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Plein Air Boot Camp

Westerfield Bootcamp

July 31: Warm up for the GAAC Plein air weekend or just hone your skills with a morning of painting. David Westerfield demonstrates his process for painting en plein air and mentor participants of all levels.

[tabby title=”Instructor Bio”] After a career in graphic design and illustration, David Westerfield returned to his love of fine art. He paints both in the studio and on location, regularly traveling to favorite spots along the shore and in the dunes. He participates in several plein air events every year and is represented by galleries in Michigan and Hawaii.


[tabby title=”Date/Time”] Wednesday, July 31, Time: 9 am – 1 pm

[tabby title=”Supply List”] portable easel


palette knife

brushes—a range of sizes, prefer bristle brushes

paints (oil or acrylic), Some suggested colors: Titanium white, Cadmium yellow (light or medium), Yellow ochre, Cadmium red (light or medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Pthalo blue, Sap green, any others you like (just be sure to have white, yellow, red, and blue).

Mineral spirits/brush washer container (water for acrylics)

Paper towels / rags

Painting surfaces:  Stretched canvas, canvas panels, gessoed wood panels (suggested sizes 11” x 14” or smaller)

[tabby title=”Refund Policy”] We understand that your plans might change. If they do, notify the GAAC office as soon as possible. Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.



July 31, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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