Instructor: Marc Dalessio
Course Meets: May 13–15, 2019
Class times: 9am–4pm
Level: All Levels
Marc Dalessio will teach a three-day landscape painting workshop in Carmel Valley, CA. The course will discuss the use of the “sight-size” technique as applied to painting en plein air, as well as composition, color-theory, painting techniques and materials. There will be a demonstration each day, followed by individual instruction in the field. The course is limited to 15 students.
Short bio: Marc Dalessio is a classically trained naturalistic painter who at a young age established himself as one of the foremost plein-air painters working today. Marc’s artistic training began at the University of California Santa Cruz where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Fine Art. He then moved to Florence, Italy and apprenticed as a portraitist for four years under Charles Cecil at his atelier. After receiving a full scholarship at Cecil studios, Marc taught portraiture and landscape painting at the school. He later taught landscape painting for the Florence Academy of Art. Currently an independent painting instructor with workshops in the US and Europe, Marc travels for much of the year. Recent painting expeditions have included North and South Carolina, Maine, France, Russia, Ireland, England and Wales. His works are in notable private collections worldwide.
Marc says, “The artist is nature revering itself. As such, the painter should attempt to avoid developing any personal style in their work. My painting is attempt at letting nature depict itself without overt interference of personality or ego. While aware of the impossibility of such an endeavor, I’ve always felt that an important duty of the poet today is to direct a return a return to humility towards, reflection on, and study of, the natural world. This return to finding inspiration in the world around us, as well as building a foundation for art based on the observation of nature, are important first steps towards building an environmentally sustainable future for humanity.”