Saturday, October 14th
3 - 5 p.m.
$75 per person
A canvas, brushes, oil paints, and a palette will be provided
Students are welcome to bring their own brushes, paints, and easel if preferred.
Painting “en plein air” or “in open air” challenges an artist to capture the changing natural light conditions, weather, activity, and mood of a particular moment in a particular place. In this class, we will review the basics of painting outside from the gear and supplies to sourcing locations. We then will go out into nature, and paint a plein air painting in the alla prima style, which means all in one sitting from start to finish.
Meet your Instructor
Taking inspirations from life, love and religion, Paul Hunter Speagle creates expressive and colorful works that reflect his passions and beliefs. Working across paintings, sculptures as well as interactive and public installations, Speagle is a versatile artist who explores the world through his works.
Born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina, Speagle started painting as a young teen and won the Paul Whitener Painting Contest at the age of 12. He gained a scholarship to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he earned a BFA in painting in 2005 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2012. In 2018, he had his first museum solo exhibition Walking the Dog, at the Hickory Museum of Art. In recent years, Speagle started exploring the possibilities of public murals. He was commissioned to participate in many mural projects, including the large-scale historical mural, the Miracle of Hickory (2019) and a collaborative mural for Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. Speagle is the founder of the artists-led organization ATAC Gallery. The artist currently lives and works in Hickory, North Carolina.