Join artist, Diana Buitrago, for a two day intensive in-person landscape painting workshop. Explore the complexities of the plein air sketch by painting directly from nature in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Plein Air Weekend 1: July 29 & 30, 2023 (meet at Prospect Park’s Picnic House) Plein Air Weekend 2: August 5 & 6, 2023 (meet at Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center) Individuals can choose to paint either small sketches of different elements of the surrounding landscape or develop a multi-day, plein-air painting step by step. In order to understand and evoke the light effects outdoors, Diana will explain both the logical and practical tools available to the painter. The workshop will focus on the elements and theory of planes based on John F. Carlson’s book; a crucial analysis for understanding the subsequential value organization of the landscape. The workshop will discuss composition, value, shape, design, drawing, color, atmospheric perspective and painting techniques. Diana will discuss how, why, and where to begin as she demonstrates the process of applying the paint from back to front. She will also review best practices, including materials, set-up options for working en plein-air and traveling with your painting materials. Diana will paint alongside the group and provide rounds of individual critiques. This workshop welcomes all levels of experience. In the event of rain, we will contact the students with an update, but we may still paint on location from a sheltered/covered spot. If the rain/storm is too extreme, we may delay the start time, schedule a make-up, or decide to paint indoors at GCA’s studios to work on paintings based on our plein-air sketches or from master copies.