Joseph Paquet painting Studio

23rd Annual Summer Workshop, St. Paul, MN

3-Day Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 8th - Sunday June, 10th, 2018

Cost: $600

Confronting the vagaries of working directly from nature is one thing; making good subjective choices which lead to artistry is something else. During this week you will be introduced to methods and ways of looking which will help you with both.
— Joe Paquet

This workshop is ideal for those who would like to be introduced to working with a prismatic palette from life or for those who want a refresher to start off their Summer painting. All levels welcome — just bring humility and a healthy respect for nature!

Friday morning demo / afternoon painting (9am - 4pm)
Friday evening: Cocktail Hour at studio (5pm - 7pm)
Saturday morning, afternoon painting (9am - 4pm)
Sunday morning, afternoon painting - finishing with a group critique (9am - 5pm)

Note to students: Teaching is tailored to your level so all levels are welcome. My only requirement is that you enter the class humble to nature and open to new information.

Required Materials List

  • Good Field Easel or Tripod based Pochade Box
  • Painting Umbrella (Artwork Essentials in Irvine California has the best I've used)
  • Paints:
  • White – Cremnitz or Titanium (your choice)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light  (Old Holland or Rembrant)
  • Cadmium Yellow  (Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Orange  (Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Scarlet or Cadmium Red Light  (Winsor Newton)
  • Alizarin Crimson  (Winsor Newton)
  • Manganese Blue  (Old Holland or Bloxx)
  • Cobalt Blue  (Winsor Newton)
  • Ultramarine Blue  (Winsor Newton)
  • Ivory Black  (Winsor Newton)
  • Raw Umber  (Winsor Newton.  For Toning Panels)
  • Pthalo Green  (Old Holland or Gamblin)
  • Painting Medium – 50/50 Mixture of Cold Pressed Linseed Oil & Gamsol or Turpenoid.  (Keep in a separate bottle)
  • Palette Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Palette Knives (2)
  • Brushes  - Long Bristle Flats or Filberts  (Two each, #2, #4, #6, #8, #10)
  • Panels  (your choice)  Sizes:  8x10”,  9x12”,  11x14”, 12x16”  (or metric equivalent) 

Plan on two paintings each day. Panels should be toned with a light imprimatura of Raw Umber & White. As for value, think Mocha!

  • Suggested:
  • Brush Washer (Be sure to keep it double bagged in ziplock bags)
  • Sennelier Gel 'N Dry – This is ideal to mix with your white when traveling to ensure bringing home dry panels.
  • Panel Box – to safly transport panels
  • Sunscreen

*Checks to be payable to: Joseph Paquet Studio, L.L.C.

To register download this registration form.

Have questions? Call: (651) 485-5807