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Creating a Plein Air Painting Habit

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August 20 - August 22

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9:00am - 4:00pm

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Cedarburg Cultural Center
W62 N546 Washington Ave

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Creating a Plein Air Painting Habit, 3 days with Deke Palecek | Beyond core skills of plein air, these practices will make lasting changes in your painting habits Creating a Plein Air Painting Habit with Deke Palecek Tuesday-Thursday, August 20, 21, 22: 9 am-4 pm (includes lunchbreak) DK (Deke) is an oil painter based in Northeastern Wisconsin. She has won numerous plein air competitions across the country. Despite a degree in Math and a prior life on Wall Street, she now lives to paint and brings a unique perspective to her workshops. In this workshop Deke will introduce a simple approach to breaking down a complicated outdoor scene into simple steps focusing on shapes, values, focal point and brushwork. By creating a solid design as the foundation for the painting, each additional phase can add the dimension and details required to capture the scene. To do this, the artist needs to change the way they see as much as the way they paint. By providing a clear, repeatable process for developing a painting, the artist is free to concentrate on other creative aspects that make his painting unique. Beyond the core skills needed to capture a painting on location, Deke will focus on the practices required to make lasting changes in painting habits. It is important to identify goals and directions and to determine what changes are needed to pursue those goals. Deke incorporates her fascination with brain science into the painting process, so artists walk away with tangible processes and an insightful way of making changes. List of recommended supplies available online. Register at or call 262.375.3676.$325 CCC Members / $390 Non-Members