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Early Fall Painting Safari with Kelley MacDonald

  • Thursday, September 05, 2024
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, September 05, 2024, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Various Locations
  • 10



Is there anything more exciting and rewarding than painting plein air? Join us as we navigate the thrills and challenges of painting in nature this Fall! Learn or master the skills of judging the light, fending off the breeze, capturing that certain something that appeals to you in an outdoor setting! This highly engaged, friendly and supportive group is intrepid and inclusive. 

Each week we are at a different location - we’ll paint the ocean, marshes, architecture and gardens!  Perhaps this year we will add a figure in the landscape?!?!  I will get all of your phone numbers so I can text you if there is a sudden change in location due to weather, or any other reason. Students can use any media they have familiarity with.  All levels, but I will be painting in acrylic or gouache.  I usually know where there is a nearby restroom.  Some weeks I will demo but will mostly be occupied with your progress and efforts.  

MATERIALS LIST: Materials List for Safari 2023.pages

About the Instructor: Kelley MacDonald 

After getting her Art History degree at Wheaton College, Kelley continued taking art classes at various Art Associations for 10 years before she started painting.  First with watercolor, then oil and now happily with acrylic and mixed media, it has been a lifetime of growing and exploring all things art.  

Kelley has won numerous awards, and has taught classes and workshops for many years.  While for the majority of her career Kelley has been a literal, representational painter, in the past 4 years she has been diving into abstraction, particularly Intuitive Abstraction.  The history involved on the canvas, the multiple layers, the reveal and conceal and push and pull are what attracts her to this method. 

A favorite thing to do is to travel, and be inspired by different landscapes and  cityscapes.  Kelley has traveled to Holland to paint, along with many places on this side of the ocean, namely Nova Scotia, Sedona, Santa Fe, St. Simon’s Island, Seattle, San Miguel de Allende, MX, California and Maine. 

In 2009 Kelley founded the Artists’ Challenge Group “Girls Just Wanna Paint” which is a collection of award winning artists  who post a response to a new topic every month consecutively since July of 2009. Aside from the Providence Art Club Kelley is a member of the North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA.  She has taught at the Art Club, Bristol Art Museum, and at North River Arts Society.

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