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Oil Painting for Everyone with Cath Connolly Hudson

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The workshop is especially designed for the novice: Someone who has wanted to try oil painting but is not sure where to begin. We’ll cover all the basics of materials and techniques and how to use a photo reference to capture a sense of place in the landscape. Come explore your creative side and paint like the Impressionists, capturing light and form in the landscape.

With the beautiful NC mountains as our inspiration you will finish the course with a landscape painting ready to hang!

The course covers:
•  Composition
•  Color temperature and mixing paint
•  Creating depth and perspective in the landscape
•  Ala Prima technique
•  Understanding light
•  Using Oil mediums

Your Instructor: Cath Connolly Hudson
Cath Connolly Hudson is an experienced local artist with a teaching background and a passion for helping others explore their creative paths along this beginners journey and help you find your artist’s voice.

Event Information

Event Date May 31, 2023 10:00 am
Event End Date June 2, 2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Available place 9
Cut off date May 30, 2023
Individual Price $450 (Members); $525 (Non-Members)
Instructor Cath Connolly Hudson
Location The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)
Categories Painting, Classes & Workshops, Adult, Skill Level I: 1-2 years' experience and above, Skill Level II: 2-5 years' experience and above, Member Benefit

Venue Information - The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)

Located on the Trail Level (lower level) of The Bascom's main building, Adult Studio B hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and more. Entrance is either through the front door of the main level of the building and down the stairs or from the trail entrance on the lower level of the backside of the main building.

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Exhibitions & Shop:
Wednesday - Saturday; 10am - 4pm

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Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.