August 2-4, 2019
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$330 Member/$375 Nonmember
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In this workshop, students will learn aspects of plein air painting, including composition, laying out the palette, and proper use of materials. The instructor will provide demonstrations and give individualized instruction to students.
Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic).
Click here to download participant paint supplies list.
George Van Hook was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Philadelphia. He began painting very early and was able to participate in the vibrant artistic culture of the region. His family owned a farm in Bucks County, home of the Pennsylvania impressionists, and he became heavily influenced by their fine academic training coupled with a love of the prosaic landscape. He spent two summers during high school filmmaking throughout France and England. Following college, he left for Paris and spent nearly a year copying paintings at the Louvre and traveling through France, Italy and Holland making numerous paintings en plein air. He returned to California, where he continued painting the landscape outdoors. His works are in many prominent fly fishing collections connected with the nearby American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT. He’s a nationally recognized artist who has won numerous plein air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors. His paintings are a marriage of external and internal forces – what emerges on the canvas should be a reflection of both the beauty of the world and the artist’s most inner response.