Angel Flight Artists’ Retreat to be held on the banks of the McKenzie River

“Angel flight Road” by Jerry Ross


Join us for this very special painting workshop with accomplished artist, longtime Art Center instructor and arts supporter, Jerry Ross. This summer Jerry will conduct this unique summer plein air painting workshop at the picturesque “Angel Flight Artists’ Retreat” along the beautiful McKenzie River in Leaburg, Oregon.

Students are encouraged to bring their fishing gear. We will be fishing during breaks. Students can opt to pitch their tents and camp out overnight.

Designed for students of all skill levels, this is a wonderful opportunity to paint outdoors with an ensemble of artists. In this four-day workshop, you will learn the basics of plein air painting. You will review how to paint from nature by first making a preliminary pencil drawing followed by the use of a simplified palette outdoors. You will also learn what elements create a successful composition and how to begin and finish your paintings. You will explore the idea of “color pool” mixing as you practice color mixing techniques.

Each day, Jerry will complete a painting demonstration for you to observe his technique and ask questions. You will then begin work on your own painting, putting into practice the skills and techniques Jerry has demonstrated. Individual and group critiques will help strengthen your paintings. Instruction will be in oils but students are invited to use the medium of their choice.

Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm, August 21-22 & August 28-29
Members $120 – Non-Members $135
Painting Workshop Registration/Cancellation Policy: Payment in full must be received 7 days prior to the start of the workshop or students may lose their space unless other arrangements have been made. No refund will be made within 4 days of the workshop unless a replacement student is found. No refunds once the workshop has begun. In the event the Art Center must cancel the workshop, a full refund will be made.

You can register for classes in person with cash, check, or credit card, or by mail with check or credit card. To register for classes at the Maude Kerns Art Center, please call 345-1571. Scholarships are available based on financial eligibility. For more information contact the

Maude Kerns Art Center.
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Phone : 541.345.1571 / Fax 541.345.6248

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