Interpreting the Landscape

Interpreting the Landscape

Interpreting the Landscape


August 19, 2024 - August 23, 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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Moray Art Centre
Field of Dreams, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TA, Scotland

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Experience the picturesque Moray countryside in an exhilarating outdoor painting workshop led by Jonathan Shearer. Explore various approaches to outdoor painting and drawing, from sketchbooks and on-site work to large-scale outdoor creations.

Throughout the week, Jonathan will delve into the essential kit and preparation required for outdoor painting, ensuring you’re equipped for a fulfilling artistic experience.


Course Highlights:

Diverse Outdoor Settings: Explore different locations daily, from painting seascapes at Hopeman Beach to capturing the tranquillity of forests along the River Findhorn. 

Technique Demonstrations: Jonathan will conduct on-site demonstrations showcasing a range of techniques for outdoor painting. Dive into references from other plein air painters for inspiration.

Studio Development: Utilise the spacious Moray Art Centre studio as a base to develop and refine your outdoor work, learning techniques to progress from on-site information and images. 

Take home: a collection of vibrant paintings, each narrating your artistic journey through Moray’s diverse outdoor landscapes.

Lunch and materials: Enjoy inclusive leisurely lunches, providing time to refresh and exchange ideas with fellow artists. All materials are provided, ensuring you can focus on your artistic exploration without any concerns.

Don’t forget to pack clothing and footwear suitable for Scotland’s unpredictable weather. Feel free to bring a compact seat for your outdoor sessions too! And remember to bring along sun cream for the sunny days.

More about Jonathan Shearer:

 Jonathan, a graduate of Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, holds a BA (Hons) in painting and drawing. His accolades include the Sir Robin Phillipson Memorial Medal for painting and the John Kinross Scholarship to Florence. He has completed residencies at Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, and Fundacion Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain. Settled in the Highlands, Jonathan’s artistic journey includes a solo exhibition in London and being shortlisted for the Jolomo Landscape Award. 

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