Plein Air Workshop, 2017?

Submitted by Gary on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:28

Gary Teaching at Brinton Museum

Sorry to say, this workshop was cancelled but it's tentatively rescheduled for earlier in the summer, 2017. Too many places were closed already in early October to make it possible to do the workshop as planned in 2016. If you have an interest in the workshop please stay in touch so you can join us in 2017! Thanks for your interest.

This is a quick post to describe the details as they currently stand for a plein air workshop taught by Gary this fall. The details are subject to change and probably more cool stuff will be added so please register your interest in the workshop and you will be kept informed. Thanks.

The Gary Huber Plein Air Workshop is a three to five day flexible event where you can sign up for three, four or five days. It will be in Buffalo, Wyoming, October 3-7, 2016. (Although Gary works in pastel, other medium such as painting in oil is welcome.)

Day one (optional) is a plein air basics course for those who have not done much plein air before or who would like to polish up their skills before heading out to paint as a group. Gary can help you understand how to get the most from your equipment and how to best utilize the short time you have to capture a plein air scene. There is a knack to it and a steep learning curve which Gary can help you climb successfully with less frustration. Gary has several tricks to show you that have been a great help to him over the years!

Days two-four will be spent mostly in the fields and mountains painting. At that time of year there may still be aspen color in the high country and cottonwoods starting to turn on the plains. Gary plans to make arrangements with local guest ranches to have access to their properties. He's hoping for some opportunities to paint or photograph their horse herds. There will be one afternoon painting the beautiful downtown Buffalo setting with access to paint inside the historic Occidental Hotel followed by libations and dinner in the hotel and free admission to the well-loved jam session featuring some very talented musicians and western/bluegrass performers.

**One evening there may be a dinner on one of the guest ranches which is sure to be a memorable event.

Day five (optional) will be spent 25 miles from Buffalo on the Quarter Circle A ranch in Big Horn, also known as The Brinton Museum's grounds. We will have a catered lunch in the new Brinton Bistro, receive a guided exhibition tour from the Curator of Exhibits, paint the ranch property along Little Goose Creek including the historic Little Goose Lodge where many notable dignitaries have slept when Bradford Brinton was amassing his western art collection, and generally have a splendid last day of the workshop.

The cost will be $300 for three days, $375 for four days and $450 for five days including museum entry fee on the last day. At this point it is unknown what additional group dinners will cost. All meals will be at each person's own expense as will lodging. Molly has arranged group rates beginning at $72/night with several hotels in Buffalo. We have lots of accommodation values at that time of year.

In Buffalo, Wyoming you’ll discover the beauty of the Big Horn Mountains, and the laid back charm of this true Western community. Gary is excited about sharing his knowledge and taking you to the places which bring him inspiration for his art. Come spend a relaxing week under his instruction with like-minded artists as you gain new skills and make new friends in the process!

**All we need now is an indication of who might be interested and for which days. There will be a deposit required and a minimum and maximum number of participants. More information to follow once we have an idea of the number interested artists. Please respond as soon as possible if you are interested. If you have any questions you may contact Gary at his email below.

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