Creating Poetic Landscapes with Keith Burgess
Beginning & Intermediate
September 7 & 8, 2021-2 Sessions (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Instructor: Keith Burgess
Class Fee: $250.00 non-members
$225.00 to BRMAA members
Learn the “Poetry” of painting while creating traditional impressionist landscape paintings outdoors directly from nature. Students will learn about value, design, composition and color, and how to use color temperature (aerial perspective), as well as shape, proportion and line, (linear perspective), to create the illusion of depth and atmosphere in a painting. A general approach to plein air painting will be discussed. Students may work in oil or acrylic. On day one, students will begin with lecture and demonstrations in the morning session and paint outside during the afternoon with the personal attention of the Instructor. On day two, students will be working outside (weather permitting) and there will be a group critique and discussion in the afternoon. If inclement weather, the class will be moved indoors, and students need to bring their own reference photos. A supply list will be provided upon registration of class. All students are required to bring their own personal protection from weather, lunch and other supplies needed for the class. This is a great class to learn from a experienced and talented artist.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
Keith Burgess is a fine artist working primarily in oil. He has received numerous one-man gallery shows, commissions, awards, and is also a teacher and show juror. His formal art education began at Valdosta State University and continued at Georgia Southwestern State University where he earned a B.A. Degree. After college He began a long career as a graphic artist/illustrator for a major publishing corporation in Atlanta. Though he set aside painting during the early part of his corporate career, the urge to paint again lead me to pursue a fine art career on a serious level in the early 1990's. He then began studying with nationally renowned artists from the Art Students League, NYC. In 2003 he left the corporate world to pursue his passion for painting full time. “Though I have spent many years painting and drawing in front of the Human form, the landscape is my true passion. I find in the landscape a kind of spirituality and primal truth. I feel most alive and in tune with nature when I am out in the open air painting ("en plein aire", as the French say), which I first began as a teenager. I am honored to place myself among those representational painters before me who have carried on this honored tradition. From a young age I have been attracted to the early Impressionists, especially Monet, and continue to be influenced by their methods and theories.”