” painting journey on the picturesque Interlochen campus. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Registration Fee: $175 *K-12 Educators: Earn 11 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Join award-winning artist Mark Mehaffey for a two-day, intensive, in-studio boot camp and “open air” painting journey on the picturesque Interlochen campus. This workshop will begin with demonstrations in watercolor and acrylic paint and a review of the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and basic concepts. Participants will apply their knowledge and hone their powers of observation as they capture the beauty of the natural landscape. On the first afternoon of the workshop, students will join Mark for a scenic waterfront painting session on the breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline (weather permitting). After working “en plein air” on both days, participants will be invited back into the classroom to discuss and fine tune their work. All skill levels are welcome. Participants may bring either gouache, watercolors, and/or acrylic paints. Please dress for the weather! Faculty Mark Mehaffey Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Materials: Please bring acrylic paints, gouache or watercolor only. You do not need to bring all three. The instructor will provide demos in watercolor and acrylic (mostly acrylic), however students may work with the medium they feel most comfortable and the instructor will provide guidance for each. The instructor works with a split primary palette in his own watercolor and acrylic work and suggested colors for each medium are provided below. (Water media only, no oils) A lightweight plein air easel (with carrying case) will be provided for each participant to use. Those wishing to bring their own easel may do so. French easels are also available. This list is provided as a guideline. All materials can be easily acquired at your local arts / craft store or online. PAINT (select the media that you’d like to work with during the workshop): Suggested colors for WATERCOLOR/GOUACHE include: hansa yellow light, and gamboge, ultramarine and thalo blue (cobalt is also acceptable), quinacridone rose and winsor red, plus black and white gouache. Suggested colors for ACRYLICS include: cadmium yellow light, cadmium dark, alizarin crimson, cadmium red light, ultramarine and thalo blue, plus black and white. SURFACES/SUPPORTS (select from the following based upon the medium you are working with): For WATERCOLOR or GOUACHE: Arches 140lb. cold press paper in the block form. For ACRYLIC: pre-gessoed canvas or painting panels in the 8” x 10” and / or 9” x 12” sizes (the instructor uses Raymar panels). BRUSHES: Any appropriate for acrylic and watermedia, the larger the better. Bring your favorites! Please also bring: SKETCH book PENCILS (4, 5 or 6B) CAMERA, if you have one… Dress for outdoors: Weather in October can fluctuate from warm to freezing! Recommended: walking shoes, jacket, bug spray, sunscreen and a hat. Caution: if you bring it, you will have to CARRY it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about supplies for this course.