In-Person Plein Air Workshop

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

In this session, we will head outside to paint on the LPCA campus! We will talk about plein air setup, composition, color choices, and how to achieve a feeling of light in your finished painting.

You will need to bring everything normally needed for painting inside or out:

  • rigid painting panel (size your comfortable) with white surface we will be toning during class
  • oil colors:white, cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Medium), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
  • brushes: an array of synthetic long and short flats
  • easel, palette, mineral spirits, paper towels, sketchbook, pencil, eraser

In addition, bring these items specific to outdoor painting:

  • Layers of clothing, comfortable shoes, bag or cart to corral your gear, hat with brim, sunscreen/bugspray, umbrella (just in case)

Meet: outside the Annex Studio on LPCA Campus

About the Instructor

Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in Central New York State, which set the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. After receiving her BS in Fine Art Painting from Ashland University in Ohio, Kari and her husband Photographer Diego Ruiz opened a picture framing studio and Gallery featuring fine art. An encouraging response to her work prompted more space at the boutique to be used to display paintings, and eventually the move to a much larger location. Due to the increased visibility of the new gallery, the draw on their time became much greater and began to cut into studio hours. At this time, Kari began to focus on plein air work; feeling the need to learn about light and shadow directly from the natural world. In 2014, the couple moved the gallery online in order to allow both ofthem to travel and move forward with their artistic careers. Kari and Diego now travel the US, capturing the landscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York 2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers Plein Air Festival in Texas 2019, and Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020. Kari's work is held in public and private collections across the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado.

On Instagram as @kariganoungruiz

On facebook as @KGRuizArt

...dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

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