Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Chris Willey’s Fall Plein Air Workshop 2016

Using Oil, Acrylic or Pastel with Chris Willey

Friday/Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2016, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Images Art Gallery

7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 913-232-7113 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

sponsored in part by MVIS

“Fall is my favorite season. I am giving a 2 day fall plein air workshop through Images Art Gallery. This work-shop is for all levels of painters. I will break it down into steps so that you know what materials to bring, how to begin, how to finish. No matter your skill level there will be some take aways that you can begin to be incorporate into your work.

I’m a retired art professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. I taught plein air painting as a university class for many years. I have also taken artists to Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands for workshops. I compete in many plain air events, often winning awards and/or selling work. I also continue to give workshops. Feel free to look at my resume on my website for a fuller picture of my expertise –

Day one we will be working inside to begin. We will discuss what materials you need, and discuss how to begin. We will then head outside to the park nearby. I will do a demo in oil, and we will all do some small studies.

Day two will begin in the park. I will do another demo in pastel. Students will build on one of the studies and finish one or two paintings. Plein air painting is based on light and weather. The light changes so quickly that one only has a couple of hours to really work on a painting. We will bring the paintings back to the studio for a final critique and wrap up.

Plein air can work in a variety of mediums. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are all welcome in this workshop. The same principles apply to all three mediums and I am fluent in all of them. To see more work, visit my website @”


When: Friday-Saturday Sept. 30 – Oct.1, 2016 – 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Place: Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113 (For all levels of students) contact person: Loreta Feeback


Costs: $175.00 Workshop fee is refundable, less $40, up to Sept 27th. after that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address.

A supply list will be given after registration. Class size is limited, sign up soon.

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Pay: check or Credit card to Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113

There are restaurants on either side of the gallery. Refrigerator & microwave available at Images

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