Steamboat Art Museum

SAM Workshop | Plein Air Basics with Stephen Henry

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Jun 07 2024 - Jun 08 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


$350/student for two days

SAM Workshop | Plein Air Basics with Stephen Henry | Friday & Saturday, June 7-8, 2024.

Students of all ability levels are welcome to join Stephen Henry as he provides instruction for plein air painting. Focus will be given to the basic foundations of painting landscapes outdoors. Emphasis on values, color harmonies, and aspects of atmospheric perspective will be paramount. Stephen Henry has 25 years of art instruction to students of various ages, from elementary to professional adults. He focuses on making the class fun and positive while giving critical insight. Instruction will begin in the classroom and then, of course, move to outdoor locations (sites TBD).

All mediums are welcome, as the basic concepts apply to all methods of painting. Be sure to save your spot and join in on the fun!

$350/student for two days. This workshop is limited to 12-spots, so register today by completing the form below.

Supply List

Oils and Acrylics: (Stephen is almost exclusively working with water soluble oils, so he would recommend Cobra, Winsor-Newton or Dan Smith water soluble oils.)

Color palette:

  • Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red
  • Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Yellow
  • Payne’s Grey
  • White

– Canvas panels, 8”x10” to 11” x 14” in size

– A variety of flat bristle brushes

– Small trowel shaped palette knife

– An outdoor easel combo of some sort, along with a closing palette (I will have a couple of “loaners”with me)



Color palette:

  • Windsor yellow and Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue
  • Brown Madder and Cadmium red
  • Payne’s Grey

– Watercolor palette

– Outdoor “rig” that allows the painter to work in both upright and flat positions

– Masking tape (1”)

– 140 lbs (or heavier), cold press, at least 11” x 14”

– 4B – 6B drawing pencils

All Mediums:

  • Paper towels/ rags
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Fun attitude!
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