August 12, 2017, Paint-in - Impressionism

August:  deep summer and nature's colors are hinting gold transformed from the blue-green of June.  Join us for a festive time painting in an impressionistic style with completed paintings you can hang on your wall at home!
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It will be FUN!!
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualityes (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. (Wiki quote).
Be sure to bring your paints, canvases, and brushes.  You also can buy CAL's supplies. Just let us know if you need any when you arrive.
  • Examples of Impressionish paintings provided
  • Transparency over examples demonstrates flow of light analysis
  • Reference photos provided
  • Plan basic outline of composition
  • Plan the flow of light and basic design with thumb nail sketch
  • Choose colors
  • And Paint!
Cost $5

Make Your Impression

Who is your favorite impressionist painter?  Is it one of the old masters, or someone contemporary?  Unlike their predecessors of the neoclassical and romantic eras where pieces were finished looking, the impressionists' style was that of an unfinished look or "impression" of the scene.


  Planned Session - Person Leading
  Aug 12:  Impressionism - Juanita
  Sep 9:  Christmas - Jaqui
  Nov 11: abstract - Constance Grayson
  Dec 9 : a snow scene from photos - TBA
  Feb 10: TBA
  Mar 10: TBA
  May 12: TBA

Help Needed!
  As you can see, we still need a session leader for December.  If you can lead the December session, please contact Constance Grayson through the email provided below.

What if I'm not a member of CAL?

We always welcome new members!  Membership is $25 per year.

Simply attend of these paint-ins and pay the dues at that time or attend one of the regular quarterly meetings on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October at 7:00 PM at the Polvino Center, 109 S. Main St. Nicholasville.
Or you can mail your check to Creative Art League, 125 S. Main St., Nicholasville, KY, 40356.
Thank you!

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Event Date: 

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm