July Workshops

Carl Oltvedt & Richard Abraham

July 23 | July 30

July Workshops


The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area provides scenic landscapes perfect for plein air painting. Groveland Gallery is offering four different plein air painting workshops at various points along the riverfront. Two workshops remain for the month of July. Taught by experienced local artists, each instructor will provide a workshop on-site. All participants are invited to the gallery after the workshop for a critique of the day’s paintings. Space is limited, please contact the gallery for detailed class information and reservations: 612-377-7800. 


Workshop Schedule & Instructors

July 23, 10 am-5 pm: Carl Oltvedt – Inspired but don’t know where to start? Students will be guided in developing an approach to organizing visual information into a cohesive composition. Carl will discuss overall expression, as well as the properties of color, contrast, light, pictorial space, scale and proportion. Participants will focus on grand views of the river or intimate woodland subjects. Participants are encouraged to use a media of their choice. Location:Hidden Falls Park, St. Paul | Class fee:$90

July 30, 9 am-4 pm: Richard Abraham – Richard will demonstrate how to start a painting from life. He will emphasize creating form and depth quickly in a painting by using shapes, values and edges. Many tips and techniques will be touched upon. Students will have 4 hours of guided painting, concluding with a group critique at Groveland Gallery.Location: Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis | Class fee: $90

Both Carl Oltvedt and Richard Abraham will be taking part in our August 6, Plein Air Smackdown.