The Paint the Ozarks event will kick off with a pre-competition full day workshop taught by award-winning painter and event juror, Larry DeGraff of Kansas City. This unique workshop is meant to enhance your skills and bring focus to the art and hands-on experience of plein air (live outdoor landscape) painting.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Larry DeGraff studied illustration and figurative painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and has received training from some of the best oil painters in the country. He paints mostly the landscape but is also inspired to paint still life and figurative pieces. He paints both in the studio and outdoors and finds that painting from life is essential. Many of his paintings are of humble scenes that reflect his small-town roots. Whether it’s structures and vehicles haunted with memories, rocky streams or majestic mountains, his goal is to paint the light as he sees it. Larry’s work has earned national awards and been featured in Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine.
- Location: Mercy Park, 2730 St. John’s Blvd., Joplin, MO 64804 (Shelter #1 – near pond)
- A recommended materials list will be provided to students via email one week prior.
- Lunch break: 12-1pm. This will be at the students’ leisure and expense.
ALL REGISTRANTS MUST PREREGISTER BY AUGUST 26th