2-day en plein air Gouache retreat
Join us for a plein air retreat and learn how to paint with gouache outdoors!
“En Plein Air” is a French expression meaning “Open plein air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Painting outdoors and studying from life is not only exhilarating and challenging, but also essential to enforce one’s observational skills as an artist to bring back to the studio.
Join gouache landscape artist and plein air painter Tiffanie Mang in this two day workshop. Students will practice painting small studies from life, starting from black and white composition sketches to larger color studies.
We will focus on the medium of gouache, but any other medium is also welcomed.
• Cost: $350 for 2 days
• Meets on Sat, April 6th and Sun, April 7th from 10am-4pm
• Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch
• Meet in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park (both days)
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about the instructor
Tiffanie Mang is an illustrator, plein air artist, and oil painter from San Diego. She studied at the University of Southern California, graduating with a BA in Animation and Digital Arts. Aside from working in the animation industry, her biggest passion is plein air painting and painting landscapes traditionally in oils.
In 2016, Tiffanie worked as a painter animator on Loving Vincent, the world's first fully hand painted feature film in oils, which was also a 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature. Flying over to Gdansk, Poland, she worked on the film for 6 months after passing testing and training. It was an absolutely incredible experience that changed the direction of her life. Being surrounded by so many talented international fine artists, Tiffanie knew that when she went back to the states, she had to somehow pursue her passion for fine art more and make it a reality.
That is why after living in LA for 7 years and working as a concept artist freelancing for various companies, Tiffanie moved back to San Diego, where she now has own studio— Studio 15-- at Art on 30th. In her free time, Tiffanie is always plein air painting in gouache, oils, or teaching classes and workshops. She has taught gouache plein air classes at the Society of Illustrators in LA, oil painting class at Art on 30th, and various gouache plein air workshops around Southern California.