OIL PAINTING BOOT CAMP with John Clayton- 2 Days: June 25 & 26, 9 am-4 pm
Time & Location
Plein Air Oil Painting “Boot Camp” with John Clayton
Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26, 2021
9 AM-4 PM
$375 members / $395 non members, (includes model fee)
All levels welcome.
Join John Clayton on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. This engaging class will include demonstration and instruction by the instructor and time to get absorbed in your creations. Held in our Weny Education Center and on the grounds of the museum campus, this Plein Air style workshop will include the mechanisms of painting a live model outdoors focusing on the head and shoulders, still life fundamentals and elements of landscape painting. Studies in values, color and light are part of the method used by Charles Hawthorne’s Cape Cod School of Art. Come away from this workshop with a new way of seeing color and form. All levels of painters are welcome.
“Paint what you see, not what you know.” – Charles Hawthorne
Materials List: Palette Knives-, ASWexpress.
I recommend Creative Mark Painter’s Edge
Painting Knife # 7t I use Holben 303 Artxpress. com carries this knife.
Gessoed Masonite Hardboard 16×20 and 12×16 Pre Gessoed boards are available at ASWEXPRESS.COM Ampersand Gesso board /18. Smaller sizes would be fine. You will need two boards each day.
If you want to make your own boards Home Depot will cut a “4×8” sheet of 3/16th inch hardboard up for you You will need to gesso the boards using Liquitex Gesso. Brush lightly back and forth across the board as the gesso dries to eliminate ridges
Large wood or acrylic palette. (if using a wood palette, make sure it is polyurethane coated or otherwise sealed. A 16×20 piece of Plexiglas works fine (available at hardware store). A medium to large palette is best.
Any Outdoor easel will do.
You will need an outside easel like Julian or EasyL
Bounty Paper towels Visor or cap with a brim
Grumbacher extra-soft vine charcoal
Oil Paint (Winsor Newton, Winton paints are acceptable)
. Titanium White (large tube)
Cadmium Yellow Deep
.Cadmium yellow Pale
. Cadmium Scarlet
.Manganese Blue Hue
With these nine colors we can make literally hundreds of colors.
John Clayton, searching for of his own artistic voice, left the grey walls of The Art Student’s League of New York. Clayton’s journey lead him to the Cape School in Provincetown where he embraced the “Art of Seeing Color” as taught by the late Henry Hensche, and Charles W. Hawthorne.Clayton would paint outdoors as often as he could. Over many years Clayton matured into a devoted plein air painter. He now makes his living painting and teaching throughout Cape Cod in the Summers and the streets of Key West in the Winter. “Color is the vehicle I use to express my own sense of nature. I am inspired by nature and light; its ever changing conditions are challenging to me.His work is about the light key, and expressing it through paint. While attending the The National Academy in New York, John was the recipient of the Arthur and Melville Philips Scholarship and the Mrs Roberts Forbes Scholarship. He also received an honorable mention in the Academy’s annual student show. Clayton was one of eight in the Provincetown Art Association’s “Emerging Artists Exhibition”, in 1999.
In 2006 he received a Mass Cultural Council grant. Among the many teachers with whom John Clayton has studied, include Harvey Dinnerstein, Marybeth McKenzie, and Cedric Egeli.
- Oil Boot Camp: Members$375$3750$0
- Oil Boot Camp: Non-Members$395$3950$0