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Plein Air Bootcamp

Date: July 30.

Note: This class will be held outside and has a rain makeup date of August 7.

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and hone your skills with a morning of painting. David will demonstrate his process for painting en Plein air and mentor participants of all levels.


After a career in graphic design and illustration, David 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. Last year he was awarded First Place in the GAAC Plein air competition.

July 30, 9:00am

Portable easel


Palette knife

Brushes—a range of sizes, prefer bristle brushes

Paints (oil or acrylic)

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

Refunds: Requests for cancellation 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.

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 30, 2020
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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David Westerfield

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