WORKSHOP with Chris
Capturing a Moment in Time-Painting en Plein Air with Chris Behrs
Friday, August 14: 9:30 am-3 pm
Plein air painting is more than simply painting outdoors. It involves every part of you. It makes your senses come alive. It not only captures a moment visually but emotionally as well. In this workshop we will discuss and experience what makes painting en plein air unique, enlivening, and invigorating. Bring your easels, drawing boards, sketchbooks, and favorite medium. Chris will lead a discussion, demo his process in pastel, and work with you as you create a painting or drawing en plein air. A supply list is available online. Please bring a bag lunch.
$84 CCC Members / $101 Non-Members
Fridays and Saturdays, August 15, 21, 22, 28, 29: 12-4 pm
Behrs was born on the “Westside”, a neighborhood just west of downtown Milwaukee. He began drawing at a very young age, inspired by two of his older brothers who both liked to draw. He enjoyed art classes at Marquette High School and continued his studies at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). “While earning my bachelor’s degree in oil painting, I was introduced to pastels and never looked back”, says the Westsider. His experience in plein air painting began with the first Cedarburg plein air event 20 years ago. His passion for plein air has grown and he credits the challenge of plein air painting as positively and significantly driving his development as an artist. Recently, he earned his teaching license and MS in art education from Concordia University and now teaches art and technical theater at Cedarburg H.S. He is the current president of the Wisconsin Pastel Artists and a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild.