After a successful workshop last summer, The Atelier at Flowerfield is pleased to announce the return of American naturalistic painter Marc Dalessio. He will teach a Plein Air workshop this summer as part of our Atelier Summer Workshop Series. The workshop will be held for three days from 9-4pm, Saturday, July 7th, Sunday, July 8th and Monday, July 9th. Marc is a gifted instructor and a celebrated painter of international standing. In his workshop students will apply the use of the “sight-size” technique as applied to painting en plein air, as well as composition, color theory, painting techniques and materials. There will be a daily demonstration followed by individual instruction in the field. If it rains, the course will take place in our north light studios at the Atelier.
"...I’ve always felt that an important duty of the poet today is to direct a return to humility towards, reflection on, and study of, the natural world. This return to finding inspiration in the world around us, as well as building a foundation for art based on the observation of nature, are important first steps towards building an environmentally sustainable future for humanity." - Marc Dalessio
images from Marc Dalessio's 2017 Summer Workshop at the Atelier
Marc's education stems from his studies at the University of California at Saint Cruz, and the Charles Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy, a traditional painting atelier directly descended, via R. H. Ives Gammell and William Paxton, to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme. To learn more about Marc, click here.
We invite you to watch a short video provided by instructor Marc Dalessio discussing greens during a past course: