Opening Reception

Friday, July 13th  6pm - 9pm 
Illume Gallery Of Fine Art
Many Artists Will be in attendance

Prepare for events surrounded in beauty and culture.

Students will learn techniques to skilfully handle paintings filled with sunlight and produce works that are bold and confident. Students will be covering tonal values, composition, brushwork, colour saturation and focal points in OIL or ACRYLICS. Workshops will be conducted in a friendly, inspirational and positive environment.  ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME.

Simplify   Simplify   Simplify

A workshop by Ron Rencher
September 27th – 29th 2018 * Cost $475

The goal of any painting is a successful finish. Finishing right happens only when we start right, and it begins with breaking the landscape down into a few simple shapes and a few values. Three to five shapes and three values are a good place to start; and a palette of three colors, a warm and cool of each, simplifies an otherwise complicated process.

Our goal in finishing right is unity. Unity, Richard Schmid said, is the ultimate goal of any painting. Learning how to achieve harmony and balance by the application of dominance to arrive at our goal will be the nuts and bolts of the simplification process. Value and color relationships (dominance, repetition, alternation, and gradation) are integral to achieving this success.

We will be working outdoors, consulting nature, the best teacher!

Hosted by the Illume Gallery of Fine Art, 29 W 200 N, St. George, Utah
Join me for an inspiring and instructive 3 days!
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“The Value of Color”

October 17th -19th, 2018
Call to register – 801-210-2853  *  Cost $595

Plein Air/Studio Workshop                                          

Kathryn Stats will be teaching a part plein air/part studio workshop in St. George this fall! This workshop addresses problems encountered in designing a painting on location through the following concepts and techniques:

  • Rearranging masses to form a more pleasing pattern.
  • Changing spacial relationships.
  • Emphasizing or minimizing elements to produce a strong design that will carry the piece from an average, “okay” work to a provocative piece that draws the viewer to stay focused for longer and not just pass over the picture.
  • The number of values and percentage of each of those values in relationship to total mass.
  • Applying color within defined value boundaries.

We will be working both indoors and outdoors in the beautiful environs of the St. George and Zion areas, this workshop will introduce principles and ideas that are as important to studio work as they are to plein air work. This class is open to anyone at the Advanced Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced levels, who regularly work direct from nature, but are also practiced studio painters. It’s designed for committed artists who practice their craft regularly but want to take their work and their thought process to the next level.

October 17-19, 2018 ~ 29 West 200 North St. George, Utah Cost $595
Call to register – 801-210-2853