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Plein Air Bootcamp with John Clayton

July 31 @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

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Monday-Thursday, July 31-August 3, 9:30am-12:30pm

4 sessions | $300 for members $320 for non-members

This workshop will focus on the elements of outdoor painting and natural light.

Emphasis will be on learning to see color and light in order to create color relationships in the landscape. Viewing a short demonstration each day, students will learn techniques such as how to approach their painting using a palette knife, and incorporating value and composition considerations into each painting. We will go out each day and paint a different scene; organizing the landscape in the simplest way to create successful paintings.


John Clayton’s formal art training was with the Art Students League and the National Academy in New York. During the summers he was greatly influenced and studied painting at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown. Along with numerous juried shows John is currently exhibiting his art at the Arthur Egeli Gallery. Clayton shows at the Gingerbread Square Gallery in Key West. Clayton has been teaching painting for twenty years at PAAM, The Creative Art Center of Chatham, The Falmouth Art Guild, and Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts. For the past 5 years John has hosted Art in the Barn with PAAM at the Hawthorne Barn.

Website: johnclaytonstudio.com

Images: John Clayton, Atwood Lane, oil on board, 9 x 12 in.