Keeping Art Alive in Idyllwild

Three Day Plein Air Workshop with Jessica Schiffman

  • Fri, August 18, 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sun, August 20, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Idyllwild

Three Day Plein Air Workshop with Jessica Schiffman

Paint under the pines in beautiful Idyllwild, while you breathe fresh air and listen to the birdies sing. Accomplished landscape painter Jessica Schiffman will teach you her step-by-step method and help you capture rapidly changing light and shadows. You will learn about contrast, perspective, color theory, how to simplify and organize shapes, control paint, and more.

This is an oil painting class, but acrylics are acceptable. A materials list will be emailed to you. Snacks and water will be provided but students should bring lunch. All levels are welcome, but some painting experience is advisable.

The first session will meet Friday morning at the Higher Grounds Gallery in the Village Center Shopping Center at the corner of North Circle and Village Center Lane. After a brief introduction we will drive to our morning painting destination (location TBA). Midday to early afternoon we will gather at the shady deck of the Fern Valley Emporium to work on our paintings and eat lunch. Jessica will do a demo painting. When the sunlight and shadows get more interesting around 3:30, we will move on to our late afternoon painting location.

The workshop will be Friday August 18 through Sunday August 20. Cost, $250 for three days or $90 for individual days. Art Alliance member discount: $190  for three days, or $70 for individual days. To register, call or email Jessica Schiffman,

Jessica Schiffman studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to creating hundreds of paintings she has illustrated sixteen children's books. Her work can be seen at the Middle Ridge Tasting Gallery in Idyllwild, the Bill Anson Gallery in Cathedral City and the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs. She teaches drawing and painting at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs and the Create Center for the Arts in Palm Desert, and has taught at the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program for over twelve years. Her paintings are widely collected.


Telephone: 877-439-5278 or 951-692-6135 , Address: PO Box 472, Idyllwild, CA 92549                     © Copyright Art Alliance of Idyllwild


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