A Special FREE Bonus Package including links to 4 video downloads, That have never Been offered for Sale before,will be handed out at the end of the workshop. Each video will address different elements of landscape and plein air painting to help with further study following the workshop. This video package has a value of $275 but will be FREE to participating students of this workshop. the ticket for our visit to the metropolitan Museum will also be a bonus for this workshop.
A New York travel packet will be sent out. Packet includes information about lodging, travel, restaurant, and more to help make your stay easy, enjoyable, and affordable.
In this 4-day workshop we will spend the first day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we will study the plein air and studio works of John Singer Sargent, Willard Metcalf, Corot, American and French impressionists. The goal at the museum is to glean some understanding of how these painters simplified, used values and broken color. There's a lot to learn at the Met so it's a great place to start.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be painting in Central Park. The subject matter is breathtaking with gardens, lakes, flowers and endless trees and figures. The quality of light is beautiful, whether it's sunny or cloudy.
The focus of the workshop will be the thought process of mixing color, simplifying our subject to large masses and shapes instead of detail. I stress the importance of capturing a simple suggestion of light using composition, shape and value and not try to capture too much, thats what a camera is for.
I will be doing 2 demonstrations a day showing a different subject matter and technique for each demonstration.
Affordable and reasonably priced accommodations are available. Below are several options to help with your stay in New York during the workshop. See more below.
CANCELLATION POLICY: There is no refund if you cancel 30 days or less prior to the workshop. This will allow for a solid, quality workshop for all participants. If a cancellation is made within 30 days prior to the workshop, a "store credit" will be given for instructional videos from www.philstarkestudio.com.
There are several options for very reasonably priced accommodations.
1. Airbnb, Inc: website: www.airbnb.com
Travelers can often stay for less than the cost of a hotel room. Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations. Travelers can search the database of properties at any time. In addition, many travelers enjoy accommodations that offer a different experience from standard hotels. These properties allow travelers to trade in the cookie-cutter hotel experience for one that offers a unique and comfortable space away from home. Here's a sample page for the dates of the workshop: Airbnb Upper West Side, New York
My son and daughter-in-law participate as hosts with Airbnb and they speak highly of this company and the process.
2. FlipKey by TripAdvisor: website: www.flipkey.com phone: 1-877-FLIPKEY
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
From their website: "We make it easy, safe, and fun to find and book the perfect place to stay. Named the “Top Vacation Rental Site” by Travel + Leisure, FlipKey has also appeared in many other top-tier media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, SmartMoney, the LA Times, and MSNBC."
3. HomeAway: website: www.homeaway.com
Another option similar to Airbnb. HomeAway has a database of properties to choose from. From their website: "When travelers find a home that best fits their needs and budget, they contact the homeowner/manager directly via the phone number or email address provided in the listing. Many properties accept online payments, offering a booking process that’s similar to a hotel."
Paintings of New York City and Central Park to provide inspiration for the upcoming workshop.