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Natural Lighting: Painting and Photography en Plein Air

Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM | Cost:Member: $20 Non-member: $22 includes basic supplie

Natural Light: Painting and Photography En Plein Air in Coles County

Dates and Times
Smartphone Photography Workshop
with Tom Hebermehl
Tuesday May 12, 2020 6-8 pm
Limit: 25 participants

Plein Air Water Color Workshop
with Jessica Mertz
Thursday May 14, 2020 5:30-8 pm
Limit: 15 participants

Plein Air Art at the Lake Day
7 – 11 am Saturday May 16, 2020

Evening Photography and Painting Workshops
Charleston Carnegie Public Library
6th Street & Van Buren Avenue
Charleston IL

Plein Air Art at the Lake
Pavilion at Lake Charleston Levee Trail Head
IL Route 130, just south of Charleston

Smartphone Photography Workshop
CCAC and Academy members: $15.00
Non-members: $16.00

Watercolor Workshop
CCAC and Academy members: $20.00 (includes basic supplies)
Non-members: $22.00

Plein Air Art at the Lake Day:
Free and open to the public
Please register at 581-5114


Spring. You’ve waited for it all winter, so come out and celebrate its arrival during Plein Air Art at the Lake. Creative souls and lovers of nature are invited to gather on Saturday, May 16 between the hours of 7 and 11 am to take photographs, sketch, and paint at Lake Charleston Trails. Artists of all skill levels will work at their own pace during the morning and gather to share their discoveries at 11.
New to painting outdoors? Join artist Jessica Mertz for a lively introduction to the joys of working with watercolors ‘en plein air’ Jessica’s workshop will explore techniques for making the most of natural light and provide exercises and materials to get you started.
Perhaps you’d like to hone your photography skills so you can take good shots of a landscape you’ll be finishing in studio later? We’ve got a workshop for that too. Photographer Tom Hebbermehl will demonstrate how to make the most of your powerful Smartphone camera tools. After years of shooting with a manual camera, Tom has fine-tuned the practice of capturing high quality images with his phone and he’s ready to show you how. Composition, adjusting exposure, focus and sharpness, addressing image problems without fancy photo editing apps and most crucially, capturing natural light are all covered in this fun, hands-on workshop.
So what are you waiting for? It’s been a long cold winter, let’s get out and make some art!
A project of the Coles County Arts Council.

Please register by 5/4/2020.

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Charleston Public Library
712 6th Street
Charleston, IL 61920

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