2017 PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
Steve Puttrich will demonstrate and teach plein air painting techniques
on several important and yet most overlooked aspect of Plein Air painting
Intent - Starting with Why. Why paint that scene to begin
Seeing - Art in the Ordinary
Design - Using Line, Shape and Value to its fullest extent in creating strong
Edges - So often overlooked and yet the easiest to fix.
Color Harmony - Seven ways to harmonize a painting.
Steve Puttrich is a unique combination of award winning artist in oils and
watercolor, and an inspiring and successful teacher. He understands how people
learn and what is needed to inspire confidence and build skills in artistry.
"Art for me is a way of connecting things. As Steve Jobs so eloquently said,
'Creativity is just connecting things'. My ‘why’, is to capture and
connect to the moment; connecting people in shared experiences to this place and
this time. Creating, connecting and experiencing life in all its fullest, and
giving back in worship, to our Heavenly Creator, gratitude for all. All the
while, leaving something of beauty behind that could last for centuries. These
are just a few of my ‘Whys’. After spending 35 years as an artist,
designer, architectural illustrator and vice president of marketing for a
world-wide engineering firm, I'm now creating a life being a husband to my
artist/wife Bobbie Puttrich and full-time fine artist and instructor. My passion
for teaching is second only to my love of painting. If you’ve always
wanted to paint in oil, now is the time."
Artist Steve Puttrich was
interviewed by WGN TV reporter Sean Lewis during our July 2017 Brush
with Nature Plein Air Painting Event at Emily Oaks Nature
Center. Click here for video footage of the interview:
Steve Puttrich started his studies at the American Academy of Art and
the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his degrees in architectural
illustration, graphic design and fine art. Steve studied watercolor
painting under the Academy’s Director, Irving Shapiro, and Oil Painting
under Eugene Hall. After a 35-year career as an artist, designer, and
Vice President of Creative Services and Innovation for Parsons
Corporations. Steve, along with his wife Bobbie Puttrich, also a fine
artist, are now enjoying painting full-time around the country. Steve is
also teaching at Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, the
Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden. Steve enjoys
demonstrating his craft throughout various local venues and has won
several awards in Plein Air Painting events as well as quick painting
competitions. Steve is a member of the Laguna Plein
Air Painters Association and the Plein Air Painters of Chicago groups.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING
WORKSHOP 2017 REGISTRATION
DATE: Saturday, October 14, 2017
TIME: 9:00 am - Noon
LOCATION: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel, Skokie, IL
COST: $40 pre-paid participation fee is required.*
(*Fee does not include painting materials.)
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2017
Participation is limited to 15 artists.
(Youth are allowed to participate in the workshop, but must be 16 years old or
older with parent/guardian permission.)
Please complete and submit the form below to
participate in the workshop. Once submitted, you will be
contacted by email to arrange payment and will be sent a list of painting
materials to bring to the workshop.
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