Paint and Win! Plein Air Workshop
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
September 4 & 5, 2019-Wednesday and Thursday-2 Sessions
Instructor: Ed Cahill
Class Fee: $200.00 non-members
$180.00 BRMAA Members
If you like to paint outdoors and master your plein air skills, this is the class to take! In this class, the student will learn how to get ready and compete in a judged plein air paint-out. The Instructor will show students how to choose subjects that are relevant and unique to catch the eye of judges and buyers. Other topics discussed include the art of the Quick-Draw, scouting out sites to manage time, tips on presentation for judging, framing and timing. The Instructor will also discuss some dos and don’ts that will help the student get ready to paint an outside landscape for a more enjoyable experience. On the first day of painting, the student will have about two hours in the classroom and then relocate to a location, downtown Blue Ridge, GA. The second day there will be a classroom critique of the first day’s painting and after discussion, all the students and the Instructor will travel to Reynolds Rapids along the Toccoa River off of Aska Road. If there is inclement weather, a more in-depth instruction on competing in events along with detailed ideas on composition. There is a supply list given upon registering for the class. Please be sure to come prepared to paint outdoors with equipment needed. Come join the comradery and have some fun with nature!
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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ed was raised in the Midwest and introduced to painting and drawing at a young age from his mother who was a professional illlustrator. He lived in Akron, Ohio, and took classes at Akron’s Art Institute as a child. He graduated from Firestone HS in 1974 and
was accepted to Carnegie-Mellon University majoring in both painting and drawing, graduating with a
BFA in 1977. Ed was a professional graphic designer for twenty
years, managed his own ad agency and painted part time. While living in Yardley, Pennsylvania for ten years he was represented by the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope. Since 1996 he has lived in Marietta, Georgia. He is now represented by the Frameworks Gallery in Marietta and Lake Burton Gallery
in Calhoun Georgia.
In 2012 he began to participate in Plein Air events here and accross the Southeast winning over a dozen awards including eight first place finishes.
Teaching and Workshops
Ed now teaches Oil painting and Plein Air at Kennesaw State University. He also gives workshops and private lessons both locally and nationally.
“I’ve painted all my life—It’s a lifestyle for me. Since college my concentration has been on representational art—mostly landscapes. In 2010 I took some
classes that ignited a love for Plein Air painting that dominates my work today. My interests in the local landscape, history and architecture are reflected in my work. The ability to express the light and mood
of an instant and capture a view of almost anything is my passion. With Plein Air there is a reverence for nature and rural beauty but also modern life. The
best examples celebrate the often overlooked around
us. It is, as they say—a way of seeing.”
Recent awards and achievements
2018 Stone Mountain Plein Air
First Place —Wheel Watches
2018 Blue Ridge International Plein Air
First Place —Stanley Rapids
2018 Chastain Arts Center 50th Anniversary
Second Place —Corner Light
2018 Olmsted Invitational
First Place in the Community Plein Air
—Welcome to the Olmsted
2018 Duluth Plein Air
2nd Place —Tea Time
2018 Plein Air in the Mountains
People’s Choice —The Dairy