Plein Air Landscape Painting (July/Sept)

Levels: Some experience painting who wish to explore oils.

Offered: 6 Sundays, starting 7/28/19, 9:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Mac McWilliams

This series wil be painting “en Plein Air”– at locations on the scenic Central Coast, from mountains to the bay. There will be a demo the first day and spot instruction along with discussion throughout each session. Participants should be prepared to transport their supplies to each painting location out-of-doors, generally within easy walking distance of parking. Be aware that this may mean tall grass, etc. and you should wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Bug spray, sunblock, water, hat, and an umbrella are advised. If you use a heavy french easel or lots of equipment, a cart or dolly would be a good idea. Facilities may not always be available but noted in the location directions. A materials list is available on request to mac@macbooks.com.

 

Locations: This list is also available to download and print, just click the “Download Materials list” link!

1.    FIELDS & ELKHORN SLOUGH, July 28th

From Santa Cruz, take 1 south to Salinas Rd exit. Follow Salinas past golf course to Werner Rd which angles off to right. At bottom of hill turn right. You are on Elkhorn Rd, which will go around a couple of curves. At a fire station, Elkhorn will veer off to right, follow Elkhorn south to Kirby Park. Pull down to parking lot. Porta-johns.

2.    BOATS & HARBOR at MOSS LANDING, August 4th

From Santa Cruz head south on 1. When you pass the power plant look for the “welcome to Moss Landing” sign on right pull off and park behind sign. If by any chance that location is not available, or alternate location is Clam Way: take the bridge to the other side of Moss Landing (Sandholt Road) and follow that down past Phil’s Phish Market. Look to right for Clam Way. Sign is hard to spot. Pull down to the waterside and park near the marina store. Facilities at Clam way– but facilities at the sign location are a ways off.

3.    FREDERICK STREET PARK, August 11th

You can either come down Frederick St from Soquel Ave or take Windham St over from Seabright Ave. Facilities.

4.    TREES at FORT ORD PUBLIC LANDS, August 18th

From Santa Cruz: take 1 south to 218/Del Ray Oaks exit. Take 218 (Del Rey Blvd) to end at 68. Take 68 towards Salinas. After the lights at Corral de Tierra & San Benancio, watch for Toro Place cafe on right. Just past cafe, take the next left. Follow road to parking lot for Fort Ord National Monument Badger Trailhead. Facilities.

5.    FARMS at SILL ROAD, August 25th

From Santa Cruz, take 1 south to Salinas Rd exit. Follow Salinas past golf course to Werner Rd which angles off to right. At bottom of hill turn right. You are on Elkhorn Rd, which will go around a couple of curves. At a fire station, Elkhorn will veer off to right, but stay straight on Hall road until you are well pat Las Lomas. Look for Sill Rd on your left. Directly across from Sill, a farm road goes off to the right. Park under trees well off road. No facilities.

 

 

Mac McWilliams is a professional artist and teacher with over 40 years’ experience. Well-known on the Central Coast, his work is represented in collections both public & private. An Open Studios artist and a long-time member of the Carmel Art Association. 

 

 

 

Additional Instructions: Class will be held outdoors, please bring proper attire, bug spray, sunblock, hat, water, etc.

Fee: $175.75/$150.00 members Join Now

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