Mark Vander Vinne

Plein Air Experience Workshop - June 7-9, 2019 - $260

Get into the Plein Air experience with gifted instructor and painter Mark Vander Vinne. Don’t be overwhelmed by the information and detail in nature. When painting outside, artists are sometimes unsure where to begin, what to paint and how to capture the changing light quickly. In this workshop, students will learn what to look for in a scene, how to simplify the chaos of nature into a powerful design, create mood through unified color, and paint quickly to capture the qualities and information of the scene. All media are welcome, though demonstrations will be in oil and plein air painting with oils will be emphasized. Concepts are geared towards intermediate and advanced painters.

Workshop runs 9 am – 4 pm. Students should bring a lunch.

Mark Vander Vinne (pronounced VAN-der Vin) is a Midwestern Tonal & Impressionist Landscape painter best known for his quiet scenes, elegant compositions and subtle color palettes. His award winning paintings have been featured in numerous solo & group exhibitions as well as plein air events and private collections.Born and raised in the small town of Eldridge, IA just north of Davenport, Mark studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation he began a career in illustration. He is currently an art director in the advertising industry.

Mark has a passion for learning and has taken workshops with master artists Ken Auster & Scott Christensen. He is a prominent member in the local art community: teaching classes, workshops and hosting critiques as well as giving lectures. He currently resides with his family in Porter, Indiana near the Indiana National Lakeshore.

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Art Barn School of Art

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