Name: Adult- The Nature of Reality with Joseph McGurl
Date(s): 8/18, 8/19, 8/20
Time: 8:30a - 4:30p
Ages Allowed: 18 - 99
Seats Remaining: 3
Only a few seats left - seats are not guaranteed until purchase is complete.

Tuition: $750
Materials not provided. 

Study landscape painting with a modern approach to realism. Rather than referencing photography, Joseph instructs students to interpret light, form, and color through paint in order to infuse each painting with the power of personal imagination and memory. Finding a deeper connection with the beauty of the landscape, students will enrich their practice by using his technical methods and exploring his philosophy to gain a deeper level of understanding of the natural world.

Materials List:

Oil Paint-
(If you prefer a stiffer paint, Gamblin and Utrecht are recommended
If you prefer buttery paint, Jack Richeson is recommended
If you prefer an economical brand of excellent quality, Lucas 1862 is a good choice)
-Hansa/ Cadmium Yellow Light
-Cadmium Yellow Medium
-Cadmium Orange
-Cadmium Red Light
-Alizarin Crimson
- Permanent Green
- Brilliant Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Umber
- Ivory Black
- Dioxazine Purple
- Titanium White
optional additional color- Underpainting White (oil paint by Winsor & Newton). This is excellent for plein air painting as it sets up very quickly.

Acrylic Paint:
- Black
- Titanium White

- Sketching easel or porchade box
- Sketch pad and pencils
- Painting gel- Liquin Impasto (Winsor & Newton)
- Paper towels
-Basic palette
- Assortment of brushes including one liner and one 1/2 inch bristle fan brush. Jack Richeson has a selection of gray matters brushes and palette knife which should work well, but you will need to supplement in the fan brush
- Palette knife approx. 3 inches long, flexible, diamond shaped head
- 6 small Masonite or canvas panels, 9x12 inches, acrylic primed
- Knapsack or method of carrying supplies
- Approx. 8 inch putty knife or taping knife (can be found at hardware store)
- Rubber "Artist Wipe Out Tool" also called a "Color Shaper)
- Viewfinder (can be found at art store or at www.josephmcgurl.com


JOSEPH MCGURL is known as one of the most sought after and influential landscape artists currently working in America.  This has been confirmed by his inclusion in several important museum shows and his successful relationship with some of the country's leading galleries. He has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, is a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America, an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, was a Copley Master with the Copley Society of Boston, is a fellow of the American Society of Marine Artist, and has won significant awards for his artwork. Additionally, he has been the subject of numerous book and magazine articles, and he conducts workshops and presents lectures throughout the country.



Cancellation and Refund Policy:

PROCESSING FEE: A nonrefundable $100 processing fee is included in each tuition.

ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION: If you need to cancel your enrollment, please notify the AAN Education Department 14 days prior to the class start date to receive your partial refund. We appreciate the opportunity to promote our programming and fill your place. 

ABSENCE: Although we are not able to prorate programming or offer make up days, prior knowledge of your absence is extremely helpful to our instructors. 

FULL REFUNDS: The AAN will issue full refunds when programming is cancelled due to low enrollments or state mandated business closure.




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