plein air painting by marcelo daldoce
Plein Air Watercolor in Philadelphia
Instructor: Marcelo Daldoce
May 29 — June 26, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuition: $399

5 Saturdays: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, and 26
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
at Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park

This course examines watercolor painting's language and techniques from Plein Air, which is a French expression meaning "in the open air." Students will be able to paint watercolors outdoors along Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia (Google). Facilities are accessible on site.

Working from observation, students will focus on building design framework through shapes rather than on isolated objects. Students will also capture light and shadow to create a convincing sense of space and form. The goal is to transmit and exemplify what is seen on location to the paper while learning to simplify and avoid overworking, using the watercolor properties of causing accidents without losing control.

This "spontaneous" method of applying watercolor paint gives life to the paintings of artists like John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, to list just a few.

There will be daily demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to develop each student's style. Topics Include: Dealing with constantly changing light and shadows, values, dynamic compositions, additive and reductive methods, correcting mistakes, and transparent glazing.

All levels of experience are welcome!

Alternative Site: In case of rain, classes will be postponed or moved to Studio Incamminati (1901 S. 9th Street, 7th Floor, Building Bok, entrance on Dudley Street)


About Instructor

Marcelo Daldoce is a Brazilian artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016, he received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and has earned residencies at the Leipzig International Art Program in Germany and the Eric Fischl Residency in Maryland. Daldoce has shown in museums in Austria and Brazil, as well as at art fairs and in private collections. His work has also been featured in group exhibits in Brazil, New York city, Sotheby’s, and many other galleries around the world, as well as on the cover of various art publications and mainstream magazines like There and GQ. Daldoce was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2017.

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Workshops Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable. A credit for tuition may be issued up to
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Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. A $100 fee is applied for cancellation up to the first class. No refunds will be issued after the first class.
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