Fresh and Direct Coastal Painting
Instructor: Aaron Schuerr
Medium: Pastel or Oil
Dates: June 9–11, 2023 (Fri-Sun)
Class times: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 16
Get ready to explore the California coast with award-winning artist Aaron Schuerr. Find “the story” in the landscape and paint it in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest.
Along the Carmel area coast, Aaron will give daily painting demonstrations for the class and you will engage in fun painting exercises designed to focus on value, color, and shape. From that foundation, you’ll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, color and shape relationships, composition, and mood. Most importantly you’ll learn to paint with greater intention with Aaron’s help.
Through demonstrations, group discussions, composition walks, painting exercises, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn to approach the landscape with enthusiasm and confidence. This workshop is open to those who paint in pastel and oil. Aaron easily flows back and forth between the mediums. He will demo in both mediums.
Aaron Schuerr is a signature member of The Pastel Society of America. He is a regular contributor to The Pastel Journal and has four instructional videos to his credit. From remote villages in The Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the emerald fields of Ireland, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to California Coast and his own home in Montana, Aaron has ranged far and wide to satisfy his artistic wanderlust. His is represented by The Legacy Gallery, The Mission Gallery, Montana Trails Gallery, and Howard/Mandville Gallery. You can follow his work and adventures online at aaronschuerr.com