Drawing the Landscapes of Yellowstone
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Alan Petersen, M.A.
How did Thomas Moran begin his memorable paintings in Yellowstone? By using some of the same essential and time-tested drawing techniques that you'll learn in this class to capture the essence of the Yellowstone landscape.
You’ll be introduced to these techniques during an indoor session, and then spend the rest of the time outdoors applying what you’ve learned to create your own landscapes. Whether you are new to drawing or have experience, you’ll learn to see and to depict Yellowstone National Park in a new way.
About the instructor
Alan Petersen, M.A. worked at the El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim of Grand Canyon for three years before moving to Flagstaff Arizona in 1980 to attend Northern Arizona University. He currently teaches drawing, painting, and art history at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff.
Alan also serves as the curator of fine art at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. He is working on a book Swedish-American painter Gunnar Widforss and recently published a catalogue raisonné of Widforss’ paintings.
Alan’s own paintings are inspired by the light, space, and landforms of Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau region. He loves working with students outdoors and helping them develop the skills and confidence to draw the subjects that interest them.
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