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Plein Air at the Farm

Date: July 6, 7, and 8
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Registration Deadline: July 3
Location: Thoreson Farm

Experience Plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. This workshop will introduce Plein air painting techniques and teach strategies for depicting natural and rural landscapes. On day one, we will cover the introduction, atmosphere, trees, and terrain. On day two, we will paint on the beach and study the sky, water, and beach. On day three, we will study architecture and farm buildings. Each class will begin with a Plein air painting demonstration followed by group painting and individual instruction. We will paint 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.


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 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. Lombardo is represented by Art Access Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, and he exhibits annually at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor, Michigan. josephlombardo.weebly.com

Oil or acrylic paints
-students must have these colors
Titanium white,
Cadmium yellow deep,
Lemon yellow,
Ultramarine blue,
Phthalo blue,
Quinacridone magenta,
Cadmium red light,
Burnt sienna
(This is a recommended list. We can work with what you have)

Other supplies:
Turpenoid or gamosol odorless turpentine substitute (oil painters only),
Portable palette,
Portable easel,
Paint rags

Variety of oil or acrylic painting brushes
– have at least these three
1. small round- for detail- #2 or 4 -size can vary depending on brand (about 1/8″ diameter) 2. Filbert Size #6 (approximately 1/2″ wide) 3. Large flat (approximately 1″ wide) -having a variety of other brushes within this range is helpful

Palette knife
2 Small jars with lid for solvents (or water for acrylic)
At least three painting surfaces 5×7, 8×10, 9×12, or 11×14
Recommended supplies:
Small folding chair,
Water bottle,
Painting gloves

Dress appropriately for the weather. We will be working outdoors.

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

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: https://glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.


starts July 6 @ 9:00 am
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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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