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Plein Air at the Farm Cancelled

Due to the corona virus, this class has been cancelled.

Dates: July 6, 7, 8.

Experience plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. This workshop will introduce plein air techniques and teach strategies for depicting natural and rural landscapes. Subjects of study will include atmosphere, trees, terrain, sky, water, beach, and farm buildings. Each class will begin with a painting demonstration followed by group painting and individual instruction. We will paint in the rain or shine! Each day the weather will present new challenges and learning opportunities. All experience levels are welcome, only a positive attitude is required. This three-day class can be taken along with “Plein Air on the Town” for a weeklong plein air experience with Joseph Lombardo.

Joseph Lombardo received an MFA in painting from Bowling Green State University and studied landscape painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. He has served as Artist in Residence at Buffalo National River, Hot Springs National Park, and at the Glen Arbor Art Association. He is a two-time “Best in Show” winner at the Ohio Plein Air Competition. Lombardo teaches painting workshops internationally and he is an Adjunct Instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Lombardo represented by Art Access Gallery in Columbus, Ohio and he exhibits annually at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

July 6, 7, 8; 9am-1pm

Oil or paints – students must have these colors

Titanium white

Cadmium yellow deep

Lemon yellow

Ultramarine blue

Phthalo blue

Quinacridone magenta

Cadmium red light

Burnt sienna


Other Supplies

Turpenoid or Gamsol odorless turpentine substitute

Portable palette

Portable easel

Paint rags

Variety of oil painting brushes- have at least these three small round- for detail- #2 or 4 -size can vary depending on the brand (about 1/8″ diameter)

-Filbert Size #6 (approximately 1/2″ wide)

-Large flat (approximately 1″ wide)

– a variety of other brushes within this range is helpful

Palette knife

2 small jars with lid for solvents

At least three painting surfaces: 5×7, 8×10, 9×12, or 11×14


Recommended Supplies

Small folding chair



Water bottle

Painting gloves

*This is a list of recommended supplies we can work with what you have.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

Refunds: Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.


July 6
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$210 – $235
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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Joseph Lombardo


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