About the Workshop

Starting with small quick studies and limited color palettes students will build up to longer one-day paintings. Students will be helped in setting up to paint, and specific projects related to composition, color and other formal issues will be assigned. An important component will be learning how to sketch and note-take on site so as to hone observational skills in order to paint away from the site.  Painting at night is encouraged on campus.  Daily group critiques are an important component as well as one-on-one instruction and demonstrations. The workshop will be conducted primarily in oil, however students are welcome work in acrylic or gouache.

About Elizabeth O'Reilly

Elizabeth O’Reilly received her BEd from The National University of Ireland, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. O’Reilly taught an outdoor landscape class at The New School for Social Research for many years.  She has taught extensively at colleges in New York City, including Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute. She has also taught watercolor and collage at The National Academy School.  O’Reilly shows at the George Billis Gallery in Chelsea, New York and has been reviewed extensively in Art In America, The New York Sun and Art News.  Her most recent show was reviewed on ArtCritical.com and onviewnow.com. O’Reilly was featured in Plein Air’s September ’13 issue, and Art Collector International’s October  ’13 issue.  Ms. O’Reilly’s work is found in many corporate and public collections, including the State Department, Washington D.C., The Office of Public Works, Ireland, and the Memphis Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN. Elizabeth O’Reilly


July 29-August 4, 2018

noncredit $975

undergraduate credit $1,155

graduate credit $1,215


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