I had never taken part in a Plain Air Painting Contest. This was my first year to try it out and what an experience!
Of course I have painted outside before but nothing like this. Five Days of painting out in the wonderful area around Chester County PA and Winterthur DE with a wonderful group of people. I’m hooked!
I was part of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley group and we went out each day photographing and painting. Each day a different location and a new painting.. You painted and framed your pieces and handed them in each day. Photographers were allowed extra time to have their photos printed up.
Tuesday evening 6:30 -9:30 was the Nocturnal event in West Chester – wonderful art produced here. I tried it but it was not for me. I just wasn’t prepared logistically, lights, colors etc but I will be ready for next year.
Wednesday early evening 4p – 6p was the Quick Draw event – two hours to complete and frame a piece. I loved this, I seem to do better art when I don’t have time to think about it. A little different with people walking around looking at your work as you paint, once you block them out you get into the zone. The Quick Draw was held at The Marshallton Inn & The Four Dogs Tavern afterwards the work was on view for the public to purchase .
At the end of the week all the art created during the week was hung by the volunteers at The Children’s Beach House at Winterthur (a DuPont Estate in Delaware) Friday evening was an open reception for the work Oils, Watercolor & Photography The show was on view to the public on Sat and Sun.
I had a fantastic week…nerve wrecking at first but then I got into the flow. The other artists were wonderful and so so helpful. I made some new friends and I hope I get to paint with them again Plain Air.
I cannot say enough about the organizers of this event. Patrick McCoy is the Chairperson and with his team of volunteers from “The Children’s Beach House” in Wilmington they put together a wonderful organized week of painting and events. Everything ran smoothly, I was very impressed with everything. I came away form this week with new experiences, new ideas and a new found love – Plain Air .
Baker Street, Highland Avenue & Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood Village NJ. Streets will be closed to traffic so you can park and walk. Enjoy the wonderful varied art, ceramics, jewelry & photography. This is a kid friendly event – we have a kids art space. Due to COVID-19 restrictions our Kids Art Wall is not available this year – we do however have art bags that they children can take home and create – one per child.
Music will be down at WELLS FARGO at Baker & Maplewood
It is almost a year since we closed our doors in Maplewood NJ. 20 years was a great run and what fun both students and teachers had over those years. COVID-19 made the decision to close the physical location of the studio. It was not an easy decision but this pandemoniac has affected many of the art programs available to us.
I have been teaching art via Zoom, and while it is not the same as being in the studio with the students we all get creative and have some fun with it.
Starting in September I will once again open my classes to in person/in studio classes. Offering one a week or children age 5and up and one for adults. while still maintaining the zoom classes for those who do not feel safe going to a studio or cannot get to Marshallton PA for a class.
I will also be offering Mid-week and weekend art events here in Chester Country – we even have our own AirBnB for those wishing to stay over. Plein air and in-studio painting. Acrylic, Oil and Pastel workshops Encaustic for beginners will also be offered.
Our first art weekend will be held on October 8-10.
Arrive Friday evening with meet and greet cocktail hour.
Dinner at The Marshallton Inn (as your own expense)
Saturday – Painting en plain air in the Marshallton/Unionville area 9 – 12
Afternoon activity a visit to the Brandywine Art Museum
Dinner Saturday evening TBD.
Sunday Morning painting en plain air finishing off Sunday afternoon with Show and Tell….
Let me know if you are interested in attending. 862-205-9744 or email email@example.com
Geralyn’s Art Studio is a fun, creative place which each student gets individual attention. While we like to let each student work on their own projects at their own pace we do ‘assist’ them – pointing them in the right direction and teaching art techniques that will live with them forever.
I have been teaching art for 20 years, it is one of the most rewarding careers I have had and I hope to continue creating while having a lot of fun with children and adults alike. It gives me much joy to see what happens during the creative process.
Each person is an individual, so when you come to an art class with me you will be working on your own piece – you choose and I guide. Why paint something you don’t like? I will guide you through the perspective, layout, colors and techniques. No judgement just a relaxing few hours and the beginning of a beautiful piece of art.
We will begin our Zoom class in September – September 14th Classes for age 5plus and Adult Classes. I will also offer in person and in studio classes for Children and Adults. Small classes up to 6 people per session.
COVID-19 has certainly changed the way the world is. What was normal to us no long is, teaching and learning is not the same – sometimes different is good. I am trying to make learning ART or creating ART FUN and different – it is a creative adventure.
We will be conducting online class until further notice. if you are interested in joining us just call or txt me at 862-205-9744.