Tallahassee Plein Air Workshop

Plein Air Painting Workshop at the Old Willis Dairy

Where: Old Willis Dairy at 1609 Centerville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308

When: Oct 6-8th

Cost: Advance Registration $325 ($375 after Sept. 15th) Registration Includes lunch, refreshments, and toast of sparkling during afternoon discussions.

Feel free to contact me at ronthomsonart@gmail.com or call me at 251-586-2254

For the first time ever, the Old Willis Dairy will open its doors to painters in a collaboration with award winning artist and teacher, Ron Thomson. Join him for a rare opportunity to paint a landmark of our heritage in the picturesque heart of Tallahassee. His works are found in prestigious regional and national collections.You will have the opportunity to learn his strategies to create paintings with a compelling sense of depth, space and light “en plein air.” This means “to paint outside to capture the effects of sunlight and different times of day on a subject.”

The Old Willis Dairy was once one of Florida’s top independent dairys on the outskirts of Tallahassee and its restoration is a conscious labor of love to preserve the fabric of our heritage.The campus of structures echoes the North Florida Farmhouse Style of the beautifully restored original farmhouse.

Native and traditional ornamental plantings, old oaks and vegetable gardens provide the picture perfect back drop to inspire the artist‘s heart, mind and brush. Frank Willis’ interest in Monet and his visit to his gardens in Giverny provided energy and inspiration for the design of the Old Willis Dairy gardens.

Each day will include painting demonstration and one on one instruction. Generous porches will provide shelter from

inclement weather should nature provide a dramatic change of conditions to paint. Lunches will be themed to appeal to the appetites and palettes with old school Florida comfort food and pastoral French cuisine for our luncheons on the grass over the course of the workshop.

www.ronthomson.net

Advance Registration $325 ($375 after Sept. 15th) Registration Includes lunch, refreshments, and toast of sparkling during afternoon discussion Location: Old Willis Dairy at 1609 Centerville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Contact Ron Thomson for registration, details and supply list ronthomsonart@gmail.com or call (251) 586-2254

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