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Plein Air Painting Workshop

August 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Indiana Art Association has an upcoming oil painting workshop being offered by one popular local artist and instructor—Jonelle Summerfield.

The Plein Air Painting Workshop at Yellow Creek State Park will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

According to IAA President/Classes & Programs Chair Faye Kershishnik, this workshop is for serious painters of all skill levels.

Summerfield is an oil painter from Indiana, PA with a degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She credits her mother, Jolene Joyner, as being her first and most influential art teacher. She has studied with numerous other artists whom she also admires.

Summerfield sells her work through online art galleries and has exhibited in Indiana, Latrobe, Ligonier, Pittsburgh, and New York City.

According to Summerfield, her paintings are inspired by her travels, her hobbies, domestic scenes and her cats. The goal of her work is to depict the good things in life to provide relief from a chaotic world.

Summerfield will teach Plein Air Painting at Yellow Creek State Park at the North Shore/Boat Launch area of Yellow Creek State Park. Kershishnik said the session will include instruction on materials, composition, lighting and subject selection. Summerfield will demonstrate her approach to painting a plein air landscape. Participants will have painting time for their own work with instructor attention as needed. Final presentation, including varnishing, framing and hanging will be discussed. There are weather contingency plans in the event of bad weather, added Kershishnik.

The cost of Plein Air Painting at Yellow Creek State Park is $50 for IAA members and $65 for non-members.  Some materials are included in the price. Sign-up deadline for this workshop is July 28th with no refunds after this date.

Additional details on this workshop may be found by visiting the IAA website at https://www.indianaartassociation.org/ under Classes tab or by following the Indiana Art Association on Facebook.  Supplies list will be sent after signup.

Registration and PayPal payment for this workshop may be done at the IAA website https://www.indianaartassociation.org/ or by mailing a check with an attached note including name(s), home and email addresses, phone number and workshop name. Mail to Indiana Art Association, PO Box 448, Indiana, PA 15701.

Space is limited, early sign-ups are encouraged.

If questions, email Kershishnik at indianaartassociation.president@gmail.com or call her at 724-254-1618.


August 5, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Indiana Art Association
(719) 688-6498
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Yellow Creek State Park
170 Rte. 259 Hwy
Penn Run, PA 15765
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724 357-7913

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