Instructor: Kathleen Jacobs
September 14 - 16
Friday - Sunday
9am - 2pm
3 sessions

Working outdoors, students will investigate form, line and color to experience and record what our natural surroundings present to us.  In this class students will hone their observational skills, work intuitively and learn to see and create simplified compositions from the graceful shapes and form that exist in the beautiful landscape.   Starting with thumbnail sketches, students will use these studies to help make small format paintings, no larger than 10” x 10” and painted in one sitting.  The late summer colors of the national seashore will be discussed in order to mix and translate the experience one sees and feels while on Cape Cod.  An emphasis will be placed on creating a simplified sense of space, structure, and a personal interpretation -- without over analysis. Skill Level - Beginner to Intermediate.

Jacobs, a graduate of Lesley College of Art and Design (MFA) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (BFA) is a painter who has been working outdoors and from the landscape on Cape Cod for over twenty-five years. She is the founder of the Blueway Art Alliance, Hopkinton New Hampshire and teaches throughout the US and abroad, currently showing at the Mell Carr Gallery in Essex, CT, and Concord Art, Concord, MA.