Prep for Plein Air w/Kathleen Moore

Monday | 6/3 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.


Kathleen Moore is a visual artist who paints with oil colors or soft pastel to capture moments of awe, from vast, stormy skyscapes to the intimate amazement by a single flower. “The natural world,” Moore explains, “has an overwhelming power to make you stop and and reconsider your position and role on the planet. I paint to record a sensation of interconnectedness and fragility of life. This is why the arts are so important, they serve as reminders that we are at once greater, and lesser, than we believe.”

Challenging belief, or what we believe we see, is a recurring theme in the classes and workshops Moore teaches. “I’m like a fitness coach,” Moore chuckles, “I get students moving with exercises to build their skills in drawing and painting, then we do the “yoga” part where students learn to stretch how and what they perceive.”

Originally from Texas, Moore has lived in the Seattle area since 1990. She received her BA in art from West Texas A&M University then continued her study of painting at Bruchion School in Los Angeles, CA and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA.

Kathleen Moore is a teaching artist at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle where she teaches beginning drawing and landscape painting. Moore delights in encouraging people to draw in outreach projects at Gage, such as Pop-up Drawing Jams and Drink & Draw events.

9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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Get ready to paint outdoors! In this workshop, we will start off by properly preparing a painting panel. While our panels are drying, we will go over some basic considerations for painting en plein air such as preparing various painting grounds, what supplies you need and how to carry them, traveling with art supplies & wet paintings, and how to paint in public places. Then you will practice setting up what you may already have and get valuable tips for modifying your kit to be more efficient. If you don’t have a plein air kit of any kind, don’t worry! You will be able to use a studio easel! Once set up, you will tone your panel and block in a simple painting. There! You’re ready to paint en plein air!