Community Council for the Arts
Developing the Arts
Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting
Workshop May 20, 2018
Four-Week Class beginning June 3, 2018  with
Charles Philip Brooks
at the Arts Center

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Workshop Description
Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting Workshop—
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45, Member/ $50, Non-Member
Ages & Skills: All ages & skill levels
Instructor: Charles Philip Brooks

All skills levels are welcome. Students will meet at the Arts Center and move to a close by
location unless there is inclement weather. Enjoy two hours of painting with Charles Philip Brooks, a plein air master, and be introduced or acquainted with new techniques.  This workshop is limited to 8-10 participants, so register early!

Class Description
Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting Class—
Sundays (4 weeks)
Class Starts Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $85, Member/ $95, Non-Member
Ages & Skills: All ages & skill levels
Instructor: Charles Philip Brooks

In this weekly class, students will paint landscape or seascape subjects on location using oils, while carefully studying light, color, form, and atmosphere directly from nature. Impressionist and Tonalist oil painting techniques will be addressed. As one of the most sought-after young Tonalist painters in the country, Charles Philip Brooks is widely known for his evocative, atmospheric paintings. He has exhibited with many notable venues across the country, including the Spartanburg Museum Of Art (SC), The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences (NC), Horizon Fine Art (WY), Lee Hansley Gallery (NC), and I. Pinckney Simons Gallery (SC).  All skill levels are welcome but class size is limited and early registration is encouraged.


"A Gray Day at Sea"
by  Charles Philip Brooks
                                                  Charles is a smARTKinston artist
                                                  who recently relocated from the
                                                  Pacific Northwest to Kinston. Born
                                                  in North Carolina, Charles studied
                                                  in New England in the studio of
                                                  highly respected Boston School
                                                  authority Paul Ingbretson and with
                                                  the renowned American Barbizon
                                                  painter Dennis Sheehan. Charles is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work incorporates elements of impressionism and firmly rooted in the American Barbizon tradition, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s own Elliott Daingerfield. Further influences include the painters Eugene Boudin and Charles -Francois Daubigny, as well as the many other masters of the French Barbizon School. His recent works include paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reflecting a highly emotive and personal approach, informed by a deep reverence for the history of art.

Artist Statement
The tradition of Tonalist painting is one of intimate and nuance-filled art. The aim of my predecessors has been to reach ever-heightening subtleties of form through the poetic rendering of nature. In this spirit, my work is a continuation of a century-old tradition of American landscape painting. Many of my paintings reflect humble
subjects, which I return to often and work from with great care. My interest lies in landscapes that remain largely untouched by modern development, but instead preserve the quiet aspects of the natural world. I paint the landscape of North Carolina because it is natural for a painter of landscapes to admire familiar places and to make them the foundation of his work.