Join LPAPA Signature Artist Michele Usibelli in beautiful Laguna Beach, California, for this intense and fun filled 3-Day plein air painting workshop, “Bringing Paintings to Life!”. The class will start with an abbreviated lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, including a discussion of drawing, value, design and color. Michele will also do a short demo each morning and then we will spend the day painting the natural beauty of California.
Michele’s award winning artwork has shown in both group and gallery exhibitions, in regional, national and international juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her artwork is found in Museum collections and public & private collections throughout the world. Michele is a member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America/Signature Member, American Impressionist Society/Signature Member, California Art Club/Artist Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association/Signature Member, Salmagundi Club/Artist Member. Michele is known for her highly personalized and positive approach to teaching.
Her workshops are popular throughout the United States and abroad. Michele’s workshops don’t end with the last day of class, she makes herself available to all of her students for critiques and feedback on an ongoing basis long after the workshop is over.
The class size is limited for Michele to provide plenty of personal attention. Minimum 6 artists; Maximum 12 artists.
Tuition: $450.00 for LPAPA Members; $495.00 for Non-Members
Date/Time: Monday April 26 through Wednesday April 28, 2021; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
Location: Various outdoor locations in Laguna Beach
Day 1 Orientation: Meet at the Forest & Ocean Gallery (LPAPA in Residence Gallery)
480 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, California 92651
Participants supply their own art supplies and equipment. Click to view or download Michele’s recommended art supplies:
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LPAPA’s Executive Director Rosemary Swimm
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Michele will be visiting Laguna from Washington so you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to study with her! Michele’s artwork is well known for its vibrant, captivating brushwork and passionate color. Her unique style and approach to painting is highly recognizable and her ability to capture a diverse subject matter in oil, acrylic and gouache has made her a much sought after instructor. She has become so popular that many of her workshop have attendees chosen by draw. Michele’s background and career in architecture and her extensive background in drawing, enables her to explain, and show through her demonstrations, the complete painting process from initial conception, to design to paint application. Her students leave her workshops with a solid understanding of composition, design, color theory, the importance of value & temperature shifts and the significance hard and soft edges play in creating a successful painting. Another important element Michele brings to her workshops is the ability to use one’s plein air experience to enhance an artist’s studio work, focusing on the lessons learned from painting from life and how these lessons translate to the studio. Michele’s work has been showcased in the following publications: SW Art, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, International Artist Magazine and others. Learn more about Michele at MicheleUsibelli.com.
Note: This workshop is a LPAPA administered education program providing a discount benefit for LPAPA members; a portion of the proceeds supports LPAPA’s mentoring and education programs. Due to Instructor’s travel commitments, workshop fees are not refundable unless cancelled by LPAPA. Not a LPAPA Member? Click here to Join. Click here to return to the Painting Workshop Menu.