The Figure in Studio & Landscape! Bill Rogers TWSA

 In Bill’s class, you’ll tackle the challenge of painting the figure both in the Studio and in the Landscape! You’ll start off working from a clothed model inside, then heading out to a scenic spot somewhere in or around Belfast to incorporate your preliminary sketches into a painting, focusing on composition, light and shadow and harmony in color.

 

  William Rogers is a plein air artist working in oil and watercolor. He is past President of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) and a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA), and the Société Canadienne de aquarelle (SCA). He has won numerous awards from all these societies and from plein air events since 2009.

Painting mainly in oil In 2016, Bill took home 2nd Prizes in Mountain Marland Plein Air, as well as awards in Paint Annapolis, and Paint the Peninsula. He also was given an Award of Excellence for his work in the Oil Painters of America Salon Show in September 2016 and the Dorothy Corson Award from the CSPWC in October.

Another highlight came in 2014 when Bill served as the official Tour Artist for HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on their Royal Tour of Canada. Many of the completed works were acquired by His Royal Highness for his personal collection.

Some General Class Information:

  • We will process your payment after we get your online Registration and will email you a receipt. A $300 deposit will hold your space. Refund and Cancellation Policies are at the bottom of the Registration Form.

  • You will get a Supply List and more detailed info when you Register, and again about a month before the class.

  • If you will need mediums, let me know and I will have them here for you to buy in class. You are also welcome to ship materials ahead…ask for the address!

  • The first day, the Studio will open early…we will make sure you know the time!Classes usually run M-F, between 8:30-4:30, but the exact hours are at the Instructor’s discretion…never fewer than 6 hours total/day, but sometimes we start earlier or end later…or both!

  • We eat dinner (Dutch) somewhere as a group at least once, usually Monday nite for starters; friends, companions, hosts are welcome to come along.

  • We always have a lunch break, to use or not, it’s up to you…and a lunch plan depending on where we are painting.

  • The Plein Air plan for the day is weather-dependent and usually decided at the end of the previous day if possible, or more likely, each morning!

  • If your class is Plein Air, make sure your Class Monitors know where you have set up, and try to stay close to the demo area. Less running around for them, more time for feedback to you!

  • Our Studios are large with good light; you’ll have your own table space and you are welcome to leave equipment etc. there for the duration of the class. It may be possible to paint after hours, we’ll explain the logistics!

  • There are some steps to the main floor where the Studios are located but there is an elevator in the building if you need it.

  • There is ample free parking at the Studio building, which is within walking distance of downtown.

  • We carpool (or sometimes walk) to Plein Air painting sites, most of which have shade and at the least, a porta-potty or nearby facilities. You will get good directions and we usually caravan. Please, do NOT depend on your GPS unless we say so!

  • Each class has an experienced Monitor (or two!) as your Go-To person for any problems or needs…please ask…we all will do our absolute best to see that you have a great class experience!

  • Downtown has great galleries, shops and food and the area is full of wonderful places to paint!

  • For Lodging and Travel info, click on the buttons on the Home Page.

  • Cancellation and Refund info is at the bottom of the online Registration Form…(please do read the Policies before you check that you have!)

  • Be sure to contact us with any questions. Thanks!