Sunday, June 19, 2011

Great Southampton Courses are both full...

Southampton Art School - "Making Waves on Chantry Island"- August 22 - August 24, 2011Spend 3 full days learning the fine points of painting water and everything surrounding it - the first day on Chantry Island - day 2 and 3 in the studio working from your sketches. The prime themes in Phil's work are weather patterns and how they affect water and skies and he'll share his secrets of painting a great lake's great moods in this workshop.
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Southampton Art School - "Killarney Paint Escape" October 3 - October 7, 2011
Participants are to arrange their own transportation and accommodation/meals package at Killarney Mountain Lodge. 1(800) 461-1117
Escape to Group of Seven country and paint "en plein-air" with Phil the Forecaster Chadwick. The fall colours of the trees and granite ridges will expand your palette and spark your creativity. Killarney Provincial Park and Georgian Bay provide outstanding artistic opportunities against the expansive skies of Canadian weather. Killarney Mountain Lodge accommodates the artists and the menu is delicious!
Daily morning trips will be to different locations to explore the elements of design that the landscape offers. Afternoons are free to develop your work. There will be a full day excursion to the Lodge's wilderness camp in the park interior, superb for creating on shore or from a canoe or kayak ($35 additional fee). Practiced plein-air painters will enjoy this back-to-nature experience. Phil's passion and techniques for capturing the essence of the moment are equal to his love for passing them on.
This paint escape is in tribute to his friend and fellow artist Jane Champagne.

Summer Arts Fest August 13th in Public Square, Watertown NY

The North Country Arts Council (NCAC - is holding it's third annual Summer Arts Fest August 13th in Public Square, Watertown NY on August 13th.Traffic is restricted from one side of the square where tents are set up for various vendors and entertainment (bands, dance, etc.) are conducted. Bob Heddon is organizing the  Plein Air Event for the Summer Arts Fest and has asked me to be the judge. I will do my best but I see something great in all art...